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The purpose of this white paper is to discuss in layman terms the use of led luminaires within hazardous areas. The intention is to de-mystify the selection of LED luminaires by explaining the benefits and pitfalls in non-technical terms, and offer basic advice on issues which are specific to hazardous area lighting, whilst also providing an insight into the kind of service you should expect from your supplier.

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LED luminaires as we know them are a very recent addition to the general lighting market. The LED or Light Emitting Diode was introduced on an industrial scale in the 1960s, at the time its main usage was for indication lamps within electrical and electronic devices. By the 1990s the LED had been widely adopted in moving sign displays, modern electronic devices such as mobile phones, computers etc. It would not be until around 2006 when research and development had advanced the LED to the point of it being a useful general light source.

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The team at Petrel have recently penned a new white paper which discusses the use of LED luminaires within hazardous areas. We hope to de-mystify the selection of LED luminaires by explaining the benefits and pitfalls in non-technical terms, and offering basic advice on issues which are specific to hazardous area lighting.

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Petrel are delighted to announce the launch of a new range of linear LED products to the marketplace.

The new range of Linear lighting solutions are housed in our existing 9 series fitting body to give the product the same robust and unique construction that has served the hazardous area marketplace for a number of years.

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