Larson Electronics' Releases Explosion Proof LED Light for Refinery and Corrosive Environment Use

Nov 01, 2012, 09:10 ET from Larson Electronics

KEMP, Texas, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Larson Electronics' has announced the release of an explosion proof LED light fixture designed specifically for use in locations where wetness and corrosion is an issue.  Built to withstand the damaging effects of wet and corrosive conditions often countered in marine and refinery applications, the HALP-48-2L-LED explosion proof LED light provides excellent output and high durability in a low maintenance lighting package. With its non metal construction and fully sealed design, this fixture is ideal for petrochemical and industrial marine applications where durable and effective lighting solutions are needed.  


The HALP-48-2L-LED Class 1 Division 2 LED Light from is well suited for use in the marine and petrochemical industries as a Class 1 Division 2 lighting solution that can withstand the corrosive effects of wet marine environments.  Featuring a non-corrosive, glass fiber reinforced polyester housing with poured in cover gasket and an impact resistant acrylic diffuser secured with stainless steel cover latches, this light is designed to stand up to the abusive conditions often encountered in offshore petrochemical operations.  These hazardous location lights are fitted with Magnalight's high output LED tube lamps, helping them produce excellent lumen output and color rendering as well as giving them high resistance to damage from vibrations and impacts.  Equipped with LED lamps rather than fluorescent tubes, these fixtures require no ballasts, which makes these units lighter in weight and easier to install and service.  Additionally, the LED lamps in these fixtures provide longer operating life, with a 50,000+ hour LED life compared to the standard 20,000 hours associated with fluorescent lamps.  The HALP-48-2L-LED also provides a lower cost alternative to LED fixtures equipped with integral LED lamps and can be upgraded and re-lamped as easily as traditional fluorescent explosion proof lights.  In fixtures where integral LEDs are utilized, the operator must replace the entire fixture when they reach the end of their operating life.  With the HALP-48-2L-LED, operators can simply replace the LED tube when it becomes necessary the same as they would a typical fluorescent light.  This serviceability also means you can upgrade to higher output lamps as LED designs advance, providing better returns on your investment while allowing you to further increase lighting effectiveness as the technology improves if desired.  These explosion proof light fixtures provide even more benefits in the form of lighter weight and reduced maintenance costs, and since fixtures with an integrated LED design cost approximately $1,000 on average, they are substantially more affordable at less than $700.00 per fixture.  The HALP-48-2L-LED is UL Class 1 Division 2, Groups A, B, C, D and UL 1598A Marine Type approved and works with  voltages ranging from  120V-60hz to 277V-60hz.  The HALP-48-2L-LED is a cost effective lighting solution that provides a long list of benefits for operators in petrochemical applications and marine based hazardous locations and offers an affordable yet safe and reliable alternative to traditional fluorescent lamps.

"The HALP-48-2L-LED Class 1 Division 2 fluorescent light is a low cost option for low vibration, hazardous area environments," said Rob Bresnahan with Larson Electronics' "We recently completed the first phase of a refinery construction project with these HALP-48-2L-LED and the customer has signed off on a complete replacement of all the fluorescent lights on the facility due to their performance over the last 6 months."

Larson Electronics' Magnalight produces a wide range of intrinsically safe LED lights, explosion proof LED work lights, portable LED light towers, explosion proof flashlights and LED trouble lights. The entire Magnalight line of explosion proof lighting can be viewed by visiting You can also call 1-800-369-6671 to learn more about all of Magnalight lighting products and their ability to provide custom ordering options. For international inquires call 1-214-616-6180 for more details.

SOURCE Larson Electronics