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Eaton’s New Explosion-Proof Lighting for Harsh Industrial Environments Helps Customers Reduce Costs and Improve Performance
Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 02:29:35 PM


Date: February 18, 2016

SYRACUSE, NY — Power management company Eaton today announced the release of its new Crouse-Hinds® series Hazard?Gard® XPL linear light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires for harsh and hazardous environments. The low profile light fixture is designed to help petroleum refineries, chemical facilities and other heavy process industries reduce energy, maintenance and labor costs. With the Hazard?Gard XPL luminaires, Eaton is delivering industry-leading efficiency with 120 lumens-per-watt (LPW).

<“Eaton continues to develop innovative Crouse-Hinds series solutions designed to operate reliably in hazardous area environments,” said Devon Jenkins, LED product line manager, Eaton. “With our new Hazard?Gard LED light fixture, customers can reduce ownership costs by 61 percent compared to traditional high-intensity discharge (HID) and fluorescent fixtures.”/p>

With a rugged and durable design, the Hazard?Gard XPL LED light fixtures are engineered to withstand demanding conditions in Class I, Division 1 hazardous area environments, while delivering a long life. Eaton’s newest Crouse-Hinds series lighting technology is rated to provide up to of 100,000 hours of continuous operation, which reduces maintenance and lowers total cost of ownership.

With a height under 5 inches, the Hazard?Gard XPL is designed for confined spaces and low mounting heights. The XPL LED includes versatile and flexible mounting options for indoor and outdoor applications.

The Hazard?Gard XPL LED light fixtures are Underwriters Laboratories® (UL) listed to meet National Electrical Code® (NEC) and Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) requirements and are built to withstand extreme temperatures, vibration, water and dust.

To learn more about Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds series lighting technology, visit

Eaton offers a range of Crouse-Hinds series cable fittings, enclosures, plugs and receptacles, industrial lighting fixtures, signals and alarms, and electronic components designed for the most demanding environments. These products serve customers in the industrial and manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, solar, infrastructure and other markets.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

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