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General Information: LED Mine Lighting
Type of LED Lights Can You Use in a MineWe recommend lights that can withstand high temperatures, wet environments, and explosive atmospheres. We can provide high-temperature and/or explosion-proof lighting that meets all these requirements.
Mine Lighting Standards to FollowThe local government will be able to better answer this question for you. They vary from state to state, and country to country. It is important to communicate with them if you are not clear on the local requirements. This will dictate in part which mine lighting system makes the most sense for your project.
Do Underground Mine Lights Need to Be Explosion Proof?Not all, there are mining operations that are not explosive environments. Open pit mines, for example, just need strong flood lights and they don’t need to be explosion-proof rated.
How Bright Should It Be in a Mine?The best place to look for Mine Lighting Standards is here. The “Luminance Measurement for Underground Mine Lighting” provides a lot of the essential information you’ll need to determine how much light you’ll need.
Before You Buy: LED Mine Lighting
MSHA Approved LED Mine LightingTalk with your local government if there are any requirements for MSHA-approved fixtures. We have found in most cases that MSHA covers emergency lighting or battery operated. Your best approach is to check what’s required in your area.
IP Rating for LED Mining LightingIf you need a wet location / all-weather light that needs to stand up to water, then you need at least IP65 or above. The highest rating is IP69K.
High Temperatures Mining LightsWe offer high-temperature lights that are good for up to 212F. Our explosion-proof fixtures are rated for 140F. Identify what your requirements are and we will recommend the right options.
Can LED Mine Lighting Run 24/7?Yes, but you have to concern yourself about the heat. Make sure the fixture’s designed to handle the high temperatures of the mine.
Can LED Lights Withstand Vibration from Blasting?They can, but that all depends on how close they are to the blast zone. Our explosion-proof lights are all IK10 impact-rated. This is the highest rating available.
How Much Heat Do the LED Mining Lights Produce?Very little, and when compared to metal halide or high-pressure sodium, they produce less heat.
Impact Resistant LED Lights for MinesWe have lights rated up to IK10, the highest rating there is.
Best LED Fixture to Use for Mine Shaft LightingIf you need explosion-rated fixtures, we recommend our C1D1 or C1D2 low bays and high bay lights. If explosion-proof is not required, then high-powered LED flood lights or High Bay LED Lights might also be a good option. It all depends on the mounting and light level requirements.
Lowest Lux Level for an Underground Drift MineAt least 5-foot candles, or 50 lux. When drilling, mucking, and scaling, those areas should be at least 10-foot candles or 100 lux.
LED Coal Mining LightsWe have these lights, and that includes both explosion-proof and high-temperature lights.
Installation Information: LED Mine Lighting