Intelligent lighting and smart controls are more associated with large building projects in cities while lighting applications in hazardous areas are more of a simple on/off scenario.

With the rising energy and maintenance costs, integrating intelligent light management in a hazardous area application, can prevent expensive downtime, reduce energy costs and extend luminaire life due to reduced run time.

We explore some of the wired and wireless options already available for hazardous area applications.

About the author:

Peter Heyse is Director of STL International Ltd, a lighting solution provider specialising in emergency lighting and luminaires for specialist applications such as extreme temperatures, vandal resistant and explosive dust atmospheres.