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Emerson's Cost-effective Upgrade Path to LED Lighting in Hazardous Locations

Emerson's Cost-effective Upgrade Path to LED Lighting in Hazardous Locations

Emerson has introduced the Appleton Retromaster Series of LED luminaires, the fastest, most cost-effective upgrade path for converting legacy Appleton incandescent and HPS (High Pressure Sodium) lighting fixtures installed in Class I, Division 2 (C1D2) hazardous locations to economical and sustainable LED technology, while keeping the original fixture’s certification.

Appleton Retromaster luminaires are directly compatible with the installed base of Appleton V-51 incandescent luminaires, Appleton Stylmaster incandescent luminaires, Appleton Stylmaster-C incandescent luminaires (Canada), Appleton V incandescent luminaires (Canada), Appleton Mercmaster Jr. HPS luminaires, and Killark V Series incandescent luminaires. Colored polycarbonate globes and stainless-steel wire guards can be ordered to make a new Retromaster luminaire indistinguishable from the legacy fixture.

Requiring no time-consuming rewiring or cutting of conduit, Appleton Retromaster luminaires typically take only a few minutes to install onto an existing mounting hood, dramatically reducing labor and material expenses. The luminaires are available in an output range from 1000 to 5000 lumens, and each of the four models comprising the Retromaster Series offer the unique versatility of selectable dual lumen outputs, ensuring that the illumination level of the new LED fixture is identical to the one being replaced — a first for hazardous location rated lighting. Once installed, the Appleton Retromaster requires only 7 to 38 Watts to create the same level of illumination as an incandescent drawing 60 to 300 Watts, representing a huge improvement in energy efficiency.

Another customer problem that the Appleton Retromaster LED Series solves is eliminating the frequent need to replace bulbs in legacy incandescent fixtures. Incandescent light bulbs last approximately 1,200 hours, while Retromaster LED lighting has been tested to perform 60,000 hours (L70) and will not have to be changed for at least seven years. Incandescent bulbs have been effectively banned from sale in the US by the DoE, leaving maintenance departments with only those in inventory.
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