LED Machine Lighting with IP69k enclosure
17 November 2010
The Patlite range of LED light bars from Techdrives now includes models with IP69k enclosure suiting washdown conditions typical on food machinery. The new CLA range is available in lengths from 100 to 1500 mm and gives light levels up to 1725 lumens at 1m. Low power levels save energy and increase operator comfort.
CLA light bars are constructed with a series of LEDs encased in a shock proof polycarbonate enclosure. Compared to fluorescent lights with the same rating, these LED light bars save 52% of electrical energy. The largest light bar at 1500mm consumes only 29W yet gives 1725 lumens measured at 1m. A low voltage 24Vde supply is safe for machine operators.
The light produced by the LEDs is bright and clear without infrared or ultraviolet content. As a result of the low power consumption, there is very little radiated heat adding to the comfort of machine operators. Other advantages, particularly for food production machinery, are the absence of glass and mercury in the construction.
Although the majority of the applications require natural white light, the CLA light bars offer two further options. A ‘daylight’ version is designed for office environments and a yellow/amber version slits vision systems such as those used in semiconductor production. Full details of the CLA light bars are on the Techdrives website www.techdrives.co.uk
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