Hazardous Area Lights

Hazardous area lights are designed to withstand specific harsh conditions, like very hot temperatures, corrosive materials, in areas classified as hazardous. Our ATEX and IECEx certified hazardous lighting products including traditional fluorescent and LED lighting are safe in Zone 1, Zone 2 (gas) and Zone 21, Zone 22 (dust) hazardous areas found in various work places.

Hazardous area lighting, explosion protected lights, luminaires and safe LED lamps are essential for dangerous work areas including gas and vapour and combustible dust applications to protect and keep people safe.

How to choose the right hazardous area lighting

Hazardous areas, also known as potentially explosive areas, are defined by numbered 'zones'. They are spaces in which there is a risk of fire or explosion due to the presence of flammable or combustible substances. The smallest spark could trigger an explosion so lighting in these environments must be very carefully considered. Hazardous light fittings are built to cope in the different zones. As well as choosing the right light for your zone, other factors to consider include temperature classification, lamp type and voltage. Hazardous lights are also designed with different safety features included like flame proof, anti-corrosion or emergency.

How do hazardous area lights work?

Hazardous lights can switch on and off automatically. Most lighting fittings come with the lamps included, but others can be fitted with lighting ballast, for example. Many hazardous lights can be adjusted from a narrow to a wide beam and are made with a polycarbonate diffuser to resist harsh environments.

Floodlights use high intensity lamps to illuminate large hazardous areas. They are portable and most commonly available with LED (light emitting diode) lights as this technology is very efficient and wastes little energy in the form of heat. In hazardous environments excess heat could provide an ignition source so LED floodlights are preferred to fluorescent lamps or halogen lights.

Portable floodlights are not fixed into position which makes them useful for temporary situations and work usually with batteries.

What is hazardous zone classification?

Hazardous areas are defined by numbered zones based on the frequency of the occurrence and duration of an explosive gas atmosphere. Zone 0, Zone 1 or Zone 2 (for gas, vapour and mist atmospheres) or Zone 21 or Zone 22 for dust atmospheres.


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Description Price Type Zone Classification Temperature Classification Wattage Lamp Type Voltage Rating Anti-corrosive Lamp Size Length Width Individual Lamp Wattage Number of Lamps Current Rating EU Energy Efficiency Rating
RS Stock No. 327-2589
Mfr. Part No.12266875111
BrandCEAG
€565.72
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Light Fitting 1, 2 T4 2 x 36 W Fluorescent 120 to 240 V ac - T8 1360 mm 180 mm 36W 2 180 mA C
RS Stock No. 406-7978
Mfr. Part No.7208/S1/EM/S
BrandPetrel
€549.19
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Emergency 1, 2 T4 8 W Single Fluorescent 240 V ac - - 448 mm - 8W - - -
RS Stock No. 539-6980
BrandRS PRO
€153.84
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Anti-Corrosive 2 T4 2 x 58 W Fluorescent 240 V ac Yes - 1620 mm 170 mm 58W 2 - -
RS Stock No. 777-7401
Mfr. Part No.THA9C4M
BrandDialight
€1,820.51
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Portable Floodlight 1 T5 150 W LED 100 to 277 V ac - - 371 mm 554 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 327-2573
Mfr. Part No.12265875111
BrandCEAG
€540.86
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Light Fitting 1, 2 T4 2 x 18 W Twin Fluorescent 120 to 240 V ac - T8 760 mm 188 mm 18W 2 180 mA D
RS Stock No. 406-7940
Mfr. Part No.7258/S5/HF
BrandPetrel
€572.38
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Flameproof 1, 2 T4 2 x 58 W Twin Fluorescent 240 V ac - - 1662 mm - 58W 2 - -
RS Stock No. 406-7984
Mfr. Part No.621/200WGLS
BrandPetrel
€519.29
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Bulkhead 1 T3, T6 200 W GLS 240 V ac - - 196 mm 270 mm 200W - - -
RS Stock No. 175-0597
Mfr. Part No.7LED5700
BrandPetrel
€1,202.88
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LED Module 1 T6 71 W LED 230 V - - 1662 mm 158 mm 71W 1 25 A -
RS Stock No. 175-0605
Mfr. Part No.XNLED157
BrandPetrel
€799.51
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LED Module 2 T4 - LED 230 V - - 5 ft - - 1 - -
RS Stock No. 406-7934
Mfr. Part No.7236/S4/HF
BrandPetrel
€527.96
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Flameproof 1, 2 T4 2 x 36 W Twin Fluorescent 240 V ac - - 1362 mm - 36W 2 - -
RS Stock No. 175-0593
Mfr. Part No.7LED1700
BrandPetrel
€753.53
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LED Module 1 T6 14.2 W LED 230 V - - 448 mm 158 mm 14.2W 1 25 A -
RS Stock No. 175-0599
Mfr. Part No.9LED2700
BrandPetrel
€715.00
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LED Module 1 T4 28.4 W LED 240 V - - 760 mm 193 mm 28.4W 1 25 A -
RS Stock No. 175-0603
Mfr. Part No.XNLED147
BrandPetrel
€693.64
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LED Module 2 T4 - LED 230 V - - 4 ft - - 1 - -
RS Stock No. 539-6974
BrandRS PRO
€132.25
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Anti-Corrosive 2 T4 1 x 58 W Fluorescent 240 V ac Yes - 1620 mm 100 mm 58W 1 - -
RS Stock No. 406-7928
Mfr. Part No.7218/S2/HF
BrandPetrel
€488.50
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Flameproof 1, 2 T4 2 x 18 W Twin Fluorescent 240 V ac - - 752 mm - 18W 2 - -