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New UKCA Certification

With the UK officially leaving the EU, did you know that ATEX certification has been replaced by the ‘UKCA’ mark for any manufacturer looking to sell hazardous area products into the UK? At Raytec, we work closely with our UK notified body, Eurofins CML, to ensure our hazardous area certificates are constantly updated and tested to the latest edition of the standards. This has allowed Raytec to be one of the first manufacturers to obtain UKCA certificate numbers. The new certificates will be incorporated into SPARTAN luminaires over the coming... Read More

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Looking Back On 2020

What a year it has been! If you had asked us what we thought 2020 would look like this time last year, I don’t think any of us could have predicted it. That being said, Raytec’s family-orientated and hardworking culture has really helped us through a very tough year, and overall, we are ending the year positively. We are proud of the team we have here, and we are looking forward to the New Year – after a well-earned Christmas break of course! Before then, here is a roundup of... Read More


Raytec Ex-Men – Specifying Lighting for Hazardous Areas

The Raytec Ex-Men are our team of hazardous area experts, here to tackle your Ex lighting queries. Watch our brand new Q&A event, where the Raytec Ex-Men answer questions around specifying lighting for hazardous areas. If you need more information, email our experts athazsales@raytecled.com (Raytec Global) or ushazsales@raytecled.com (Raytec Americas).   


SPARTAN Flood Transforms Visibility Across Coiled Tubing Unit

Raytec Ex lighting has transformed the visibility on a trailer-mounted coiled tubing unit (CTU). Working with American distributor Carlton-Bates (CBC), on a project designed out of Fort Worth, Texas, USA and shipped overseas by National Oilwell Varco (NOV) SPARTAN Zone 2 LED low voltage floodlighting have been installed. CTUs are used to transport coiled tubing to and from well sites and support their downhole operations. The SPARTAN flood luminaires have increased visibility on the trailer for night-time operations. As such, routine maintenance on the illuminated structure can be carried out at regular intervals. Challenges... Read More


Raytec Launch New SPARTAN C1D1 and C1D2 Products

We are delighted to introduce a new range of SPARTAN products with C1D1 and C1D2 approval exclusively for the North American market. Complimenting the ATEX and IECEX approved SPARTAN range, the new products offer flexible and versatile hazardous area solutions for Linear and Bay lighting, and are also available as industrial variants. With a comprehensive range of mounting and accessory options, broad voltage input range of up to 480VAC, alongside special variants in the range the SPARTAN product family has a solution for almost any problem. SPARTAN AR, MR &... Read More

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Application Focus: Lighting for Distilleries

Distilleries are one of the more interesting and unique applications where the use of hazardous area lighting is required. Often doubling up as a tourist attraction, they present a unique challenge where lighting must be functional, aesthetically pleasing, and in-keeping with the existing architecture of the building. Raytec have been involved in a number of distillery projects over the years, and in our latest Application Focus, we share some of our experiences and identify some of the key things to consider when specifying luminaires for these types of environments. 


Certification Nameplates: Stainless Steel vs. Self-Adhesive

You will find equipment markings on almost any piece of electrical equipment purchased for industrial, commercial, or personal use. These can often be overlooked, and if weathered or worn, sometimes impossible to read. However, for hazardous area products the nameplate is arguably the most critical component and must always be easily legible. Using the wrong equipment could result in a critical safety issue.

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Raytec Live: Drop-in Sessions (Wellglass vs. Bay)

Over three webinars, we have compared types of certification, luminaire design, and providing some top tips on things to consider when specifying lighting. Watch the final Raytec Live Drop-in Session of the series. We explore the design differences between these two types of luminaires, and discuss what is best for your application. For more information, read our article here. To learn more about Ex lighting, call us on +44 (0) 1670 520 055, or email Raytec Global at hazsales@raytecled.com or Raytec Americas at ushazsales@raytecled.com.

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Raytec Live: Drop-in Sessions (Source Lumens vs. Delivered Lumens)

Watch our second Raytec Live Drop-in Session. We explore why manufacturers represent these figures in different ways and how these differences impact the end-user in relation to lumens achieved on-site. For more information, read our article here. To learn more about Ex lighting, call us on +44 (0) 1670 520 055, or email Raytec Global at hazsales@raytecled.com or Raytec Americas at ushazsales@raytecled.com.

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Raytec Live: Drop-in Sessions (Ex e vs. Ex d)

Watch our first Raytec Live Drop-in Session. We compared Ex e and Ex d certification and the impacts these different protection methods have on an end-user. For more information, read our article here. To learn more about Ex lighting, call us on +44 (0) 1670 520 055, or email Raytec Global at hazsales@raytecled.com or Raytec Americas at ushazsales@raytecled.com.