Nemalux LED lighting fixtures are suitable for challenging applications. Offering explosion proof and hazardous location rated lights using solid state technology.

What is Explosion Proof or Hazardous Location Lighting?

Hazardous Location LED Adjustable Area Light | MR Series with Slip Fitter Mount (MR-SFY) | Class I Division 2 Light | Nemalux

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High-output, optically-controlled floodlights mounted at the top of the drilling rig deliver 360° coverage.

Drilling Rig with LED Luminaires

High-output, optically controlled floodlights mounted at the top of the drilling rig deliver 360° coverage.

Tunnel Lighting Upgrade

Underground train tunnels may require lighting solutions to guard against temporary or permanent submersion.

Military & Aerospace

Nemalux provides military and aerospace customers with a wide range of lighting solutions. These solutions include high-temperature applications for rocket launch zones and camera vision support. Interior and exterior lighting for airplane hangars, combat vehicles, and marine vessels. Plus, upgrades to munition storage facilities and asset perimeter lighting.

Automation & Control

Nemalux luminaires are an excellent choice for automation and control panel applications. With its low-voltage DC operation and small size, the GS series is the ideal panel light. DC models with a linear drive current suit machine vision and automation.

Heavy Industrial/Harsh

Critical advantages of Nemalux products are robust housing, flexible brackets, and increased reliability. Selecting commercial-grade lights for heavy-duty applications helps avoid premature failure. Specific area ratings are not always required. Yet, choosing industrial-grade lights remains critical. These allow for extended use even under extreme conditions.

Chemical Plants

Nemalux supplies explosion-proof and hazardous location lights for indoor and outdoor use. Specific features address challenges related to corrosive atmospheres and explosive gases. We can address these challenges with Class I Division 1 and Class I Division 2 rated fixtures. Chemical facilities can optimize their lighting strategies by using Nemalux LED lights.

Grain Processing

Nemalux provides solutions to illuminate silos, train loading terminals, and other processing areas. Lower-case temperatures reduce the danger posed by combustible dust and flyings. Long-life LED systems reduce maintenance cycles while saving energy and increasing safety.

Oil & Gas

Nemalux illuminates almost all areas of the upstream, midstream, and downstream industries. Building on two decades of LED use in the oil and gas industry, we supply luminaires that keep working. Our lights illuminate critical workplaces worldwide, known for safety and excellent reliability.


Aging infrastructure in North America has been a concern for decades. Power generation facilities, water treatment plants, and tunnels use Nemalux products for lighting. This segment mandates continued support during design, implementation, and maintenance.


Lighting projects in the mining industry generate positive results with Nemalux luminaires. Facility lighting upgrades for processing plants and supply tunnels reduce operating costs. While vibration and impact resistance brackets and housings allow use on mining equipment. Heavy equipment operators benefit from improved visibility and comfort.

Nuclear Power

Exposure to high levels of radiation reduces the useable lifespan of light fixtures. Solid-state LED luminaires using shielding methods offer a localized solution. Nemalux provides area and task lighting for nuclear plant operations in Canada.

Pulp & Paper

Most Nemalux fixtures carry C2D1, C2D2, Zone 21, and Zone 22 certifications. These ratings allow installation in hazardous locations where combustible dust can be present. Safety and visibility concerns mandate a systematic approach using comprehensive designs. Nemalux offers products and services addressing challenges specific to this industry.


Lighting projects in proximity to saltwater environments can face significant challenges. Third-party ratings, including UL1598A and ABS, highlight suitability for this segment. Uninterrupted operation and satisfactory light levels are critical deliverables. Dark sky compliance and simultaneous hazardous location ratings further contribute to project success.

Food Processing

Nemalux provides NSF-rated AR high bay luminaires for food processing facilities. Critical design elements for the AR include unique housing geometries, coating, and fasteners. The high-output luminaire enables installations in NSF-designated Splash and Non-Food Zones.

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10 Illumination Considerations for the Industrial Workplace

  1. Using LED equivalency statements from marketing material does not replace detailed lighting designs
  2. Colour temp and CRI selection can differentiate between exterior and interior luminaires
  3. Evaluation criteria for selecting fixtures have more factors than lumens, watts, and cost
  4. Uniform intensity levels can improve visual comfort, specifically for an aging workforce
  5. Installation locations and fixture positioning reduce or end glare discomfort
  6. Poorly designed lighting strategies can negatively impact on-site operators
  7. The average age of the operators will dictate minimum illumination targets
  8. Over-lighting a workplace could negatively effect safety and performance
  9. Luminaire placement must take existing equipment details into account
  10. Key deliverables can be safety, productivity, and visual comfort

    BONUS: Lighting directly impacts human performance!

About Nemalux:

  • Nemalux designs and manufactures LED lighting solutions for harsh and hazardous locations.
  • LED technology solves many lighting problems better than conventional lighting.
  • Nemalux has unique expertise in working with LED technology, our sole focus.
  • Nemalux contributes to worksite safety and corporate performance.
  • Nemalux also develops custom solutions and advises the industry, clients, and prospects.
  • The Nemalux team strives to create strong partnerships and positive working relationships with industry colleagues.

About our LED lighting solutions:

  • Our products are designed and manufactured in Calgary, AB, Canada.
  • Nemalux products and services harness the advantages of LED technology. Our lights offer a powerful and effective alternative to conventional industrial lighting.
  • Nemalux designs products to address commonly-encountered harsh and hazardous industrial challenges. 
  • Nemalux products have competitive prices.
  • Nemalux products adhere to lighting and electrical standards and regulations.
  • Nemalux designs, advisory, and customization services help users address the toughest challenges.

Luminaire Case Design

Nemalux uses marine-grade aluminum alloys with low copper content (copper-free) luminaire housings. They withstand long-term exposure to chemicals and salt water and are effective heatsinks. Powder coating and anodizing options further improve housing performance in rugged environments. Specialty powder coats and processes provide a mil-spec-compliant multi-layer finish. This coating withstands simultaneous exposure to corrosive chemicals, UV, and saltwater. Nemalux designs luminaire cases around the specific requirements of LED technology. They are improving safety while avoiding retrofits of legacy technology enclosures. 


Vented Light Enclosures

Industrial enclosures experience vast exposure to the surrounding atmosphere, temperature, and humidity. Nemalux fixtures use pressure equalization vents for ingress protection of IP66/67/68. These protect and seal our luminaires while allowing the system to breathe. Benefits of IP rated lights dissipate excess humidity and reduce stress on components. The vented light enclosure avoids the buildup of droplets on sensitive electronics.

Luminaire Mounting Hardware

The use of flexible mounting hardware is instrumental for an optimized installation process. Industrial grade bracket designs withstand severe vibration, impact, and chemical exposure. Our fixtures also offer secondary safety points to fall protection. Optimized placement in new and existing facilities reduces costs and deployment time. Our mounting catalog includes an extensive range of brackets for specific fixture series. This feature lowers luminaire types on the final bill of material. It also streamlines the engineering, procurement, installation, and maintenance process. A significant competitive advantage in our addressable market segment.

LED Lighting

Nemalux selects high-quality diodes from CREE, Samsung, and Nichia. We underpower the diodes to reduce heat stress and premature aging of components. Reduced 50-70% current flow of the rated max value extends the longevity of the LEDs. This extended longevity allows for implementation in harsh and hazardous environments. 

Metal Core Printed Circuit Boards (MCPCB)

MCPCBs are vital for heat transfer from the LEDs to the external case. These circuit boards increase temperature range and extend performance in industrial applications. Built-in redundancies account for a possible failure of individual diodes. This feature permits continuous operation and minimal change in the overall light output. The serviceability of our lights allows for future upgrades and field replacements. This attribute is a significant benefit. Our designs offer easy access to light engines and solder-free quick-connect components.


Secondary Optics

The secondary optics location on our fixtures is behind the external protective lens. We use LEDiL optics for flexibility during the lighting design and application process. Such devices shape the light, reducing installation and operation costs. AGI32 and Dialux Evo design software incorporate LEDiL with our lighting designs. The combination provides projects and facility's designs with optimal spacing and mounting heights. 

Power Supplies

Programmable HazLoc power supplies balance the approach between thermal management and efficiency. 0-10V dimmable power supplies are available for modifying illumination levels. L90 values are essential indicators of the overall system's reliability. Carefully consider L90 values during the luminaire selection process. In high-output systems, the use of multiple power supplies creates functional reliability. A portion of LEDs can still function on the fixture in case of an individual power supply failure. 

Glare Reduction

Safety on industrial sites decreases from inadequate illumination, excessive glare, and light trespass. The appropriate fixture needs the correct mounting height, tilting angle, and lens type. A glare-reduction lens and sharp cutoff improve visual comfort and acuity. These factors with our fixtures have substantial impacts on eliminating glare.


A Nemalux field serviceable light fixture has replaceable components for onsite use. Conventional HID lights have service in mind, too. Yet, it is due to the shorter life expectancy of bulbs and ballasts. The emergence of LED technology has caused a shift to non-serviceable/sealed systems. This outdated approach from other LED manufacturers gives similarities to HIDs lights. In this scope, valuable fixtures become obsolete and need replacing. The Nemalux luminaire design always has field serviceability in mind. This design feature allows maintenance and upgrading options outside the warranty period. A much more cost and environmentally-effective approach to changing aging components.