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Challenges Met by Mine Lighting Research & Development

Since its very inception, mining has always represented one of the most tumultuous working environments; fraught with any number of hazards and dangers. Some of these dangers can be seen, but the worst of them cause accidents because they are not. The way that these confined spaces are lit has made a huge difference to their safety factor over the years; but things weren’t always like they are now.  Over centuries of operation, mines have become safer and more productive due to countless developments from mining lighting manufacturers and their extensive research into how to light mines more…
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Challenges Faced in Mine Illumination

Coal mining operations present some of the harshest working conditions in the world. With a complete lack of space, severely confined spaces, the presence of dangerous machinery and concentrations of methane produced from the mining process, their requirements for hardware, particularly where lighting is concerned, are very specific. Here we will discuss some of these dangers, and how they are met by high-quality LED lighting for mines. Challenges Presented by the Environment The environment in which coal mining takes place presents a number of challenges that need to be circumvented with the…
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Tips for Planning Custom Lighting in Your Business

If you’re starting a new business, relocating to a different premises or are simply looking to remodel your current place of work, there is one factor when doing so that often goes overlooked, but it is still an essential one; and that is the matter of interior lighting. Setting up a custom commercial lighting system for your business can be remarkably complicated, but getting it right can have effective results. Because of this, lighting solutions need to be carefully planned out, and should be done so with the guidance of a lighting specialist. Still, when doing so, there are a number of things…
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Lighting for Industrial, Commercial and Office Environments

The functionalities of lighting surpass just illuminating an environment. In certain spaces, lighting is crucial for safety regulations as well as an effective marketing tool. When choosing lighting for an industrial, commercial or office space, safety, ambience and marketing purposes always need apt consideration.   Lighting in an Industrial Space When selecting lights for an industrial space, safety has to be one of the main concerns. Depending on the type of factory or warehouse, the lights themselves often have to be waterproof and dustproof as the tiniest particles of either could cause…
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Taking Pressure off of the Power Grid With the Right Type of Lighting

Living amidst an energy crisis, we have all had to become aware of the effect that our actions have on the environment, and where the availability of resources and energy are concerned, few places struggle with the need for energy efficiency like we do here in South Africa. Between load-shedding taking strain off of the power grid and blackouts that come without warning, even businesses are starting to look at ways to alleviate their demands for power, and one of the best ways to do this is to opt for industrial lighting that is efficient, even though it is effective. So to help you do your part…
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