Hazardous Location Lighting Guide

Posted on May 01, 2019

What is Hazardous Location Lighting?

In the commercial lighting industry, “hazardous locations” are defined as areas that are at risk of fire or explosion due to the combined presence of electrical equipment and flammable gases or vapors, flammable liquids, combustible dusts, ignitable fibers, or other substances.  These locations are found in a range of industries, from chemical plants, oil/gas refineries, marine venues, and mining sites to other manufacturing/industrial applications involving high temperatures, combustible materials, etc.  In all cases, lighting specifically designed for these conditions is critical and required for the safety and security of both people and property.

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Topics: High Bays, Industrial, Luminaires

Top 5 Benefits Of LED Warehouse Lighting

Posted on April 23, 2019

Warehouse managers may not pay much attention to their overhead lighting. If they can see well enough, they might assume the lighting is doing everything it can and should. But what they may not consider is how much lighting affects their operations, and poor lighting can pose a safety concern.

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Topics: High Bays, Industrial, Luminaires

Javo Beverage sees the light with a new LED upgrade

Posted on April 05, 2019

High-ceiling spaces where lighting is hard to reach are some of the best and most cost-effective applications for LED technology.  No one knows this better than leading coffee, tea, and botanical extract company Javo Beverage and the team at its 240,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Indianapolis.  Following the recent installation of Litetronics LEDs, the plant will now enjoy the benefits of improved lighting quality, long life, and low maintenance for years to come, all while significantly reducing costs.

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Topics: High Bays, Industrial, Luminaires

Energy-Saving Light Bulbs Tough Enough for Poultry Barns

Posted on February 04, 2010

Saving money on utility bills by using energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) can help reduce your operating expenses, but these light bulbs could pose a problem when it comes time to sanitize the barn in between flocks. Standard bare spiral CFLs cannot be exposed to water; otherwise, the electrical circuitry inside the bulb will short out. Many poultry barns unscrew all of the CFLs from the sockets before sanitizing the house, so that the bulbs don’t short out. With 100 or more bulbs in a single barn, this can be a time-consuming process that adds to your labor and maintenance costs.

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Topics: Energy Savings, Industrial