1250 mm Vintage Texas Rig-a-lite explosion proof aluminium light is a restored and polished ship light previously employed in ships’ engine rooms, cargo decks and similar hazardous locations. This 1250 mm Vintage Texas Rig-a-lite explosion proof aluminium light was designed to allow efficient lighting on LNG or LPG carriers and chemical container ships where explosion proof lighting is essential. These were also used to light drilling rigs. Built in the 1960’s, these light fittings are not too heavy weighing around 13kg each. These have a 1200mm long glass cover and two LED tubes.
They are ridiculously over engineered for the purpose we now see them being used for, but they are an industrial style that we think would work well in an industrial themed cafe or bar. These can be used in wet areas as outdoor lighting. Incorporating a flat glass cover, they may also provide lighting for food preparation areas i.e., shatterproof.
These lights have been stripped and then polished to a degree, but not to a “perfect surface”. We clean them up as best we can, but they will show signs of wear consistent with their age. The original vapour containment system and ballast for the fluorescent tubes are removed and the light fitting is then retro-fitted with high quality (CRI90), low voltage LED strip inside an aluminium profile. The LED can be dimmed via the driver.
We supply with the “lever type” mount brackets that may be installed as a non functional decorative industrial feature. We do install chain connection points and “S” hooks for pendant install. We can also supply with a range of hard ceiling mount components for your specific fixing requirements. These are more suited to being hung from chains however. For 1-10V dimming with install two cord grips. One supplies mains power to the driver housed inside the case. The other provides 1-10V dimming circuit via the driver. For TRIAC dimming only one cord grip is installed.
Wiring and globes
The driver location can be concealed in the ceiling space or surface mounted. All new wiring is completed ready to be installed by your electrician. We supply chain suspension when installed as a pendant. However, you may prefer to hard mount it to a ceiling or to a wall vertically.
Choose between 240V and 120V to suit your Country voltage. For US and Canada, UL listed components including the new driver and the existing vintage fitting.
TRIAC Dimming is compatible with most mains-connected trailing or leading edge dimmers. 1-10V dimming can be used with any 1-10V dimmer or other systems such as DALI.
For 1-10V dimming selection a 4 meter length of flex cable in black braid is also supplied as standard. This will provide active, neutral and earth along with two wires for the dimming circuit.
For TRIAC (mains dimming) we supply 4 Meters of 3 core cable, since dimming control is on the mains wiring.
Please note these light fittings are refurbished and may no longer qualify as vapour or explosion proof. Therefore they are not suitable for hazardous applications.