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Nov 6, 2023
Engineered around the demanding requirements on land-based drilling rigs, Appleton™ Rigmaster™ LED Linear Luminaires by Emerson offer their low-profile, lightweight, and energy-efficient design to lighting applications beyond the rig, including underground tunnels, mines, foundries, food processing plants, and other industrial locations where dirt, water and moisture are a problem. No matter where they are installed, Appleton Rigmaster LED Linear Luminaires furnish high-visibility lighting output up to 8000 lumens, while reducing bothersome shadows and glare to achieve the safest, most productive work environments for employees.
Common in many of these applications, conventional fluorescent lighting initially appears to be a more economical solution. However, when compared to the lifetime performance of Appleton Rigmaster LED Linear Luminaires, fluorescents proved a poor investment. Appleton Rigmaster LED Linear Luminaires consume less than half the energy of fluorescents, significantly reduce maintenance and replacement costs, instantly turn on without warmup, lower heat output, and help the facility reduce its carbon footprint.
Growing demand for Rigmaster LED Luminaires means a growing family of lighting solutions. To support those requests, Emerson expanded the Appleton Rigmaster LED line to include three versions: An explosionproof model for Class I, Division 1 locations, a hazardous location luminaire for Class I, Division 2 and Class II areas, and an industrial (ordinary location) version. Increase safety on any version with an option for an Emergency Battery Backup. All three solutions meet IP66 rating requirements of being "dust tight" and protection against powerful jets of water and are NEMA certified for wet and marine areas. Don’t let the compact profile fool you — these are among the most rugged, corrosion-resistant lighting fixtures Emerson has ever manufactured.
Emerson understands that electricians prefer linear luminaires that install fast and easy. The Rigmaster LED meets these requirements by integrating LED technology into a very lightweight, low-profile package. Every element of its design promotes streamlined, hassle-free deployments and maintenance. For example, its mounting brackets accommodate most bolt patterns for Crouse-Hinds, Dialight and other manufacturers when retrofitting fixtures. The hinged wiring compartment is secured with captive screws, eliminating drop hazards. Two NPT hubs on each end of the fixture allow for simple through wiring. Leads are also placed outside the wiring compartment so the installer can bypass the screw cover. Two mounting options are available — yoke brackets and a pendant kit— for added location flexibility. Installers can even choose between using wirenuts or screw terminal blocks in the 120-277 Vac configured models.
Bright, clean, uniform lighting is a hallmark of the Appleton Rigmaster LED Linear Luminaires. Precision engineered clear polycarbonate lenses achieve wider light distribution for greater area coverage to reduce the number of fixtures needed to be installed without compromising safety. There is also a diffused lens option that takes comfortable, no-glare illumination to the next level. The fixture’s notched position locking mechanism will aim light precisely where it is needed — and keep it there.
Due to high vibration machinery in industrial plants, secondary retention of a light fixture is a priority in preventing it from plunging from a high-rise mast. The Rigmaster LED features up to five casted secondary cable retention points, providing protection against in field vibration when used with optional safety cable(s), and removing the need to install additional safety nets.
Finally, reducing energy costs is always important to operations managers. LED drivers in Rigmaster LED Luminaires consume less than half the energy of standard T8 fluorescent fixtures, further lowering lifetime cost and minimizing strain on budgets. An LED life of 60,000+ hours equates to years of maintenance-free operation, unlike fluorescents that may fail within six months and require expensive maintenance.
With a version for any application, the Appleton Rigmaster LED Linear Luminaires by Emerson offer complete solution versatility for compact spaces and lower ceiling task lighting applications. For more information, click here.