larsonelectronics.com Adds Food Safe Class 2 Division 1 Explosion Proof Metal Halide Light|
Larson Electronics’ larsonelectronics.com adds a food safe, explosion proof metal halide light for hazardous locations containing grain, sugar and other food related dusts.
(Vocus/PRWEB ) November 3, 2009 -- Larson Electronics’ larsonelectronics.com added the EPL-HB-MH-FG-71 UL rated Class 2 Division 1 and 2 metal halide light for illuminating hazardous location food storage areas. Configurable with 175 watt, 250 watt or 400 watt metal halide bulbs, this explosion proof food safe light fixture is available with pendant, ceiling or wall mount options. Equipped with an external reflector and cast aluminum guard, the glass dome encapsulating the bulb is coated with silicone. In the event that the dome is broken, the glass fragments remain trapped within the silicone coating. This makes this explosion proof light ideal for applications involving grain, sugar and other food related dusts. The multi-tap light is available in standard configurations ranging from 110 volts to 277 volts. Special order configurations include 480 volts.
“In order to achieve UL ratings of Class 2 Division 1 or Class 2 Division 2 for a metal halide light, you need to use a glass dome,” said Rob Bresnahan with Larson Electronics’ larsonelectronics.com. “Typically, glass poses a problem for food processing and storage areas. Obviously, you don’t want glass in the food in the event of damage. A silicone coating overcomes this issue, enabling food related operators to get the ultra bright light output of metal halide bulbs while keeping the food clear of debris. Generally, food related dusts have a lower T-rating, as their ignition temperature is lower than environments with many petrochemical related vapors. Thus, the market is more limited in options for the Class 2 Division 1 lighting products. Having an explosion proof, food safe, Class 2 Division 1 metal halide light is useful to the food industry.
Larson Electronics’ larsonelectronics.com offers a wide variety of explosion proof lighting, from explosion proof paint spray booth lights to hazardous location handheld LED lights. You can learn more about Larson Electronics at larsonelectronics.com or contact 1-800-369-6671 (1-214-616-6180 international).