Larson Electronics, a company that specializes in industrial lighting solutions, announced the release of a hazardous location emergency exit light system equipped with a 90-minute battery backup ballast to allow operation when power is severed.

The HAL-EMG-EXT-12W-2L hazardous location bug eye system from Larson Electronics is an ideal emergency lighting solution for locations where failsafe lighting reliability is a must. This lighting system is constructed with two 10 watt LED light fixtures, along with an enclosed battery backup ballast allowing the unit to operate for 90 minutes once power is lost. The 10-watt LED lamps incorporated in the unit produce 1,050 lumens each and provide over 50,000 hours of operation. The LED lamp is protected by a Pyrex globe and a polycarbonate globe guard.

This Class 1 Division 2 rated hazardous area emergency lighting system carries an integral maintenance-free, sealed, high temperature Nickel-Cadmium battery backup power supply. When the external power is severed, the unit automatically switches to its battery backup allowing the unit to operate for up to 90 minutes. The battery is protected from deep discharge by solid state circuitry which senses low voltage, turning the unit off before battery damage can occur. Once power is restored, a built-in charger will re-energize the battery to its fully charged state. An integrated pilot light indicates the presence of AC current and a test switch allows for easy confirmation of proper operation. The emergency exit bug eye system is multi-voltage capable and operates with voltages ranging from 120 volts AC to 277 volts AC.    

“This emergency bug eye lighting system provides enough illumination to ensure that all employees can locate the exit safely when an emergency arises,” said Rob Bresnahan, CEO of Larson Electronics. “This unit is ideal in hazardous areas such as manufacturing facilities, refineries, and in plant operations where failsafe lighting is required.”

Larson Electronics carries an extensive line of LED light towers, portable power distribution systems, explosion proof lights for hazardous locations, portable work lights and industrial grade LED area lights. You can view Larson Electronics’ entire line of lighting products by visiting them on the web at You can also call 1-800-369-6671 to learn more or call 1-903-498-3363 for international inquiries.