Enclosure lighting: The benefits of LEDs
Why light an enclosure? A more appropriate question is: why wouldn’t you? It is a simple safety measure; fumbling around in a dark enclosure cabinet where high voltages could be present is risky, to say the least. It’s best practice to keep the enclosure visible and clear – good lighting is essential to ensure optimal inspection and safe control conditions.
If you have not yet utilised LED lights, perhaps you have not been made aware of some of the advantages that they provide over standard fluorescent lighting within an enclosure. It is common knowledge that they are more economical in use, but there are also a number of additional benefits.
What separates them technically?
Fluorescent lamps produce light by converting ultraviolet (UV) emissions with a fluorescent coating on the inside of their tube. The UV is generated by an electrical charge that passes through the inert mercury that is contained within the bulb. The gas is excited by the electricity and UV radiation is consequently released. As a fluorescent light begins to age, more voltage is required to produce the same amount of light.
Read the full article in the March issue of PBSI
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