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18/06/2019

Maintaining Ex Lighting: Modular vs Sealed for Life – Part 4

Part 1 – Modular vs. Sealed for Life – What’s the Difference? Part 2 – Modular vs. Sealed for Life – Downtime Part 3 – Modular vs. Sealed for Life – Environmental In this four-part series we’ve compared ‘modular’ and ‘sealed for life’ LED Ex luminaires, and considered how the design and certification of these different manufacturing methods impact how easily maintenance can be carried out. In this final installment we consider cost. Using the same offshore scenario for context, how will the long-term maintenance of a sealed for life... Read More

17/06/2019
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SPARTAN Linear Mounting & Accessories Guide

Did you know SPARTAN Linear is available with a range dedicated bracket solutions to suit multiple wall, ceiling and pole mount configurations? A range of accessories are available to tailor SPARTAN Linear luminaires to any hazardous area installation requirement. A range of dedicated bracket solutions are available to suit multiple floor, ceiling and pole mount configurations. Our mounting and accessories guide provides a useful overview of all mounting solutions, as well as our range of accessories including bespoke lens options and protective kits. Download now to discover the full range.... Read More

30/05/2019
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Maintaining Ex Lighting: Modular vs Sealed for Life – Part 3

Part 1 – Modular vs. Sealed for Life – What’s the Difference? Part 2 – Modular vs. Sealed for Life – Downtime In this four-part series, we compare ‘modular’ and ‘sealed for life’ LED Ex luminaires, and how the design and certification of these different methods impacts how easily maintenance can be carried out. In this third part, knowing that a sealed for life luminaire must be returned to the manufacturer for maintenance, we consider the environmental impact; an increasing global concern. Sealed for Life Luminaire Once the luminaire eventually... Read More

02/05/2019

We’re at OTC Houston Next Week!

We will be exhibiting at OTC Houston, stand 1639-d from 6th-9th May 2019. We will be exhibiting our latest LED hazardous lighting technology, including our ‘Intelligent’ emergency luminaires. This LED innovation features an automatic testing function, that checks the battery and the health status of the luminaires.  Raytec Intelligent emergency luminaires can maintain 100% light output during testing, whilst continuing to provide the same level of performance. Come and visit us to discuss how we can help you with your hazardous area lighting needs. Date: 6th– 9th May 2019 Stand: Stand 1639-d Location: NRG... Read More

30/04/2019
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Maintaining Ex Lighting: Modular vs Sealed for Life – Part 2

Part 1 – Modular vs. Sealed for Life – What’s the Difference? In this four-part series, we compare ‘modular’ and ‘sealed for life’ LED Ex luminaires, and how the design and certification of these different approaches impacts how easily maintenance can be carried out. In this second part, we look at how the design affects downtime during a common maintenance procedure. Let’s consider this in the context of a real scenario; Application: Offshore, Oil Rig Scenario: A luminaire installed on the rig has failed and is no longer providing light... Read More

19/03/2019

Maintaining Ex Lighting: Modular vs Sealed for Life – Part 1

Part 1 – What’s the Difference? In this 4-part series, we compare ‘modular’ and ‘sealed for life’ LED Ex luminaires, and how the design and certification of these different approaches impacts how easily maintenance can be carried out. In this first instalment, we’ll look at what we actually mean by ‘modular’ and ‘sealed for life’ and identify the key differences in how these solutions have been designed. Maintenance is an important consideration for lighting in hazardous areas. It is required to ensure the luminaires are compliant and are operating at... Read More

19/02/2019
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How Dust Certified Ex Luminaires Can Save You Money

If you work with applications where there is a risk of explosion due to the presence of dust, you should be aware of the need to use specialist equipment which is appropriate for use in these environments. Any lighting installed should be certified to Zone 20, Zone 21 or Zone 22 standards, depending on the level of risk. Selecting the most suitable luminaire for these applications can ultimately save you money. Before we look at how, let’s take a look between the differences between gases and dusts. Gas and Dust... Read More

08/02/2019
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3 Benefits of Mounting a PSU Remotely

Hazardous areas are complicated environments for any installation; extra measures need to be taken in order to establish a safe and efficient lighting installation. One way to increase flexibility in these applications is to choose a luminaires featuring a modular design with a removable PSU (Power Supply Unit) module. In this article, we explore the three biggest benefits; Ease of access Luminaires with a modular design and removable PSU modules, such as Raytec’s SPARTAN High Power Flood and Bay, allow the PSU to be mounted remotely, up to 100m away... Read More

11/12/2018

SPARTAN Intelligent Emergency Now C1D2 Approved

Raytec’s SPARTAN range of Intelligent Emergency Linear and Bulkhead products are QPS accredited to applicable UL/CSA standards. The new products will complement Raytec’s existing range of QPS accredited products and means a full range of standard and emergency hazardous area products for the North American market are now available. SPARTAN Intelligent Emergency products offer a number of key features; High output, long duration emergency performance Up to 100% light output in emergency mode Self-testing – batteries are cycled automatically LED indicator – communicates the luminaires health status Easy Installation and... Read More

28/11/2018
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Download: New SPARTAN LED Upgrade Guide

LED luminaires offer several, significant advantages over traditional lighting technology. The biggest question when replacing your traditional luminaires with LED is to understand which LED luminaries offer a suitable replacement. At Raytec, we want to make it easy to understand, so we have created a quick and simple guide which allows you to compare which SPARTAN Flood or Bay luminaires can be used to replace your traditional lighting technology. The upgrade guide allows a simple way for distributors, specifiers and end-users to identify the correct product from the SPARTAN Flood... Read More