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LED Lighting for Refineries

Need a Free Refinery LED Lighting Plan?
Need a Free Refinery LED Lighting Plan?

Refineries are unique and hazardous environments, and our industrial Refinery LED Lighting fixtures are designed to meet the toughest requirements. We have explosion rated fixtures up to C1D1 and high temperature fixtures rated to 212F ambient temperatures. We can easily replace your existing refinery and oil field lighting - 1 for 1 - and reduce your lighting bills and maintenance costs as well.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We spoke to our customers to find out what questions they had when it comes to purchasing oil refinery lighting. If it’s your first time making a purchase with LED Lighting Supply, feel free to call us on (888) 423-3191 to speak directly with one of our lighting experts.

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What Is Oil Refinery Lighting?

We generally think of refinery lighting as hazardous locations. Therefore, a lot of the lighting required needs to be explosion proof rated. However, there are instances where general lighting could be used, such as wall packs, flood lights and parking lot lights. For indoor areas, high bays and office panel lights are the preferred option.

Are LED Lights Safe to Use at a Refinery?

They can be, but you have to choose the right light for the right application. If the area requires explosion proof lighting, that's what needs to be installed in the area. LED lights are only unsafe if the wrong lights are used for the wrong application.

What Considerations Go into Oil Refinery Lighting Design?

Oil refineries are rather complex areas, so the lighting design needs to take into account all the obstructions that a refinery has by nature of its design. This will provide the best and safest light coverage.

How Are Oil Rig Lights Different from Normal LED Lighting?

Oil rigs are dangerous environments. Installing a non-explosion proof light in this environment could prove dangerous. Do not confuse “vapor proof” lighting as a candidate to replace explosion proof lights, they are not designed to be explosion proof. Also, fixtures for refineries must be rugged to withstand any harsh conditions.

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What Type of Fixtures Should You Use for Oil Platform/Oil Rig/Oil Field Lighting?

Government agencies have strict guidelines with regards to the types of lighting that should be used. Typically, it will be either Class 1 Div 1 lighting or Class 1 Div 2 rated lights.

Can You Run a Lighting Plan for an Oil Refinery or Rig?

Yes we can. To be able to do that, you should supply map coordinates or scaled drawings.

What Type of Fixtures Should You Use for Oil Field Lighting?

Explosion proof or high bays are the most suitable types of fixtures for oil field lighting. Other types of fixtures that may also be used are standard high bays, shop lights, area lights, high masts and flood lights.

My Oil Refinery Is in the Middle East. Are Your Fixtures SASO or CB Rated?

Yes, we have a wide selection of SASO and CB rated fixtures.

High Power Area Light

High Power Area Light

LED UFO High Bay

LED UFO High Bay

LED Shop Light

LED Shop Light

Led Flood Light 600 Watt With Pole Mount

LED Flood Light

We Require Outdoor Lighting That Does Not Need to Be Explosion Proof. What Do You Recommend?

It depends on the area that needs to be lit up. For parking areas, we recommend shoebox lights. For security lighting, we recommend flood lights and even high mast lights. For building exterior lighting, we have wall packs. Interior lights can be satisfied with panel lights that fit into a suspended ceiling.

Do I Need to Use Explosion Proof Lighting at an Oil Refinery?

You only need to use explosion proof lighting if the area is considered a hazardous location. There are parts of the refinery that are not in a hazardous zone.

Do I Need to Use Class 1 Division 1 or Class 1 Division 2 at an Oil Refinery?

That all depends on the environment. If hazardous conditions exist all the time, the Class 1 Div 1 is required. If hazardous conditions exist some of the time, then you may be able to consider using Class 1 Div 2 lighting. It's extremely important that you understand the need and requirement before deciding. If unsure, Class 1 Div 1 will also cover Class 1 Div 2 areas.

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Do You Offer Explosion Proof Lighting for Oil Refineries?

We do. We have a full line of C1 D1 and C1 D2 fixtures designed for oil refineries.

Can Your Fixtures Withstand Extreme Cold Down to -40 Degree Fahrenheit?

Yes, we have many fixtures installed in Alaska, where winter conditions are commonly below -40F at night.

Can Your Fixtures Be Used at Oil Refineries in Extremely Hot Environments?

Yes, we have high temperature rated lights up to 212F, and our explosion proof rated fixtures are also rated to 140F.

Which of Your Fixtures Can Withstand Saltwater Environments?

We have marine grade fixtures with special powder coating and epoxy paint finishes.

High Temperature 176F

High Temperature 176F

High Temperature 212F

High Temperature 212F


Should Light Fixture Safety Cords Be Used at an Oil Refinery?

Yes, in the event a mount fails, the last thing you would want is to have a light cause an additional accident in a hazardous location.

Are There Special Requirements When Installing Petrochemical Lighting?

We recommend using a certified electrician who is familiar with installing lights within these types of facilities. There is nothing inherently difficult in installing our fixtures, but understanding codes and regulations is paramount in these types of facilities.

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Need a Lighting Plan Done for Your Refinery?

A refinery lighting plan creates a report that shows how bright and balanced the lighting will be across your facility.

It identifies the locations of lights, and select the best light to use. We have done 1000's of FREE lighting plans for our industrial and commercial customers.

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