Cleanroom or clean room environments are extremely specialized with requirements for each technology brought into the space. Cleanroom lighting is no exception. But what is a cleanroom? Read on to learn more.
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.
What is a wall pack light, and what applications benefit from it?
Wall pack lights or exterior building lights are terms that describe the outdoor lighting that is commonly mounted on the outside facing walls of buildings. This type of exterior lighting is generally used to provide illumination to ground areas frequented by vehicles and pedestrians. They also function well as an added layer of security for property owners. It is not uncommon to see multiple fixtures mounted on a single building or wall, with the fixture spacing designed to provide even lighting around the grounds. Below are a few image examples of conventional wall pack lighting mounted on an exterior wall.
In the world of lighting, the high bay is a fixture that you would find in a warehouse, a factory, a gymnasium, or any large open area with relatively high ceilings. Many existing high bay lighting and low bay lighting applications utilize high intensity discharge (HID) lamps such as metal halide or high pressure sodium lamps.