Explosion proof light fixtures refer to lighting fixtures, including flameless outdoor wall lights, which are made to minimize the danger of explosion in case of a gas leak or fire. These light fixtures are highly unlikely to ever explode, and can withstand very high temperatures and stresses.
This is because they are constructed with a layer of gas or metal between the lamp bulb and the surrounding walls and ceiling. The gas or metal then protects the bulb from falling or exploding.
One type of explosion proof light fixture is the paint booth light. Paint booth lights usually attach to the ceiling or wall or stand free on the floor. They work best in areas where there is a lot of human activity such as bars, pubs, clubs or exhibitions, but can be used elsewhere. The fixture’s body then consists of an aluminium frame, which contains a glass bulb for the light. It can either be a halogen style bulb or one which emits a soft glow, or a fluorescent bulb.
Another type of LED explosion proof light is the halogen light. These are often used in museums, particularly those where many rare paintings have been displayed. They use a halogen capsule, surrounded by a safety cover, to create a highly pressurized environment, causing very little heat and gases to escape. The gases are low in density, and can easily dissipate into the air.
The third type of explosion proof light fixture is the class 1 Div 1 light fixtures. These are most commonly used in the construction industry to display path lighting, as they produce a bright beam of light that will not dazzle or distract nearby workers. They are constructed with inert gas and high-efficiency glass bulbs, both of which are extremely dense and very effective sources of illumination. Unfortunately, due to the highly pressurized environment created by these devices, there is always the risk that they will explode, releasing poisonous gases into the air. However, the high level of safety that these devices provide makes this an exceptionally low threat to employees.
Class 2 fixtures will produce a yellow, orange, or red glow, depending on the ambient environment. These are often used in large buildings, or in places where there is a risk of there being an explosion, such as construction sites. They use the high efficiency halogen bulbs and employ modern technology to keep the gases contained within safe, even when there is a large temperature difference between the gasses and the surrounding air. In addition, modern explosion proof led lights come with a system of sensors that detect any potentially explosive gasses, meaning that even when there are no lights present, the system will automatically shut itself off and turn down.
While these types of light fixtures are essential for keeping employees safe from the harmful effects of fluorescent tubes, it is important to remember that they are not all safe for all environments. This is because there are several different types of bulb and fluorescent tubes that offer different levels of brightness. The best solution for choosing a bulb for use in potentially hazardous locations would be to ensure that you are purchasing one that has the maximum possible level of light without compromising the safety of those working nearby. It is also vital that you follow the guidelines that the manufacturer has set out, regarding the maximum allowable temperature level for any particular bulb. Failure to do so could result in serious injury or even death if an explosion occurs while the bulb is in operation.