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Lighting equipment that can withstand arduous environments from Sill Lighting

Premises and facilities managers working in heavy industry, general industry and the utilities are likely to fully appreciate the qualities of a range of lighting equipment that can withstand arduous environments.

Pracht luminaires, from Sill Lighting, are purpose designed for just such applications being made from materials which are impact-resistant and resistant to oil, alkaline and chemicals. Building on 30 years of experience, Pracht has developed a range of specialist lighting solutions for specific industries from chemical, food processing and beverages through the heavy and metal industries to transport and rail, gas, water and electricity.

With many fluorescent luminaire options available, the Pracht lighting range all share the same attention to design detail giving them high lighting efficiency, long durability, low maintenance and a life expectancy of 20 years. Instead of the commonly used 3 metre long gaskets, the weak point of most ingress-protected fluorescent fittings, Pracht luminaires have just two 45mm ‘O’ rings providing efficient sealing and lamp holder contacts are silver-plated. Reflectors are fully enclosed with a choice of advanced plastics diffuser materials to suit different applications, meaning that they are protected against impact, dirt and high or low temperatures whilst maximising light output. Much care has been given to installation and maintenance, the luminaires being able to be mounted single-handed with the special Pracht fixing clip system and subsequent re-lamping is also designed for one-person operation.

At the same time, the Pracht luminaires offer an especially energy efficient lighting solution. Adjustable narrow, medium or wide beam reflector options allow accurate targeting and thus significantly greater utilisation of light. Studies have shown that with the Pracht Pralux IP rated luminaires it is possible to use up to half the number of fluorescent luminaires in a scheme, compared with conventional diffuser fittings. It also results in nearly 40% energy saving and CO2 emission reductions. The ability to reduce luminaire quantities also reduces initial installation costs and lowers maintenance, replacement and waste disposal. Thus total cost of ownership is significantly reduced.

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