LED Hazardous Location LightingHazardous locations are characterized as places where flammable or combustible gases, vapors, dust and metals occur in sufficient quantities and may pose as a fire or explosion hazard. LED lights suitable for hazardous locations require either Class 1, Class 2 or Class 3 certifications with specific divisions and zones depending on the type of material present. LED hazardous location fixtures are rated IP66 or higher and are sealed tight against gas, moisture and dust. Hazardous area lights are also explosion-proof and are made of rugged materials to withstand high temperatures.
Explosion Proof LED LightingFor a fixture to be considered explosion-proof, it should either be designed to contain any explosion within the fixture or not emit sparks or heat that might trigger an explosion. Explosion-proof LED lights are made of rugged construction to ensure they are resistant to shock and vibration. Hazardous location LED lighting offers safety, durability and long life against abnormal conditions. Hazardous location applications include mills, mines, aircraft hangars, auto shops, gas stations, petroleum refineries, dry cleaning plants and natural gas plants.
Class 1 Division 1 LED LightingClass 1 Division 1 locations are classified by the presence of flammable gases, vapors and liquids in the air in ignitable quantities all or some of the time under normal operating conditions.
Class 1 Division 2 LED LightingClass 1 Division 2 locations are classified by the presence of flammable gases, vapors and liquids in the air in ignitable quantities under abnormal operating conditions, most often leaks.
Class 2 Division 1 LED LightingClass 2 Division 1 locations are classified by the presence of combustible dust in ignitable quantities all or some of the time under normal operating conditions.
Class 2 Division 2 LED LightingClass 2 Division 2 locations are classified by the presence of combustible dust in ignitable quantities under abnormal operating conditions.