New Webinar – UKCA: A Recap on Everything You Need to Know

A year on from the UK officially leaving the EU, we re-visit the UKCA certification requirements and what they mean for hazardous area products being sold into the UK. In our latest webinar, we recap on what the changes mean and how they could affect you – whether you’re using hazardous area products in the UK, or if you’re purchasing them from a UK manufacturer.  We explore any recent timescale updates we think you should be aware of and take you through what Raytec have done in response to the... Read More


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


Raytec Deliver Sophisticated LED Lighting Solution for Port Moresby Power Station

Raytec Ex lighting has transformed a 58-megawatt grid connected power plant, located near Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea. Working with Australian distributor Pacific Automation, and leading Australian engineering and construction company Clough (in consortium with Wartsila) SPARTAN LED Ex luminaries, including High-Power Floodlights, High-Power Bays, Linears and Bulkheads, have been installed on-site. The plant’s preliminary lighting design could be improved in terms of eliminating inefficiencies in both its carbon footprint and ongoing maintenance. Raytec completed a site wide lighting design for a hazardous area and industrial lighting upgrade, that... Read More

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Application Focus: Ex Lighting for Ports and Terminals

Raytec are the lighting experts for port applications, supplying both hazardous and street lighting products. Ports and terminals are being used to handle and store increasing levels of crude oil, LNG and bulk grains, all of which increases the requirement for hazardous area lighting to be used on-site. The nature of port applications, and their coastal location, provides a challenging environment when specifying lighting. In this Application Focus we look at; Some of the typical areas within ports and terminals where Ex lighting is required. How to overcome some of... Read More


SPARTAN Boosts Working Conditions at Pharmaceutical Plant

Raytec’s SPARTAN Linear luminaires have transformed working conditions at Piramal Pharma Solutions in Morpeth, UK, significantly reducing operating costs in the process. The pharmaceutical company is part of a global group which provides services across the drug life cycle; from drug discovery and development, to the manufacturing of drug substances and drug products. In one particular production area, Piramal had previously installed a number of Zone 1 4x5ft fluorescent luminaires, but were experiencing insufficient light levels and issues with the fluorescent tubes being prone to degradation (meaning frequent maintenance was... Read More


SPARTAN Breathes New Life into Dublin Cemetery

When you think of hazardous areas, there might be a few different applications or industries which come to mind; offshore drilling rigs, onshore refineries, pharmaceutical or petrochemical. Cemeteries though, are probably not one of the first applications which jump to mind! A recent project however saw Raytec’s Zone 2 SPARTAN luminaires installed in a cemetery in Dublin, Ireland, which is also a popular tourist destination. The cemetery is home to the tallest round tower in Ireland and attracts thousands of tourists every year; with multiple exhibits, six landing platforms and... Read More


Torabhaig Distillery Choose Spartan For Their New Project

Raytec SPARTAN LED luminaires have been chosen to illuminate an iconic distillery on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. Torabhaig is one of Scotland’s many new farm steadings turned distillery projects located on the Isle of Skye. The concept of Torabhaig was first developed by Sir Ian Noble who despite obtaining planning permission in 2002, never actually got to see his vision completed. After sadly passing away in 2010, the property was left as little more than a ruin. Around this time, Mossburn Distillers were also looking for a site on... Read More


Erskine Bridge Upgrades to Spartan Linear

Raytec SPARTAN LED luminaires have transformed safety and efficiency for Erskine Bridge, a major crossing over the river Clyde in Scotland. As part of a high profile lighting and electrical upgrade, Zone 2 hazardous area Linear fittings with emergency battery backup were installed inside the service tunnel as a fail-safe solution, designed not only to significantly improve lighting conditions for workers, but to deliver huge energy and maintenance savings as well. Spanning 1,322m in length, the service tunnel contains all electrical and communication cables for the bridge’s services and road... Read More

RAYTEC spartan used to increase safety on uae jackup rig 26/06/2015


SPARTAN hazardous area LED floodlights from Raytec have been installed on several newly built jack-up drilling rigs in the United Arab Emirates. The SPARTAN Flood luminaires have increased safety on-site, providing an effective emergency lighting solution for the lifeboat and life raft deployment systems, and will also provide significant maintenance savings during the course of their operating life. Demands of the Application In emergency conditions, the rig’s lifeboat and life raft deployment systems are critical safety areas so they required a reliable lighting solution which could guarantee a high quality... Read More

spartan protects oil refinery 21/01/2015


New SPARTAN hazardous area LED floodlights from Raytec have been chosen to protect a large oil refinery in the Middle East. In an LED lighting upgrade spanning the whole site, the oil refinery utilises not only hazardous area lighting, but also dedicated street and road lighting, lighting for transport, car parks and other general area lighting – and all from Raytec! The oil refinery wanted to improve security and safety on site by upgrading to high performance, reliable and energy efficient LED lighting. But with high risk areas across the site, the... Read More