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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

09/07/2021
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New Product: Linear Generation II

We are delighted to introduce a host of exciting new features to our SPARTAN Linear luminaires. The new, SPARTAN Linear Generation II range provides more performance, even better levels of durability, and a range a new beam angles. In this article, we explore these new features in more detail. SPARTAN Generation II Linear offers outstanding performance with a lumen output of up to 7,000lm on standard variants. Linear is also now more efficient than ever before, offering up to 142 lumens per watts. SPARTAN products have always had a focus... Read More

07/07/2021
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Linear Has Evolved!

What? SPARTAN Linear is evolving! We are delighted to announce the release of the much anticipated second generation of SPARTAN Linear luminaires. The new luminaire is a natural evolution of the 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. Explore the range here: https://www.raytecled.com/products-c1… To learn more about SPARTAN Generation II Linear, call us on +44 (0) 1670 520 055, or email Raytec Global at sales@raytecled.com.

07/07/2021
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Hands-on With Linear Generation II

We are delighted to introduce the second generation of SPARTAN Linear. The new Linear is a natural evolution of the 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. Why develop a second generation of Linear products? We spoke to some of the people at forefront of the design process to understand some of the objectives behind the project, and took a hands-on tour of the new luminaire and all it’s... Read More

27/04/2021
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CPD Webinar: Is GRP Suitable for Hazardous Areas?

In our latest CPD webinar where we 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 cover this, as well as 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• Identifying whether a Linear luminaire is... Read More

22/04/2021
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UKCA: Your Questions Answered

UKCA is a new product marking which affects anyone buying or selling goods in the UK. In this article, we answer some of the common questions we’ve received about UKCA over recent months and put them in the context of the hazardous area industry. What is UKCA? UKCA stands for the ‘United Kingdom Conformity Assessment’ and was introduced following the UK’s exit from the EU. The UKCA mark is used to declare a product confirms to the applicable UK legislation. In most cases the UKCA mark must be placed on... Read More