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  • Surface-Mount IR LED Light
Jan 2012
Larson Electronics LLCRequest Info
KEMP, Texas, Jan. 5, 2012 — Larson Electronics LLC’s has introduced an explosion-proof surface-mount infrared LED light designed to provide illumination in the 1145-nm range normally applied in spectroscopic testing and analysis applications.

The EPL-SMLED-20W-1445 is designed for Class 1 Division 1 locations and produces infrared light without lenses or filters. Cool running and portable, it is suitable for wet or corrosive environments and can be operated with voltages ranging from 9 to 48 VDC.

Designed for analysis processes such as infrared spectroscopy, the 1445-nm light is invisible to the naked eye and suitable for specialized applications where testing and observation of molecular structures and chemical composition are performed. The heavy-duty aluminum body is watertight-tested to resist corrosion from exposure to saltwater and wet environments. A flat base with preformed mounting slots provides secure, permanent mounting to flat surfaces, and an aluminum alloy yoke allows the light head to be adjusted through 135° of vertical movement.

The assembly consists of two 10-W infrared LEDs positioned within the lamp head to provide maximum output with little loss to lens diffusion. The assembly is sealed within the housing with a thermal shock- and impact-resistant glass lens for durable and reliable protection. The LED design eliminates the need for special lenses or filters normally used with incandescent or high-intensity discharge infrared lamps.

The LEDs in this lamp run much cooler, reducing the occurrence of accidental burns and difficult handling associated with hot-running incandescent portable lamps. The infrared LED light offers a 50,000-h lamp life. It can operate in hazardous locations and corrosive environments where low-voltage current is readily available. The EPL-SMLED-20W-1445 explosion-proof infrared LED light is UL 1598- and UL 844-approved for marine environments.


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