We received a request for a solution that could illuminate escape routes and provide helipad lighting in potentially explosive and challenging environments.
As a result we developed the product LIGHTPATH Ex, a fibre illumination system that projects a continuous line of light carrying no electrical power, making it 100% safe for users in either Zone 0 or Zone 1 areas.
This innovative system comprises of optical fibre and an explosion proof enclosure, with or without battery back-up. It was designed in collaboration with PhotoSynergy Ltd (PSL), a research and development company based in University of St Andrews, to improve the safety of personnel operating in hazardous environments. LIGHTPATH Ex has potential applications in a number of sectors where there may be a risk of fire and/or explosion, including nuclear power stations, petrochemical plants, offshore installations and distillery/bonded warehouse operations.