Paramount’s optional In-Row (-M3) luminaires explained…
The International Electrotechnical Commission established the IP Code to normalize degrees of protection provided by electrical enclosures, including luminaires. The classification system covers both foreign bodies, including dust (indicated by the first digit in the two digit code), and moisture (indicated by the second digit).
Our industry traditionally approached Booth Lighting by pumping out large quantities of ambient light, achieving only adequate levels at the task surface. Failing to control light wastes energy. But if it were directed to the task, less energy would be required.
Type 4X enclosures are intended for indoor or outdoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against corrosion, windblown dust and rain, splashing water, hose-directed water, and damage from external ice formation. They are not intended to provide protection against conditions such as internal condensation or internal icing.
A location not normally subject to dampness or wetness. A location classified as dry may be temporarily subject to dampness or wetness, as in the case of a building under construction.
Locations protected from weather and not subject to saturation with water or other liquids but subject to moderate degrees of moisture. Examples of such locations include partially protected locations under canopies, marquees, roofed open porches, and like locations, and interior locations subject to moderated degrees of moisture, such as some basements, some barns, and some cold storage buildings.
Installations underground or in concrete slabs or masonry in direct contact with the earth; in locations subject to saturation with water or other liquids, such as vehicle washing areas; and in unprotected locations exposed to weather.
Paramount offers a wide variety of food processing luminaires that meet or exceed the most stringent National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) requirements. These offerings include LED, Fluorescent and HID light sources.
NSF International is known for its role in developing standards and criteria for equipment products and services that bear upon health. The NSF mark is widely recognized, and signifies that the article to which it is affixed is certified to comply with applicable standards. NSF conducts research, tests and evaluates equipment products for compliance with their standards and criteria, granting and controlling the use of the NSF marking.