May 16 2014
Industrial lighting specialist Larson Electronics has announced the release of a 160 watt Class 1 & 2 fluorescent ultraviolet light fixture that is used to cure coatings and adhesives or as a germicidal agent. The EPL-48-4L-UV uses a special ballast and bulb to produce an ultraviolet light.
The EPL-48-4L-UV fixture from Larson Electronics is a four foot, four lamp explosion proof fluorescent light fixture that emits light in the ultraviolet spectrum. This fixture is made to customer specifications and can be configured to produce UVA, UVB, or UVC light that is typically used for curing coatings or adhesives, pest management, and germicidal applications. UV-A light is used for paint curing, resin curing, and non-destructive inspections. UV-B light is typically used in medical applications, such as sterilizing surgical equipment, and UV-C light is typically used in germicidal applications, such as disinfection of surfaces and water purification. This fixture is a quicker and more efficient alternative to the traditional solvent and water drying thermal curing process. The UV curing process is much quicker than the alternative method and is more abrasion resistant, has no loss of coating thickness, and produces less environmental pollutants. The quick curing UV lights eliminate the chances of dust and pollutants entering the coated surface, which increases the overall production speed of the curing process.
The four UV lamps are protected by heat and the impact resistant Pyrex tubes, as well as the fixture, is constructed of copper free aluminum alloy. The lamp reflectors are corrosion resistant heavy gauge aluminum coated with a high gloss reflective finish. This fixture can operate on voltages ranging from 120V-277V and is U.L. approved for use in paint spray booths and wet locations. The EPLApp-48-4l-UV provides operators in hazardous locations with a reliable and durable UV lighting solution that combines effective production of UV light with explosion proof protection and is applicable for leak detection, paint spray booths, ink, coatings, and adhesive curing, and germicidal applications, as well as for non-destructive testing for inspection, i.e., food manufacturing and sanitation.
“Not only useful in paint curing, these UV light fixtures are also used in the food processing industry to check for physical defects and other aberrations in food, such as the existence of bugs or other contaminants,” said Rob Bresnahan with Larsonelectronics.com. “Application of UV light on food not only helps indicate potential defects, it also helps remedy the problem by killing unwanted pathogens and ensuring that each food item meets consumer expectations and quality control.”
Larson Electronics carries an extensive line of LED light towers, portable power distributions, explosion proof lights for hazardous locations, portable work lights and industrial grade LED area lights. You can view Larson Electronics’ entire line of lighting by visiting them on the web at larsonelectronics.com. You can also call 1-800-369-6671 to learn more or call 1-214-616-6180 for international inquiries.