Hazardous Area Certification: The Basics

Whether you’re new to specifying equipment for use in hazardous areas or simply looking to refresh your understanding, this White Paper will cover some of the fundamental considerations you should consider when handling a project which involves a potentially explosive atmosphere. While Raytec, and some of the content within this White Paper, is focused on lighting equipment, much of the same consideration should be given to any electrical equipment being used in a hazardous area. What is a Hazardous Area? A hazardous area can be defined as any location where... Read More


Maintenance and Servicing for Ex Luminaires – The Difference Between Sealed & Modular Luminaires

When sourcing lighting to install in hazardous areas, cost, performance and reputation of the manufacturer, are important criteria to consider. But how much thought do end-users give to ease of maintenance? For many, the answer to this question is probably, ‘not enough’. This White-Paper is intended to help end users gain a better understanding of what makes a hazardous area luminaire easy to maintain, and how it can help to reduce costs. The design of a luminaire, and how easy it is to maintain, can vary significantly between different manufacturers... Read More

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Application Focus: Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Pharmaceutical manufacturing may not be one of the first industries which comes to mind when thinking about typical uses for hazardous area equipment, but in reality, large parts of modern pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities are classified as zoned hazardous areas. Raytec has been involved in a number of pharmaceutical projects over the years, and in our latest application focus, we share some of our experiences and identify some of the key things to consider when specifying luminaires for these types of environments.  Download our application guide to find out more. 

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Application Focus: Lighting for Distilleries

Distilleries are one of the more interesting and unique applications where the use of hazardous area lighting is required. Often doubling up as a tourist attraction, they present a unique challenge where lighting must be functional, aesthetically pleasing, and in-keeping with the existing architecture of the building. Raytec have been involved in a number of distillery projects over the years, and in our latest Application Focus, we share some of our experiences and identify some of the key things to consider when specifying luminaires for these types of environments. 


Application Focus: Lighting for Offshore Wind Farms

With continuous exposure to salt, wind and water, offshore wind farms represent a challenging environment for lighting. Specifying a quality, heavy-duty luminaire that is capable of withstanding these elements, is critical. In our latest guide we look at: • The locations, on and around wind turbines, where lighting is required• The challenges of an offshore environment and using a smart specification to overcome them• Other key considerations when specifying lighting for offshore wind farms Download our application guide below.

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New White-Paper: Hazardous Area Lighting: LED Linears Compared

Our new White-Paper is the ultimate guide for comparing hazardous area LED Linear solutions. We identify the most common design approaches adopted by Ex manufacturers, and highlight the impact they have on end users in relation to cost and day to day operation. By the end, you should have a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the main design approaches and understand the key things to consider when specifying LED linear lighting for hazardous areas. Some of the areas we cover are; • Differences in housing design and... 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


New Spanish Product Overview Guide

We’re pleased to share our new Spanish Product Overview Guide which outlines every product in the Raytec Hazardous range. Having this guide in Spanish opens up the Spanish market and makes it easier to choose/ specify the correct luminaire. Combined with key details and technical specification, this tool gives you all the product information you need. All luminaires are also categorised by product group and zone meaning you can quickly locate which product you need.

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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.      

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Download: New SPARTAN LED Upgrade Guide

LED luminaires offer several, significant advantages over traditional lighting technology. The biggest question when replacing your traditional luminaires with LED is to understand which LED luminaries offer a suitable replacement. At Raytec, we want to make it easy to understand, so we have created a quick and simple guide which allows you to compare which SPARTAN Flood or Bay luminaires can be used to replace your traditional lighting technology. The upgrade guide allows a simple way for distributors, specifiers and end-users to identify the correct product from the SPARTAN Flood... Read More