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Frequently Asked Questions

We spoke to our customers to find out what questions they had about LED Industrial Lights for Refineries, Oil Fields, and Oil Rigs. Feel free to call us at (888) 423-3191 to speak with one of our lighting experts.

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General Information About Oil Rig Lights

What Is Oil Rig Lights – Refinery – Petrochemical LED Lighting?

We generally think of oil rigs, refineries and petrochemical facilities as hazardous locations. Therefore, a lot of the led lighting fixtures needs to be rated as explosion-proof lighting.

There are instances where you could use general (non-hazardous) lighting. Such as LED Wall Packs, LED Flood Lights, and LED Parking Lot Lights. For indoor areas, High Bay LED Lights and office panel lights are the preferred option.

Are LED Lights Safe to Use as Oil Rig Lighting and Refinery Lights?

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 you should install in the area. LED lights are only unsafe if you use the wrong lights for the wrong application.

What Considerations Go into LED Lights for Oil Refineries Lighting Design?

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

LED Refinery Lighting

How Are Oil Rig Lights and Refinery 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. Make sure you understand your lighting requirements before you purchase.

Before You Buy: Oil Rig Lights

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

Strict guidelines are in place with regard to the types of lighting You can use. It will be either Class 1 Div 1 or Class 1 Div 2 rated lights.

We Need non-Explosion Proof Outdoor Lighting. 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. For interior lighting, LED panel lights will fit into a suspended ceiling.

Do I Need Explosion-Proof Lighting at an Oil Refinery?

You need explosion-proof lighting if the area’s considered a hazardous location. There are parts of the refinery that are not in a hazardous zone.

Do I Need 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, Class 1 Division 1 (C1D1)’s required. If hazardous conditions exist some of the time, use Class 1 Division 2 (C1D2) lighting. It’s important that you understand the environment before deciding. If unsure, C1D1 will also cover C1D2 areas.

And remember, we can provide oil refinery lighting design plans for you – free of charge

Do You Offer Explosion Proof Lighting for Drilling Rigs and Oil Refineries?

We do. We have a full line of C1D1 and C1D2 fixtures designed for oil refineries.

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

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

Can You Use Your Fixtures at Oil Refineries in High-Temperature Environments?

We have high-temperature-rated lights up to 212F. Also, 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.

What Type of Fixtures Should You Use for Oil Rig Lights?

Explosion-proof lighting or high bays are the most suitable types of fixtures for oil field lighting. Other types of fixtures you can use are our high bays, LED Shop lights, area lights, LED High Mast Lights, and flood lights.

Are Your LED Lights for Oil Refineries Fixtures SASO or CB Rated?

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

Explosion Proof Linear Led Explosion Proof Light C1d2
Class 1 Division 1 Class 1 Division 2


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

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

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Installation Information On Oil Rig Lights

Should You Use Light Fixture Safety Cords at an Oil Refinery?

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

Are There Special Requirements When Installing Industrial Rig Lights / Petrochemical Lighting?

We recommend using a certified electrician. One who is familiar with installing lights within these types of facilities. There is nothing difficult in installing our fixtures. Understanding codes and regulations are essential in these types of facilities.