Cooper Crouse-Hinds has extended its range of explosion protected AB 05 Ex bulkhead light fittings to include a new LED version that is certified for use in explosive gas atmospheres (Zone 1 and Zone 2) and explosive dust atmospheres (Zone 21 and Zone 22), in accordance with ATEX standards.
Benefits of the AB 05’s new LED technology includes energy savings over the life of the luminaire, high light yield and efficiency, optimum light distribution for low and medium suspension heights, IR- and UV-free light source, as well as cost savings due to longer maintenance intervals. The lamps also contain no mercury.
The AB 05 LED luminaire can be ceiling or wall mounted and is shock and vibration resistant, making it suitable for areas that require low profile, safe and reliable lighting, including gangways, corridors, stairwells and storage areas, as well as for use in areas where the available space is restricted. The lamps are also suitable for low temperature applications that require instant illumination from start-up.
Due to its aluminium alloy IP66 enclosure with integrated guard and impact resistant dome shaped glass, the AB 05 LED bulkhead luminaire is also suitable for use in harsh and hazardous environments, damp and dusty ambient conditions such as offshore oil and gas, petrochemicals and chemical plants, where explosive atmospheres are also prevalent. Other target industries include pharmaceuticals, food processing, grain, oil refineries and waste water treatment plants. The AB 05 LED luminaire can operate in ambient temperatures from -40°C up to 55°C and is certified for temperature class T6.