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Machine Lighting

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Bright, Rugged Illumination of Machine Processes


Well-lit machines are easier to monitor, troubleshoot, and maintain.  Bright, even machine lighting allows operators to monitor machine processes effectively and see clearly when troubleshooting, refilling material or completing other manual tasks on the machine.

Heavy duty LED lights from Banner Engineering are built to last in harsh environments and provide years of bright, maintenance-free illumination.


Machine Lighting Challenges

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Harsh Conditions Inside Machines

Machine lighting can be a challenge due to the harsh environment inside many machines. Lighting solutions may be susceptible to a variety of conditions including dust, water, extreme or variable temperatures, and vibration or impact.  In some industries, lights may also be exposed to high-temperature, high-pressure washdown.  

Traditional lights can fail and shatter in these harsh conditions.  Therefore, high quality LED lights built for industrial use are essential.  Furthermore, hazardous locations require lighting devices that are designed specifically for safe use in a hazardous environment.

Keep reading to learn more for solutions to common machine lighting applications, or contact us to discuss your specific application.


Solutions for Machine Lighting

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Water, Dust, and Washdown

Choose the Right IP Rating for the Environment

  • Lights rated IP67, and above are dust and water resistant, making them ideal choices for many industrial lighting applications, including machine lighting and machine tool environments. Devices rated IP67 can withstand temporary immersion in water.
  • Lights rated IP68g are resistant to oil and water penetration.
  • IP69K rated devices are able to withstand high-pressure washdown environments necessary for sanitation procedures common to food, beverage, and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
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machine lighting in a hazardous area
Hazardous Locations

Get the Right Light for the Class and Division

  • Lighting for hazardous locations requires a solution that is rated for safe operation in the specific Class and Division. 
  • For example, lighting near a flexography printing machine is challenging due to the presence of explosive chemicals. In this application, the explosive substances have a low likelihood of being present in the immediate vicinity.  Due to the proximity to the hazard, this would be classified as Class I Division 2. 
  • The HLS27 LED strip light is specifically designed for use in Class I Division 2, Class II Division 2, and Class III Division 1 and 2, Zone 2 and Zone 22 hazardous locations. 
  • The light features bright LED lights in a sturdy aluminum housing and shatterproof shell that has water-resistant IEC IP66 and IP67 rating.
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Combined Illumination and Indication

Multicolored Strip Lights Perform Dual Functions

  • With multicolor strip lights, task lights can change color to immediately let the operator, manager, or other nearby worker know when attention is required.
  • For larger machines, multicolor lighting can help direct operators to the specific location on the machine that requires attention by illuminating the entire section in a color like red or yellow.
  • When the operator opens the guard door to evaluate the problem, the lighting within the machine can be configured to turn to white task lighting, providing clear visibility to the operator—all with one device.

Featured Products

WLS27 strip light for harsh environments
WLS27 Series

Shatterproof LED Light for Harsh Environments

Heavy-duty LED strip lights are fully enclosed in a shatterproof copolyester shell to provide brilliant illumination for a broad range of applications in challenging environments.

  • Rugged, water-resistant IP66, IP67 and IP69K construction
  • Chemically resistant copolyester housing
  • Available in eight lengths from 145 mm to 1130 mm
  • Capability to dim lights using the wiring pinout (Hi/Lo/Off)
  • Automatic temperature protection built into the unit. Above 50 °C, the light dims to manage heat and protect product lifetime
  • Three- and five-color models with EZ-STATUS® combine illumination and indication in one robust light fixture
  • Now available with heavy diffuse windows for reduced intensity and a more uniform light distribution
HLS27 strip light for hazardous locations
HLS27 Series

LED Strip Light for Hazardous Locations

Banner's HLS27 LED Strip Light for Hazardous Locations has a sturdy aluminum housing and is encased in a shatterproof, UV-stabilized, polycarbonate shell, making it ideal for harsh indoor and outdoor applications. The option of having two colors in one device makes this ideal for mobile vehicle, machine status, and vision lighting applications.

  • Low-profile design is cULus certified for use in Class I Division 2, Class II Division 2, and Class III Division 1 and 2, Zone 2 and Zone 22 locations
  • Rugged, water-resistant IP67 design
  • Available in eight lengths from 145 mm to 1130 mm
  • Automatic temperature protection built into the unit. Above 50 °C, the light dims to manage heat and protect product lifetime
  • Models with Hi/Lo/Off wiring and PWM are available for dimming control
HLS27 strip light for hazardous locations
WLH60 high temperature strip light

WLH60 Series

High Temperature LED Strip Light

Banner’s WLH60 is a heavy-duty LED light fixture offering best-in-class brightness to illuminate applications in high-temperature environments. Its rugged, heat-resistant design enables installation in or near high-temperature areas that challenge other lighting solutions.

  • Approved for use in environments up to 100 °C (212 °F)
  • IEC IP67, IEC IP68G, and IEC IP69K rated
  • Rugged and durable for harsh environments
  • Resists high-pressure, high-temperature washdown, oils, and many chemicals
  • Easy to install with a wide variety of mounting solutions
  • Highly resistant to vibration and shock

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