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Larson Electronics Announces Release of Corrosion Resistant Explosion Proof Emergency Light

KEMP, Texas, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Larson Electronics has announced the release of a powerful explosion proof fluorescent emergency light that has been designed to provide emergency backup operation and the ability to withstand wet and corrosive environmental conditions. The HALP-EMG-48-2L-T5HO Class 1 Division 2 Emergency Fluorescent Light is built from corrosion resistant materials and features T5 HO fluorescent tubes for high output and a built in battery backup system for continued operation in the event of power failures.

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The HALP-EMG-48-2L-T5HO Class 1 Division 2 emergency fluorescent light from Larson Electronics provides operators in hazardous locations with a failsafe lighting solution capable of providing illumination in the event of power failures while also withstanding the damaging effects of corrosive environments. This explosion proof emergency light looks and operates like a standard fluorescent fixture, but incorporates a corrosion resistant housing and emergency backup battery system that provides a failsafe lighting option and the ability to withstand the effects of a corrosive operating environment. The housing on this unit is constructed with a glass fiber reinforced polyester housing with poured in gasket for reliable sealing and an impact resistant acrylic diffuser cover for even light distribution and high durability. Stainless steel latches provided added protection against corrosion and secure the acrylic diffuser to the housing to prevent drips and water intrusion. Light output is provided by a pair of T5HO fluorescent lamps which produce a combined total of 10,000 lumens of light output, making this unit ideal for illuminating larger areas such as work stations, walkways, storage areas, and anywhere large scale coverage is needed. These lamps offer excellent efficiency and high color quality for operations requiring accurate color distinction and have an operational life rated at 20,000 hours, making them a powerful yet economical lighting solution. The emergency backup system in these hazardous location lights  consists of a special battery backup ballast system that automatically takes over operation in the event of power failures. A built in charging system maintains the battery backup at full charge levels during normal operations, and when power is abnormally cut immediately takes over and runs the light at reduced output for up to 90 minutes. Once power is restored, the system automatically recharges the battery system and returns the unit to a ready state for the next event. During normal operation the fixture operates from standard 120-277 VAC current for easy and versatile connection to most universal voltages.  The HALP-EMG-48-2L-T5HO is ideal for use in hazardous locations where corrosive and wet conditions are common and is well suited to installation on oil platforms, in marinas, chemical plants, water treatment plants, and petrochemical processing facilities where advanced explosion proof protection and failsafe operation is required.

"We are getting more demand for emergency ballast equipped explosion proof lights and hazardous location lights," said Rob Bresnahan with LarsonElectronics.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 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 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.

SOURCE Larson Electronics



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