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Western Technology, WT Logo, profile picCertified Lighting – Universal Application & Risk Management


by: Dr. Michael S. Kralik, Engineering Director
Western Technology, Inc.



Safety Based Lighting for Universal Application

KICK-IT TOUGH™, LED Safety Lights, certified lighting, explosion proof, led, portable, LVLE, Western Technology specializes in manufacturing portable LED work lights – Engineered, Constructed, and Certified to work in not one, but all these applications: Explosion ProofDust Ignition ProofConfined SpacesOrdinary & Wet Location use. Our certified lighting is built to provide safety to a world of industrial high-risk work environments.
High Risk Work Environments



Design Criteria for Universal Application Lighting

  • – Certified safety
  • – Worker safety
  • – Asset preservation
  • – Provide expected visibility
  • – Quick to install/place/move
  • – Extreme durability/reliability
  • – Works in all environments
  • – Both task specific & general lighting
  • – Low power requirement
  • – Low operating temperature
  • – Accessories to protect
  • – No Re-certification
  • – Operator preference/buy-in
  • – Guaranteed return on investment
  • – Designed & Manufactured in America American Flag, designed & manufactured in the USA
Night Work Ship Building & Repair



Reliable Operation is Required

Don't Use these legacy lightsAdvantages of using the KICK-IT TOUGH™ LED Safety Lights – reliable & durable lighting that out performs lighting previously used on work sites. Reduce downtime and waste, it’s time to upgrade you lighting systems:


  • No costly light failures – no bulbs, no ballast, no fragile or Hot filaments, no gases, and no mercury to dump into our landfill.
  • Reduce light maintenance to an absolute minimum.



OSHA Regulations

Workplace safety proceduresOSHA mandates safety procedures in the work environment to mitigate risk to personnel and facilities.

*Effective Aug. 10, 2016 – 29 CFR 1904, Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries is required to “better inform workers, employers, the public and OSHA about workplace hazards.”

High risk work environment at Night!

  • 29 CFR 1910 – Occupational Safety and Health Standards
    • §1910 Subpart J – General Environmental Controls
      – §1910.146 – Permit-Required Confined Spaces
    • §1910 Subpart S – Electrical
      – §1910.307 – Hazardous (Classified) Locations
  • 29 CFR 1915 – Safety and Health Standards for Shipyard Employment
    • §1915 Subpart B – Confined and Enclosed Space in Shipyards
    • §1915.82 – Lighting
  • 29 CFR 1918 – Regulations for Longshoring
    • §1918.92 – Illumination
  • 29 CFR 1926 – Safety and Health Regulations for Construction
    • §1926 Subpart K – Electrical
    •  – §1926.407 Hazardous (Classified) Locations
    • §1926 Subpart AA – Confined Spaces in Construction
    •  – §1926.1204 Permit-Required Confined Space Program



OSHA Regulation: [Confined Space]
29 CFR 1910.146, 29 CFR 1915 Subpart B, & 29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA

Confined Space, OSHA, MarineClassifying the Confined Space

In order to classify the confined space properly, the worker must first determine:

  1. Can someone fit into this space?
  2. Does this space have limited ways of access and egress?
  3. Was this space meant for short-term human occupancy?

If the answer is Yes to these questions, then the space is a confined space by definition.

The next determination is:
Do I need a permit to enter this space?

  • The answer is Yes, if there is a recognized or suspected hazard in the space, then it is a PRCS –Permit-Required Confined Space.



Illumination for Work Environments

Minimum Illumination Chart

  1. Based upon levels of illumination recommended for sample occupational tasks in ANSI/IES RP7 and 29CFR19(10/18/26)
  2. Based upon maximum luminance ratios from ANSI/IES RP 7



OSHA Directed Personal Lighting

OSHA directs personal lighting requirements under 29 CFR, stating:

  • Walking, working, and climbing areas shall be illuminated.
  • Lighting Intensity must be measured at the personnel’s task/working surface.
  • Must not shine into the eyes of personnel.
  • Portable lights must be protected from damage.
  • Cords must be extra-hard usage.
  • Lights used shall be listed by an NRTL.

Employees are, under 29 CFR 1918.92(e), “…Not permitted to enter dark holds, compartments, decks or other spaces without a flashlight or other portable light.”

Lighting required for various locations, hazardous, ordinary, wet location, or a confined space



Hazardous Materials

Classifying whether a light or electrical equipment maybe be in a Hazardous location is determined by the Hazardous Material in the location. Our KICK-IT TOUGH™ LED Safety Lights are certified to work in Class I, Div. 1 & 2, Groups C & D; Class II, Div. 1 & 2, Groups E, F, & G. They have also been certified to Canadian Standards Association: CSA Zones 1 & 2; Zones 201, 21, 22 locations.

Hazardous Location Chart showing Materials



Demanding Lighting Environments

lighting up a confined spacePortable lights must withstand normal and often extreme operating conditions of the environment – Do your work lights meet these requirements?:

  • Withstand repeated impacts, falls, scrapes, mishandling – Built like a Tool (not a flashlight) !
  • Safely operate in ALL weather conditions.
  • Are easily handled and quickly positioned into place in a variety environments.

* Portable lights must supply the required illumination for the user in the work environment – 29 CFR 1915.82. Often, multiple users must use the same light source in a confined space.

KICK-IT TOUGH™, LED Safety Lights, certified lighting, explosion proof, led, portable, LVLE,* The light selected must be safe for use in the presence of flammable substances.

* The lights must provide a long-term dependable and economical solution for the user.

** There is a Series of Lights that meet these requirements.



Hazardous/Ordinary/Wet Location Portable Lighting

Hazardous/Ordinary Portable Lighting must be certified Explosion Proof / Dust Ignition Proof / Intrinsically Safe by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), such as:

UL & ETL Intertek LogoUnderwriters Laboratories (UL), Intertek (ETL), FM Global Approvals (FM), NSF, etc.
* Our lights and/or power supply boxes are CERTIFIED at a minimum to these standards:

  • UL 844 – Luminaires for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations
  • UL 8750 – Light Emitting Diode Equipment for Use in Lighting Products
  • UL 153 – Portable Electric Luminaires – Ordinary Locations
  • UL 50E – Enclosures for Electrical Equipment (power supply boxes)
  • UL 1203 – Explosion/Dust Ignition Proof Electrical Equipment (power supply boxes)
* The lights must meet additional certifications as required for the work environment (wet location, submersion, operating temperature, all weather conditions, chemical exposure, etc.).



UL 844 Design/Testing Requirements

Our KICK-IT TOUGH™ LED Safety Lights are tested and conform to: UL 844 – Luminaires for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Location
• The most demanding of construction requirements

* Luminaire Construction Review – material, wall thickness, joint design, supply connections, flame paths, hooks/handles

* Luminaire Performance Testing – Temperature tests (see chart), accelerated aging test, thread-wear test, strain-relief test, rough-usage test, drop test, impact test, overturn test, stability test, electrical resistance test, bonding test, explosion test, hydrostatic pressure test, vibration test, dust penetration test, wet location test

* Luminaire Marking – To include all certifications, warnings, cautions, and identification of the manufacturer

Temperature T-Rating Chart

KICK-IT TOUGH™ LED Safety Lights
temperature rating, T-Code: T5 or T4



UL 8750 Design/Testing Requirements

Our KICK-IT TOUGH™ LED Safety Lights are tested and conform to: UL 8750 – Light Emitting Diode Equipment for Use in Lighting Products
• In conjunction with UL 844 extends to electronic component of the luminaire operation
* Luminaire Electrical Construction Review – Internal wiring, supply and load connections, circuit separation, insulation, printed boards, drivers, modules

* Luminaire Performance Testing – Input test, temperature test, dielectric voltage withstand test, leakage current test, cord strain relief test, environmental tests, mechanical strength test, thermal aging test

* Luminaire Marking – To include all certifications, warnings, cautions, and identification of the manufacturer

Thermal Burn-in of The BRICKette™

Thermal Burn-in of BRICKettes™



All Weather Lighting Conditions

Our KICK-IT TOUGH™ LED Safety Lights provide dependable and durable lighting in the snow, ice, rain, and heat.
All Weather Conditions



UL 153 Design/Testing Requirements

The BRICKette™, 2106, LED, BRICKette, KICK-IT TOUGH™ LED Safety Lights, Portable Explosion Proof LED Work Light, Explosion Proof, Western Technology, Hazardous Location Lighting, C1D1, C2D2, Aircraft Manufacturing, blast & paint lighting, string lights, drop lights, refineries, oil & gas, petro-chemical, string light, drop light, inspection light, inspection lamp, hand lamp, trouble light, rough service light, class 1 div 1, class 1 div 2, class I div 1, class I div 2, wet location lighting, portable, low voltage, LVLE, temporary led lightingOur KICK-IT TOUGH™ LED Safety Lights conform to:
UL 153 – Portable Electric Luminaires
  • Luminaire Construction Review
    • Ordinary Location review, examination of electrical materials and design
  • Luminaire Performance Testing – Wet location test, submersion test, dust-blanket test, stability test, strain relief test, cable test (twist), drop test, power-supply test (input), grounding test, dielectric test, gasket accelerated aging test
  • Luminaire Marking – To include all certifications, warnings, cautions, and identification of the manufacturer



Submersible in Water Test

The BRICKette™ (Model 2106) and Power Box – Rated Type 6P –
Tested to 200 ft depth in Water for 72 hours. No leakage in either system and fully operational!The BRICKette™ submerged in a tank of water



UL Marking Requirements

UL regulates the markings which must be affixed to the luminaires
  • Name and Contact Information of the manufacturing company.
  • Model Number of the Luminaire
  • NRTL Mark and issued Control Number
  • Input/Output Power (voltage and amperage)
  • Temperature of operation and the Temperature Code
  • Ratings and Standards of compliance
  • Cautions and Warnings
  • Language – English and French, if compliant with CSA Standards

Sample Label for The BRICKette™



LED Advantage

LED Advantage Chart* Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology is the most efficient lighting in the industry.

LEDs generate the most lumens per watt of power.

Ask about our Gen-2 Electronics from Western Technology.

Gen 2 Electronics Logo




Sunshine Quality Light

Western Technology uses sunshine quality white bright LEDs in all of its portable Explosion Proof LED lighting systems. When you can properly light your work space so you can see the work you are doing, your efficiency increases saving time and money.
Western Technology white LED spectral emissionWestern Technology’s

White LED spectral emission



Universal Applications

Western Technology’s family of LED lighting systems are:

  • Certified as Portable Luminaires for use in Ordinary Locations, Wet Locations, Blasting Locations, Hazardous Locations.
  • Explosion Proof Rated – Compliant with Class I & II, Division 1 & 2, Groups C, D, E, F, G; CSA Zones 1, 2, 20, 21, 22;
  • Wet Location: Type 6P – 200 ft depth in Water, and Low Voltage Operation. Rated T-5 operating temperature.
  • Approved for use in hazardous/confined spaces including storage tanks, distillation towers, columns, evaporators, superstructures, etc.

Tank Lighting comparison



Designed for Durability

The BRICK™ with optional Dome Diffuser & Protective Body WrapEach WT Portable Explosion Proof LED lighting system is:

  • Machined from solid blocks of 6061-T6 aluminum
  • Available with optional polyurethane Body Wraps to protect against damage to the work space and the light during handling
  • Engineered with the highest quality solid-state electronic components for continuous operation in the most demanding of conditions



Flexible Multi-Light Configurations

Multi-light systems designed to minimize cables in temporary work environments.

The BRICKette™ optional STRINGER Configuration
Stringer configuration of The BRICKette™
[up to 5 light heads (in a row) to 1 power supply]

The BRICKette™ in the optional MEDUSA™ Configuration
Medusa™ configuration of The BRICKette™
[up to 5 light heads (individual control) to 1 power supply]



Flexible Operation and Quick Setup

Designed for flexible operation in temporary work environments.

Mounting options & Accessories



Versatile Magnetic / Mechanical Mounting

Designed with flexible mounting capability to position the light where the worker needs it.
Magnetic & Mechanical mounting knuckles

Magnetic, Mechanical, or Hybrid Knuckles
Tripod & 22" riser

Tripod Stand & Riser (22″ H)
Quadpod Stand

Quadpod Stand (~60″ – 96″ H)
Hand Cart Mount

Hand Cart (~30″ H) [optional Yoke topper]



Benefits of Certified Lighting for Universal Applications

Compare The BRICK™ on Quadpod to old bulky job lightsBenefits include:

  • Ultimate safety and reliability
  • Certified to use in all locations
  • Reduced noise & light pollution
  • Reduced labor to transport, fuel, & maintain
  • Versatile and fast placement
  • Low power draw –
    •   – Reduce cost to fuel
    •   – Reduce greenhouse emissions

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