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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

02/06/2020
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New Webinar: Hands-on with SPARTAN Linear

SPARTAN Linear offers the ideal solution for new installations, or as a retrofit for existing fluorescent luminaires. Our latest webinar gives you a hands-on demonstration of SPARTAN Linear. We walk you through all the key features, and show you how easy it is to install and maintain. Our experts also answer product questions with a Q&A session. Watch the recording here.

02/06/2020
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SPARTAN Bulkhead & Flood Mounting & Accessories Guide

Did you know SPARTAN Flood and Bulkhead are available with a range of dedicated bracketry? A range of accessories are available to tailor SPARTAN Bulkhead and Flood luminaires to any hazardous area installation requirement. Our Mounting and Accessories Guide provides a useful overview of all mounting solutions to suit multiple wall, ceiling and floor mount configurations. The guide also covers accessories including bespoke exit sign and sand blast shield kits. Download now to discover the full range.

30/04/2020
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Application Focus: Lighting for Offshore Wind Farms

With continuous exposure to salt, wind and water, offshore wind farms represent a challenging environment for lighting. Specifying a quality, heavy-duty luminaire that is capable of withstanding these elements, is critical. In our latest guide we look at: • The locations, on and around wind turbines, where lighting is required• The challenges of an offshore environment and using a smart specification to overcome them• Other key considerations when specifying lighting for offshore wind farms Download our application guide below.

30/04/2020

Ex e vs. Ex d: Which Protection Method Is Right for You?

When specifying a luminaire for use in a hazardous area, one of the most important things to consider is certification. In simple terms, the luminaire needs to be approved to an appropriate level, based on the environment in which it is being installed. If your site has been designated as Zone 1 hazardous area, you will need to specify a luminaire which has been approved to Zone 1 standards. Beyond this, it’s also important to look at the method of protection used during certification; this can have a significant impact... Read More

02/04/2020
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Our Response to COVID-19

As everyone continues to adapt to COVID-19 across the world, we want to let you know that Raytec are still here for your LED lighting requirements. We’re Open for Business – Our factory remains open for business and although we are operating with reduced numbers, we continue to receive, build and ship new orders. Protecting Our People – Following the government guidelines, where possible staff are working from home and careful safety measures are being followed by those still coming in to work. Prioritising Critical Orders – While supporting our... Read More

27/02/2020
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New Webinar: GRP, or not GRP?

VIEW WEBINAR RECORDING In this FREE to attend webinar we’ll compare the different hazardous area LED Linear solutions available on the market today. GRP enclosures are commonplace with traditional fluorescent fittings, but how well suited are they to more modern LED alternatives? We’ll cover this, as well other design differences, and consider how they impact an end user in relation to cost and day to day operation. • Differences in housing design and how it impacts performance.• Using a smart specification to overcome application specific risks, such as UV exposure... Read More

27/02/2020
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Raytec Triumph in HazardEx Awards

We’re delighted to announce that Raytec have won the HazardEx 2020 award for ‘Best Customer Service’ for our Lighting Design service. Lighting Design is a core part of our customer service and brings any installation to life. Providing a visual representation allows the client to see exactly where the light is targeted before any lighting is installed. We provide dedicated 1-to-1 support throughout the entire process to ensure our customer has the best guidance. David Lambert (Managing Director) and Barry Thompson (Director of Hazardous Area Division), attended the event and... Read More

27/01/2020
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New White-Paper: Hazardous Area Lighting: LED Linears Compared

Our new White-Paper is the ultimate guide for comparing hazardous area LED Linear solutions. We identify the most common design approaches adopted by Ex manufacturers, and highlight the impact they have on end users in relation to cost and day to day operation. By the end, you should have a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the main design approaches and understand the key things to consider when specifying LED linear lighting for hazardous areas. Some of the areas we cover are; • Differences in housing design and... Read More

09/01/2020
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Raytec’s Lighting Design Service Nominated for HazardEx Award

For the second year in a row, we are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for a HazardEx award. Our Lighting Design service has been nominated in the ‘Customer Services’ category. (We are in category 5 – Best Customer Service) Lighting Design is a core part of our customer service and brings any installation to life. Providing a visual representation allows the client to see exactly where the light is targeting before any lighting is installed. Raytec provide dedicated 1-to-1 support throughout the entire process to ensure you... Read More