The FYT Series LED High Bay is and enclosed style linear high bay that is IP65 rated for wet areas as well as dust. The FYT LED High Bay is a slim design fixture made of light weight aluminum. The lens design has a curved frosted lens that gives a great light spread without blinding light to the eye. The FYT is a good all purpose version on an LED High Bay. The enclosed body style makes maintenance easy since the dust is easy to remove and the fixture can withstand water washing. The come equipped with hanging cables. The FYT comes in several version of wattages. The most popular are the FYT-150 watt LED at 15,000 lumens and the FYT-200 watt LED at 20,000 lumens. They are priced very competitively and surpass a lot of fixtures in quality with the added protection of the IP65.
The Nastro Series LED High Bay Linear Light Fixture is a versatile style fixture that can be used inside an office space or in a warehouse. It is a stylish design with the performance that you would expect of an LED High Bay. It is equipped with Osram LED Chips and is IP65 to withstand weather and the elements. They are ETL and DLC approved so they are eligible to be used in areas that offer rebates from your service provider. They come in 100 watt versions up to 200 watts. They produce 100 lumens per watt. They are designed with the module style LED panels. So you can build upon them to create a 2 module LED up to a 4 module LED. They operate in -22 f to 113 f and have a 5 year warranty. Please look at this LED High Bay or other LED Products on our site such as: LED Industrial Flood lights and LED explosion proof lights.
Explosion Proof MEP L05 LED Spot or Mini Flood Light
This is one of our newest Explosion Proof Lights that we offer on our site. It is the Class 1 Division 2 MEP L05 LED Spot or Mini Flood Light. This is a great fixture to replace old HPS fixtures or Metal Halide and update to the newest technology.
- This LED Flood Light Is Suitable for:
- Waste water treatment plants
- Paper Mills
- Chemical Plants
- Oil and Gas operations
- fueling stations
- spot lighting areas in class 1 div 2 locations.
One thing that makes the MEP-L05 so versatile is that it is available in optical spread variations of 60 degrees to 120 degrees. They operate in temp range of -40 c to 40c. Power supply 120/ 277 volt. They consume 40 watts of energy and produce a light output of 4,000 lumens. 50,000 hour LED. Comes standard with swivel mounting bracket and 1/2 inch connection. UL Listed and IP67. Powder coated in orange is standard color. Available in Grey as well.
We have these lights in many applications in the US and have reference pictures on our site of these lights being used.
Please contact Maes Lighting at 866-860-6399 if you have a need for these lights or want additional information.
We see many people use flood lights today, certain vehicles and commercial buildings use them for protection, and even home owners started to apply them for home lighting. However, frequent buying can be expensive. If you want to save some money and also be more eco-friendly, you may want to make the switch to Led Flood Lights. There are reasons you should go for LED flood lights, just read on the following section.
LED flood lights provide high intensity lighting as compared to other lights available in the market.
LED flood lights are energy efficient. As compared to incandescent lights, LED flood lights are 8 times more efficient. These lights do not require a large amount of energy to produce the required light.
LED flood lights are also economical, first because these require less electricity, secondly because these lights do not need any maintenance.
LED flood lights are known for their quick reaction. LED flood lights instantly light up which is why these are used in theatres.
LED flood lights are very useful for decoration purposes. LED flood lights emit colorful light that are very appealing to the eyes and they also provide directional light as they can be used to focus on a particular thing in one direction. For example, LED flood lights are used to highlight the best part of the architecture of the buildings and monuments.
LED flood lights are not fragile. These can usually resist external shocks. This feature makes them durable. Also this ensures that they can be used for various outdoor applications efficiently without fear of damage.
LED flood lights can maintain an even temperature. There is no need to use other things to reduce the level of heat.
LED flood lights are very eco-friendly because they consume less energy. LED flood lights are fitted with a diode and not any gases which make it even more eco friendly as no harmful gases are omitted. No UV rays, IR and no air pollution take place. LED flood lights can be easily disposed off without any harm to the environment.
LED flood lights Manufacturers provide a lot of variety in colors, designs, sizes, shapes, etc. The availability of LED flood lights in a lot of variety easily caters to the demands of all the buyers.
LED flood lights provide better productivity and are highly economical. You can always find reliable dealers who will sell you the best quality products at cheap rates. If you prefer online shopping than going to store, maeslighting.com will definitely to be a good choice. Purchase these lamps and enjoy their remarkable features right now!
There is often a misunderstanding from customers that ask for an explosion proof light. We ask them if that is what they need because many times they only need hazardous location or Class 1 Division 2. The differences in the fixtures is considerable as well as the price. Please see the below information on the difference of a Class 1 Division 1 light and a Class 1 Div 2 light.
Hazardous Location Types
Class I Locations
According to the NEC, there are three types of hazardous locations. The first type of hazard is one which is created by the presence of flammable gases or vapors in the air, such as natural gas or gasoline vapor. When these materials are found in the atmosphere, a potential for explosion exists, which could be ignited if an electrical or other source of ignition is present. The Code writers have referred to this first type of hazard as Class I. So, a Class I Hazardous Location is one in whichflammable gases or vapors may be present in the air in sufficient quantities to be explosive or ignitable. Some typical Class I locations are:
- Petroleum refineries, and gasoline storage and dispensing areas;
- Dry cleaning plants where vapors from cleaning fluids can be present;
- Spray finishing areas;
- Aircraft hangars and fuel servicing areas; and
- Utility gas plants, and operations involving storage and handling of liquified petroleum gas or natural gas.
- All of these are Class I . . . gas or vapor . . . hazardous locations. All require special Class I hazardous location equipment.
Class II Locations
The second type of hazard listed by the National Electrical Code are those areas made hazardous by the presence of combustible dust. These are referred to in the Code as “Class II Locations.” Finely pulverized material, suspended in the atmosphere, can cause as powerful an explosion as one occurring at a petroleum refinery. Some typical Class II locations are:
- Grain elevators;
- Flour and feed mills;
- Plants that manufacture, use or store magnesium or aluminum powders;
- Producers of plastics, medicines and fireworks;
- Producers of starch or candies;
- Spice-grinding plants, sugar plants and cocoa plants; and
- Coal preparation plants and other carbon handling or processing areas.
Class III Locations
Class III hazardous locations, according to the NEC, are areas where there are easily-ignitable fibers or flyings present, due to the types of materials being handled, stored, or processed. The fibers and flyings are not likely to be suspended in the air, but can collect around machinery or on lighting fixtures and where heat, a spark or hot metal can ignite them. Some typical Class III locations are:
- Textile mills, cotton gins;
- Cotton seed mills, flax processing plants; and
- Plants that shape, pulverize or cut wood and create sawdust or flyings.
Hazardous Location Conditions
In addition to the types of hazardous locations, the National Electrical Code also concerns itself with the kinds of conditions under which these hazards are present. The Code specifies that hazardous material may exist in several different kinds of conditions which, for simplicity, can be described as, first, normal conditions, and, second, abnormal conditions.
In the normal condition, the hazard would be expected to be present in everyday production operations or during frequent repair and maintenance activity.
When the hazardous material is expected to be confined within closed containers or closed systems and will be present only through accidental rupture, breakage or unusual faulty operation, the situation could be called “abnormal.”
The Code writers have designated these two kinds of conditions very simply, as Division 1 – normal and Division 2 – abnormal. Class I, Class II and Class III hazardous locations can be either Division 1 or Division 2.
Good examples of Class I, Division 1 locations would be the areas near open dome loading facilities or adjacent to relief valves in a petroleum refinery, because the hazardous material would be present during normal plant operations.
Closed storage drums containing flammable liquids in an inside storage room would not normally allow the hazardous vapors to escape into the atmosphere. But, what happens if one of the containers is leaking? You’ve got a Division 2 -abnormal – condition . . . a Class I, Division 2 hazardous location.
So far we’ve covered the three types of hazardous locations:
Class I – gas or vapor
Class II – dust, and
Class III – fibers and flyings.
And secondly, kinds of conditions:
Division 1 – normal conditions, and
Division 2 – abnormal conditions.
Now let’s move on to a discussion of the nature of hazardous substances.
Nature of Hazardous Substances
The gases and vapors of Class I locations are broken into four groups by the Code: A, B, C, and D. These materials are grouped according to the ignition temperature of the substance, its explosion pressure, and other flammable characteristics.
The only substance in Group A is acetylene. Acetylene makes up only a very small percentage of hazardous locations. Consequently, little equipment is available for this type of location. Acetylene is a gas with extremely high explosion pressures.
Group B is another relatively small segment of classified areas. This group includes hydrogen and other materials with similar characteristics. If you follow certain specific restrictions in the Code, some of these Group B locations, other than hydrogen, can actually be satisfied with Group C and Group D equipment.
Group C and Group D are by far the most usual Class I groups. They comprise the greatest percentage of all Class I hazardous locations. Found in Group D are many of the most common flammable substances such as butane, gasoline, natural gas and propane.
In Class II – dust locations – we find the hazardous materials in Groups E, F, and G. These groups are classified according to the ignition temperature and theconductivity of the hazardous substance. Conductivity is an important consideration in Class II locations, especially with metal dusts.
Metal dusts are categorized in the Code as Group E. Included here are aluminum and magnesium dusts and other metal dusts of similar nature.
Group F atmospheres contain such materials as carbon black, charcoal dust, coal and coke dust.
In Group G we have grain dusts, flour, starch, cocoa, and similar types of materials.
Let’s quickly review. Hazardous locations are classified in three ways by the National Electrical Code: TYPE, CONDITION, and NATURE.
There are three types of hazardous conditions: Class I – gas and vapor, Class II – dust, and Class III – fibers and flyings.
There are two kinds of hazardous conditions: Division 1 – normal, and Division 2 – abnormal.
And finally, there is the nature of the hazardous substance . . . where we find Groups A, B, C, and D in Class I locations, and, in Class II locations: Groups E, F, and G.
Let’s illustrate our Code “translation” with an example. How would we classify a storage area where LP gas is contained in closed tanks? LP gas is a Class I substance (gas or vapor). It’s Division 2 because it would only be in the atmosphere if an accidental rupture or leakage occurred, and it is Group D material.
The table below summarizes the various hazardous (classified) locations.
|Summary of Class I, II, III Hazardous Locations|
|I Gases, vapors, and liquids
B: Hydrogen, etc.
C: Ether, etc.
D: Hydrocarbons, fuels, solvents, etc.
|Normally explosive and hazardous||Not normally present in an explosive concentration (but may accidentally exist)|
|E: Metal dusts (conductive,*and explosive)
F: Carbon dusts (some are conductive,* and all are explosive)
G: Flour, starch, grain, combustible plastic or chemical dust (explosive)
|Ignitable quantities of dust normally are or may be in suspension, or conductive dust may be present||Dust not normally suspended in an ignitable concentration (but may accidentally exist). Dust layers are present.|
|III Fibers and flyings
|Textiles, wood-working, etc. (easily ignitable, but not likely to be explosive)||Handled or used in manufacturing||Stored or handled in storage (exclusive of manufacturing)|
LED lights have been popular for a few years but have not been economical, reliable or give enough lumens to really sell well in the US marketplace. We are now seeing that the LED’s are coming down in price enough to be competitive and giving enough lumens to compare to Metal Halides. We offer several types of LED and wanted to introduce the GI series of Flood Lights. These light are IP65 rated for outdoor use and give out 20,000 lumens that is equal lumens to a 400 watt metal halide. Check out our site for the GI 200 watt LED Flood as well as other styles such as: Linear LED High Bays, LED wall packs and LED flashlights.
With the explosion of LED lighting into the market place, everyone is asking the question: Is LED better than Fluorescent? That is a hard question to answer but, we do know that they are more expensive than fluorescent. That is often the deciding point when it comes to selling the lights. When a customer is wanting an explosion proof light, they are having to spend a lot of money due to the classification. Often the LED versions are 50% higher or more than the fluorescent version with the same lumen output. So we try to sell the customer what they need and want. But try to make the customer aware of the pro’s and cons of the LED vs Fluorescent when we are finding out the application they are using them for. We try to help the customer make educated decisions and not just sell them something that is hot on the market…
Since it came onto the market in the 1960’s, LED lighting has been heralded as one of the greenest types of lighting available. Over the years, developments in its efficiency, options, colors and – above all – cost effectiveness have meant that LED lighting has become an increasingly popular choice for many lighting needs.
The developments in LED lighting have not been solely in residential lighting. With recent advancements, LED lighting is becoming a better choice for industrial settings as well. Here’s a quick guide to LED lighting to help you consider whether or not LED lighting is right for your industrial setting.
It is estimated that the use of LED lighting can help reduce your energy bills anywhere from 50-90%. The reduction to your bills comes for several reasons. The first is that LED lights are more energy efficient than any other type of bulb, requiring fewer watts in order to produced the same (or higher) levels of light as a regular bulb. The second reason is the LED light bulbs last longer than a regular bulb (with the expected life of 50,000+ hours versus a normal 20,000 hours), which means that they don’t need to be replaced as often. The third reason is that LED lights require little (or no) maintenance, which helps reduce potential costs. Finally, unlike regular light bulbs, the lifespan of a LED light is actually extended with frequent on/off cycling.
There are three main categories of LED lighting solutions:
The first category is the basic LED fixture. These are fixtures that are installed with an LED bulb, but function with a typical on/off switch or (potentially) a dimmer switch.
The second category is the basic LED fixture with bolt on sensors, which have the capability of turning the lights on and off based on the motion (or lack of motion) in the room.
The final category is the Intelligent LED systems, which give facility managers a great amount of control and flexibility of how and when the lights are used based off of a network of sensors, software management, and a wireless sensor.
The category of lighting that you choose will have an impact on the overall cost reduction that you experience in your energy bills.
Overall the reliability, flexibility, and efficiency of LED lighting can result in big savings for your company. To help determine if LED lighting is right for you – as well as where and how to best use it in your facility – talk to a commercial lighting expert. He will be able to help map out the best course of lighting action that you can take for your company, building, and budget.
Every business owner is concerned with finding ways to increase the productivity of workers. Not only do productive workers have a higher sense of satisfaction and accomplishment, but it allows the company to reach its goals and improve its bottom line.
One easy – and yet often overlooked – way to increase productivity is to improve the lighting of your workspace. This is especially true in an industrial setting where natural light is limited or non-existent. Not only will better lighting help the productivity of workers, but it can also have a positive effect on their health and well being.
In an industrial setting, the most important thing that light can do is make sure that your workers have sufficient visibility in order to perform their tasks. The lighting required for different tasks can be different. For example, the lighting required to work in front of a computer is much less than the lighting required to operate a piece of machinery.
In most industrial cases, the increase of the lux lighting level can both increase performance as well as reduce the number of mistakes. For example, in a 2002 study conducted by Philips, the lighting level in a composing room was increased from 100 to 1000. They found that the task performance of the workers increased by 30% and the number of rejected products was reduced by 18%.
In general, it is recommended that all industrial lighting levels are a minimum 500 lux for optimal performance. In general, the higher the light level, the greater increase you will see in your productivity levels.
To improve your industrial lighting, there are several criteria that you should meet. The first is, as previously stated, that there is enough light to accomplish the task in each area as well as uniform light over the task area. The second is that there is a balance luminous distribution through the entire room. The third is that the installed light does not emit a glare. The fourth is that the light is an appropriate color and has good color rendering. The fifth and final is that the lights do not flicker.
To help you design the perfect levels of light in your industrial setting, talk to a lighting specialist about the different types of lighting that you can install throughout your space.
In the lighting world, we are always amazed at the beauty that can be created through natural light. Known as optical phenomena, these wonders occur when there are specific interactions between light and matter. Some are commonplace, experienced by most of mankind, while others only happen in certain regions or under rare conditions. Here’s a look at some of our favorites.
Rainbows: Rainbows are one of the most commonly recognized optical phenomena. Here drops of water reflect or refract the light that is coming from the sun, creating a beautiful bow of different colors.
Alexander’s Band: Speaking of rainbows, if you happen to be lucky enough to see a double rainbow, look for the dark spot between the two bows. This is called Alexander’s Band, and the dark space occurs due to the difference in the deviation angles of the two rainbows.
Halos: If you’ve ever seen what looks to be a halo around the sun or the moon, you are experiencing another optical phenomena. Halos appear when ice crystals create (through reflection and refraction) colored or white arcs and spots in the sky. On really cold days, you can often see these halos form around artificial lights as well, such as lampposts.
Afterglow: Afterglows are the beautiful part of the sunset when white or rosy lights appears at the highest points of the sky. The afterglow is due to the light from the sunset reacting with very fine particles of dust in the air.
Mirages: Mirages are not just for people who are lost in the desert! Instead they happen when light rays are bent, producing images or objects in the distance that seem to be displaced. Mirages happen when air passes suddenly from cold air to significantly warmer air.
Green Flash/Rays: Green flashes and rays are so rare that they are sometimes believed to be mythical. However, when conditions are perfectly right (which means perfectly clean and stable air), right before sunrise or right after sunset, a green spot appears directly above the sun for a mere second or two. It is believed to be caused by the observer receiving more scattered light directly from the sun.
Aurora Borealis: Also known as the Northern Lights, the Aurora Borealis is a stunning phenomena that happens in high latitude areas of the globe (such as the Arctic zone). Caused by the collision of atoms with energetic charged particles, it creates one of Nature’s most beautiful light displays. There is a similar occurrence that happens in the southern hemisphere.
The industry demand for LED lights continues to rise due to superior light output and energy savings. This has taken hold in the Hazardous Lighting sector as well. The need for quality explosion proof and hazardous area lighting has continued to be a demand. Especially in the cold regions that are below freezing for extended periods of time. We have several models to choose from for these applications. IR3 class 1 division 2 Led, IR4 LED in Class 1 Division 1 and Dialight Explosion Proof and Hazardous location. We also carry HRT – LED Class 1 Division 2 in aluminum and stainless steel.
For people who work in locations deemed “hazardous” – places that have high concentrations of substances such as flammable chemicals, dust or particles or volatile chemicals – safety is of the utmost importance. These places often have numerous safety guidelines, precautions, and machinery. In these locations, it’s imperative that nothing enters the space that could potentially spark and ignite a fire or explosion.
For most of these locations, that means explosion proof lighting. Explosion proof lighting is lighting sources that are manufactured in a way to protect against unwanted sparks or heat. This helps protect the people working in the area where the lighting is placed from potential danger. However, is some cases, explosion proof lighting is not enough. In situations when you need to go into dark areas, or you just need to have an extra good, strong source of light (i.e. in the case of inspecting equipment) it’s important you have an adequate light source that can meet your needs while keeping you safe.
For these instances, there are explosion proof flashlights. These flashlights work in the same way as a normal flashlight, giving you a direct, strong, moveable source of light. However, like explosion proof lighting, these flashlights are designed in a way that prevents sparks or excess heat, keeping you safe from the volatile materials around you.
All explosion proof flashlights are not the same. Each flashlight is classified according to its ratings according to US and international standards for hazardous location areas. These flashlights can carry UL Class 1 or Class 2, with the flashlight being graded both for its Class and its Division. Before purchasing an explosion proof flashlight, it’s important to know which class and division you need in order for the flashlight to be accepted at your job.
Most explosion proof flashlights come with LED, HID, or halogen bulbs. This allow you some flexibility in making sure you get the proper light for your unique situation. They are built with sturdy, dependable frames, and usually come with great guarantees.
If you find yourself in a situation where you need a strong source of moveable, explosion proof light, check out the different types of explosion proof flashlights available here at Maes Lighting.
Since British scientists first began working with the incandescent lamp in the 1830s, inventors have been looking for ways to make light bulbs more efficient. When Thomas Edison patented his incandescent light bulb in 1879, he had improved upon the basic design that increased the life of a bulb from 14. 5 hours to up to 1200 hours. However, even this incredible improvement was not enough. People like Edison, Nikola Tesla, and other scientists around the world continued to explore possibilities with the different aspects of the light bulb in order to find ways to improve the quality, efficiency, and manufacturing process of the electric light.
The first major efficiency breakthrough came in the early 1900s. In 1904, European inventors created the tungsten bulb. These bulbs not only lasted longer, but shone brighter than the original carbon filament bulbs. In 1913, another scientist named Irving Langmuir added to this increased efficiency when he placed nitrogen gas inside the bulb. This inert gas actually doubled the efficiency level of the light bulb. However, while these scientists continued to make advancements, by the 1950s only about 10 percent of the energy used by an incandescent bulb was actually being translated into light. There was still much to discover.
The first major pressure to increase the efficiency of lights came during World War II. As an energy crisis rocked the war torn world, and as war plats demanded more light, scientist started to develop a fluorescent light technology that had been stumbled upon in the early 1900s. Fluorescent lights not only lasted longer than their incandescent counterparts, but they were up to three times more energy efficient.
The next big advancement in energy efficient lighting came, once again, during an energy crisis. In particular, the 1973 oil crisis. Up to this point, fluorescent lighting had, due to the color of the lights and their high manufacturing costs, only been used in commercial settings. However, the push to have a more residential-friendly, energy-efficient light, encouraged scientists to create a fluorescent light that could be used in the home. While the technology was created, once again the high cost of manufacturing – and therefore the high purchase price (about $25-35 per bulb) kept, at that time, many of these bulbs out of the home. However, the technology has continued to be evolved and, about 30 years after they were first produced, residential fluorescent lights became an affordable option for any homeowner.
Recently, the most exciting energy-efficient lighting source in the LED light. Visible spectrum LED lighting was first discovered in 1962, and since that time the different colors of the spectrum have been analyzed and examined until researchers learned how to use LED light in a variety of applications. It wasn’t until the 2000s that researchers started to develop an LED light bulb that could be used in general lighting. While the first LED light bulb was extremely expensive – and no more efficient than a normal incandescent bulb – the technology has rapidly advanced to the point that LEDs are now the most efficient light bulb on the market. Prices have also drastically reduced making them a realistic option for the average homeowner.
As more and more focus is put on energy efficient lights, scientists and researchers are continuing to explore options in lighting that will make for better, more efficient bulbs at affordable prices.
Most of the time, when people talk about lights, they are talking about the normal lighting that illuminates a home or office. In these cases, the concerns are about creating the right ambience while having adequate light to perform any tasks needed in that area.
However, light has the ability to do so much more than allow you to see. While many homes and places of business have been experimenting with the different ways that color, placement, and lighting design can transform a normal space into something special, none have quite done it like the city of Buffalo NY.
The city of Buffalo NY is famous for the grain elevators that dot the waterfront. While most of these grain elevators are now empty, they continue to be a beloved symbol of the city. In 2013, the city of Buffalo – or more particular, the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., which controls the Buffalo waterfront – announced a plan to use these abandoned grain elevators as the canvas for a large public art installation featuring lights, 3D animations, and pyrotechnics.
The city has hired Ambiances Design Production to do the lighting work, which will be focused on the stories of the city of Buffalo. In the first stage of the project, the plan is to light a few of the largest grain elevators nears the waterfront as well as the underside of several local bridges. The second phase of the project will include the lighting (and animation and pyrotechnics) of 14 total grain elevators.
The project in Buffalo is based off a similar, extremely successful project that was done in Quebec. These cities, both of which are using the project to help draw in tourists, see the lighting shows as a fun, fascinating, and innovative ways to tell their stories and highlight the unique features within the city limits. In Buffalo particularly, the hope is to draw the crowds that flock to Niagara Falls with a show that is unique and entertaining.
While you many not have large grain elevators in your hometown, the ideas being used in the Buffalo show highlight all the ways that lighting can be used to attract and keep attention on special features. Check out your own home or office to see if there are any unique spaces that you can highlight with special lighting techniques.
Image courtesy of Erie Canal Development Corportation