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.

Our Vario2 range have a mix of medium and long range infra-red, white light and hybrid illuminators. Take a look at our security lighting options here.

850nm is the standard wavelength for Raytec luminaires, however, the range varies from 780 nm and 1 mm.

An IP rating between 44-55 can be used for both indoor and outdoor use. Anything lower than IP44 should only be used indoors. However, depending on the application the IP rating may increase. Take a read through our IP rating article here.

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.

Infra-Red Illuminators help CCTV cameras to capture clear images at night or in low-light conditions. The use of Infra-Red can significantly improve the performance of a surveillance system. While Infra-Red light is invisible to the human eye, security cameras are highly sensitive to certain wavelengths of IR. Take a look at some of our Infra-Red products here.

A 3D design plan is used to provide you with a visual representation of what the final installed lighting solution will actually look like, demonstrating the lux levels and spread of light that will be achieved on-scene. Find out more here.

Raytec offer a variety of emergency variants with options that suit a range of environments. Read this emergency lighting article here, which explains in more detail about how emergency lighting can be used.

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.

A light or fixture that is used within a location where hazards such as fire, explosion or combustion may arise and is therefore able to withstand and be safe within these environments. Hazardous location or Hazloc is another term used to define hazarous areas. To see our hazardous area lighting range click here.

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

Raytec LED lights are manufactured with energy efficiency, output duration and safety in mind. With various options to choose from, makes it much easier to comply to rules and regulations.

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.

If you cannot find products that suit your particular need, please contact us on +44 (0) 1670 520055, or contact us here. We love new challenges and always cater to bespoke designs to meet client requirements. 

There are various ways you can purchase a Raytec product, but this will depend on your requirements and where you’re located. The best place to start is by reaching out to us here, or giving us a call on +44 (0) 1670 520 055 so we can discuss your requirements with you

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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