Our new blog series, LED Lighting Everywhere, will take you through a facility type in its entirety and explain each opportunity for LED lighting in that space. First up, grocery store lighting and supermarket lighting.
Let's address the first question first. The short answer? Yes, some LED light fixtures are explosion proof. The key word here is some. You have to select the correctly classified LED luminaire for it to be explosion proof for your particular hazardous location.
In a previous post, we talked all about distinguishing between different types of what's often referred to as hazardous location lighting. This included lighting applications such as high abuse, clean room, vandal-resistant, etc.
Hazardous location lighting can sometimes be a catch-all phrase for any lighting that needs to operate and perform safely in areas with abnormal conditions. While this is true in a generic sense, there are more exact phrases that describe lighting for all sorts of abnormal hazardous locations.
Today's LED lights are safe, effective, and so energy-efficient that there's no comparison with traditional lighting methods. But why do some people have concerns about health? We've addressed some common complaints about LEDs below.