Larson Electronics Announces Addition of Upgraded Explosion Proof LED Emergency Light

KEMP, Texas, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Larson Electronics has announced the release of an explosion proof LED emergency light that has been upgraded with second generation LED lamps to provide improved output and light quality as well as emergency operation capability. The HALP-EMG-48-2L-LED-G2 Explosion Proof LED Emergency Light features improved LED tube lamps and corrosion resistant construction as well as emergency battery backup operation which provides failsafe illumination in the event of power failures.

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The Larson Electronics HALP-EMG-48-2L-LED-G2 Class 1 Division 2 emergency LED light is an ideal lighting solution for hazardous locations where extreme reliability and resistance to the effects of corrosive wetness and chemicals is needed. This Class 1 Division 2 approved light fixture features glass reinforced polyester construction and an acrylic diffuser lens cover sealed with a poured in housing gasket for excellent durability and resistance to the damaging effects of wetness, rust, and corrosion. Larson Electronics has improved the light output of this fixture through the addition of their second generation LED tubes which provide 30% more light output than standard T8 lamps while offering twice the operational life with a 50,000 hour lamp life rating. Added versatility comes in the form of an emergency battery backup system that provides emergency operation capability in the event of power failures. During normal operation this fixture operates from standard 120-277 VAC current much like typical fluorescent lights, however, when power is abruptly cut, the emergency backup battery automatically engages and powers the light for 90 minutes. Once power is restored, operation returns to normal and a built in charging system returns the battery to a ready state, automatically preparing the fixture for the next outage. This explosion proof LED light fixture is approved for Class 1 Division 2, Groups A, B, C, and D locations and UL1598A approved as well, making it ideal for wet and corrosive environments where flammable gases and vapors may be present as well as standard non hazardous locations where wetness is an issue. The HALP-EMG-48-2L-LED-G2 provides all the functionality of standard fluorescent explosion proof lights, but offers higher output and better light quality as well as extreme long lamp life, all of which adds up to a more reliable as well as more cost effective lighting solution when compared to standard fluorescent fixtures.

"We are getting more demand for emergency ballast equipped explosion proof lights and hazardous location lights," said Rob Bresnahan with Magnalight.com.  "For a small incremental cost, operators can meet the requirements for Class 1 Division 2 emergency lighting, while still having a fully functional light fixture for daily operational use.  It makes a lot more sense than purchasing and installing separate hazardous location lights, particular over doorways and exits.  In addition, we can configure these lights for surface, pendant or wall mount."

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 Magnalight.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.

SOURCE Larson Electronics



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