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KEMP, Texas, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Leader in industrial lighting Larson Electronics has announced it has released an explosion proof string light set that provides the versatility of a standard string light system coupled with the improved reliability and power of LED lighting technology. The EPL-SL-8X4FT-LED Explosion Proof LED String Light set features 8 LED drop lights connected inline along 64 feet of cord, giving operators a powerful and durable lighting solution that out powers and outlasts traditional incandescent string lighting systems.


The Larson Electronics EPL-SL-8X4FT-LED explosion proof LED string light offers operators in hazardous locations a powerful and more durable alternative to traditional incandescent or fluorescent string lighting systems. This explosion proof string light features eight heavy duty drop light assemblies with aluminum hooks connected inline along 64 feet of 12/3 SOOW explosion proof cord. Each lamp connects to the main cord through four feet of cord and its own junction box, with each junction spaced eight feet apart. An extra 50 feet of explosion proof cord fitted with an ECP 1523P Class 1, Division 1 approved explosion proof plug is included which provides added reach and a secure connection to power outlets. The plug on this unit is a twist lock design, which means when connecting to a twist lock receptacle the plug must be twisted and locked into place in order to energize the receptacle. These plugs will work with standard outlets, but must be connected to an explosion proof receptacle in order to maintain compliance with HAZLOC regulations. Each LED lamp produces 1,050 lumens of light output, more than a 60 watt incandescent bulb, yet runs far cooler and uses only a fraction as much power. The lamp housings are formed from copper free aluminum with a heavy duty globe guard and aluminum hanging hook, and an annealed glass globe guard protects the LED lamp assembly from impacts or accidental dropping. The LED lights in these units provide much sharper and whiter light output compared to traditional incandescent bulbs, making them well suited to areas where close work is performed and operations where good contrast and detail rendering is important. These LEDs are highly resistant to shocks and vibrations, making them well suited to use in abusive industrial work conditions, and the cool running provides added protection against accidental burns should a worker’s skin come in contact with the lamp while in operation. By incorporating LEDs, Larson Electronics has also improved the reliability of these explosion proof string lights. Whereas a typical incandescent lamp will burn for approximately 500 to 1,000 hours and then burn out, these LED lamps will run for over 50,000 hours, greatly reducing down time and helping to improve safety. Greater run time means less time and money spent servicing and replacing bulbs, better safety through improved lighting consistency, and improved productivity. The EPL-SL-8X4FT-LED, including plug, is approved for hazardous location use and carries Class 1, Division 1 2, Groups C and D, and Class 2, Division 1 and 2, Groups F, G approvals. This string light set is ideal for large areas where a lot of space needs to be illuminated and work well in applications such as tank inspection and maintenance, underground mining and utilities work, plant turnaround and repairs, and anywhere lighting can be easily suspended from overhead scaffolds, framing or other similar structures.

“This explosion proof LED string light rated Class 1 Division 1 2; offers brighter, whiter light while reducing the need for tedious bulb maintenance you find with fluorescent or incandescent bulbs,” said Rob Bresnahan with Larson Electronics’  “Each hand lamp in this explosion proof LED string light produces 1050 lumens, so operators will get much greater area light coverage with the EPL-SL-8X4FT-LED than they would with more traditional incandescent string lights like our EPL-SL-8. Plus, when these lights are hooked overhead, they can be situated to point all of the light down on the work surface, which is difficult to do with more traditional trouble lights.”

Larson Electronics is a leading manufacturer and distributor of industrial grade electrical equipment and carries an extensive line of explosion proof LED lights, portable work lights, explosion proof lights, portable hand lamps, and explosion proof tank lights. You can view Larson Electronics’ entire line of explosion proof lighting by visiting their website at Larson Electronics can be reached directly by calling 1-800-369-6671 or 1-214-616-6180 for international inquiries.

SOURCE Larson Electronics