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April 3, 2008 - Rated for NEC Class I Division 2 locations, 165 W Mercmaster(TM) III delivers 100,000 hours of virtually maintenance-free operation. Unit features corrosion-resistant materials and operates safely in temperatures down to -50°C. Mercmaster(TM) III is suitable for industrial, chemical processing, and refining operations where flammable gases and vapors are present, as well as non-hazardous locations subject to extreme weather and excessive dirt and moisture.


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Appleton Expands Mercmaster Lighting Line With New 100,000-hour, 165W Induction Fixture

Press release date: March 26, 2008

ROSEMONT, IL, March 26, 2008 - Appleton, a leading supplier of electrical components to hazardous industrial locations, announced today that its Mercmaster(TM) III induction light fixture is now available in a powerful 165-watt version, expanding the current product line's 55- and 85-watt lamping options.

Rated for NEC Class I Division 2 locations, the new fixture delivers 100,000 hours of labor-saving, virtually maintenance-free operation. This endurance makes it ideal for hard-to-reach locations or hazardous environments where lamp servicing presents a possible safety hazard.

The Mercmaster III features rugged construction and corrosion-resistant materials. It is well suite for a wide range of industrial, chemical processing and refining operations where flammable gases and vapors are present, as well as non-hazardous locations subject to extreme weather, excessive moisture, dirt and corrosive elements. It operate safely in temperature ranges from 40° C to as low as -50° C and provide excellent lamp depreciation with 70% of initial lumen output even after 60,000 hours.

Appleton Mercmaster III lighting fixtures are engineered to minimize heat generation and buildup, delivering the lowest T-ratings in the industry.

For more details on the Mercmaster III series and Appleton's other induction light fixtures, visit

About Appleton Appleton is a premium line of hazardous location products under the EGS Electrical Group family of brands. EGS Electrical Group is a worldwide manufacturer of electrical products for virtually every type of environment. Distributors, contractors, engineers, electricians and site maintenance professionals around the world trust EGS brands to make electrical installations safer, more productive and more reliable. EGS is organized into three focused businesses that provide distributors and end-users expert knowledge and excellent service.

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