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Xenon HID Flashlights
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Xenon Flashlights
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Explosion Proof Lights:

Our line of explosion proof lights and explosion proof LED lights represent the best in high quality explosion proof lighting technology.
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LED Lights:

We carry an extensived line of LED lights including LED light bars, explosion proof LEDs, LED lights for military applications, boats, vehicles, security lighting and more. 
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Infrared LED Lights:

Infrared LED light emitters for covert applications. Larson Electronics Infrared LED emitters are ideal for military and security applications where a covert source of infrared light is needed.
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Golight Spotlights:

We carry the full line of Golight remote controlled spotlights and related accessories. Larson Electronics is the only source for the Golight Stryker Remote Control Spotlight with magnetic base.
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Hunting Spotlights:

Larson Electronics stocks a comprehensive line of hunting lights and related accessories. Our hunting lights include rechargeable handheld LED spotlights and HID spotlights with red lenses.
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Military Spotlights:

Our HML series of spotlights have been tested and approved for use by the Marines, Army, Navy, and Air Force and are part of the military’s Special Forces' Escalation of Force Kits.
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24 Volt Lights:

Larson Electronics manufactures and stocks an extensive line of 24 volt lighting equipment that ranges from 12/24 volt spotlights and floodlights to multimillion candlepower searchlights and industrial grade work lights.
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Magnalite or Larson Electronics

Larson Electronics is often confused with Magnalite.
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Larson Electronics

Larson Electronics is a manufacturer and distributor of industrial-commercial grade lighting products. Larson Electronics carries an extensive line of lighting products including explosion proof lights, hazardous location lights, explosion proof paint spray booth lights, high power LED lights, remote control HID Golight spotlights, LED flashlights, military spotlights, infrared LEDs, LED boat lights and industrial light towers. Larson Electronics also manufactures and distributes a wide range of HID high power spotlights and HID flashlights that are ideal for use as military spotlights and law enforcement searchlights as well as effective for use in the utility and emergency services industries.


Larson Electronics products that are particularly well suited to military and law enforcement applications include police flashlights, police lights, unity post mount spotlights, unity roof mount lights, remote control Golight spotlights, remote control spotlights with magnetic bases, rechargeable spotlights, rechargeable flashlights, led flashlights,  high intensity discharge military spotlights with magnetic bases and magnetic tripods for flashlights and spotlights. Larson Electronics manufactures and carries an extensive line of military spotlights, floodlights, and military grade lighting accessories and equipment.

 

 Many of Larson Electronicss lighting products can serve equally well in the public and private sector as hunting spotlights, boating spotlights, camping lights, off-road and ATV lights, and infared security lights; this includes a wide array of LED lights and LED light bars that can operate on a variety of voltages ranging from 9 to 42 VDC and can be mounted on cars, trucks, boats and heavy equipment.


Larson Electronics is a large distributor of the Golight line of remote controlled spotlights and stocks a comprehensive variety of HID or high intensity discharge Golights, Golight marine spotlights and searchlights, Golight floodlights, military Golights and a wide array of camouflage Golights for hunting and off-road use. Larson Electronics is the only source for the Golight Stryker Remote Control Spotlight with magnetic base and offers a wide variety of mounting options for both the Golight Stryker and Golight RadioRay series of spotlights.

Larson Electronics develops and stocks a wide range of explosion proof lights and products as well as intrinsically safe lights and intrinsically safe LED lights. Larson Electronics’s explosion proof line of lights carry the required explosion proof certifications and approvals and are U.L. certified for use in hazardous locations according to their respective class, division and zone ratings. Larson Electronicss hazardous location lighting includes explosion proof fluorescent lights for paint spray booths, Class 1 Div 1 flashlights and intrinsically safe lights, portable and cart mounted tank lights, explosion proof droplights, explosion proof LED lights and intrinsically safe flashlights.


Larson Electronics regularly develops and manufactures new additions to its line of explosion proof lighting and industrial grade lighting products and is proud to offer the latest in explosion proof LED lighting and explosion proof paint spray booth lighting. Larson Electronics also manufactures a wide array of military and law enforcement related accessories including the concealable, back up universal handcuff key (plastic handcuff key) used by Air Force pilots, Navy SPAWAR, Navy Seals and Special Operations military personnel to effect escape in hostage or prisoner situations.


If you have any questions or special requirements regarding any of our industrial grade lighting solutions please contact us by E-mail at
sales@larsonelectronics.com You can also call us toll free at 1-800-369-6671. Purchase orders can be faxed to us at 903-498-3364 Larson Electronics can provide detailed technical information regarding any of its products and is capable of working with customers to create unique lighting solutions to suit their needs and requirements.

Larson Electronics

Larson Electronics manufactures the Larson Electronics 12 volt spotlights with magnetic base and 12 volt searchlights with magnetic base with magnetic bases and 16 foot cords in Dallas, TX. These industrial grade 12 volt spotlights have been a staple of the cable, telephone and electric utility industry since 1967. Larson Electronics has since its beginnings expanded this to include the military/law enforcement industries, federal and local governments, and emergency and first responder industries as well.

 We carry a complete line of HID off road and HID equipment lights, including the Acro Light line. HID flood lights with permanent and magnetic mount options work on 12 and 24 volt DC systems and provide illumination that extends 250 feet. The permanent mount and magnetic mount HID spotlights project a beam to 3000 feet.

Larson Electronics is a manufacturer and as such we maintain a large available inventory of our magnetic mount spotlights, HID spotlights. HID flashlights and the Golight Stryker and Golight Radioray remote controlled spotlights, battery operated flashing strobe lights, LED flashlights and LED headlamps. Because of our extensive inventory and "make to order" capacity, nearly all orders for spotlights and flashlights received before 4 PM CT are shipped same day via UPS.

Many of our professional grade spotlights and flashlights make excellent gifts for him or gifts for men. Remote controlled spotlights with magnetic base, military spotlights, handheld spotlights, vehicle mount spotlights, rechargeable spotlights, rechargeable flashlights, hunting spotlights, hunting searchlights and state of the art hid flashlights all make fine christmas gifts for men, and are sure to please even the most discriminating friends and family.

Larson Electronics' Larson Electronics can also be viewed in these languages - Arabic  Spanish  Japanese  Italian  Portuguese  Russian  French.

Contact us at sales@magnalight .com or call us toll free at 1-800-369-6671 for mor information regarding any of our products. Purchase orders can be faxed to us at 903-498-3364 Larson Electronics can provide detailed technical information regarding any of its products and is capable of working with customers to create unique lighting solutions to suit their needs and requirements.

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 120 Volt Flood Lights
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12/05/12 Explosion Proof Protection Against Combustible Dusts

Article-December 2012 By Larson Electronics.com

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Dusts and fine particulates pose a major safety issue in many work environments due to the unusual properties materials can possess when ground or otherwise divided into fine particles. In many cases it is the nature of the material making up the dust itself that poses a serious health hazard, such as with materials deemed toxic or otherwise poisonous. In other cases, dusts can be a serious irritant, lodging within lungs and nasal cavities where it can eventually lead to infections and respiratory issues. One of the most serious dangers dusts pose, however, is the threat of fire or explosion if exposed to an ignition source. Almost any type of material, from iron to wheat, can become explosively flammable when ground into fine particulates, and in many cases little more than a spark is all that is needed to produce this ignition.


Many industrial processing and manufacturing operations produce prodigious amounts of dust as a normal byproduct of their operations. The processing of foodstuffs, milling and cutting of wood products, and machining of metals all produce great amounts of dust that must be properly dealt with if safety is to be maintained. As we noted, most materials can become flammable and explosive when ground into fine particles. The ignition temperature and energy potential of these particles varies depending on the types of materials and how finely they are divided. Generally speaking, however, the finer a material is ground, the easier it is to ignite.


Metal dusts can pose an additional problem as although they are ground up and finely divided into particles, they have not lost their ability to conduct electricity. These are known as electrically conductive dusts, and they can pose a serious problem if they manage to contaminate the inner workings of machinery; particularly electrical motors, switches, wiring and controls. This dust can accumulate and cause shorts which can lead to ignition of the dusts. They can also cause overheating and sparking within electrical motors and moving parts of machinery, again leading to ignition.

 

 All dusts can also cause thermal problems as they act as an insulator when they accumulate. A light fixture for example may operate at an acceptable temperature under normal conditions because air is free to flow over and through the fixtures surfaces, thus allowing the housing to dissipate heat. When dust accumulates on top of the fixture however, it acts as an insulating blanket, preventing the fixture from radiating excess heat, leading to the housing becoming hotter than is acceptable and potentially producing a fire or explosion hazard.



As can be imagined, protecting against the hazards of combustible dusts is a major issue in the industrial workplace. Although OSHA is slowly moving to provide effective regulations regarding combustible dust, to date is has been mostly up to operators to figure out the best ways to provide protection and the levels of protection needed. Fortunately, the National Fire Protection Agency NEC publications provide excellent guidelines concerning protection in hazardous environments. As with explosion proof and intrinsically safe lighting designed for use in environments where flammable gases and vapors are present, dusts also are included with the NEC hazardous location classification system. This means that operators can refer to these guidelines just as they do with gases and vapors with a great degree of confidence that the requirements of their particular conditions will be addressed.


Class 2 light fixtures can be used in locations where combustible dusts are or may be present. Class 2 Division 1 or 2 fixtures may be used depending on the frequency of their presence as noted under these divisions. What is of particular importance for operators seeking light fixtures suitable for use around combustible dusts are the group ratings of the fixtures in question. Group ratings specify the types of dust the fixture is rated against.

This is important because as we noted earlier, the properties of dusts can vary widely according to the type of material the dust is derived from, how finely it is divided, and in the case of conductive dusts, whether or not they can pass electrical current. The following is the basic rundown of Groups for explosion proof light fixtures approved for use in environments where combustible dusts are present. You’ll note, each group holds a specific type of dusts according to material types and conductivity, underscoring the importance of choosing properly rated equipment.


Dust Groups-


Group E refers to conductive combustible metal dusts such as aluminum and magnesium as well as alloys made from these materials.


Group F refers to carbon type dusts such as coal, charcoal, carbon black, and similar materials.


Group G refers to organic and synthetic dust compounds such as flour dust, sugar dust, starch, wood, plastics, composites, and dust from chemically derived materials.


Also important to note is the “T”, or Temperature Rating of the fixtures. This rating designates the safe operating temperature range of equipment according to the ignition temperature of the materials it will be exposed to. Also note, these T ratings take into account the insulating effect of dusts, hence the “suspended / layered” notifications.  The chart below covers some of the more common dust types encountered in industrial operations.

NEC Temp Codes

Dusts

Ignition Temps

T1- 450°C 842°F

Suspended - Layered

T2- 300°C  572°F

Cellulose

490 - 430°C

T2A- 280°C  536°F

Cocoa

500 - 200°C

T2B- 260°C  500°F

Flour

490 - 430°C

T2C- 230°C  446°F

Lead

460 - 240°C

T2D- 215°C  419°F

Lignite

380 - 225°C

T3- 200°C  392°F

Polyacrylonitrate

540 - 200°C

T3A- 180°C  356°F

Soy Meal

540 - 340°C

T3B- 165°C  329°F

Zinc

570 - 440°C

T3C- 160°C  320°F

T4- 135°C  275°F

T4A- 120°C  248°F

T5- 100°C  212°F

T6- 85°C  185°F

As well as ensuring that equipment is properly rated for use in hazardous environments containing dusts, it is also very important that good housekeeping practices are followed.

Managing dusts as they are produced by employing dust catching devices and equipment, ensuring proper ventilation of the work area as well as equipment, and keeping to a regular schedule of dust collection and cleanup is all a part of providing comprehensive protection against the dangers of combustible dusts and will help to ensure compliance with local and regional regulations as well as provide the highest degree of worker safety possible.





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