If you are installing new industrial lighting fixtures that need to be vapor tight, dust proof or wet location, you need to understand the choices that are available to you and how to select the best vapor tight fixture for your needs. Fluorescent vapor tight lighting is the most common type of vapor tight lighting used in industrial lighting applications. Fluorescent vapor tight fixtures are excellent for parking garages, food processing facilities, barns and any other type of location requiring wet location dust-proof fixtures. Vapor tight lighting in the form of T5 high output light fixtures is a popular choice because of their excellent lighting capabilities and durability. The typical T5 high output fluorescent vapor tight fixture uses two T5 high output lamps producing approximately 10,000 lumens. ILS Industrial Lighting offers 24 and 48-inch fluorescent vapor tight fixtures that combat moisture, dust and other destructive elements to provide clear, safe and energy-efficient lighting. These T5 fixtures feature industrial-grade vapor-tight polycarbonate lenses and housings. Our vapor tight fixtures are not sealed fluorescent strips but “built for purpose” vapor tight fixtures that include a gear tray/reflector.
There are many different types of vapor tight lighting fixtures for use in industrial environments. Traditionally, fluorescent vapor tight lighting has been used at fixture mounting heights of less than 15 ft., but because of recent changes in fluorescent lamp and ballast technology, T5 fluorescent vapor tight fixtures are excellent sources of light for both low and intermediate hanging or surface mount heights . Vapor tight fixtures are totally enclosed fluorescent light fixtures that come in a variety of different materials. The two most popular, for industrial lighting applications, are the fixture enclosure that is manufactured of all poly-carbonate and the enclosure that has a fiber glass body and acrylic diffuser. The poly-carbonate vapor tight fixture is a stronger overall fixture and the poly-carbonate diffuser will not turn yellow. The fiber glass vapor tight fixture model is much more resistant to wash down solvents but is not as strong and the acrylic diffuser will turn yellow with age. The particular type of vapor tight fixture you choose will depend on your industrial lighting application. ILS Industrial Lighting manufactures many types of fluorescent vapor tight light fixtures. We manufacture vapor tight fixtures that house one, two, three, four or six T5 high output lamps, to provide various levels of light output at various hanging heights.