Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems
Low-Profile Explosion-Proof Fluorescent Light outputs 20,000 lm.
Press Release Summary:
February 11, 2013 - Operating from universal 120–277 Vac, EPL-48-216 features four 48 in. fluorescent lamps within low-profile fixture constructed of copper-free aluminum for operations requiring high output and uniform light distribution. T6 temperature-rated, Class 1 Division 1- and 2-compliant fixture is certified for paint spray booth use and also approved for marine applications. Lamps have 20,000 hr operational life, and ballast assemblies are sealed within integral housings.
Original Press Release
Larson Electronics Introduces Explosion Proof Fluorescent Light with Low Profile and High Output
Press release date: February 4, 2013
Larson Electronics has introduced an explosion proof light designed for high output and low profile installation to its line of explosion proof lighting products. Featuring paint booth certification and the ability to work within low profile mounting applications, the EPL-48-216 Explosion Proof Light Fixture is a high output alternative to bulkier and more obtrusive surface mount designs. This explosion proof light fixture also features approval for marine applications and is ideal for operations requiring high output and uniform light distribution.
The Larson Electronics EPL-48-216 explosion proof fluorescent light is a high output fixture designed to provide even coverage and durable operation in a low profile mounting design. Featuring four 48 inch fluorescent lamps within a low profile fixture constructed of light weight yet durable copper free aluminum, this fixture is powerful as well as durable. T6 temperature rated, Class 1 Division 1 & 2 compliant, and certified for paint spray booth use, these explosion proof lights offer a low profile design that fits in well with locations where mounting space is at a premium. The four bulb design produces a high 20,000 lumen output that provides even coverage and good color rendering qualities, making the EPL-48-216 well suited to paint booth applications where these qualities are a must. The fluorescent lamps have a long 20,000 hour operational life rating for reliable operation, and the heavy duty ballast assemblies are sealed within integral housings for safety. The reflector assemblies are also constructed of copper free aluminum and have a durable high gloss finish to provide high reflectivity with even light distribution. The fluorescent bulbs are protected by heat and impact resistant Pyrex tubes, and the lamp assemblies feature screw on end caps for easy servicing and secure lamp installation. The EPL-48-216 operates with universal 120-277 VAC current and is available in standard surface bracket or optional pendant mount bracket configurations, making installation simple and straightforward. These explosion proof fixtures also carry UL 595 Outdoor Marine Type and UL 1598 Marine Type approvals, making them well suited to offshore applications such as platform drilling and ship based operations. These explosion proof fluorescent lights offer operators who need high output illumination from a low profile fixture capable of meeting stringent HZLOC electrical requirements an ideal lighting solution that can withstand the rigors of industrial operations.
“The EPL-48-216 gives customers the illumination of a four lamp explosion fixture, in a form factor normally associated with a 2 lamp fixture,” said Rob Bresnahan with Larson Electronics. “With this innovation, architects and electrical supply companies can forget about silly, overpriced three lamp explosion proof fixtures, saving money and installation time. The EPL-48-216 also reduces shipping weight associated with larger explosion proof fixtures and uses a common T5HO lamp found at any electrical supply house. As always, explosion proof fluorescent lights by Larson Electronics always ship with the lamps to save time for the installer.”
Larson Electronics carries an extensive line of explosion proof lights, hazardous location lights, intrinsically safe LED lights, portable explosion proof lights and explosion proof fluorescent work lights. You can view Larson Electronics’ entire line of explosion proof lighting by visiting Larsonelectronics.com. You can also call 1-800-369-6671 to learn more about all of Larson Electronics’ lighting products or call 1-214-616-6180 for international inquires.