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MercMaster

 

September 13, 2017

Emerson has introduced its Appleton Mercmaster LED Low Profile Series of hazardous location and ordinary location luminaires for lighting industrial environments requiring greater clearance levels along with reduced energy consumption. With an installed profile of only six inches, the luminaires' installed depth is approximately 25 percent less than its nearest competitor and consumes 65 percent less energy than a standard HID.

The introduction gives Emerson distributors and customers a broader range of LED options. In addition to this new low-profile, lightweight series, Emerson offers its Appleton Mercmaster III, Code*Master, Viamaster and Areamaster families of LED luminaires that fit a wide scope of installation needs for almost any industrial or hazardous application. 

Delivering up to 5,000 lumens of uniformly distributed light, Mercmaster LED Low-Profile luminaires yield superior performance in areas with ceiling heights up to 15 feet or where OSHA regulations limit the use of ladders, resulting in lower mounting heights for fixtures. Advanced design ensures the luminaires will not create annoying spotlight effects or dark areas, providing ideal illumination for any general or task lighting application. Four replaceable globe alternatives -- clear glass, clear polycarbonate, diffused polycarbonate and prismatic glass refractor -- allow engineers to choose the perfect lighting solution. 

Mercmaster LED Low-Profile luminaires are especially valuable in transitioning facilities from HID lighting to LED since each Mercmaster LED Low-Profile model maintains the same look and feel as its HID counterpart by using identical housing and mounting hoods. A single fixture housing accommodates all lumen levels, globe styles, and mounting styles. This smart engineering directly translates into significant savings in retrofit time, labor and labor costs.

"Emerson has tapped its considerable resources and talents to engineer an extremely energy-efficient LED luminaire that easily fits into hard-to-reach and tight spaces found in refineries, foundries, chemical plants and other hazardous and non-hazardous industrial locations," said Christine Hohlman, Lighting Marketing Manager for Emerson. "Critically important is that we haven't compromised lighting quality for energy-efficiency. Instead we have given our customers the best of both requirements to ensure the safety and health of their employees."

Hazardous location versions of the Mercmaster LED Low-Profile Series are certified for Class I, Div 2 and Zone 2, and Class II, Div 1 & 2 applications, wet and marine outside conditions (NEMA 3R, 4 and 4X) and IP66. Ordinary location models can be deployed in wet and marine locations and other harsh areas not subject to hazardous gasses and dusts, such as storage areas, parking garages and food/beverage processing.

For more information visit Emerson.com.

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Jeremy Herrington

Total Electrical Solutions was founded in 2013 by Jeremy Herrington in Quispamsis, on the outskirts of Saint John, New Brunswick. Since 2013 Jeremy has steadily grown Total Electrical Solutions in the residential, commercial and construction sectors. The growth is primarily the result of Jeremy’s customer first philosophy, plus his over 20 years of industry experience.

Jeremy grew up learning about the industry from his father who was an electrical contractor. Jeremy spent his early years helping and watching his father as a contractor and business owner. After high school Jeremy was, like many, not wholly aware of the course he wished to take and so he began an electrical apprenticeship at his father’s company.

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