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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For the second year in a row, we are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for a HazardEx award. Our Lighting Design service has been nominated in the ‘Customer Services’ category. (We are in category 5 – Best Customer Service) Lighting Design is a core part of our customer service and brings any installation to life. Providing a visual representation allows the client to see exactly where the light is targeting before any lighting is installed. Raytec provide dedicated 1-to-1 support throughout the entire process to ensure you... Read More
2019 has been a significant year for Raytec, achieving our highest ever sales figure to date. This follows the success and continued growth of our Hazardous Area Division. With the New Year fast approaching, we want to share some of our favourite highlights from 2019 and give you a sneak preview of what you can expect from Raytec in 2020! Cutting-edge Technology At Raytec, we continue to drive with innovation, demonstrated by the launch of more new products to our award winning VARIO2 range; VARIO2 IP16 – In March, we... Read More
At Raytec, we pride ourselves on flexibility and being able to meet the many demands of our customers. This has led us to developing several bespoke products – many of which you might not have known existed. Take a look at our latest guide and explore some of the more specialist products in the SPARTAN range, as well as some unique features which might help you in your next project.
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
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
Will you be attending ADIPEC in November? We will be there, Hall 8, Stand 8632 from 11th-14th November 2019. The Raytec team will be there to discuss our latest LED hazardous lighting innovations, including our SPARTAN Intelligent Emergency luminaires. This front-line technology features an innovative automatic testing function, taking safety and performance of emergency luminaires to the next level. All our Intelligent Emergency luminaires are capable of up to 100% light output in emergency mode as well as being exceptionally easy to maintain, thanks to a unique modular design which... Read More
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
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.
When selecting a luminaire for use in a hazardous area, there are lots of different factors to consider. The lumen output (or power) of the luminaire, is one of these important considerations. But are all lumen output figures comparable? In this article, we explore the difference between ‘source lumens’ and ‘delivered lumens’. Source lumens: The ‘source lumens’ value is the total amount of light the luminaire emits at source, before it is transmitted through any lens or diffuser. Lumens are lost with every reflection, refraction or absorption through each material... Read More