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Explosion Proof LED Emergency Light integrates battery backup.

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Accommodating needs of operators in hazardous locations, EPL-EMG-48-4L-LED-G2 uses second generation LED tubes with 50,000 hr rating and has automatic battery backup system for 90 min of continued operation during power failures/outages. Failsafe unit is U.S./Canada UL approved Class 1 Division 1 and 2 as well as Class 2 Division 1 and 2 for areas where flammable chemical and petrochemical vapors are present. Also, light carries paint spray booth certification with T6 temperature rating.

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Larson Electronics Announces Release of Explosion Proof LED Light with Emergency Backup

Larson Electronics has announced the release an explosion proof LED light designed to provide the operational benefits of LED lighting technology combined with the reliability of failsafe operation. The EPL-EMG-48-4L-LED-G2 Explosion Proof LED Emergency Light is fitted with second generation LED tubes for enhanced output and longevity and features a built in battery backup system for continued operation even in the event of complete power failures and outages.

The Larson Electronics EPL-EMG-48-4L-LED-G2 explosion proof emergency LED light provides operators in hazardous locations with a powerful and effective lighting solution that combines the power and reliability of LED lighting with the security of automatic failsafe operation during power outages. This LED light fixtures is U.S./Canada U.L. approved Class 1 Division 1 & 2 and Class 2 Division 1 & 2 for use in areas where flammable chemical and petrochemical vapors are present and carries paint spray booth certification with a T6 temperature rating as well. The housing is formed from copper free aluminum for light weight and high strength and features heavy gauge aluminum reflectors with a high gloss finish for durability and excellent light dispersal. Since these fixtures utilize LED tube lamps rather than standard fluorescent tubes there is no ballast, and instead a battery backup system has been installed to provide greater functionality. The battery backup system in these units is fully automatic and maintains the onboard battery at a fully charged state during normal operation. When power is cut such as during a blackout, the emergency power backup automatically kicks in and powers the light for the UL standard of 90 minutes or until normal power is restored. Once power returns, the unit goes back to normal operating mode and recharges the battery to a ready state. The LED tubes in this fixture are second generation models that produce 30% more foot candles of illumination at 8 feet as measured by an Extech light meter than typical T8 tubes. These LED tubes also offer better efficiency and operational life, and are rated at 50,000 hours of operation compared to the normal 20,000 for standard fluorescent tubes. This means this unit will produce more light, using less power, and will require less servicing than a standard fluorescent fixture. This explosion proof light looks and mounts similarly to standard fluorescent fixtures and comes standard with bracket mounts that can be attached to flat surfaces and mounting platforms and adjusted to change the mounting angle of the fixture. These lights run from standard 120-277 VAC universal voltages for versatile connections and are also available in 12/24 volt DC configurations for use with low voltages. The EPL-EMG-48-4L-LED-G2 explosion proof LED light  is and ideal solution for operators in hazardous locations such as water treatment plants and petrochemical processing facilities who desire a lighting system capable of not only producing effective illumination, but continued illumination in the event of emergencies where power becomes unavailable.

“To keep work areas up to code, emergency lighting fixtures are required,” said Robert Bresnahan of Larson Electronics “This emergency backup fluorescent light works, mounts, and is wired like our EPL-48-4L-LED-G2 fixtures. The EPL-EMG-48-4LLED-G2 provides work area illumination, but also meets the requirement for emergency egress.”

Larson Electronics produces a full range of industrial and commercial lighting equipment, explosion proof LED work lights, hazardous locations lights, intrinsically safe lighting, and LED work lights. To view the entire Larson Electronics line of industrial grade lighting solutions, visit them on the web at 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.

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