Q: Why should I use certified explosive proof lights?
A: THEY ARE REQUIRED FOR HAZARDOUS LOCATIONS
OSHA has set standards and requirements for businesses to use proper electrical equipment in hazardous locations [See Regulation]. Hazardous (classified) locations are any areas containing flammable vapors, liquids or gases, or combustible dust or fibers. It is only with the proper selection of certified explosion proof lighting, will you be certain your lighting is safe to use in these environments (won’t cause an explosion). [as seen in picture above]
Q: Are explosion proof lights field-repairable?
A: CERTIFICATION MUST BE MAINTAINED
In order for explosion proof lighting to maintain their certification, all repairs must be handled directly by the manufacturer (OEM).
However, we do offer protective accessories designed to prevent the need for costly repairs and unnecessary downtime. Our user-replaceable blast shields provide a protective layer for the primary lens. Our blast shields can be easily replaced out in the field. We also offer our overspray protective bags. A simple cost-effective option to provide an overall outer protective layer against the various damaging elements common to work sites. [Learn More]
Q. Are explosion proof lights able to be used in wet environments?
A: YES, BUT ONLY IF CERTIFIED FOR WET LOCATIONS
Most explosion proof lights are not intended for use in wet locations and should not be used in areas where they could be exposed to any moisture.
Our KICK-IT TOUGH™ product line is certified as suitable for wet location use, up to Type 6P [NEMA Enclosure types (PDF)]. They are built to be used in locations where exposure to water is commonplace. Our products have been put to the test in some of the most demanding marine environments. [Watch this Video]
Q: How much power do explosion proof lights require?
When compared to incandescent counterparts, our KICK-IT TOUGH™ line consumes an incredibly small amount of power per lumen. Thanks to LED technology and proprietary optics, our lights require such a small amount of power that they can actually be used at full capacity while plugged into a 12V inverter in a vehicle. [800mA – 2.2A]
Q: How do I mount explosion proof lights?
A: WE OFFER A WIDE RANGE OF PORTABLE MOUNTING OPTIONS
The majority of explosion proof lights on the market were originally designed for “fixed” installation then modified/ re-purposed/ represented as portable. These re-purposed lights are no longer certified and have limited mounting possibilities. Their increased bulkiness prevent them from offering a truly portable experience.
Our KICK-IT TOUGH™ LED Safety Lights are purposely-built, deliberately compact and certified as portable luminaires [UL 153, UL 844]. They have been built to provide a wide range of mounting options and to be easily repositioned. We have magnetic & mechanical knuckles for various surface mounting. We also offer ladder & hook mounts, and stand alone mounting with our a-frame, tripod, quad-pod & hand-cart stands. Our KICK-IT TOUGH™ lights can be mounted in virtually any location and offer a level of portability unmatched by any other product in the industry.
Q: Do Explosion Proof Lights generate heat?
A: OUR LIGHTS REMAIN ‘COMFORTABLE TO THE TOUCH’
Traditional incandescent bulbs generate light by moving energy through (heating) a small wire element which emits light as a result. Naturally, this heat cannot be contained entirely within the bulb. This heat radiates out into the environment causing overheating and potentially hazardous temperatures.
Western Technology’s KICK-IT TOUGH™ LED technology produces higher light output while using less power, and generating lower amounts of heat. [T-code: T-5 or T-4]