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by Ron Joseph

October, 2005

Lighting in Spray Booths

Q. I'd like to find out more about the lighting regulations for spray booths. It would really help us if we could have a portable light, right by our work so that we could see the coating hitting the part - very helpful to get an even job done. I just don't know if this is legal. Do you know if there are any flex-conduit wiring systems that are rated for hazardous conditions so that I can wire in a movable explosion proof lamp?

A. If you want to have portable lighting in your spray booth you are obligated to use explosion-proof lighting. This can be expensive, but you have little choice.

I suggest that you go to where you will find all types of lighting for your needs.

Best wishes,

Ron Joseph

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