COOPER Crouse-Hinds has launched a new range of high grade, corrosion resistant, explosion-proof fluorescent light fittings, which are certified for use in hazardous gas (Zone 1) and hazardous dust (Zone 21) environments in accordance with both ATEX and IECEx standards.
The new eLLS 08 series of Ex-fluorescent light fittings are protected by a seawater resistant, stainless steel (316 Ti) housing. The new series complements the company’s existing eLLK 92 range of Ex-fluorescent light fittings with polyester reinforced glass fibre housings.
The eLLS 08 light fitting is equipped with two channel electronic ballast (EVG 09) including EOL (End-Of-Life) safety circuit, which enables the light to be monitored at the end of its life and switched off safely.
The eLLS 08 series is also easy and economical to install. The standard, single sided through wire design, combined with a generously large terminal box, offers a very cost effective installation. A double sided lock with 10 or 20 latch points, enables the protective bowl to be hinged on either side, allowing the installer to mount the fitting without having to pay attention to which side is the correct one, as well as simplifying servicing and maintenance.
In addition to the standard eLLS 08 series light fitting, an emergency lighting version is also available. The eLLS 08 NIB has a self contained battery unit and intelligent microelectronics, which provide reliable safety and reduced maintenance costs over the life of the light fitting.
On a weekly basis, the eLLS 08 NIB automatically carries out a function test that lasts for five minutes, even during mains operation. The light fitting also conducts a partial duty cycle test on a quarterly basis, providing additional safety and significantly reducing the number of manual tests required. The charging and discharging functions of the light fitting are continuously monitored by the microprocessor and are indicated via an LED display. Replacing the battery, even in hazardous areas, is also easy to do.
The standard eLLS 08 and NIB versions are available in 2 x 18W and 2 x 36W versions, with and without through-wiring and with various cable entries. Permissible ambient operating temperatures are from -25°C to 55°C.