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Magnalight Expands Facility and Explosion Proof Lighting Rental Fleet

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Magnalight Expands Facility and Explosion Proof Lighting Rental Fleet

Press release date: November 30, 2010

Larson Electronics expanded its facility to accommodate a larger inventory of the explosion proof lighting for hazardous location use. Featuring portable, handheld and tripod mount Class 1 and Class 2 rated lighting, offers operators 'rent to own' flexibility and global shipping for their rental lights. Larson Electronics' announced the addition of several new rental lights for its line of explosion proof lighting for hazardous locations. Recently tripling the size of its current facility, positions itself to inventory and service a wider variety of Class 1 Division 1 and Class 2 Division 1 lights for portable applications. Popular rentals like the EPL-PM-1X30LED pedestal mount explosion proof LED light and the EPL-TP-2X70 tripod mount Class 1 Div 1 metal halide lights are now readily available for short and long term rentals. also offers several options for plug in type LED drop lights for hazardous locations, including the EPL-FL1524LED series as well as new rechargeable options, like the EXP-LED-2XB-9W rechargeable Class 1 Div 1 LED trouble light. One of the reasons for the growth of Magnalight's hazardous location rental lighting is the unique 'rent to own' approach. Customers basically purchase the lights, and the difference between the purchase the price and rental rate is refunded upon return of the lights. The option to keep the lights is always available to the operator, so they never have to worry about returning the lights if the job runs beyond schedule. "We are appealing to the repetitive user of explosion proof lighting that wants to try before they buy," said Rob Bresnahan with Larson Electronics' "Hazardous location lighting costs significantly more than general purpose lighting, and the 'rent to own' option enables operators to use the lights for as little or as long as they need with no penalty. If you have short term job, then a monthly rental may be sufficient. However, if the job grows or they see multiple projects in the pipeline, they can easily decide to keep the hazardous location lighting if the total rental cost is going to exceed the purchase price. This is appealing to smaller businesses whose ultimate goals are cash flow and profitability. In about 75% of the cases, operators opt to keep the equipment. There is no additional effort on their part, instead they just keep the lights and move on. Because so much of the rent to own equipment is eventually kept by the operators, we tend to have a fairly new rental fleet of portable hazardous location lighting and blowers. Larson Electronics builds a wide variety of explosion proof lighting for hazardous location use. The Magnalight line of hazardous location lighting includes surface mount fluorescent, metal halide and LED lighting for Class 1 and Class 2 rated areas. In addition, offers an extensive array of rechargeable and portable intrinsically safe lighting for inspection and task lighting. You can learn more at or 1-800-369-6671 (1-903-498-3363 international).


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