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19/03/2019
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Maintaining Ex Lighting: Modular vs Sealed for Life – Part 1

Part 1 – What’s the Difference? In this 4-part series, we compare ‘modular’ and ‘sealed for life’ LED Ex luminaires, and how the design and certification of these different approaches impacts how easily maintenance can be carried out. In this first instalment, we’ll look at what we actually mean by ‘modular’ and ‘sealed for life’ and identify the key differences in how these solutions have been designed. Maintenance is an important consideration for lighting in hazardous areas. It is required to ensure the luminaires are compliant and are operating at... Read More

18/03/2019
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New Webinar: How to Save Money with Maintenance Friendly Ex Lighting

When installing new hazardous area lighting, cost is an important consideration. But how much thought do you give to the longer term ownership costs, and critically, the cost of maintaining the installation? How much could you actually save by selecting a luminaire which is designed to be easy to maintain? In this free webinar, we’ll provide some of the answers and look at some of the hidden costs behind; Routine maintenance checks Unplanned maintenance Warranty and return procedures Lifetime Installation Environmental considerations   We have two sessions taking place on 10th... Read More

19/02/2019
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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

18/02/2019
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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

18/02/2019
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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

08/02/2019
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3 Benefits of Mounting a PSU Remotely

Hazardous areas are complicated environments for any installation; extra measures need to be taken in order to establish a safe and efficient lighting installation. One way to increase flexibility in these applications is to choose a luminaires featuring a modular design with a removable PSU (Power Supply Unit) module. In this article, we explore the three biggest benefits; Ease of access Luminaires with a modular design and removable PSU modules, such as Raytec’s SPARTAN High Power Flood and Bay, allow the PSU to be mounted remotely, up to 100m away... Read More

04/02/2019
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Intelligent Emergency Products Nominated for Hazardex Award

Raytec are delighted to announce that we have been nominated for the Hazardex 2019 Technical Innovation award, for our Intelligent Emergency luminaires. Last year we were thrilled to launch our new range of ‘Intelligent’ emergency products, available on SPARTAN Linear and Bulkhead ranges. Intelligent Emergency products feature an innovative automatic testing function and maintain 100% output in emergency mode, taking emergency performance to the next level! To learn more about our Intelligent Emergency luminaires read our article.       VOTING WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT (GMT) 6/2/19 Email events@imlgroup.co.uk with Haz19... Read More

16/01/2019
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Come and Visit Us at EGYPS 19

We will be exhibiting at EGYPS for the first time, hall 1 stand 2G40 from 11th-13th February 2019. We will be discussing our latest LED hazardous lighting technology, including our Intelligent Emergency luminaires. This cutting-edge technology features an innovative automatic testing function and are capable of up to 100% light output in an emergency situation. Our luminaries offer a unique modular design which makes access and maintenance easy. Come and visit us to discuss how we can help you with your hazardous area lighting needs. Date: 11th– 13th February 2019 Stand: Hall... Read More

19/12/2018
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Torabhaig Distillery Lighting Design

Watch our video featuring the lighting design for our recent installation at the Torabhaig Distillery, situated in Scotland. Our FREE lighting design service, includes 2D and 3D lighting plans that ensure excellent lighting performance and efficiency, highlighting the best possible lighting positions, number of fittings and the detailed lux levels that will be on site. Our team of expert lighting designers can help you design a custom scheme that ensures excellent light output and performance. Contact one of our lighting design team here. In addition, to find out more about... Read More

06/12/2018
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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