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  • LED Lighting and Compatibility Issues with Legacy Dimming Systems

    LED Lighting and Compatibility Issues with Legacy Dimming Systems

    LED Lighting and Compatibility Issues with Legacy Dimming Systems LED technology is being adopted by numerous businesses around the world. Its energy saving benefits, long lifespan and modern features have won over individuals who are looking for ...

  • Types of UV Light for Different Applications

    Types of UV Light for Different Applications

    Types of UV Light for Different Applications Ultraviolet (UV) radiation was discovered in 1801 when the German physicist Johann Wilhelm Ritter observed that invisible rays just beyond the violet end of the visible spectrum darkened silver ...

  • NFPA 820 Compliance in Wastewater Treatment Plants

    NFPA 820 Compliance in Wastewater Treatment Plants

    Wastewater treatment plants are essential structures in cities and small communities. Such facilities are closely monitored by several professional institutions, such as OSHA and the NFPA. When it comes to the latter group, guidelines set forth in ...

  • Understanding Laser Classifications and Output Levels

    Understanding Laser Classifications and Output Levels

    Mainstream, low-powered lasers that emit continuous wave beams are harmless to humans. However, there are some lasers that can cause serious damage to one’s skin and eyes. To educate and protect people from using such lasers incorrectly ...

  • Protective Eye Gear for Laser Viewing and Applications

    Protective Eye Gear for Laser Viewing and Applications

    Some high-grade lasers can damage the eye and burn the skin. Most lasers that are capable of inflicting such injuries are categorized under Class 2, Class 3 and Class 4. For example, UV lasers that emit wavelengths between 180-400nm can cause ...

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  • Light Color Recommendations for Commercial and Industrial Spaces

    Light Color Recommendations for Commercial and Industrial Spaces

    Commercial, recreational and industrial spaces, such as offices, construction sites and outdoor parking lots, have different lighting needs. In most cases, the activities conducted on the location dictates the type of luminaries used, brightness ...

  • Lumen Recommendations for Common and Industrial Work Spaces

    Lumen Recommendations for Common and Industrial Work Spaces

    Lumen Recommendations for Common and Industrial Work Spaces Light brightness requirements for common and industrial spaces differ greatly. To achieve consistent, bright environments, the fixture’s luminous flux (or lumen [lm], which is the SI ...

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  • The Importance of Explosion Proof Lights in Cleanrooms

    The Importance of Explosion Proof Lights in Cleanrooms

    Cleanrooms are pushing the limits of industrial manufacturing and scientific research programs. For professionals, the rooms provide a predictable environment with low levels of stray pollutants, germs, dust and chemical vapors. Activities conducted ...

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  • NEC Classifications and Divisions for Hazardous Locations

    NEC Classifications and Divisions for Hazardous Locations

    Electrical equipment in hazardous (classified) locations present a serious threat for workers due to the existence of explosive dust and vapors. Examples of such facilities range from grain mills and gasoline stations to aircraft hangars and ...

  • Hazardous Location LEDs in Chemical Manufacturing Facilities

    Hazardous Location LEDs in Chemical Manufacturing Facilities

    Employees inside chemical manufacturing plants are exposed to some of the most unforgiving work conditions in the industrial sector. This is because in such environments, workers are exposed to extreme temperatures, dust, volatile chemicals and ...

  • UV Light Treatment for HVAC Systems

    UV Light Treatment for HVAC Systems

    Ultraviolet (UV) light can be applied to support numerous applications in a broad range of industries. In commercial paint spray booths and label manufacturing plants, UV lamps are used to streamline paint jobs and the printing of logos. Outside of ...

  • OSHA and MSHA Requirements for String Lights

    OSHA and MSHA Requirements for String Lights

    Industrial string lights are used to support temporary lighting systems. Such luminaries are commonly found in mining operations, warehouses and construction sites. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mine Safety and ...

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  • Mega Tower LEDs versus Metal Halide Towers

    Mega Tower LEDs versus Metal Halide Towers

    Lights are essential for businesses in the construction sector. Most construction sites, due to their barren nature, do not have reliable access to power. Because of this, massive luminaries in the form of light towers are deployed on the site to ...

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  • Thermal Conductive Plastics for LED Applications

    Thermal Conductive Plastics for LED Applications

    Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are extremely efficient in mitigating heat during operation. However, with manufacturers pushing the limits of LEDs, traditional methods for heat dissipation may not be enough to keep the fixtures going, especially for ...

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  • Application of LEDs in Wastewater Treatment Plants

    Application of LEDs in Wastewater Treatment Plants

    Wastewater treatment plants are prone to explosive risks due to the presence of volatile, flammable compounds inside the building. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has highlighted the dangers of such hazardous environments ...

  • Glass and UV-Passing Acrylic Lens in UV Light Applications

    Glass and UV-Passing Acrylic Lens in UV Light Applications

    Glass and UV-passing acrylic lenses play an important role in ultraviolet (UV) lighting. Both are applied to control the transmission of specific wavelengths from the fixture to the target area. When used for windows, the panels offer protection ...

  • Explosion Proof Lights and Hot Environments

    Explosion Proof Lights and Hot Environments

    Fixtures that are exposed to high ambient temperatures are prone to failure and malfunction. In industrial facilities with high lighting consumption rates, this is can be a complex issue to address, especially in hazardous locations where explosive ...

  • When are Oil Wells an Explosive Hazard?

    When are Oil Wells an Explosive Hazard?

    Contrary to popular belief, an oil well can be an explosive hazard even when it is not in operation (pumping steady). An EnergyWire review of federal labor statistics cited that the oil and gas sector experiences the most deaths from fires and ...

  • Purposes for IR 1550

    Purposes for IR 1550

    Infrared (IR) has been around for almost two centuries. It was first discovered by Sir William Herschel in the 1800s. The invisible wavelength is relevant to everyday living, since many scientists believe that over 50 percent of the Sun’s ...

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  • Class I, Division 1 Industrial Lights for THC Extraction Labs

    Class I, Division 1 Industrial Lights for THC Extraction Labs

    The cannabis industry is growing at a rapid rate. According to a report published by Marijuana Business Daily, the emerging sector is forecasted to overtake craft beer and organic food products. With legalization gaining momentum, it could reach $44 ...