Emerson’s LED Version of Lighting Fixture

Friday, December 7, 2018 @ 05:12 PM gHale

Appleton A-51 lighting fixture is now available in an LED version, which could save end users as much as 80 percent on energy costs.

Emerson released the LED version of the field-proven Appleton A-51 lighting fixture, a move that could save end users as much as 80 percent on energy costs compared to the incandescent model.

First introduced in 1951, the Appleton A-51 incandescent factory-seal luminaire has provided safe illumination to workers in petrochemical processing, wastewater treatment centers, chemical plants and other areas classified as “hazardous” by the National Electrical Code where ignitable vapors, dust, moisture and corrosive environments may be present.

Because it uses the same mounting as the original A-51, the LED version transforms the traditional retrofit process to simply removing the legacy incandescent fixture unit and replacing it with the new LED fixture unit. Appleton’s standardized threads fit all A-51 LED fixtures and mounting hoods. In the rare event the A-51 LED requires maintenance, its “wireless” design allows the fixture unit to be threaded off the mounting hood for fast servicing or immediate exchange with a stand-by replacement.

“The new A-51 LED model brings the potential benefits of burning less energy, producing less heat, and requiring less maintenance to the thousands of A-51 incandescent fixtures currently in service,” said Christy Buttner, lighting product manager for Emerson Automation Solutions.

Emerson is offering the new luminaries in an output range of 1,600 to 3,200 lumens to replace incandescent fixtures up to 300 watts. They deliver crisp, bright light with excellent color rendering for optimal visibility.

To guard against corrosion and chemical abrasion the A-51 LED’s fixture unit, mounting hoods and guards are manufactured from copper-free, die-cast aluminum, and feature Appleton’s exclusive epoxy powder coat finish to assure long-term corrosion resistance.

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