Power Plant Lighting
Power Plant Lighting
Lighting a Nuclear, Hydro, and Thermal Power Plant Facility isn't easy. The top floor of the generation room is hot - too hot for most LED lights. That is why we offer, and have installed, high power plant lighting for high temperature environments up to 212F in several power plants in the USA. We also can retrofit you existing power plant lighting with led retrofit kits, so you can avoid the costly exercise of creating new engineering drawings.
Frequently Asked Questions
We spoke to our customers to find out what questions they have when buying power plant lighting. If it’s your first time making a purchase with LED Lighting Supply, feel free to call us at (888) 423-3191 and a dedicated lighting expert will help you find the best light for your needs.
Before you buy
Fixtures and Fittings
What Is Power Plant Lighting?
Power plant lighting is a combination of indoor and outdoor lighting. Outdoors, power plants need both security lighting and general lighting for their parking lots. Indoors, there is a special need for high temperature lighting for areas above steam generation as well as other general lighting for non-high temperature areas.
What Makes a Light Industrial Enough?
There are three categories of industrial lighting we can talk about.
The first is overall toughness and wet rated - look for high impact rating (IKxx) and wet location rating (IPxx).
The second category is for high temperature applications. In this category, we offer lights rated to 212F.
BEFORE YOU BUY
How Do You Design a Power Plant Lighting System?
Creating lighting plans for existing power plants is relatively straightforward. There are times when retrofitting existing fixtures makes sense to avoid costly engineering processes to design new lights. We can offer both metal halide and fluorescent lighting retrofit options so you can keep your existing lighting.
What Type of Lighting Should Be Used in a Nuclear Power Plant?
If we talk specifically about lighting used indoors, on the refueling floor or in the reactor building, we have provided lights for several nuclear power facilities. The process starts with testing to make sure they will not affect the operation of the reactors.
And then it's about being able to handle the heat. We have supplied high temperature lighting solutions mounted on the refueling floor above the reactors that have worked tremendously well. The lights also use safety wires to ensure there is no chance they come loose.
What Lights Should Be Used for Power Plant Control Room Lighting?
We have installed fluorescent lighting LED replacements inside control rooms. They provide high quality flicker free lighting improving the work conditions for the workers in this room. In many instances, we were also able to delamp (replacing 2 fluorescent tubes with 1 LED tube) as the LED tubes were much brighter than the fluorescent tubes they replaced.
What Safety Features Make This Acceptable Lighting for a Power Plant?
We have worked with several power plant operators in several countries, and have met their safety requirements. A lot of times we provide extra safety cables to ensure the lights stay mounted on the ceiling.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
What Mounting Bracket Options Do You Have for Ceilings and Walls?
We offer eye hook, pendant and wire/chain ceiling mount options. For walls, we have trunnion / yoke mounts.
Do You Have Certificates to Prove These Lights Are Rated for Power Plant Applications?
There is no certification per se, like UL approved. We have all the UL and ETL certifications, and supply our lights to operators to perform their own tests. Our experience has shown that this is the testing power plant operators prefer.
Do You Have EMB Options and Will Your Lights Run on a Battery Back-Up System?
We offer both internal and external EMB options on many of our fixture options.
Do Your Lights Have Steel in Them?
Almost all of our lights are made from aluminum.
Are There Special Installation Considerations for Power Plant Lighting?
Being able to withstand high temperatures and of course, safety. Secondly, the ability to retrofit an existing fixture to cut down on engineering costs is also a vital consideration.
How Do You Properly Wire into the Fixtures? Do You Use the Cord?
Some of our fixtures include cords/whips that wire directly into junction boxes.
Do I Need to Worry About the Cord Melting in High Temperature Environments?
No. Even at 212 F, the cord should not melt.
Get a Free Power Plant Lighting Plan
If you are just replacing fixture with fixture, a lighting plan will help you select the right fixture. We can take an existing floor plan inside your facility, and 'replace' your lights with our LEDs to show you how well lit the area will be.
If you know how bright you want the space to be, we can pick the right light fixtures to meet your needs and requirements.
When we do power plant lighting plans, we use specialized lighting software that allows us to model your space, add lights, place them in your digital space, and calculate the brightness and how even the light will be.