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Magnalight Expands Fleet of Explosion-Proof Lights

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Larson Electronics triples facility size, offers rent-to-own programs

| December 22, 2010

KEMP, TEXAS — Larson Electronics, manufacturer of Magnalight equipment, has expanded its facility to accommodate a larger inventory of explosion-proof lighting for hazardous location use. Featuring portable, handheld and tripod mount Class 1 and Class 2 rated lighting, Magnalight offers a rent-to-own program and global shipping of rental lights, the company says.

Recently tripling the size of its current facility, Magnalight is positioning itself to inventory and service a wider variety of Class 1 Division 1 and Class 2 Division 1 lights for portable applications.

The company has also added several new rental lights to its line of explosion-proof lighting for hazardous locations. Models such as the EPL-PM-1X30LED pedestal-mount explosion-proof LED light and the EPL-TP-2X70 tripod-mount Class 1 Div 1 metal halide lights are available for short- and long-term rentals, according to Magnalight. The company also offers plug-in LED drop lights for hazardous locations, including the EPL-FL1524LED series as well as new rechargeable options, like the EXP-LED-2XB-9W rechargeable Class 1 Div 1 LED trouble light.

One of the reasons for the growth of Magnalight’s hazardous location rental lighting is the unique rent-to-own approach, the company said. Customers basically purchase the lights, and the difference between the purchase the price and rental rate is refunded upon return of the lights. The option to keep the lights is always available to the operator, so they don’t have to worry about returning the lights if the job runs beyond schedule.

“We are appealing to the repetitive user of explosion proof lighting that wants to try before they buy,” said Rob Bresnahan with Larson Electronics’ magnalight.com.

Hazardous location lighting tends to cost significantly more than general purpose lighting, and the rent-to-own option allows operators to use the lights for as little or as long as they need with no penalty, the company says. Monthly rentals may be sufficient for short-term jobs. However, PMPs may opt to keep the hazardous location lighting if the total rental cost is projected to exceed the purchase price. This flexibility is designed to be appealing to smaller businesses whose ultimate goals are cash flow and profitability.

Magnalight says operators typically opt to keep the rented equipment about three-fourths of the time. Because so much of the company’s rent-to-own equipment is retained, its fleet of portable hazardous location lighting and blowers tends to be fairly new, the company adds.

Larson Electronics builds a wide variety of explosion proof lighting for hazardous location use. The Magnalight line of hazardous location lighting includes surface mount fluorescent, metal halide and LED lighting for Class 1 and Class 2 rated areas. In addition, Magnalight.com offers an extensive array of rechargeable and portable intrinsically safe lighting for inspection and task lighting.

For more information, visit magnalight.com.
 

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