LEDs in Extreme Applications

2019-03-06 17:21 Admin


Some facilities have extreme circumstances where typical LED lighting may not meet the special needs. 
This blog will cover four unique applications: hazardous locations, food processing, and extreme outdoor. 
Find yourself evaluating lighting upgrades for any types of environment, please consider the products suggested.           

  • Explosion Proof High-Bay and Flood Light Requirements – C1D1 and C1D2
  • Food Processing High-Bay Light Requirements - NSF Certified
  • Extreme Outdoor High-Mast Light Requirements – IP67 and Salt Spray

Hazardous Locations

Some industrial environments require special LEDs because it can be dangerous if a light explodes.
Environments where explosive concentrations of dust or vapors may exist must be equipped with
special lighting for safety purposes. Hazardous industrial facilities can include:

  • Oil refineries/offshore oil platforms
  • Chemical plants
  • Gas stations, pumping stations, substations
  • Waste water treatment plants
  • Paint facilities, coal mining
  • Military bases, weapons storage
  • Tunnels or airports

You likely have heard of the classifications C1D1 or C1D2 etc. But do you know how to choose the 
right explosion proof LED light for these classifications? We’ve put together a simple guide to 
explain what types of explosion proof lighting classifications there are to help you when making that decision.



Food Processing
While food and beverage plants are industrial spaces, the lighting fixtures used in them cannot be the same ones
used in industrial spaces like manufacturing plants and warehouses. The light fixtures used in food processing facilities
must have a high level of protection against elements such as airborne dust, effluents, steam, mist, water, oils, grime,
cleaning solvents, and other contaminants.

Our NSF Certified LED Food Processing Lights are specifically designed to meet all the stringent food grade
luminaire guidelines. Designed to replace 250W to 400W+ Metal Halide.

Extreme Outdoor Requirements

Seaports and off-shore drilling platforms are unique applications when it comes to lighting. The corrosive nature of
the salt air can limit the lifespan of typical lights. So, electrical contractors need to be aware that there are alternatives
for these environments that will provide, long-lasting, outstanding outdoor LED lighting. One such light is the pole-mount
LED high mast
. It is IP67,comes with a 10-year warranty and is available in up to 900W LED.  This light can replace
up to a 2000W MH. It is also unique in that it has an optional remote drive installation – allowing for convenient installation;
minimizing maintenance costs.



Whether you are replacing lighting in a hazardous location, a high temperature power plant, in a food processing plant
or are by the ocean, you need to heed these special considerations.  Our LED techs are available to chat via this website
and answer your questions – and just ask!