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New Product: Linear Generation II

We are delighted to introduce a host of exciting new features to our SPARTAN Linear luminaires. The new, SPARTAN Linear Generation II range provides more performance, even better levels of durability, and a range a new beam angles. In this article, we explore these new features in more detail. SPARTAN Generation II Linear offers outstanding performance with a lumen output of up to 7,000lm on standard variants. Linear is also now more efficient than ever before, offering up to 142 lumens per watts. SPARTAN products have always had a focus... Read More

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UKCA: Your Questions Answered

UKCA is a new product marking which affects anyone buying or selling goods in the UK. In this article, we answer some of the common questions we’ve received about UKCA over recent months and put them in the context of the hazardous area industry. What is UKCA? UKCA stands for the ‘United Kingdom Conformity Assessment’ and was introduced following the UK’s exit from the EU. The UKCA mark is used to declare a product confirms to the applicable UK legislation. In most cases the UKCA mark must be placed on... Read More


New SPARTAN Linear Spigot Mount

SPARTAN Linear is now available as a spigot mount variant. With an integrated spigot bracket, the new products are designed to fit poles up to 42mm in diameter and are fully shrouded for environmental protection. SPARTAN Linear Spigot Mount is available in both standard and emergency variants, ideal for new installations or to retrofit existing fluorescent luminaires, providing high performance, reliable, White-Light illumination. SPARTAN Linear Spigot Mount, like the rest of the SPARTAN range, offers a unique modular design. Whereby, key components such as the terminal block and PSU module... Read More

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Application Focus: Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Pharmaceutical manufacturing may not be one of the first industries which comes to mind when thinking about typical uses for hazardous area equipment, but in reality, large parts of modern pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities are classified as zoned hazardous areas. Raytec has been involved in a number of pharmaceutical 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.  Download our application guide to find out more. 

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We’re Hiring! Business Development Manager – Scotland

We’re looking for a full-time Business Development Manager to cover external sales in the Scotland region. This role will suit someone who has previous experience in Business Development, a knowledge and understanding of LED Lighting and ATEX requirements, and is looking for exciting progression opportunities in their career. Contact us for more information! Explore job description here Why choose Raytec? Explore our candidate pack to see all the qualities, values and perks Raytec has to offer.

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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 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 or Raytec Americas at