Hazardous Location LightingHazardous Location Lighting is a series of lights designed to work in explosive hazardous locations. We offer Class 1 Div 1 Hazardous Location and Class 1 Div 2 Hazardous Location lighting. Get Your Free Hazardous Location Lighting Plan
Frequently Asked Questions
We spoke to our customers to find out what questions they have when buying hazardous location lights. If it’s your first time making a purchase with LED Lighting Supply, feel free to call us at (888) 423-3191 to speak directly with one of our lighting experts.
Before you buy
Fixtures and Fittings
What Is Hazardous Location Lighting?
Hazardous Location Lighting is a category of lights designed to work in explosive environments. The environments can be either ones where gas or dust is present. The lights are designed not to cause a spark that turns into an explosion in these areas.
Are Hazardous Location Lights the Same As Explosion Proof Lights?
For the most part yes, we typically think of hazardous location lighting as the same thing as explosion proof lights. There are areas that are hazardous and non explosive, but in those cases, our standard lines of LED products would work there.
What Are the Benefits of Hazardous Location Lighting?
The main benefit is that these lights are designed to keep a dangerous environment safer. The lights are designed and UL certified to be safe in explosive environments. The other benefit is that they stay cooler and use less electricity than the metal halide lights they are designed to replace.
What Are the Classification Levels of Hazardous Location Lighting?
The most common classification levels are Class 1 Div 1 and Class 1 Div 2. The difference between the two is that Class 1 Div 1 environments are those where explosive conditions ALWAYS exist, whereas Class 1 Div 2 environments are those where explosive conditions SOMETIMES exist.
BEFORE YOU BUY
When Does It Make Sense to Use Hazardous Location Lights?
There are typically rules and regulations that mandate the use of these lights, but for the most part, they’re used in any environment, indoors or outdoors, where a spark from a light could cause an explosion. A refinery or underground mine is an example where hazardous location lights should be used.
What Types of Hazardous Location Lighting Are Available?
All sorts of lights are available for both indoor and outdoor uses, such as high bays and low bays, flood lights, linear lights, jelly jars, exit signs and even portable lights that are battery powered and can be carried in and out of a hazardous location.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
What Are the Best Applications for Hazardous Location Lights?
LED hazardous location lights are designed to replace existing metal halide and fluorescent fixtures in indoor and outdoor hazardous locations. These include industrial applications such as:
When Does it Make Sense to Use Class 1 Division 1 vs Class 1 Division 2 Rated Lighting?
This really depends on whether the explosive material (gas or dust) is always or sometimes present.
How Do You Install Hazardous Location Lighting?
This should be installed by a licensed electrician who is familiar with hazardous location lighting. It’s important that all fixtures, conduit and junction boxes are also explosion proof rated, and the lights themselves are not modified.
Do You Need a Lighting Layout for Hazardous Location Lights?
A lighting plan uses specialized lighting software to create a model of your indoor or outdoor space, place hazardous location lighting in this space, and then calculate light levels and how balanced the light is in the area.
It takes away all the guesswork and makes converting to LED lights simple and easy.