Appleton Viamaster(TM) LED Linear Luminaires Receive Certification for Use in Hazardous Locations Worldwide

ROSEMONT, IL – Appleton Group, a division of Emerson Industrial Automation, announced today that the Appleton Viamaster Linear LED Luminaire has been certified for NEC/CEC, ATEX/IECEx and NBR IEC markets. As a result, this lighting series can now be specified in oil refineries, petrochemical facilities and other hazardous locations around the globe.

The latest addition to Appleton's growing LED industrial lighting family, the Viamaster achieves low energy costs and offers superior energy efficiency when compared to a standard HID or fluorescent fixture, plus it promotes greater reliability through minimal maintenance, and enhanced worker productivity. It provides a minimum of 60,000 hours of service life and is backed by an exclusive five-year warranty.

Along with installation in hazardous locations the Viamaster delivers dependable lighting in highly corrosive environments. It is engineered with an IP66 and NEMA 4X rating, making it resistant against water and moisture, so it can be deployed with confidence in marinas or wash down areas.

Maintenance is difficult in most industrial areas, but it can be also be dangerous in hazardous locations. That is why Appleton designed the Viamaster for easier maintenance than standard fixtures by building in features like a hinge access system to reach the terminal block and driver, along with replaceable parts, and captive screws that will not slip out of gloved hands and onto the floor.

The Viamaster can be specified in either two foot or four foot lengths with voltage choices of 120-277 Vac or 347-480 Vac and three unique lumen outputs to meet most application needs.

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About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2014 were $24.5 billion. For more information, visit

About Emerson Industrial Automation

Emerson Industrial Automation (, a business of Emerson, provides automation and power generation technologies and services to a wide range of industries. With its global capabilities and deep industry expertise, Emerson Industrial Automation is a trusted partner for products and solutions that increase machine performance, efficiency, reliability, and availability. Its industry-leading brands include Appleton®, ASCO®, Branson®, Control Techniques, Leroy-Somer®, Numatics®, O-Z/Gedney, and SolaHD.

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