Here at LED Monkey HQ, we're constantly surprised by innovations the lighting sector throws our way. Indeed, when we came across the recent invention of an explosion-proof LED, you can imagine how excited we were! This begs the question: Have You Heard About Explosion-Proof LED Lighting?

Small but Powerful!

Built by industrial lighting leader Larson Electronics LLC and named the comprehensive EPL-TFM-150LED-RT-24V-12.3-100 portable LED light, this light is ideal for use in hazardous locations such as tank cleaning, oil fields and offshore locations.

EPL-TFM-150LED-RT-24V-12.3-100 portable LED light

From just 150 watts, this light (pictured left) can conjure a magnificent 12,000 lumens!

The light it generates is a Cool White colour temperature (or 6000K for the people who know their Kelvins), which makes it ideal for task-orientated work.

Perfect for large outdoor spaces, it can produce either a 60° or 125° beam angle. This ensures a wide swathe of bright light is cast onto the area of focus.

Like many LEDs, this super-powerful variation comes with a guarantee of a long life span. The average LED will last 50,000 hours, but this lamp will give you a magnificent 60,000 hours of well-needed light.


Indeed, with a 60,000 hour life expectancy, you could use this lamp for 10 hours each day and still last an incredible 16 years before it fades below 70% of its initial brightness!

Now to the most important part - How can this light fitting be "explosion-proof"?

Well, to start with, the manufacturer ensures that the outside of the light is as durable and hardy as possible. Indeed, manufacturing it from copper-free aluminium with a powder coating to avoid corrosion helps give it a robust exterior.

Then, 100 feet of 12/3 chemical and abrasion resistant SOOW cord, fitted with an explosion proof cord cap, is added to the structure. The triangle style A-frame base is connected to help with the portability of the light.

NOTE: "SOOW" stands for: S = Service Cord (600 Volts), OO = Oil Resistant both inside insulation and outside jacket. W = CSA designation for weather/water resistance.

And finally, the entire assembly is ETL listed Class I, Divisions 1-2, Class II, Divisions 1-2 for use in hazardous locations.

The CEO of Larson Electronics LLC, Rob Bresnahan said;

“This portable explosion proof LED is great for illuminating large outdoor hazardous locations,”

“Its high output provides exceptional flood illumination, and the convenient carrying handle makes it easy to transport around the worksite.”

Whilst we won't be selling these magnificent lights, we can certainly appreciate the skill and hard work that has gone into making them for industrial purposes. No doubt, this light will make working in hazardous areas and workplaces a safer task for all to benefit from.

For LED Lights that (Unfortunately) Aren't Explosion-Proof - Choose LED Monkey!

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We have a whole range of LED lights that are long-lasting, cost-efficient, eco-friendly and oh so very stylish. So why not check us out at where you'll find traditional-style bulbs, colour-changing strip light and a plethora of outdoor lighting options for you to peruse!

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