Ex Lighting Guides

Over the years, Raytec have been involved in many interesting hazardous area applications, spanning a wide range of different industries. Using our vast project experience we’ve created a number of ‘application focus’ guides, which cover some of what we’ve learnt and identify some of the key factors to consider when specifying luminaires for certain environments. The guides can be downloaded individually using the links below, and if you’d like to see a guide for an industry we haven’t covered yet, you can submit a request using the button at the bottom of this email.

Ports and Terminals

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.

Offshore Wind Turbines

The nature of an offshore location provides a challenging environment when specifying lighting. Given the continuous exposure to marine conditions, such as high wind speeds and saline environment, a high- quality and durable luminaire, capable of withstanding these elements, is critical.


Distilleries are one of the more unique applications where the use of hazardous area lighting is required. Distilleries often double 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.

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, therefore, requiring Ex lighting. 

If you need more information, call us on +44 (0) 1670 520 055, or email our experts, Raytec Global at sales@raytecled.com or Raytec Americas at ushazsales@raytecled.com