Appleton, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of electrical products for hazardous industrial locations, today announced that its Mercmaster™ LED series, the most efficient and advanced line of LED fixtures for industrial and hazardous environments, is now approved for use in ATEX/IECEx hazardous locations. Compliant with worldwide safety standards, the Mercmaster LED brings advantages to customers that include: lower weight, greater shock resistance, cold start capabilities, and minimal heat production, along with outstanding energy-efficiency.
Appleton introduced the original Mercmaster LED fixture almost three years ago, bringing its energy-saving benefits to customers worldwide. Now, the Mercmaster LED carries all required safety certification for global use, meaning that electricians working in nearly any hazardous environment around the world can benefit from its flexible, modular design in retrofits and plant expansions.
Mercmaster LED fixtures feature a single-piece, lightweight aluminum body that accommodates upgraded LED arrays generating light outputs from 2,300 to 6,075 lumens, an equivalent of 70W HID to 175W HID lamps. Four distinctive lumen output versions are available with a driver covering voltage requirements from 120-277 Vac.
To assist in installation and maintenance, each fixture is supplied with terminals to assure straightforward wiring, along with a threaded impact-resistant lens for faster removal. A unique hinge design promotes safety during installation and servicing, while also providing 360° compression on the ballast housing gasket. In addition, the new heatsink design prevents dust and debris from accumulating on the fixture, while an improved silicone rubber gasket seals out moisture, dirt and dust.