Appleton has introduced the lighting industry’s first ordinary location green LED floodlight and high-bay light for inspecting the surface of steel. The Areamaster Green LED luminaires allow seeing otherwise invisible flaws by technicians inspecting steel arriving from mills, such as hairline cracks or blistering that may be undetectable under normal white cool light.
“The light was developed in response to an end user’s request for an energy-efficient, high-quality LED lighting fixture for use when receiving steel at an automotive facility,” said Jean-Baptiste Trollé, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Appleton and its ECM business unit. “However, its advantages are applicable to a wide variety of users that rely upon the highest standards of steel quality.”
Rugged enough to withstand manufacturing environments including high levels of heat and humidity, the green LED is rated NEMA 4X and IP66. It features a one piece, enclosed die-cast-aluminum housing with a corrosion-resistant architectural bronze polyester finish. For an added measure of protection, the lens is made of thermal shock, impact-resistant glass. Moreover, the LEDs are resistant to shock and vibration, plus produce little heat in the beam.
The LED accepts voltage from 120 to 277 Vac, 50 to 60 Hz and generates 8,075 lumens. Its highly directional light does not require the use of external optics, resulting in system efficiencies as high as 80% and the concentrating of more light on the inspection area with less spillage outside the area of interest.
The Areamaster LED is versatile with a universal design for flood or high-bay mounting, making it ideal for replacing almost any HID, fluorescent, or incandescent fixture.
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