Zone 1 is An area in which an explosive gas atmosphere is likely to occur in normal operation, whereas a Zone 21 area is classified as an area in which an explosive atmosphere which contains flammable substances in the form of powder or dust that is likely to occur in normal operation occasionally.
Read our article here to find out more.

ATEX is the name commonly given to the two European Directives for controlling explosive atmospheres. ATEX lighting provides a safe solution to lighting exposed in hazardous areas. When lighting is required within areas containing flammable gases or dust, ATEX lighting is necessary. More info here.

Emergency lighting regulations are determined on the standard or requirements which can vary depending on the application or geographical location. To find out more about the legal requirements, take a read of our Emergency lighting article to find out more here.

Generally, our lights are IP66 or IP67 protecting from solids (dust) and water, but this does depend on the luminaire.

LED’s conserve energy and run at a lower temperature than many other light sources. They pose less of a fire risk. Not only this but our products are all certified against electrical and safery measures.

LED’s are more efficient as they do not produce as much heat, so the energy focus is primarily on the light. Also, Raytec use Optics and beam angles which directs the light exactly where needed  no loss of light. Not only this but LED’s  can run up to around 100,000 hours which beats any other bulbs lifespan. 

The ‘Zone’ of an ATEX approved determines the level of certification required for electrical products to be installed in these areas. A Zone 1 and Zone 2 area can be defined as; 
Zone 1: An area in which explosive gas, vapour or mist is present during regular operation.
Zone 2: An area in which explosive gas, vapour or mist not likely to occur in normal operation and, if is present, will only be for a short period of time.
Take a read of our article here to find out more info.

Yes, we have luminaires suitable for Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 21 and Zone 22 use. Take a look at some of our hazardous area lighting here here.

The main difference is the geographical location where the certification is acknowledged and accepted.
ATEX is a requirement in Europe, whereas IECEx certification is internationally recognised and therefore allows manufacturers to distribute products internationally.

Lumens measure the total amount of visible light to the human eye from a lamp or light source. The higher the lumens, the brighter the light. You’ll find lumen output figures on all of our products listed on our website, or in the specifications on our product datasheets. 

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