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29/10/2020
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Raytec Ex-Men – Specifying Lighting for Hazardous Areas

The Raytec Ex-Men are our team of hazardous experts, here to tackle your Ex lighting queries. Join us for our brand new Q&A event, where the Raytec Ex-Men will be answering your questions around specifying lighting for hazardous areas. Whether it be relating to certification, luminaire design, or the key features you need to look for during specification, our experts will be on-hand to assist. We’ll be holding two sessions on Thursday 19th November 2020, 9AM and 4PM GMT.  Register using the sign-up forms below, where you can leave your... Read More

22/10/2020

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

07/10/2020
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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

30/09/2020
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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. 

29/09/2020

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.

21/08/2020
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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.

07/08/2020
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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.

28/07/2020
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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.

08/07/2020
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New Raytec Live: Drop-in Sessions

The Raytec Live Drop-in Sessions is our brand new webinar mini-series. Join us over three dates where we’ll be discussing a range of key topics around lighting for hazardous areas; we’ll be comparing types of certification, luminaire design, and providing some top tips on things to consider when specifying lighting. You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in a live Q&A where one of our experts will be on hand to answer your questions. In our first webinar, we will be comparing Ex e and Ex d certification and... Read More

04/06/2020
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Hazardous Area Wellglass vs. Bay

Wellglass and bay lighting solutions are commonplace in hazardous areas. Both solutions are typically used across similar applications; warehouses, storage facilities, and others which require general illumination over large, open areas. So, what are the differences between the two types of luminaire, and is one better than the other? This is something we’ll try answer in this article, but simply put, wellglass luminaires tend to be based on a traditional design using conventional lighting technology (such as metal-halide or high-pressure sodium), whereas bay luminaires tend to be based on a... Read More