Explosion proof lights are defined by the amount of heat and/or the potential for sparking in and around flammable vapors and dust
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 6, 2008
Magnalight.com introduces new OSHA approved, explosion proof "intrinsically safe" lights for paint booth operators. These lights are available on the web at Magnalight.com.
OSHA requires spray paint booths be equipped with explosion proof or "intrinsically safe" lights. In fact, OSHA stipulates that lights that are safety rated by Underwriter Labs (UL) as Class 1 Division 1 are required due to the consistent presence of flammable vapors in and around paint booths. "Explosion proof lights are defined by the amount of heat and/or the potential for sparking in and around flammable vapors and dust," stated Rob Bresnahan, President of Larson Electronics. "Generally, operators of paint booths and spray booths for vehicles, equipment, cabinets and other liquid painted items are looking for a light source that is OSHA compliant, explosion proof and is effective in providing color consistent light output. On http://www.Magnalight.com, we have a wide range of hazardous location lights that meet the heat and spark requirements put forth by UL and required by OSHA."
Typically, paint booths incorporate fluorescent light fixtures, since fluorescent lights tend to have high output and consistent color. Magnalight offers explosion proof fluorescent light fixtures that are ideal for paint booth applications. Explosion proof fluorescent lights are also popular with oil rigs, derricks and other oilfield and petrochemical applications. "Customers can combine our new explosion proof pneumatic ventilator fans with a wide range of safety rated, explosion proof and hazardous locations lights for a complete solution for a spray booth or lab," Rob continued.
Magnalight is also working towards the release of an explosion proof LED light, containing high powered emitters that will effectively illuminate a vessel or tank, while providing a cost effective, lightweight, high powered lighting solution for broader petrochemical and shipyard applications. "A lot of the existing explosion proof lights are bulky and heavy," said Rob. "An LED light source can be bright, color consistent, lightweight, waterproof and durable. We have an extensive line of LED light bar emitters and several are undergoing certification for explosion proof safety ratings in the US and Europe."
Magnalight carries a wide range of portable explosion proof lighting, including tank lights, string lights, hand lamps, LED flashlights and HID flashlights. Combined with a comprehensive line of remote control spotlights, vehicle lights, transformers and power supplies, Larson Electronic's Magnalight is a solution center for manufacturing, industrial, petrochemical and oilfield operators worldwide. You can learn more about Larson Electronics at http://www.magnalight.com or by calling toll fee, 1-800-369-6671.