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Improving Safety Underground

Underground mining requires safe, effective and durable lighting solutions. By improving visibility, reducing glare and decreasing maintenance requirements x-GLO LED Strip Lighting technology is enhancing safety in these environments.

Improved visibility is critical in maintaining a safe working environment underground, with poor lighting cited as a contributing factor in many underground accidents.

Glare is a significant issue in determining the design of illumination systems for underground coal mining.

Traditional fluorescent lighting creates a wide and broad dispersion of light which generates spill light that can contribute to reflection or glare off PPE cap shields.

In comparison, x-Glo LED Strip lighting is directional where 100 per cent of the light emission from the LEDs is directed onto the task area, maximising lighting efficiency, minimising spill and reducing the instances of glare.

The white light emissions from x-Glo LED Strip Lighting source also allows for a more precise colour recognition when compared to that of fluorescent lighting. This provides a strong contrast to black backgrounds and a high perception of illuminance.

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