Kemp, TX (Vocus) October 7, 2009
Larson Electronics announced the addition of the Magnalight HAL-48-2L-UV series of UL 844 Class 1 Division 2 lights. In place of a traditional T5HO, T12HO or T8 fluorescent tube, a specially configured ballast and UVA or UVC bulbs produce a very specific wavelengths of ultraviolet light for curing and inspection purposes. Currently available in 120 volts, the ultraviolet hazardous location lights find application in specialty laboratory and manufacturing processes where those specific wavelengths can cure particular epoxies or identify specific contaminants.
“We do a lot of custom configuration of our explosion proof lights and hazardous location lighting to meet the specific needs of different customers,” said Rob Bresnahan with Larson Electronics’ magnalight.com.
"This specific solution was identified on a Tuesday and we located the specialty materials and produced these ultraviolet lights by Friday. Our turn-around time on most custom orders is just a few days, and many of our stock Class 1 Division 1 lighting and Class 1 Division 2 lighting ships same day. We keep a lot of finished goods inventory and plenty of parts so we can meet the needs of our customers, even if it is a custom configuration. Occasionally, a supplier falls down on a key part, but we generally look well ahead and stock a lot of inventory. Part of our business model is identifying weak suppliers and making sure that we have 8 or 12 weeks of inventory, instead of 4 weeks. Most of our customers are looking for fast shipping and more than 40% of our orders for hazardous location lighting go overnight or second day. So, we have really optimized our business model for that.”
Larson Electronics offers a wide array of portable and surface mount explosion proof and hazardous location lighting. Serving the commercial, industrial and military markets, magnalight.com is a one stop shop for manufacturers, contractors and rental stores looking for hazardous location lighting and related accessories. You can learn more at magnalight.com or 1-800-369-6671.