Your cart is currently empty!
General Information: Harsh Environment LED Lighting
What is Harsh Environment LED Lighting?Harsh Environment Lighting is a broad category of LED industrial lighting fixtures. They’re designed to work well in areas that are harder on lighting than general areas. There is not one environment or situation that defines “harsh”. It could include
- high temperatures
- food processing
- offshore environments where salt water and spray are constant
- robust lights with high-impact ratings
- lights designed to work inside chemical plants
- vibration resistant lighting
Benefits of LED Lights for Harsh EnvironmentsA harsh environment light is designed to provide years of maintenance-free lighting. No one wants to buy harsh environment outdoor lighting or indoor LED lighting and have them fail in a short period. They are also significantly more energy efficient than other forms of lighting, like Metal Halide, High-Pressure Sodium, and Fluorescent lighting. Their light quality and light output are excellent, and bright with low lumen depreciation. This means the bright, quality light will last for years. Converting to LED will allow you to save energy and reduce your lighting bill from your utility company.
Before You Buy: Harsh Environment LED Lighting
When to Use Harsh Environment LED LightingDo you have an environment where explosive materials, such as gas or dust, are present? In concentrations that a spark could create an explosion? Then consider using Explosion Proof Lighting for hazardous locations. Your local government will mandate the use of these lights in such conditions.
Different Types of LED Lights for Harsh EnvironmentsIn areas where food is being processed, NSF Food Safe Lights are your best option. In manufacturing areas with high ceilings, use industrial-grade High Bay LED Lights. In spaces with high temperatures or extreme temperatures, high-temperature LED lights are your best choice (they also work well in extremely cold temperature areas). In parking garages where car exhaust would harm the internal components of light, choose LED Vapor Proof lighting. In offshore or nearshore locations where salt water is present, choose fixtures with a marine-grade finish. Our LED Fixtures are application-specific, so let us know your application and we can match you with the right lighting solution.
What Makes Light Fixtures Durable Enough for Harsh Environments?It depends on the type of light. For the most part, these lights are very robust. These industrial lighting fixtures have heavier casting, high impact ratings, and special finishes. In the case of explosion-proof lighting, it’s the lights’ design and engineering that come into play. It keeps explosions created inside the light from causing an explosion. For high-temperature lighting, it uses a heavy-duty heat sink and other design factors to keep them cool.
Installation Information: Harsh Environment LED Lighting