800 mm Vintage glass explosion proof cast aluminium light is a restored and polished ship light previously employed in ships’ engine rooms, cargo decks and similar areas. This 800 mm Vintage glass explosion proof cast aluminium light was designed to allow efficient lighting on LNG or LPG carriers and chemical container ships where explosion proof lighting is essential. Built in the 1970’s, these light fittings are extremely heavy duty weighing around 12kg each.
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 hotel. Incorporating a very thick 130mm wide glass containment tube, they may also provide lighting for food preparation areas i.e., shatterproof.
These lights have been stripped of their original paint 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 vapor containment system and ballast for the fluorescent tubes are removed and then retro fitted with either a 450mm LED tube globe or low voltage LED strip light. Both styles of LED can be dimmable.
Wiring and globes
For the moment the driver location can be concealed in a ceiling space or inside the fitting. These can be Dali dimmable drivers or 0-10V dimmable. All new wiring is completed ready to be installed by your electrician. We supply chain suspension where these are used as a pendant below a ceiling. However, you may prefer a hard mounting to a ceiling or even as a wall mount vertically. The tube bulb option style comes with a 3 pin plug and where possible these should be plugged into a lighting plug base. This is to allow lowering for bulb replacement. To replace a globe the fitting must be disassembled using the 3 long bolts. 12 Volt strip style requires a driver supplied to be externally placed and two core cable connected.
Wiring is installed in accordance with AN/NZS60598.2.1:2014 wiring code. A 4 meter length of 3 core flex cable in black braid and a 3 pin plug is also supplied as standard.
Choose between 240V and 120V to suit your Country voltage. Note that for 120V applications we do not carry a tube globe this long, UL listed components are used but the light fitting itself is not UL listed.
Please note these light fittings are refurbished and no longer qualify as vapor or explosion proof. They are not suitable for hazardous applications.