LED Technology for Hazardous Areas
Efficient, durable and robust
The paradigm change in lighting technology is in full swing – the future, including for industry, is in LED technology since no other lighting technology utilises the electrical energy input as efficiently and has a long service life.
Some people are delaying the changeover, but there is undoubtedly no better time than now.
Regardless of whether you want to save energy, reduce maintenance costs or benefit from a long-life luminaire – the changeover to LED technology is the way to achieve it.
The service life of LEDs alone – up to 100,000 hours – exceeds the values for conventional light sources by many times over. This increases the maintenance-free time exponentially. Particularly when combined with maintenance-free lighting designs, the operating and maintenance costs are negligible minimum.
High-performance diodes provide excellent luminous efficacy with up to 180 lm/W, the LED is nearly ten times as efficient as a normal halogen lamp. LED luminaires are also experts in saving energy. This means that the slightly higher procurement costs will be amortised after only a few years.
At the same time, reduced CO2 emissions will contribute to climate change protection and in addition, does not contain any mercury, which means that LEDs can be described as being environmentally friendly.
LED luminaires improve safety as they do not leave anyone abruptly standing in the dark. They lose their luminescence gradually and hence don't fail completely all of a sudden.
LED technology is ideal for use in extreme temperatures in particular because it boasts a high vibration resistance, which means that it is especially well suited to use in harsh industrial environments. It is also characterised by a low heat build-up and can therefore still be used at temperatures from -60 °C to 70 °C. In addition, luminous intensity can be controlled depending on the ambient brightness.
In an interview with Rico Schulz, Product Manager Lighting Technology, you read more about smart light across entire hazardous areas.