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What is Explosion Proof lighting?

Hazardous locations are defined as any area where there are high concentrations of combustible particles in the air that may cause an explosion or fire. These flammable materials include, but are not limited to, liquids, dust, gasses and some fibres. Whenever these hazards are present, employees must use specially designed equipment to avoid the chance of igniting any of these materials. Two kinds of fixtures are certified for use in hazardous areas, intrinsically safe fixtures and explosion-proof lights. Intrinsically safe fixtures are extremely low powered and cannot produce enough heat or spark…
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LED Street Lights

We all know about street lights, they let us know if there are general power outages at night, they help us feel safer because we can see better when we travel at night, and they help us navigate through the roads at night by making everything else more visible, such as road works, other cars, and pedestrians. These lights are burning every night for long hours, and that eventually has its toll on the environment as it runs on a lot of electricity, and they can be costly to replace. Thankfully there are different street light solutions that are arising. LED Street Lights As the world changes and…
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Lighting Choices for Better Power Consumption

As humankind’s impact on the planet becomes more evident by the day, many people are looking for effective solutions to cut back on power costs while doing their part to live a little more greenly. Lighting, has become such an important part of our daily lives, that often, there is very little room to compromise in this regard. Though there is a responsibility for all of us to keep energy consumption in our homes and businesses to a minimum, which makes sourcing energy efficient lighting systems a priority for anyone who wants to lower their electricity bills, while lending a helping hand to…
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Setting up Lighting in a Retail Store

Out of all of the décor choices that you can make when setting up your retail store, your lighting is one of the most important to consider. Retail store lighting not only has a functional property in terms of illuminating your store, but it also adds to quite a bit of its aesthetic quality. The type of lights you select, how harshly or softly they illuminate the area, how much they cost to invest in and how much they cost to run, are but a few of the considerations that will affect how you approach lighting your retail outlet. So before jumping in and illuminating your store with the first solution…
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The Appropriate lighting for Hazardous Zones

If you operate a potentially hazardous working environment, then it is up to you to ensure that workplace accidents are kept to an absolute minimum. Statistics on workplace accidents in South Africa suggest that while only 10% of all accidents are the result of unsafe working conditions, 88% of all incidents are the result of an employee’s actions, or lack thereof. This could be due to negligence or ill instruction, or it could be that hazardous zones were not clearly marked so that they could be easily avoided or navigated when need be. A big part of ensuring workplace safety is to ensure that…
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