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New Holophane Hazardous Lighting Guide Provides Efficient Solutions for the Harshest Environments

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3825 Columbus Rd.
Granville, OH, 43203

Press release date: March 15, 2010

GRANVILLE, Ohio (March 15, 2010) - A new Hazardous Lighting Guide from Holophane offers solutions for illuminating a wide range of Class I, II and III hazardous locations-from petroleum and petrochemical plants to fireworks manufacturing facilities, flour and feed mills and textile facilities. The guide details lighting system options to create safe and productive environments with the lowest cost of ownership.

"Hazardous facilities have many of the same lighting requirements as other applications and require high levels of visibility and uniformity without shadows and glare," said Tamar Williamson, Holophane Indoor Product Manager. "Lighting systems selected must be able to meet each application's specific requirements while ensuring longevity and minimal maintenance."

Holophane luminaires are rugged enough to perform in the presence of hazardous substances such as flammable gasses, liquids and vapors, combustible dusts and ignitable fibers and flyings. Features such as durable prismatic glass and acrylic optics control light distribution and provide fixture placement flexibility.

Holophane's product line includes luminaires for wet and damp locations and marine type and coastal environments. Marine listed luminaires undergo rigorous testing and must exceed the Salt Spray (fog) requirements for a minimum of 1,000 hours.

"Designers considering a lighting system for a hazardous environment should carefully analyze the application's specific lighting requirements and the total cost of ownership," Williamson said. "Robust, energy efficient luminaires that have the ability to place the light where it is needed will result in substantially lower operating costs throughout the system's lifetime."

The Holophane Hazardous Lighting Guide includes NEC and IEC classifications for hazardous locations and NEMA/IEC standards for ingress protection. It also addresses specific illumination considerations and factors such as safety requirements, physical limitations and maintenance considerations for various applications.

For a copy of the new Holophane Hazardous Lighting Guide or information about the company's complete line of lighting systems for demanding environments, call 1-866-759-1577 or visit

About Holophane
Headquartered in Granville, Holophane has been the leader in lighting solutions for 110 years. An Acuity Brands Company, Holophane provides reliable, energy efficient lighting systems for a range of commercial, industrial and outdoor applications.

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