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Larson Electronics Reveals New Class 1 Division 1 Explosion Proof String Lights for Hazardous Locations

June 30, 2015
By Business Wire News

KEMP, Texas

Industrial lighting specialist Larson Electronics reveals their newly designed Class 1 Division 1 explosion proof string lights with a portable power transformer, which inverts high voltage input to low voltage output for powering the hand lamps.

The EPL-SL-8X75-12V-TXF explosion proof string light set contains a total of eight work lights that are equipped with aluminum hooks and connected in series along 80’ of 16/3 SOOW explosion proof cord. An additional twenty feet of cord is used to connect the transformer to the lamps to provide ample length for connection outside of a hazardous area. A sealed aluminum junction box is mounted every ten feet, with three feet of 16/3 SOOW cord connecting a single drop light to each junction box. Each hand lamp is equipped with a 100 watt incandescent bulb. The machined aluminum housings, cast aluminum guard, tempered glass lamp globe, and abrasion resistant cord make this a very durable unit that will resist damage from chemicals, abrasions, vibrations and impacts. This lighting solution will provide operators a flexible, easy to manage lighting solution. The hand lamps can be moved around and hooked to different points on a scaffold, but must remain within 10’ of one another. The portable transformer converts 120/220 volts AC to 14 volts AC for the 12 volt 100 watt drop lights. The transformer is enclosed within a NEMA 3R enclosure and includes a twist lock receptacle and weather proof cover. This transformer is mounted on a stand and has 3’ of SOOW cord with a standard 5-15 straight blade plug.

“These hand lamps were designed to be used in tank cleaning applications,” Rob Bresnahan with “The transformer allows the string lights to be plugged into standard 120 or 220 volt outlet which is stepped down to 14 volts to operate the lights for low voltage applications.”

Larson Electronics carries an extensive line of explosion proof LED lights, LED work lights, light towers, intrinsically safe LED lights, portable work lights and industrial grade LED area lights. You can view Larson Electronics’ entire line of industrial grade lighting by visiting them on the web at You can also call 1-800-369-6671 to learn more or call 1-214-616-6180 for international inquiries.

Larson Electronics
Robert Bresnahan, 1-800-369-6671