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31/05/2022
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New Product: Mid Power Flood and Bay

We are delighted to introduce a brand-new range to Raytec’s portfolio of hazardous area lighting products; the SPARTAN Mid-Power Flood and Bay. Certified for use in Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous areas, the new Mid-Power Flood & Bay luminaires are available with a range of power outputs and choice of beam angles. WARRIOR heavy-duty industrial variants are also available, meaning there’s a product suitable for any application. In this article, we explore the new product in more detail. SPARTAN Mid-Power offers outstanding performance with variants from 5,000 to 15,000... Read More

10/05/2022
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We Are Raytec – The LED Lighting Experts

We are Raytec – the LED lighting experts. We’re excited to release our brand new video filmed from our headquarters in Ashington. Today, Raytec manufactures specialist LED lighting products across four main divisions – Hazardous, Industrial, Transport and Security. Our products are designed to increase safety and security for any application in which they’re installed across the globe. Watch now as our Managing Director, David Lambert, explores what makes Raytec the industry leader.

07/03/2022
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How Linear Generation II Provides Real-World Results

We’ve recently launched Linear Generation II – an upgrade on the original SPARTAN Linear where we’ve been able to increase power, performance, and durability across the Linear range. Linear is now delivering up to 7,000lm / 142 lumens per watt, and for the first time is available with a choice of beam angles (see below) which are ideal for a wide range of applications.  While this all sounds great on paper, what do these performance upgrades mean in the real world? In this article, we use our award-winning lighting design... Read More

10/11/2021
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New Webinar – Linear Generation II: Product Walk-Through

Let’s take a closer look at our new SPARTAN Linear Generation II! The new luminaire is a natural evolution of our existing Linear, providing more performance, even greater levels of durability, and a host of new features and variants which ensures there is a Linear suitable for any application. In our latest webinar, we walk you through all the new features, analyse the performance upgrade, and explore all the new variants. The webinar covers; New features & benefits Performance upgrades New certification standards New industrial variants Logistics & other information... Read More

26/10/2021
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We’re Hiring, Come Join The Raytec Team!

We’re excited to announce that we’re hiring for a number of new roles. We’re looking for positive, proactive and professional individuals to join our dedicated, family orientated team. Raytec are the global technology leader for Hazardous Area LED Lighting and world leaders in LED lighting for safety and security. Raytec have two offices located in Northumberland, UK (HQ) and Ottawa, Canada, and all Raytec products are UK designed and manufactured in-house. Founded in 2005, Raytec have an unparalleled background as the world leader in LED lighting for security and safety,... Read More

30/09/2021
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Warranty Cover for Ex Luminaires: What Are the Hidden Costs?

When selecting an Ex luminaire for a new lighting installation, it is important to specify a luminaire that carries a good warranty. A comprehensive warranty can help to reduce long-term costs and provide an end-user with peace of mind. But what makes a good warranty? Duration of the warranty is perhaps the most obvious factor, but there many other considerations that you should also look closely at when specifying an Ex luminaire. On-Site Maintenance Even with the best warranty, downtime (and the associated costs) are unavoidable if a unit cannot... Read More

30/09/2021
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Understanding Nameplates for Ex Luminaires

An Ex luminaire’s nameplate provides valuable information about the equipment. It allows you to identify the manufacturer, the areas in which it’s safe to be used, as well as information about the luminaire’s specification, such as input voltage, ingress protection rating and much more.  For installers and end-users, this information is critical to ensuring the luminaire is installed correctly and safety on-site is maintained. For a manufacturer developing products specifically for hazardous locations, nameplates are a necessity to showcase the latest and appropriate certification standards. It is important that manufacturers... Read More

25/08/2021
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3 Ways SPARTAN Linear Saves You Money

Raytec have recently launched the second generation of SPARTAN Linear luminaires designed for Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous areas. The new Linear sees a boost in performance, a choice of new optics, and is now also more durable than ever before. In this article we focus on Linear’s performance upgrade and how it can help you to save money on your project. SPARTAN Linear now delivers over 7,000 lumens, representing a significant increase in power, but crucially, the new Linear is also far more efficient than before (49W). This... Read More

27/07/2021
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Derek Scott: Business Development Manager Scotland

We are pleased to welcome Derek Scott as Business Development Manager Scotland. Derek has many years’ experience helping customers to specify hazardous area electrical products and has previously held similar positions at Atexor. Derek will be based in Aberdeen and will spend lots of time visiting customers, providing dedicated specification and product training, as well as technical support to help new and existing customers achieve the most from their lighting applications. Barry Thompson, Director, commented: “We are very happy to have Derek join the Hazardous Area Team here at Raytec.... Read More

27/07/2021
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Raytec Obtain JOSCAR Certification

Raytec are pleased to confirm that they have been awarded JOSCAR certification, showcasing their credentials as a trusted supplier to the aerospace, defence and security industries. JOSCAR (the Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register) is a collaborative tool used by the aerospace, defence, and security industry to act as a single repository for pre-qualification and compliance information. Using JOSCAR can determine if a supplier is “fit for business”. Barry Thompson, Director, commented, “We’re delighted to become a JOSCAR accredited supplier. Our inclusion to the JOSCAR register will open up new opportunities... Read More