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SAFETY APPROVALS

WHAT MAKES A FLASHLIGHT SAFE?

Products must pass a battery of rigorous tests conducted by safety agencies before getting a stamp of approval. When you're in a potentially hazardous environment, using a flashlight that carries these approvals is vital.
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We feel that designing a flashlight that's safe to use in volatile situations should not be a feature. It's fundamental. That's why Pelican lighting tools are the most safety approved flashlights on the market. Innovations like our battery polarity tray makes operating a flashlight impossible if one or more cells are inverted. This also safeguards against dangerous "outgassing" of hydrogen from an accidentally reversed cell. Another industry first is the addition of gas-absorbing pellets to our lamp modules. It is a back-up system that absorbs excess hydrogen retained inside the flashlight. No gas, no spark.

 

HAZARDOUS AREA ELECTRICAL GUIDELINES
  SUBSTANCE

TYPICAL
ENVIRONMENTS

CLASSIFICATIONS
CLASS I Flammable Gases,
Vapors or Liquids
(Acetylene, Hydrogen,
Ethylene, Propane)

– Oil Refinery –
– Paint Warehouse –
– Offshore Oil Rig –
– Spray Booth –

Division 1
(Hazard Likely)

Division 2
(Hazard Not Likely)
CLASS II Combustible Dusts
(Metals [Div.1 only], Coal, Grain)
– Coal Mine –
– Grain Silo –
– Munitions Factory –
– Hay Storage Facility –
Division 1
(Hazard Likely)
Division 2
(Hazard Not Likely)
CLASS III Ignitable Fibers & Flyings
(Machined Magnesium)
– Paper Mill –
– Woodworking Facility –
– Textile Mill –
– Cotton Gin –
Division 1
(Hazard Likely)
Division 2
(Hazard Not Likely)

For additional information, download Safety Approved Flashlights: Understanding The Requirements (PDF).