Classified lighting for industrial applications refers to lighting fixtures that have been certified for use in hazardous locations where explosive gases, dust, or flammable liquids may be present. These locations are typically found in industries such as petrochemicals, refineries, mining, and other heavy manufacturing processes.
To be classified as suitable for use in hazardous locations, lighting fixtures must meet specific safety standards set forth by various regulatory bodies, such as the National Electrical Code (NEC) in the United States or the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) internationally.
These safety standards take into account factors such as the type of hazardous material present, the likelihood of it igniting, and the operating conditions of the lighting fixture. As a result, classified lighting fixtures are designed with special materials and features to prevent them from becoming a source of ignition in hazardous environments.
Examples of classified lighting fixtures include explosion-proof lights, which are designed to contain any sparks or heat generated by the fixture, and intrinsically safe lights, which are designed to limit electrical energy to a level that cannot ignite a hazardous material.
In summary, classified lighting for industrial applications is an essential safety measure that helps ensure that workers in hazardous locations can operate safely and efficiently, without putting themselves or others at risk.
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You may not have known this, but the IES, the international standard for lighting has certain recommendations that lighting fixtures should adhere to for your industries. Get in touch with one of our specialists today and ensure that your lighting is compliant!