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3 ways spartan linear emergency 12/04/2016

3 WAYS THE SPARTAN LINEAR EMERGENCY OUTPERFORMS THE COMPETITION

Having previously looked at the advantages of using SPARTAN Linear LED technology in place of traditional fluorescent fittings, in this article we will look more closely at the SPARTAN Emergency variant and why it should be the product of choice when looking for an Ex linear lighting solution requiring battery back-up. 1: 100% Light Output SPARTAN Linear’s most unique feature is its ability to run at 100% light output under emergency conditions, which can dramatically improve on-site safety. While this is an advantage over fluorescent fittings, which will generally drop... Read More

how led luminaires provide a reliable solution for crane applications 04/03/2016

HOW LED LUMINAIRES PROVIDE A RELIABLE LIGHTING SOLUTION FOR CRANE APPLICATIONS

Lighting for an offshore or marine boom crane is a particularly demanding application. The environment presents two main challenges that make traditional lighting technologies unsuitable; harsh conditions including exposure to high vibration, and given that the fitting will be installed on the boom tip, mounting positions that are extremely difficult to access. A purpose designed LED crane luminaire can overcome both these issues and deliver an improved quality of light for crane operators. WHY CHOOSE A CUSTOM DESIGNED CRANE LUMINAIRE? Lighting used on most crane applications tends to be standard... Read More

what they dont want you to know about lumen output 13/10/2015

WHAT THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT LUMEN OUTPUT

A common misconception when specifying lighting is that the greater the light output, or the higher the lumens, the better the lighting solution will be. In reality, it’s not that simple – too much light can actually have a negative effect on the quality of output. This article will focus on the truth behind light output; the advantages of LED lighting over traditional technology and differences between LED fittings to consider. The Importance of Targeting the Light Traditional luminaires often provide a greater total lumen output than LED, but that... Read More

emergency ex lighting all you need to know 05/05/2015

EMERGENCY EX LIGHTING: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Emergency Ex lighting is used to supply back-up illumination in hazardous areas using an in-built battery which provides light output in the event that mains power is lost. This article looks at the advancements in emergency luminaires thanks to the development of LED technology, and explores why they are so important to on-site safety. Why is Emergency Lighting Important? Safety is obviously the biggest driver behind the need for emergency lighting. Although the presence of gas or dust denotes a ‘hazardous area’, applications in which Ex lighting is required, such... Read More

Ex-linear-lighting-make-sure-your-led-luminaire-is-retrofitable 21/04/2015

EX LINEAR LIGHTING : MAKE SURE YOUR LED IS RETROFITABLE

You may be aware that upgrading existing fluorescent fittings to LED Linear luminaires delivers significant advantages; long operating life, a reduction in maintenance, and the availability of emergency variants to ensure output is maintained at times when you need it most. However, there may still be a reluctance to move away from existing fluorescent fittings, even for those who already understand the benefits of LED – both the time and cost of installation can act as a deterrent to the newer technology. This is especially the case for larger applications... Read More

emergency lighting when you need it most 20/04/2015

EMERGENCY LIGHTING WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST

Should mains power fail, you need an Ex Light which does not. Raytec provide a full range of SPARTAN Emergency LED luminaires which deliver the coolest running operation and instant strike illumination when required – not possible with hot re-strike high pressure sodium discharge flood lamps, leaving you in the dark for up to 15minutes! ATEX and IEC Ex rated for all zone 1 and 2 applications Raytec offer a SPARTAN Emergency fitting in flood light, linear, bulkhead and transportable variants, and standard non-emergency models can be upgraded to emergency... Read More

why-led-luminaires-need-to-be-in-a-purpose-designed-housing 17/04/2015

WHY LED LUMINAIRES NEED TO BE IN A PURPOSE DESIGNED HOUSING

We all know LED lighting is the future but that not all LED lights are equal. When it comes to designing an LED luminaire there are two schools of thought: 1)     Designing a New luminaire from the ground up 2)     Designing an LED module to fit inside an existing housing When replacing a traditional bulb based illuminator with LED technology, there may be a temptation to consider a retrofit solution, however there are many reasons why this is not a good idea. In general, lamp housings are designed around the device producing the illumination and there are huge differences... Read More

optimise safety and efficiency on site 17/04/2015

OPTIMISE SAFETY & EFFICIENCY ON-SITE

Picture the scene; you’re onsite in a hazardous area. A power failure occurs reducing activity to a standstill and disabling onsite lighting, plunging the site into complete darkness. Even if you don’t experience a total power outage, your lighting solution could still be disabled from a severe voltage drop. With a loss of light output, the threat of injury or incident increases dramatically, and with onsite safety paramount, this is a scenario which should be avoided at all costs. What is the solution? Unfortunately a lighting manufacturer can’t solve unpredictable... Read More

improve your ex linear lighting with led luminaires 19/02/2015

IMPROVE YOUR EX LINEAR LIGHTING WITH LED LUMINAIRES

Linear luminaires are one of the most common lighting solutions used in hazardous areas, with the majority of fittings using traditional fluorescent technology. However, with the emergence of LED technology, such as SPARTAN Linear, upgrading your linear luminaire could provide a number of significant improvements to your lighting solution, helping to increase performance and on-site safety whilst also reducing costs. In this article we look at these benefits in more depth. However, before we go into the benefits which an LED fitting can offer, let’s consider how easy it is... Read More

why-you-need-led-lighting-on-your-drilling-rig 18/02/2015

WHY YOU NEED LED LIGHTING ON YOUR DRILLING RIG

With drill rigs relying on power from generators, a shortage of generating capacity can be a major issue and a huge expense to increase. An alternative solution is to decrease the consumption from existing electrical equipment so it can be utilised elsewhere; this is where LED technology can help. LED luminaires are able to provide equivalent light output to traditional technology using just a fraction of the power. A typical 400W SON floodlight (which will use up to 440W of power) can be replaced by an equivalent SPARTAN LED unit... Read More