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LED Hazardous Location Lighting

LED Hazardous 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We spoke to our customers to find out questions they had about LED Hazardous Location Lighting. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at (888) 423-3191 to speak with one of our lighting experts.

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What’s LED Hazardous Location Lighting?

LED 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. They’re designed not to cause a spark that turns into an explosion in these areas.

Are LED Hazardous Location Lighting Fixtures the Same As Explosion Proof Lights?

Yes, hazardous location lighting is the same thing as explosion proof lights. There are areas that are hazardous and non explosive. In those cases, our standard lines of LED products would work there.

A few exceptions would be in areas where food preparation or high temperature areas. In those cases, use food safe lights and high temperature lights.

What Are the Benefits of Hazardous Location Lights?

The main benefit is that these lights design keeps dangerous environment safer. They’re UL (ETL) certified to be safe in explosive environments. They stay cooler and use less electricity than the metal halide lights.

What Are the Classification Levels of Hazardous Location Lighting?

The most common classification levels are Class 1 Division 1 (C1D1) and Class 1 Division 2 (C1D2). C1D1 environments are those where explosive conditions ALWAYS exist. C1D2 environments are those where explosive conditions SOMETIMES exist.

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When Does It Make Sense to Use Hazardous Location Lights?

There are rules and regulations that mandate the use of these lights. They’re used in any environment, indoors or outdoors, where a spark from a light could cause an explosion. A refinery or underground mine are good examples where to use these lights.

What Types of LED Hazardous Location Lighting Can I Buy?

All sorts of lights are available for both indoor and outdoor uses. High bays and low bays, flood lights, linear lights, jelly jars, exit signs and even portable lights that are battery powered.

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What Are the Best Applications for Hazardous Location Lights?

LED hazardous location lights design replaces metal halide and fluorescent fixtures. These include industrial applications such as:

Chemical processing plants
Aircraft maintenance areas
Enclosed fueling stations
Paint spray booths
Offshore oil and gas rigs
Chemical storage units
Ship tanks
Oil and gas storage
Grain silos

When Does it Make Sense to Use Class 1 Division 1 vs Class 1 Division 2 Rated Lighting?

This depends on whether the explosive material (gas or dust) is always or sometimes present.

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How Do You Install LED Hazardous Location Lighting?

A licensed electrician who’s familiar with hazardous location lighting should do the installation. It’s important all fixtures, conduit and junction boxes are explosion proof rated. And the lights themselves are not modified.