Applications for Shat-R-Shield Protective Lighting
A wide variety of shatterproof lighting products are suited for use in industrial environments. Reduced wattage T5HO and metal halides work well in high-bay manufacturing and warehouse applications. Choose efficient T8 lamps for general use around the facility. Optimum task lighting is provided by Halogen PAR and flood lamps. Glass globes installed around docking areas should be safety-coated to minimize risk.
Shat-R-Shield provides protective lighting products for the world's most recognized names in food processing. Since hygiene and safety are paramount in their facilities, Shat-R-Shield's energy-efficient T8 and T5HO fluorescent lamps can be used in washdown areas in enclosed, water-tight fixtures. Safety-coated reduced-wattage metal halide lamps are also popular in food processing facilities.
Use of shatterproof lighting is mandated in elevators by the ASME (American Society of Manufacturing Engineers). A commonly found lamp in elevators would be safety-coated high-efficiency T8 fluorescents. Shat-R-Shield also offers safety-coated flood lamps as well as MR16 lamps coated in silicone.
Use of safety/protective lighting in the foodservice industry is mandated by the FDA. Commonly found lighting products for food preparation areas include safety-coated heat lamps for food warming and meat cutting areas; incandescent lamps for ovens, refrigeration units, and display cases; compact fluorescent and energy-efficient T8 lamps for general use; flame-shaped lamps for decorative; and glass globes in hood vents and walk-in coolers.
Fluorescent lighting emits UltraViolet (UV) light which degrades color pigments in textiles and paper. UV also can change the color and taste of food, as well as vitamin content. To combat the negative effects of UV, Shat-R-Shield adds ultraviolet absorbers to its safety coating formula which blocks 95% of damaging UV light. Ideal lighting products for retail environments include safety-coated energy-efficient T8 fluorescents and reduced wattage metal halides.
Shat-R-Shield offers a line of safety-coated gold lamps which provide excellent task lighting but block out ultraviolet light entirely. UV light has a negative effect on certain critical processes like the manufacturing of computer chips and HVAC units to sterilize microorganisms like bacteria, molds, and viruses.
|Libraries and Museums
Ultraviolet light degrades color pigments in paintings, paper and textiles. It is paramount that these valuable materials receive the ultimate in protection from the harsh effects of UV light or broken glass. Safety-coated, energy-efficient T8 fluorescents with UV-blocking characteristics and Halogen PAR incandescents for directional lighting are ideal for libraries and museums.