Pelican Products Wins Industry Innovation Award for the World’s First Class I, Division 1 Remote Area Light

Published November 1, 2017

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Pelican Products, Inc., the global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective case solutions and advanced portable lighting systems, today announced they received the Industry Innovation Award at the fifth annual Pro Tool Innovation Awards for the new safety certified Pelican™ 9455 remote area lighting system (RALS). The 9455 RALS caries the first Class I, Division 1 / IECEx ia / Zone 0 certification, supporting the greatest demand in safety certified lighting.

Tool, fastener, and accessory winners were decided by innovation—including a mix of new features, power, and value. Those selected are considered by the judges as the best-in-class products that are truly ahead of their time. Over 50 different manufacturers submitted 260 tool entries in dozens of categories for an opportunity to win a 2017 Pro Tool Innovation Award.

"When manufacturers build tools and accessories that break the mold, they deserve recognition. Professional consumers need to know which tools are a cut-above and breaking new ground," said Clint DeBoer, executive director of the Pro Tool Innovation Awards. "These are the tools that should really be in every tradesman's toolbox. They can save you time, money, and even make the job safer, easier or more ergonomic."

A panel of judges made up of tool and media professionals from across the United States and Canada weighed in on entries from top global manufacturers. Here's what the judges had to say about Pelican:

“When you’re working on a cordless area light that has enough output and runtime for Pros in explosive environments, every detail matters. And while Pelican nailed their design to earn Class I, Division 1 / IECEx ia / Zone 0 certification, they didn’t stop there. There’s also impressive utility with a 360-degree rotating head capable of extending up to 3 feet and a durable polycarbonate/ABS housing with an aluminum head. When you’re working where other lights aren’t even allowed to go, Pelican has you covered.”

About Pelican Products

Pelican Products, Inc. is the global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective cases, temperature-controlled packaging solutions, advanced portable lighting systems and rugged gear for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including fire safety, law enforcement, defense / military, aerospace, life sciences, industrial, entertainment, and in numerous outdoor markets. Pelican™ products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 27 countries, with 23 international sales offices and eleven manufacturing facilities around the globe. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli Products, S.LU. and the division which manufactures temperature-controlled packaging for the healthcare industry, does business worldwide under the brand Peli BioThermal. For more information, visit