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11 SPARTAN’s You Didn’t Know About

At Raytec, we pride ourselves on flexibility and being able to meet the many demands of our customers. This has led us to developing several bespoke products – many of which you might not have known existed. Take a look at our latest guide and explore some of the more specialist products in the SPARTAN range, as well as some unique features which might help you in your next project.


Application Focus: Ex Lighting for Ports and Terminals

Raytec are the lighting experts for port applications, supplying both hazardous and street lighting products. Ports and terminals are being used to handle and store increasing levels of crude oil, LNG and bulk grains, all of which increases the requirement for hazardous area lighting to be used on-site. The nature of port applications, and their coastal location, provides a challenging environment when specifying lighting. In this Application Focus we look at; Some of the typical areas within ports and terminals where Ex lighting is required. How to overcome some of... Read More


Is Your Zone 2 Luminaire Compliant?

There are many factors to consider when specifying a hazardous area luminaire; light-output, colour temperature, emergency performance, to name a few, but how much consideration is given towards a luminaire’s certification? As well as checking the manufacturers QAN and QAR, to ensure they are authorized to produce and sell hazardous equipment, time should also be given to assess the certification of the luminaire itself. Firstly, to make sure the product holds a valid certificate, relevant to where it’s being installed, but also to check some of the finer detail of... Read More


We Are Ready to Light up ADIPEC 2019

Will you be attending ADIPEC in November? We will be there, Hall 8, Stand 8632 from 11th-14th November 2019. The Raytec team will be there to discuss our latest LED hazardous lighting innovations, including our SPARTAN Intelligent Emergency luminaires. This front-line technology features an innovative automatic testing function, taking safety and performance of emergency luminaires to the next level. All our Intelligent Emergency luminaires are capable of up to 100% light output in emergency mode as well as being exceptionally easy to maintain, thanks to a unique modular design which... Read More

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Raytec Triumph in North East Awards

We’re delighted to announce that we have won the ‘Export Award’ for Insider’s annual ‘Made in the North East Awards’.  This annual award ceremony recognises and rewards the excellence of the North East’s manufacturing sector, displaying the incredible achievements of the innovative and forward-thinking businesses in the North-East. This great achievement showcases how proud we’re to manufacturer and export our products from the North East of England. “We are delighted to have won this prestigious award for our Export performance.  Every Raytec product is manufactured in the UK and it gives... Read More


New Spanish Product Overview Guide

We’re pleased to share our new Spanish Product Overview Guide which outlines every product in the Raytec Hazardous range. Having this guide in Spanish opens up the Spanish market and makes it easier to choose/ specify the correct luminaire. Combined with key details and technical specification, this tool gives you all the product information you need. All luminaires are also categorised by product group and zone meaning you can quickly locate which product you need.


Source Lumens vs. Delivered Lumens

When selecting a luminaire for use in a hazardous area, there are lots of different factors to consider. The lumen output (or power) of the luminaire, is one of these important considerations.  But are all lumen output figures comparable? In this article, we explore the difference between ‘source lumens’ and ‘delivered lumens’. Source lumens: The ‘source lumens’ value is the total amount of light the luminaire emits at source, before it is transmitted through any lens or diffuser. Lumens are lost with every reflection, refraction or absorption through each material... Read More


SPARTAN Boosts Working Conditions at Pharmaceutical Plant

Raytec’s SPARTAN Linear luminaires have transformed working conditions at Piramal Pharma Solutions in Morpeth, UK, significantly reducing operating costs in the process. The pharmaceutical company is part of a global group which provides services across the drug life cycle; from drug discovery and development, to the manufacturing of drug substances and drug products. In one particular production area, Piramal had previously installed a number of Zone 1 4x5ft fluorescent luminaires, but were experiencing insufficient light levels and issues with the fluorescent tubes being prone to degradation (meaning frequent maintenance was... Read More


How to Save Money with Maintenance Friendly Ex Lighting

Maintaining lighting in a hazardous area environment can sometimes be a challenging task that costs precious time and money. Considering some of the biggest maintenance challenges, in this White-Paper we explore how luminaires are designed differently depending on the manufacturer, and why choosing the correct luminaire for your project can help to reduce costs. Download the full White-Paper to find out more.


Offshore Europe Is Around the Corner – We’ll Be There

We are excited to be exhibiting at Offshore Europe, Aberdeen at the beginning of September 2019, Hall 3 Stand 3A61! The Raytec team will be there showcasing our latest LED hazardous lighting innovations, including our SPARTAN Intelligent Emergency luminaires. This front-line technology features an innovative automatic testing function, taking safety and performance of emergency lighting to the next level. All Intelligent Emergency luminaires are capable of up to 100% light output, whilst continuing to provide the same level of performance. Date:  3rd – 6th September 2019 Hall: 3 Stand: Stand 3A61... Read More