Light Plants and Scene Lighting for Natural Disasters (Article)

Scientists speculate that more natural disasters will hit the United States from all angles in the near future, as global warming continues to cause problems for regions that are unprepared for record-breaking floods and blizzards. Larson Electronics is here to help by providing a reliable selection of outdoor luminaries for consumers, businesses and organizations in areas that are affected by natural disasters.

Posted on: 19 August 2016 | 9:44 pm

UL 1640 for Portable Power Distribution Systems (Article)

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has created several guidelines that manufacturers may use to increase compliance with the latest UL standards in safety and production. For portable power distribution systems, the UL standard is 1640 (Standard for Portable Power-Distribution Equipment).

Posted on: 18 August 2016 | 2:34 am

How Much Light is Enough Light (Article)

Lighting choices vary, depending on the needs of the applicable location and personal preferences of individuals in the area. A “one size fits all” solution is rarely available when determining the lighting requirements of multiple environments. For example, lighting configurations for an office may differ, compared to a packaging warehouse. Even if the two facilities were the same size, the type of work being carried out in the buildings dictate the properties or characteristics

Posted on: 17 August 2016 | 12:28 am

Benefits of LEDs in the Commercial Crane Sector (Article)

These days, light emitting diode (LED) technology is being used to support busy crane operations. Traditional practices of using halogen and metal halide lamps for illumination forces businesses to invest in costly maintenance work. By replacing or converting the fixtures to LEDs, establishments can make the jobsite safer, while adhering to strict lighting regulations.

Posted on: 28 March 2016 | 4:24 pm

Extending String Lights to 1 mile for Tunnel Lighting Applications (Article)

Providing adequate lighting in tunnel applications has long been an issue. Explosion Proof String Lights and general application light stringers have had limits on length, and how many stringers can be connected together. New designs are enabling users to link multiple strings together, or provide sufficient illumination with a single, high-output stringer.

Posted on: 29 February 2016 | 4:47 pm

Understanding Explosion Proof Lighting Classes Divisions and Groups (Article)

The concept of explosion proof light ratings can be confusing to understand. Hazardous workplace conditions can vary greatly and that means that a comprehensive rating system becomes necessary in order to ensure a safe work environment.

Posted on: 26 February 2016 | 1:13 pm

LED Lighting Benefits and Applications in Food Safety (Article)

As a whole, the food industry relies on robust lighting systems to streamline productivity and safety in the workplace. Recently, food processing, manufacturing and retail (supermarket and meat shops) establishments are shifting from traditional fixtures, such as incandescent and fluorescent lamps, to light emitting diode (LED) products. It’s important to consider that such equipment can be used to meet strict food safety guidelines during application.

Posted on: 26 February 2016 | 1:38 am

Voltage Drop in Low Voltage Lighting Systems (Article)

Because of the risks associated with flammable gases, dusts, and particles in hazardous work areas, low voltage lighting systems are a natural choice to increase safety in areas where the potential for combustion exists. This becomes especially challenging when lights must be run at long distances with limited power sources. Low voltage systems typically run on 12-24 volts DC, but even within this lower range, a precise balance between distance, wattage load, and correct wire gauge must be

Posted on: 20 February 2016 | 2:31 am

Benefits and Applications of Explosion Proof LED Lighting in Confined Spaces (Article)

The complex and hazardous nature of confined spaces present numerous risks for workers. Because of this, many businesses that operate in hazardous locations make use of explosion proof lights to prevent the ignition of flammable gases and dust particles. LED technology has contributed to the features of explosion proof lights by making them more reliable, sturdy and cost-effective.

Posted on: 17 February 2016 | 12:08 pm

Lumen vs Foot-Candles – Which Is More Accurate for Measuring Illumination? (Article)

When a customer is looking for lights, the most common question posed is “how bright is this light?” As lighting technology improves, the standard measurements of illumination aren’t always the most accurate in calculating a light’s output. Understanding how each rating is determined will help you choose the best fixture for an application.

Posted on: 16 February 2016 | 2:34 am

Benefits of LED Light Towers to Metal Halide Light Towers (Article)

This report covers the advantages of light emitting diode (LED) light towers over metal halide light towers. In particular, the paper expounds on a range of competitive criteria, including energy-saving properties, power usage benefits, heat dissipation and long-term maintenance. The insights found in the report are applicable to business owners, engineers and lighting specialists.

Posted on: 16 February 2016 | 1:48 am

Using Ohm’s Law to Calculate Amp Draw (Article)

Many years ago, in a High School Physics class, we were introduced to Ohm’s Law. Simply put, Ohm’s Law states “The resistor's current I in amps (A) is equal to the resistor's voltage VR=V in volts (V) divided by the resistance R in ohms (O):” To most, it’s as confusing today, as it was the first time we heard it. By breaking it down, piece by piece, you can use this nifty tool to calculate the amp draw of nearly all electronic equipment, including LED lights.

Posted on: 10 February 2016 | 8:40 pm

Benefits and Applications of Explosion Proof LED Lighting in Confined Spaces (Article)

The complex and hazardous nature of confined spaces present numerous risks for workers. Because of this, many businesses that operate in hazardous locations make use of explosion proof lights to prevent the ignition of flammable gases and dust particles. LED technology has contributed to the features of explosion proof lights by making them more reliable, sturdy and cost-effective.

Posted on: 10 February 2016 | 2:23 pm

High Bay/Low Bay Metal Halide Lighting (Article)

according to the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), high bay refers to higher ceilings, typically 25 feet and higher in height. Low bay on the other hand usually refers to ceilings with heights below 25 feet. Buildings with such large square footage as these also tend to have a ceiling structure formed from a steel framework with an interior subspace which forms the “bay”, thus this in conjunction with high or low ceiling height results in the designation of high or low b

Posted on: 10 February 2016 | 1:58 pm

Safety and Reliability in High Mast, Light Tower and Area Lighting (Article)

When illuminating a work area, sporting complex, roadway, or any populated area, safety and reliability are of the utmost importance. Without proper illumination, risk for accidents and injury is increased. Power outages, mechanical or equipment failure, or acts of nature can introduce unwanted hazards into the environment. Advances in LED technology have solutions that address these safety issues.

Posted on: 29 June 2015 | 6:07 pm

Larson Electronics reveals a 150 watt Portable Explosion Proof LED Light on Base Stand that operates (News)

Leading supplier of explosion proof and industrial grade lighting equipment Larson Electronics has announced the release of a Class 1 2 Division 1 2 portable explosion proof LED light mounted on a base stand fabricated from non-sparking aluminum.

Posted on: 6 January 2015 | 9:52 am

Larson Electronics Releases a 150 watt Explosion Proof LED Light with Magnetic Mounting Capabilities (News)

Leading manufacturer and supplier of explosion proof lighting equipment Larson Electronics has announced the release of a new pedestal mount LED light designed for high output and versatile operation. Featuring a powerful 150 watt LED lamp assembly and a simple aluminum base stand with magnetic mount capabilities, this light effectively illuminates 9,500 square feet of work area with 12,500 lumens of light output.

Posted on: 2 January 2015 | 9:16 am

Larson Electronics reveals a 144 Watt Quadpod Mounted Work Area Flood Light (News)

Larson Electronics has added to its extensive range of industrial grade lighting equipment with the release of a 144 watt LED quadpod mounted work light. Built to provide a high power lighting solution that requires minimal setup time or effort, the WAL-QP-4X12ET-25-480 provides operators with an ideal lighting solution that features a quadpod with solid wheels for portability and four thirty-six watt LED lamps.

Posted on: 31 December 2014 | 9:22 am

Larson Electronics Reveals an Explosion Proof Ultraviolet LED Light Fixture (News)

Leading supplier of explosion proof and industrial grade lighting Larson Electronics has announced the release of a 365 nanometer Ultraviolet LED Light fixture approved for paint spray booths. The compact LED light head provides 35,000 mW of precise 365 nanometer ultraviolet LED light output.

Posted on: 29 December 2014 | 2:12 pm

New Class 1 and 2 Division 1 and 2 LED Portable Tank Light Released by Larson Electronics (News)

Leading manufacturer and supplier of industrial grade lighting Larson Electronics has announced the release of an explosion proof LED tank light mounted to a portable wheelbarrow cart. The new EPL-16C-150LED-RT-3EX produces a brilliant flood pattern of light that is ideal for illuminating enclosed areas.

Posted on: 23 December 2014 | 12:51 pm

Larson Electronics reveals 150 Watt LED Quadpod Mounted Flood Light on Base Stand with Cord Reel (News)

Larson Electronics has added to its extensive range of industrial grade lighting equipment with the release of a 150 watt quadpod mounted work light. Built to provide a high power lighting solution that requires minimal setup time, the WAL-QP-1X150BS-GCR50 provides operators with an ideal lighting solution that features a quadpod with solid wheels for portability and a single 150 watt LED light head.

Posted on: 22 December 2014 | 9:38 am

Larson Electronics Releases a 14 Foot Telescoping Light Mast with 360° Rotating Capabilities (News)

Industrial lighting equipment leader Larson Electronics has announced the release of a fourteen foot telescoping light mast with 360° rotating capabilities. The LM-14-8-FM-500LB is a telescoping two stage steel light mast that provides a safe and effective way for operators to quickly deploy lights, security cameras and other equipment to elevations of fourteen feet.

Posted on: 19 December 2014 | 9:05 am

Larson Electronics releases a 400 Watt High Bay LED Light with Stainless Steel Mounting Bracket (News)

Longtime leader in commercial and industrial grade lighting equipment Larson Electronics continues its commitment to providing high grade lighting equipment to specialty markets with the release of a high intensity 400 watt LED light fixture that is a direct replacement for 1,000 watt metal halide fixtures.

Posted on: 19 December 2014 | 9:01 am

Larson Electronics reveals a 21 Watt Explosion Proof LED Temporary Manhole Mount Light Fixture (News)

Larson Electronics releases a 21 watt temporary manhole mount LED light fixture that provides operators with a powerful and highly convenient alternative to traditional string or tank lights. LED technology, an innovative 21” man-way support bracket and compact design makes this lamp an excellent lighting solution for operators working within storage tanks, railcars, and other locations where entry is through a 21” man-hole opening.

Posted on: 17 December 2014 | 11:59 am

Larson Electronics Releases a 15’ Telescoping Mini Light Mast equipped with a 400 Watt LED Light (News)

Industrial lighting specialist Larson Electronics has announced the release of a 15 foot telescoping light mast equipped with a 400 watt LED light head. The LM-15-5-4S-400W-LED is a four stage light mast that provides a safe and effective way for operators to quickly deploy the mounted LED light head.

Posted on: 15 December 2014 | 10:29 am