Is Your Zone 2 Luminaire Compliant?

There are many factors to consider when specifying a hazardous area luminaire; light-output, colour temperature, emergency performance, to name a few, but how much consideration is given towards a luminaire’s certification? As well as checking the manufacturers QAN and QAR, to ensure they are authorized to produce and sell hazardous equipment, time should also be given to assess the certification of the luminaire itself. Firstly, to make sure the product holds a valid certificate, relevant to where it’s being installed, but also to check some of the finer detail of... Read More

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Raytec Triumph in North East Awards

We’re delighted to announce that we have won the ‘Export Award’ for Insider’s annual ‘Made in the North East Awards’.  This annual award ceremony recognises and rewards the excellence of the North East’s manufacturing sector, displaying the incredible achievements of the innovative and forward-thinking businesses in the North-East. This great achievement showcases how proud we’re to manufacturer and export our products from the North East of England. “We are delighted to have won this prestigious award for our Export performance.  Every Raytec product is manufactured in the UK and it gives... 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


EIC Awards: Raytec Named as Finalist for Intelligent Emergency

We’re excited to announce that our Intelligent Emergency luminaires have been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2019 EIC (Energy Industries Council) National Awards for the Technology category. Emergency Ex lighting plays a crucial role in maintaining the safety in a hazardous area environment when an emergency scenario occurs. At Raytec, we knew it was imperative that we created a product that checks and indicates the health of the luminaire effectively, lowering maintenance costs and time spent maintaining a luminaire. Our SPARTAN Intelligent Emergency products feature an innovative automatic testing... Read More


Free CPD Webinar: A Guide to Replacing Fluorescent Ex Lighting with LED

VIEW WEBINAR RECORDING Join our latest CPD accredited webinar now and discover how to replace your existing fluorescent with an LED fitting using half the power you thought you needed, but still maintain the benefits of a retrofit solution with the same dimensions, fixing centres and cable entries. The webinar will cover the latest advice on; – Retrofit LED solutions and how to replace existing fluorescent’s – Practical considerations: brackets, glands and cable – The amount of power you can save by moving to LED – How to replace a 2x36W... Read More


The 3 Benefits of Intelligent Emergency

Intelligent emergency products feature an innovative automatic random testing function, taking safety and performance of emergency luminaires to the next level. Featuring a microprocessor programmed to automatically cycle the batteries, the products perform three different testing procedures to ensure the luminaire is operating correctly and the emergency battery system is functioning at it’s optimum. But what do these LED indicators mean? Watch our video to find out! EXPLORE RANGE

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Download: Specify Your Linear

Specifying your Linear luminaire just got easier. Our new SPARTAN Linear Specification Guide will help you to specify for new installations, and for retrofit projects where existing fluorescent luminaires are being replaced. With a range of different options and variants available, this practical guide is everything you need to choose the perfect Linear for your project. Download our guide below to specify the product which is most suited to your application.      


New White-Paper: How to Save Money with Maintenance Friendly Ex Lighting

Our new White-Paper is the ultimate guide to maintaining lighting in a hazardous area environment. Considering some of the biggest maintenance challenges, we explore how luminaire’s are designed differently, and why choosing the correct luminaire for your project can help to reduce costs. In this free, in-depth guide we look at; • How much maintenance does an Ex luminaire require? • What makes a luminaire easy to maintain? • How to reduce maintenance costs and downtime? • How to overcome problems with restricted access? • Hidden costs behind warranties


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


Make Maintenance Easier with a Remote PSU

High Power Flood and Bay’s unique modular design with removable PSU module allows for the most flexible installation, easy access and servicing throughout the products life. The PSU can be located remotely from the light engine, all wiring and serviceable parts can be positioned at an easy to access location making installation, servicing and inspection quicker and easier. Watch our video to learn more. In addition, to discover more about the benefits of a remote PSU, read our article here. To discuss how a remote PSU can benefit your project, call us... Read More