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29/11/2017
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The Benefits of Raytec Dali Enabled Lighting

Raytec have recently launched a new range of High Power Floodlights and Bay luminaires which offer full DALI capability. As some of the first hazardous area luminaires to incorporate DALI technology, this article looks further into what makes a luminaire ‘DALI enabled’ and the benefits this can bring. What is DALI? A Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) is a digital communication protocol developed specifically for the lighting industry. DALI brings a host of new possibilities into hazardous area lighting applications by allowing groups of luminaires to be controlled together, or... Read More

29/11/2017
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Replace your Old Technology with LED – Free Guide

When specifying LED replacements for your traditional flood and bay luminaires, the most important factor to consider and compare is ‘delivered lumens’ i.e. the amount of useable light, discounting losses and wasted light. Traditional Ex luminaire manufacturers often only quote lumens at source, i.e. lumens at the bulb before it’s travelled through any lensing. But traditional Ex light fittings are typically only around 60% efficient in transmitting useable light out of the luminaire, meaning that the delivered lumens can often be up to 40% less than quoted. In addition, consumption... Read More

10/08/2017
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SPARTAN HIGH POWER FLOOD & BAY LIGHTS IN ACTION

Raytec are pleased to launch two of our most powerful ranges of Ex LED luminaires yet – the SPARTAN High Power Floodlights and SPARTAN High Power Bay Lights. Incorporating the same long life and maintenance friendly technology as Raytec’s core SPARTAN products, these two new ranges are designed to deliver lighting into much bigger and higher areas. Here are some practical examples of the new SPARTAN Flood and Bay luminaires serving a range of Hazardous Area applications!             High Power Flood: Off Shore Life Boat... Read More

14/06/2017
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ERSKINE BRIDGE UPGRADES TO SPARTAN LINEAR

Raytec SPARTAN LED luminaires have transformed safety and efficiency for Erskine Bridge, a major crossing over the river Clyde in Scotland. As part of a high profile lighting and electrical upgrade, Zone 2 hazardous area Linear fittings with emergency battery backup were installed inside the service tunnel as a fail-safe solution, designed not only to significantly improve lighting conditions for workers, but to deliver huge energy and maintenance savings as well. Spanning 1,322m in length, the service tunnel contains all electrical and communication cables for the bridge’s services and road... Read More

14/06/2017

WHITE-PAPER : EMERGENCY LIGHTING FOR HAZARDOUS AREAS

Hazardous areas are often located in high-risk environments with unstable power sources which make the need for an effective emergency lighting solution absolutely critical to achieving the highest levels of safety on site. Download our White Paper and discover everything you need to know about emergency lighting for hazardous areas. DOWNLOAD WHITE-PAPER

14/06/2017

RAYTEC EXPAND SALES TEAM

Raytec are delighted to welcome Andy Oliver as Area Sales Manager for the Hazardous Area Division. Andy will primarily look after the North of the UK, and will spend lots of his time visiting customers providing dedicated specification and product training, as well as technical support to help new and existing customers achieve the most from their lighting applications. Barry Thompson, Director of the Hazardous Area Division, comments: “It’s great to have Andy on board. We continue to invest in the sales team to meet demand for our SPARTAN products... Read More

15/02/2017
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DISCOVER THE IMPORTANCE OF WILDLIFE FRIENDLY EX LED LIGHTING

As an LED lighting specialist for hazardous areas, Raytec often get demand for bespoke and custom manufactured products. One request that we see regularly is a need for Wildlife Friendly luminaires. Although it’s a rather niche product, we think it’s particularly interesting – and that’s why we developed the new SPARTAN Wildlife Friendly luminaires. Occasionally the best locations for industry are the best spots for local wildlife. That’s when hazardous luminaires need to keep the natural world healthy and thriving as well as proving top level safety and security for... Read More

16/12/2016

2016 HIGHLIGHTS – THE YEAR IN REVIEW

2016 has been a significant year for Raytec’s Hazardous Area Division for lots of different reasons. As the New Year approaches we wanted to share a few highlights from 2016 which have made this year such a success, including the launch of innovative new products, expanding the team and moving to a new factory! We’ll also give you a sneak peek into what you can expect from us in 2017. Innovative Product Launches 2016 saw the launch of a number of ground-breaking products, extending our unrivalled Ex LED portfolio into... Read More

16/12/2016

BIG GROWTH – BIGGER FACTORY!

2016 has been a busy year for UK hazardous area lighting manufacturer Raytec. Raytec are delighted to announce that, having outgrown their current premises, they are moving to a bigger and better facility before the end of the year. The move to the new 30,000 sqft UK premises in Ashington, Northumberland comes to support Raytec’s plans for continued growth in 2017 and beyond – providing nearly 3 times the amount of space for expansion. Raytec luminaires are well known for delivering the ultimate in quality and reliability – built on... Read More