Hazardous Area Lighting | Stocked & Distributed by Thorne & Derrick International
With the UK leaving the EU, ATEX certification for lighting has been replaced by the ‘UKCA’ mark for manufacturers selling hazardous area products into the UK.
Raytec have been working closely with their UK notified body, Eurofins CML to ensure certificates are constantly updated to the latest edition of the standards for all hazardous area lighting in their range. This has allowed Raytec to be one of the first to obtain UKCA certificate numbers.
These will be incorporated into SPARTAN luminaires and hazardous area lighting products over the coming weeks with 3 certificate numbers included on each label – ATEX, IEC Ex and UKCA – allowing the same luminaire to be used worldwide.
Why are these changes important?
While there’s a period of grace to obtain the new UKCA certification, until 01/01/22, many end users will begin to insist that products must conform to the new UKCA certification as soon as possible.
One of the main criteria behind obtaining the new UKCA certification is that products must be approved to the latest editions of the EN60079 standards.
Products still using ATEX certificates may have been certified against editions of the standards that could be over 15 years old – with many major changes to the standards in that time, these products may struggle to meet the latest criteria.
ATEX & IECEX
💡 Did you Know? Thorne & Derrick using latest software provide a FREE LIGHTING DESIGN SERVICE for the specification and supply of ATEX & IECEx Certified light fittings to provide safe and reliable lighting in explosive atmospheres and hazardous area locations.
SPARTAN is a full range of Ex LED luminaires and lighting approved for all ATEX and IEC Ex Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous area environments, including UL /CSA C1D2 installations. The hazardous area lighting products are designed for the most extreme environments – Flood, Linear, Bulkhead, Bay and Crane luminaires with emergency and industrial lighting versions are also available from Thorne & Derrick International.
Thorne & Derrick’s hazardous area lighting design service is completely free of charge, providing you with a visual 3D representation of the final lighting solution, with detailed lux levels and a true indication of lighting performance. Our lighting design experts will guide you through the entire process, ensuring the optimum lighting solution is achieved.
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