Mining & Heavy Industry Lighting & Lighting Control Solutions

Delivering effective illumination in areas where light is life.


 

Configure a Mining & Heavy Industry lighting solution

 

Australia’s mining sector contributes billions to our economy, and provides the raw materials upon which modern society depends. Investment in the sector is also responsible for technical innovations and environmental research in varied application areas, including lighting.

Effective illumination in mines and hazardous areas is all about one thing: safety first. In areas made hazardous by abnormal conditions including the presence of flammable vapours, gases or combustible dust, specialty lighting is key to the performance of day to day tasks.

Mine sites, industrial areas, chemical processing, grain silos and storage: the areas where zone-specific lighting standards are applicable are broad.

It is therefore important to note two things:

  • Customers need to be confident that their lighting solution provider delivers products that meet or exceed safety and performance standards and meet safety audit requirements providing functional day-to-day performance
  • That the quality of those products is such that they will perform to design if or when a crisis hits

 



 

Gerard Lighting provides both expeditious and effective solutions for customers and operates under stringent quality assurance guidelines. Our engineering and production capabilities allows for custom solutions to suit your HAE requirements including:

 
  • Specialist lighting requirements
  • Control stations (including custom orders)
  • Terminal boxes (including custom orders)
  • Full panel design and construction (in both Ex d and Ex de technologies)


Choosing Emergency lighting systems for Hazardous Areas

Emergency lighting is illumination designed to operate when ordinary illumination is missing especially in the case of where there is a compromise to power supply, dangerous conditions, or life threatening situations.

Emergency lighting must be designed and fitted to allow the evacuation of people in case of danger, or more simply, to allow operators to move in case of electrical failure and black out. In systems installed in areas with the presence of a potentially explosive atmosphere, this type of system has several further critical issues compared to a system installed in a safe area.

Emergency lighting is classified, depending on the purpose, as:

  1. Reserve lighting allows for continuance of activities when the ordinary lighting is missing. It can be used for escape routes and emergency if it meets the relevant requirements.
  2. Security/Safety lighting is expected to allow the safe evacuation of an area or finish a potentially dangerous or vital ongoing process before leaving the room.
All forms of lighting must conform to minimum regulatory standards and adhere to guidelines supplied by both state and federal agencies.

At Gerard Lighting we focus on exhaustive engineering, testing and compliance processes to ensure a comprehensive range of products that are specifically designed to cope with rugged and unique Australian conditions. With a diverse range of dependable luminaires for applications such as cutting pits, wash bays, conveyors and tunnels, Gerard Lighting is able to provide durable solutions that can stand up to the most extreme conditions.

 


 

Lighting Controls
More than just a lighting supplier, we are your total lighting solutions partner including lamps and controls. Our cutting edge control technology puts you ahead of the pack.

 
 

 

How it all comes together for you

 

   

Lighting Design Service

A 15-strong team of highly qualified, expert Lighting Designers deliver your designs quickly and accurately.
 
   

Quality Assurance Procedures

Comprehensive quality and compliance testing by both Gerard Lighting and our global component suppliers.

 
   

Project Management

A team of 40+ dedicated to efficiently managing your project through design, quote, order and delivery.
 
   

Technical Support

Call out our dedicated team of technical experts on 1300 289 186 who are there to resolve your enquiries fast.
 
   

Tailored Solutions

Local engineers tailor products to suit your specific needs, through a sophisticated development process.
 
   

National Distribution Network

Fast, efficient delivery through Australia & New Zealand.
 

 

To discuss your next project, contact your local Gerard Lighting representative or our Customer Care team