Cost-effective industrial quality alternative to fluorescent tubes

June 06, 2012 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Patlite Corp., an expert company in LED-based signalling devices, now offers its successful CLA series LED work lights with protection type IP 54 and therefore at a lower price.

With protection type IP 69K the Ecolab-certified CLA work light is predestined for installation in high-purity and hygienic areas, for example in the food and beverage as well as pharmaceutical and semiconductor industries. However, some applications in these and other sectors require the excellent illumination of a CLA light, although the requirements for the protection type are considerably lower. For such applications Patlite now offers the lower priced CLA work light with protection class 54. Aside from the lower protection type, the new CLA version has the same features as the IP69K version.

The smooth housing is made of high-strength polycarbonate. The special translucent material provides for even distribution of the light, which is emitted at an angle of 120°, and produces a natural light that is neither too dim nor too bright. Equipped with mercury-free high-performance LEDs, the CLA light bars  give off hardly any heat. They generate about 34 percent less heat than conventional fluorescent tubes. With a life of more than 40,000 hours the CLA lights are superior tenfold to existing fluorescent tubes and therefore significantly increase machine availability.

Efficiency also plays a major role here: the low power dissipation of the CLAs reduces the energy consumption by more than half compared with a 20 W fluorescent lamp and the carbon dioxide levels are also cut in half. The use of 24 V DC power eliminates the typical annoying humming sound of fluorescent tubes – the CLA lights are absolutely silent, which greatly improves the work environment. The CLA series LED lights withstand temperatures between -40 and +60°C – yet another advantage over conventional fluorescent tubes.

The low-priced, mercury-free LED light bars  of the CLA series in the colour “Daylight” are available in the lengths 300 and 600 millimetres with mounts for many different applications.

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