Kemp, TX (Vocus) February 18, 2010
Larson Electronics’ magnalight.com announced an upgrade to the HAL-48-2L-LED hazardous location LED light. The HAL-48-2L-LED features LED ‘tube’ bulbs that deliver more light than same light fixture configured with two 60 watt T5HO bulbs. The LED T-series light bulbs have the same form factor as standard fluorescent bulbs, with the same pin configuration. The LED bulbs for the hazardous location fixture do differ in several ways. The LED tube style bulbs secure 24 watts of high powered LED potted into a aluminum housing and covered with an integrated polycarbonate cover. Solid state technology is much more resistant to vibration and extremes in temperature, making it ideal for demanding industrial and oil field environments. The HAL-48-2L-LED with a combined 48 watts of power draws less current than standard T5 fixtures and carries a UL 844 Class 1 Division 2 rating for Groups A, B, C and D. The HAL-48-2L-LED also carries a UL rating for wet area and saltwater area use.
“The HAL-48-2L-LED Class 1 Division 2 light is made in the USA and the bulbs themselves are Buy American Compliant,” said Rob Bresnahan with Larson Electronics’ magnalight.com. We are leveraging a 10 year relationship with a factory in South Korea to produce the LED bulbs. We manufacture the entire light fixture here in Texas. We make and sell a lot of LED lights for general area use and we have a growing line of explosion proof lights and hazardous location lighting. Merging these capabilities enables us to produce a very robust LED light fixture for hazardous location areas. Plus, we control the specifications, ensuring that our LED bulbs run at the same or lower temperatures than the standard fluorescent bulbs we typically use. We have already done this with our EPL-48-2L-LED explosion proof light and now we have the line extensions for our Class 1 Division 2 lights. The benefits that accrue to our customers include local support, 50,000 life hour bulbs and a growing range of solutions for different applications in familiar form factors. The HAL-48-2L-LED is just like our standard Class 1 Division 2 light fixture. Operators can wire it the same way, change the bulbs and lenses the same way. So there is no learning curve. They just get a brighter, longer lasting light output with fewer bulb changes, no ballast changes and more durability in high vibration and extreme temperature environments. “
Rob continued, “The final benefit of the Class 1 Division 2 LED light is our ability to configure the light for low voltage applications, as well as the standard 120 to 277 volt applications without any ballasts. Usually, you need a second ballast to step down hazardous location luminaries to 12 or 24 volts. However, we produce LED T-series bulbs that are designed to run natively on those lower voltages. We have a seen a lot of demand for low voltage explosion proof and hazardous location lighting in remote areas, powered by battery banks or generators. Instead of adding a ballast and more weight, we continue to direct wire the LED bulbs. This keeps the fixture lightweight and simple.”
Rob concluded, “We have emergency ballasts for our explosion proof and hazardous location lights. Typically, we offer 900 lumens for 90 minutes with T8, 32 watt bulbs. With the Class rated LED lights, we can offer a brighter, longer lasting emergency lights, with our HAL-EMG-48-2L-LED lights.”
Larson Electronics’ magnalight.com offers a wide variety of explosion proof LED lights, ranging from the Class 1 Division 1 and Class 2 Division 1 EPL-48-2L-LED to the corrosion resistant, stainless steel HALSS-48-2L-LED Class 1 Division 2 light. Magnalight.com also offers explosion proof led rechargeable flashlights, intrinsically safe LED lights and Class 1 Division 1 rated LED headlamps. For general area use, magnalight.com offers a wide array of vehicle mount, handheld and portable LED lighting solutions for a wide variety of low and high voltage applications, including vehicles, boats and heavy equipment. You can learn more about Larson Electronics by visiting magnalight.com or contacting 1-800-369-6671 (903-498-3363 international).