Dialight today unveiled its next-generation LED Linear fixture, the most efficient solution of its kind for Class I Div 2 certified hazardous applications such as on- and offshore drilling rigs, platforms and other oil, gas, chemical, petrochemical and hazardous location facilities. The fixture is intended to replace traditional fluorescent and HID lighting fixtures, and is also available for non-classified general purpose industrial applications.
Delivering an ultra-efficient 106 lumens per Watt, the new SafeSite LED Linear fixture is available in 2-foot (33W) and 4-foot (66W) models and is less than an inch in height and 11 lbs. making installation and maintenance simpler, safer and less cumbersome. The 100-277VAC linear fixtures also feature an integrated wiring box to provide easy access for making electrical connections in a separate compartment.
“Once again, we’ve successfully responded to the needs of our hazardous area customers,” said Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive. “With substantially reduced fixture weight and energy consumption, this new fixture is the most efficient Class 1 Div 2 fixture of its kind and signifies a major advancement for our portfolio of LED hazardous location certified lighting products.”
The 3,500-7,000 lumen fixture emits a cool white light at 5,000K CCT with a standard 70 CRI for crisp and clear illumination. With 80 CRI models also available, the new SafeSite linear provides optimum visibility for process, testing and inspection areas.
Featuring a T4a temperature rating for use in ambient conditions ranging from -40?C to 65?C (-40oF to 149oF), the new SafeSite Linear is L70 rated for more than 100,000 hours of continuous performance even in the harshest conditions. With the entire fixture backed by Dialight’s 5-year full-performance warranty, hazardous facilities receive a decade or more of worry-free and maintenance-free reliable lighting. The product is UL-1598/A, UL-8750 and IP66 rated, resistant to salt, dust and moisture, including up to 20 PSI of direct water spray. With a general purpose UL1598/A version in development, the SafeSite Linear fixture is also tested to UL-844 for 35 hours at 2,000 CPM for superior resistance to shock and vibration and boasts 6kV surge protection.
Dialight’s SafeSite Linear line is proven to deliver a rapid return on investment with significant maintenance and energy cost savings in existing installations. In just one instance, Horizontal Well Drillers realized a 60 percent fuel savings on diesel power generation after retrofitting its drilling rig with Dialight SafeSite LEDs in place of high-maintenance, high-energy T8 fluorescents.
“The Dialight LEDs are definitely paying for themselves,” said Grizzly Kristian, lead electrician at HWD. “Avoiding the changeout of just one of the T8s pays for one of the LED fixtures — no question.”