Larson Electronics Introduces Explosion Proof Fluorescent Light for Hot Box Applications
The Larson Electronics EPL-48-2L-T12HB-SFC is based on an EPL-48-2L explosion proof fluorescent light fixture which is then upgraded with the high heat components and magnetic ballast options. The EPL-48-2L fixture is a 4 foot long, 2 lamp, UL listed Class 1 Division 1 & Class 2 Division 1 explosion proof light which is also rated for use in paint spray booth light applications. These units are constructed with finned, oversized ballast boxes to improve heat dissipation and allow for the installation of larger ballasts to accommodate high output fluorescent tubes and increased operating temperatures. These explosion proof light fixtures incorporate extruded aluminum housings and reflectors coated with a high gloss finish for durability, high light output and efficiency. The fluorescent lamps are protected by impact and heat resistant Pyrex tubes. The higher temperature rating reduces expected operating life from 5 to 3 years, but provides a good solution for those requiring hard to find explosion proof fixtures suitable for use in hot box applications
“We see increasing demand for ‘hot box’ hazardous area applications, where operators are looking for Class 1 Division 1 and Class 2 Division 1 explosion proof lights that will operate under high heat applications,” said Rob Bresnahan. “We equip this light with T12 high output lamps and beef up the other components to survive the high heat. The components in this fixture have a life expectancy of 3 years, but there are not many options for high heat applications in hazardous location areas.”
Larson Electronics.com carries an extensive line of explosion proof lights, hazardous location lights, intrinsically safe lights, portable explosion proof lights and intrinsically safe flashlights. You can view Larson Electronics’ entire Larson Electronics line of explosion proof lighting at Larson Electronics.com. Larson Electronics can be reached directly by calling 1-800-369-6671 (1-903-498-3363 for international inquiries).