The EPLC2-EMG-HB-150LED-RT from Larson Electronics is an Explosion Proof High Bay Emergency LED Light Fixture that provides operators with a powerful and energy efficient alternative to traditional hazardous location luminaries. Cree LED technology and compact design makes this lamp an excellent replacement upgrade option for bulky and high maintenance cost older incandescent, metal halide and high pressure sodium lights. This unit features a remote mount battery backup for emergency operation.
This Class I Division 2 and Class II Divisions 1 & 2 explosion proof emergency LED light fixture provides 21,000 lumens of high quality light while drawing only 150 watts. The copper free aluminum alloy body is powder coated for added durability and an attractive aesthetic appearance. A special heat dissipating design in conjunction with LED technology helps this fixture to achieve an excellent 60,000 hour rated lifespan with 80% lumen retention. The lightweight design and low profile make this unit an attractive alternative to larger and heavier older fixtures and requires less hardware to install.
This emergency LED light works, mounts, and is wired like our EPL-HB-150LED-RT LED light fixtures. The main difference is that we add a remote mounted battery backup unit that adds emergency light functionality to the fixture. This emergency LED light will run at the standard UL suggested 90 minutes after power is lost and outputs 2,625 lumens in emergency mode. The light recharges the battery once electrical power is restored. Standard configuration includes a single emergency battery backup that is automatically recharged and kept in a ready state.
LED Benefits: Unlike gas burning and arc type lamps that have glass bulbs, LEDs have no filaments or fragile housings to break during operation and/or transportation. Instead of heating a small filament or using a combination of gases to produce light, light emitting diodes (LEDs) use semi-conductive materials that illuminate when electric current is applied, providing instant illumination with no warm up or cool down time before re-striking. Because there is no warm up period, this light can be cycled on and off with no reduction in lamp life.
LED lights run at significantly cooler temperatures than traditional metal halide and high pressure sodium lights and contain no harmful gases, vapors, or mercury, making them both safer and more energy efficient. No extra energy is wasted in cooling enclosed work areas due to external heat emissions from bulb type lights, and the operator risks associated with traditional lighting methods, such as accidental burns and exposure to hazardous substances contained in the glass bulbs, are eliminated. In addition, LEDs are also safer for the environment as they are 100% recyclable, which eliminates the need for costly special disposal services required with traditional gas burning and arc type lamps.
This explosion proof emergency LED light fixture features multiple LED drivers which helps to increase the operational life of the fixture. With traditional LED lights, in the event an LED array or driver fails, the entire fixture no longer illuminates. This new series of LED lamps contains twelve individual LED boards configured in a series of banks. Each bank contains two LED boards with an individual driver. In the event of a driver failure, only one bank of LEDs will be effected while the other banks will continue to operate. In the event that of an LED failure, the mating LED will continue to operate.
LED Drivers: Even in LED fixtures, heat is the single largest factor in premature light failure and color shifting. As a result, many manufacturers reduce the output of their LEDs in order to reduce the amount of heat produced. Rather than lower light output or quality, Larson Electronics addresses this problem with the addition of electronic LED drivers. These internal drivers provide the ability to automatically monitor and adjust input current to maintain the correct LED voltage levels regardless of input levels across a specific range. This not only reduces the energy dissipation, effectively lowering the operating temperature of the fixture, but also prevents AC over-voltage and short circuit loading making this fixture virtually maintenance free. Because the electronic drivers allow the EPLC2-EMG-HB-150LED-RT to run at a cooler internal temperature and regulates the electrical current, energy efficiency and LED service hours are maximized while at the same time reducing operating costs and downtime incurred from the frequent servicing intervals required with other hotter running lights.
The explosion proof LED light fixture features multiple LED drivers which helps to increase the operational life of the fixture. With traditional LED lights, in the event an LED array or driver fails, the entire fixture no longer illuminates. With the EPLC2-EMG-HB-150LED-RT series of explosion proof lamps from Larson Electronics, each LED fixture contains six individual LED boards configured in a series of banks. Each bank contains two LED on a single board with an individual driver. In the event of a driver failure, only one bank of LEDs will be effected while the other banks will continue to operate. In the event that of an LED failure, the mating LED will continue to operate.
Beam Angles: When used as a portable lighting solution, the varying beam angles are each individually ideal for several environments. The 60° beam provides the most intense beam of the three options. It is perfect for narrow, confined spaces and is ideally suited for tank cleaning purposes. It offers focused light to provide ample illumination to tight work spaces and other environments. The 125° beam offers a more diffused source of light that is also less intense in brightness. It is a great general area work light and performs well when used for outdoor illumination. The 140° beam offers a very wide lighting pattern and is ideal for situations where lighting distance is not a concern, but illumination of a wider area and even light distribution is. The 140° beam is great for situations that call for working in close proximity to lights such as in a paint booth.
This unit produces 21,000 lumens with a color temperature of 5600K standard and a color rendering index of 75 which produces colors and details much more accurately than high pressure sodium or mercury vapor luminaries. We also offer both 3000K warm white and 4500K natural white color temperature options (longer lead times may apply for non-standard temperatures). This lamp uses Cree LED units that have been chosen for their high lumen per watt ratio and extreme longevity. These Cree LEDs generate a robust 140 lumens per watt effective lumen output and have a 80% lumen retention at 60,000 hours, giving them better efficiency and operational life than traditional light sources.
Field Serviceability: This explosion proof LED light fixture is field serviceable. All major internal components can be purchased from Larson Electronics and installed by a licensed electrician with basic tools. With most explosion proof fixtures, the fixture must be returned to the manufacturer for repair work, which presents downtime and long turn around times for repair work. Larson Electronics addresses this issue with the EPLC2-EMG-HB-150LED-RT series with field serviceability, allowing operators to perform service work without having to return the fixture to the manufacturer in the event of damage or failure.
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Voltage: This explosion proof emergency LED light is universal voltage capable and can be operated with 100-277 V AC, 50/60 Hz without modifications to the fixture. A low voltage version of this LED fixture that operates on AC/DC voltages from 11-25 volts is also available. 18-48 V AC/DC voltage models are available for network systems and marine vessels. We also offer an additional 347-480 V high voltage, 125-250 V DC, and 0-10 V dimmable versions of this explosion proof LED light fixture.
Mounting: The EPLC2-EMG-HB-150LED-RT comes standard with both pendant mount and adjustable surface mounting bracket. Ceiling and wall applications are mounted using the included adjustable swivel mount bracket found on the rear of the unit. Pendant applications are mounted from the ceiling and are suspended by rigid pipe via the 3/4" NPT hub on the back of the explosion proof fixture. Wiring is fed through rigid pipe to the junction box and tied in to the fixture`s lead wires, completing the electrical connection. Additional mounting types are avaiable for this model.
This explosion proof LED light fixture is paint spray booth listed, IP67 rated, dust-proof, and protected against high pressure jets and temporary submersion. The cast aluminum body and LED lamp give this light excellent durability and resistance to vibration and impacts. The housing is specially designed to dissipate heat which increases the efficiency and lifespan of the LEDs and electronics.
Suggested Applications: The EPLC2-EMG-HB-150LED-RT is approved for use within environments where flammable or combustible gases, vapors, dusts, fibers, and flying exist or stand the potential to exist, and is ideal for a wide variety of applications.
Applications include but not limited to aircraft maintenance, alcohol processing, aerospace, chemical manufacturing, coke processing, cold storage, compressed natural gas (CNG) facilities, cranes, cryogenics, distilleries, food processing (with food grade gasketed polycarbonate lens: ), fuel storage, gas processing plants, grain processing, laboratories, liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities, liquid propane gas (LPG), manufacturing, marine vessels, methane production, mining, offshore, oil drilling rigs, oil refineries, paint spray booths, paper processing, petrochemical, pharmaceuticals, power plants, production refineries, sand blast cabinets, sewage and septic tanks, shipyards, solvent and cleaning areas, storage facilities, tank farms, tankers, textile, washdown areas, waste treatment plants, and woodworking. .
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|Each LED light fixture has the potential to save $150.00+ per year in electricity alone, not including maintenance costs, operational downtime, reduced productivity, HVAC loads, or carbon footprint. When retrofitting an entire facility with 100s of light fixtures, the return on investment of LED over metal halide becomes evident.