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 Explosion-proof LED lamps that are designed for use in division systems must meet stringent safety requirements to prevent the ignition of flammable gases, vapors, or dust. There are five classes of division explosion-proof systems, each with its own set of conditions, and LED lamps must meet the requirements of the specific class in which they will be used.

 
Class 1 Division 1 (C1D1): This is the most hazardous location, where ignitable concentrations of flammable gases, vapors, or liquids are present continuously or frequently. LED lamps designed for use in Class 1 Division 1 location must be hermetically sealed and designed to withstand and contain any potential explosions. They must also be made of non-sparking materials and meet rigorous testing requirements to ensure they can operate safely under normal and fault conditions.
 
Class 2 Division 1 (C1D2): This is a location where combustible dust is present in the air in sufficient quantities to create a hazardous condition. LED lamps designed for use in Class 2 Division 1 locations must be designed and tested to prevent the ignition of dust particles and must be made of non-sparking materials to prevent sparking.
 
Class 1 Division 2 (C2D1): This is a location where ignitable concentrations of flammable gases, vapors, or liquids are present, but only under abnormal conditions or during equipment failure. LED lamps designed for use in Class 1 Division 2 locations must be designed to prevent the ignition of flammable materials under normal operating conditions and must be made of non-sparking materials to prevent sparking.
 
Class 2 Division 2 (C2D2): This is a location where combustible dust is present, but only under abnormal conditions or during equipment failure. LED lamps designed for use in Class 2 Division 2 locations must be designed and tested to prevent the ignition of dust particles and make non-sparking materials to prevent sparking.
 
Class III: This class applies to locations where ignitable fibers or flyings are present, such as in textile mills or woodworking shops. LED lamps designed for use in Class III locations must be designed and tested to prevent the ignition of these materials and must be made of non-sparking materials to prevent sparking.
 
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In addition to meeting the requirements of the specific class in which they will be used, LED lamps for division explosion-proof systems must also comply with other standards and certifications, such as UL Listing, CSA Certification, ATEX Certification, FM Approval, or IECEx Certification, to ensure their safety and effectiveness.
 
When it comes to hazardous work environments, proper lighting is crucial for ensuring safety and productivity. That's why the National Electric Code (NEC) has established guidelines for the use of electrical equipment in areas where explosive gases, dust, or other combustible materials may be present. These guidelines classify hazardous areas into four different classes, and each class has two divisions, which are used to determine the level of protection required for electrical equipment.
 
Class 1 Div 1 Lighting:
 
Class 1 Div 1 LED lights are designed for use in areas where explosive gases or vapors are present continuously or intermittently under normal operating conditions. These areas are typically found in petroleum refineries, chemical plants, and other similar facilities. Class 1 Div 1 LED lights are required to be explosion-proof, which means they must be able to withstand an explosion without igniting the surrounding gases or vapors. They must also be able to operate at temperatures that are high enough to prevent the formation of explosive gases or vapors.
 
Class 1 Div 2 Lighting:
 
Class 1 Div 2 LED lights are designed for use in locations where flammable gases or vapors may be present under abnormal conditions. These lights are suitable for use in Class I, Division 2 hazardous locations as defined in NEC Article 500. Class 1 Div 2 LED lights are designed to be spark-free and feature explosion-proof enclosures to prevent the ignition of hazardous substances in the surrounding environment. They are commonly used in oil refineries, chemical plants, and other industrial facilities where flammable gases or vapors are present.
 
Class 2 Div 1 Lighting:
 
Class 2 Div 1 LED lights are designed for use in areas where combustible dust is present continuously or intermittently under normal operating conditions.  These lights are suitable for use in Class II, Division 1 hazardous location as defined in NEC Article 502. Class 2 Div 1 LED lights are designed to prevent the ignition of combustible dust in the surrounding environment by using dust-tight enclosures and non-sparking materials. They are commonly used in grain elevators, flour mills, and other facilities where combustible dust is present.
 
Class 2 Div 2 Lighting:
 
Class 2 Div 2 LED lights are designed for use in locations where combustible dust may be present under normal operating conditions such as during maintenance or cleaning. These lights are suitable for use in Class II, Division 2 hazardous locations as defined in NEC Article 502. Class 2 Div 2 LED lights are designed to prevent the ignition of combustible dust in the surrounding environment by using dust-resistant enclosures and other protective measures. They are commonly used in food processing facilities, pharmaceutical plants, and other facilities where combustible dust is present.
 
In conclusion, selecting the appropriate LED light for hazardous locations requires careful consideration of the specific conditions present in each location. By understanding the NEC guidelines for Class 1 Div 1, Class 1 Div 2, Class 2 Div 1, and Class 2 Div 2 areas, you can make informed decisions to ensure the safety of your workers and equipment.
 
At our company, we offer UL844 class 1 division 1 and class 1 division 2 LED lights that provide safe and efficient illumination in hazardous locations. Our class 1 division 1 LED lights are explosion-proof and ruggedly constructed, making them suitable for areas with flammable gases or vapors. Our class 1 division 2 LED lights are cost-effective and designed for areas where flammable gases or vapors are not typically present but may be accidentally present. Both LED lights are highly energy-efficient and have a long lifespan, reducing maintenance needs and electricity bills.
 
Choosing our UL844 class 1 division 1 and class 1 division 2 LED lights ensures a reliable and safe lighting solution for hazardous locations. Contact us today to learn more about our products and how they can meet your lighting needs. 
 
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