Molex Incorporated introduces its Woodhead® Wide-Area Portable LED Light for Class 1, Division 2 locations including petrochemical and refinery environments. Designed to operate safely in hazardous conditions, the Wide-Area Portable LED delivers industry leading 5270-lumen output lasting 50,000 hours, provides instant-on capability and is reliable even in extreme temperatures of -40 to +40°C.
“Ignitable concentrations of flammable gases, vapors or liquids pose a serious threat to job-site safety in hazardous Class 1, Division 2 locations,” said Tom McCollum, global product manager, Molex. “The Woodhead Wide-Area Portable LED Light is designed to operate safely in these environments while delivering high-output light in an extremely efficient, reliable and durable fixture.” Used for task lighting in maintenance and repair operations, the Wide-Area Portable LED features a rugged cast-aluminum enclosure with a unique rubber lens-gasket assembly to ensure superior strength and durability, including resistance to shock, vibration, impact and intrusion of dust and water. It includes four 20W LED arrays with Molex array holders that can be easily serviced and contain no mercury, eliminating costly lamp disposals.
The color temperature of 5100K and CRI of 87 helps reduce fatigue and allows for better color differentiation than alternate light sources. Additionally, a removable diffuser under the lens cuts the harshness of LED light for improved visibility. The Wide-Area Portable LED Light is third-party certified to CSA Class I, Division 2, Groups B, C and D requirements with a T4A temperature rating and NEMA Type 3 enclosure rating for wet locations. Because of its hazardous duty rating, the lamp can be used for scaffold and area lighting in petrochemical, refinery, utility and gas processing plants. It features a versatile mounting system and a variety of electrical cable options, including Brad® power cordsets for Zone 2 environments, providing a flexible set up and stability while in use.