Appleton introduces Areamaster LED, energy-efficient, low-maintenance floodlights

April 10, 2013
Date Announced: 10 Apr 2013 ROSEMONT, IL, APRIL 5, 2013 -- Light-emitting diode (LED) technology has come a long way since it was first used in indicator lamps and calculator displays more than 40 years ago. Today, iimproved light quality and energy-efficiency have made LED the preferred choice for household lighting. Engineers are also beginning to choose LEDs for industrial locations where they might have previously specified HID or pulse start metal halide luminaires.With lower energy costs, better control, and the safety afforded by a rugged solid-state design with superior thermal management, the benefits of LED for all sorts of industrial, commercial and residential task lighting are hard to ignore. But what about floodlighting? Can a technology that began with tiny red lamps take on the challenge of lighting a broad area in harsh and hazardous conditions?The answer is "yes." In fact, Appleton's new Areamaster™ LED luminaires are particularly well suited to the task. And it's not just because Appleton's LED technology provides the quality and distribution of light required for effective industrial floodlighting. Areamaster is also designed to substantially reduce the time and cost of installation and maintenance in the hard-to-reach locations where floodlights are usually placed.At only 15.5" square, 4" deep and 22 lb. in weight, Areamaster LED luminaires are easier to install than many other types of floodlights, including competing LED models. Once installed, they provide reliable, high-quality light over a maintenance-free lifetime of 60,000 hours. The bronze polyester coated copperfree aluminum housing is designed to look great and protect internal components year after year, even in weather-exposed, corrosive and rugged environments. And when Areamaster LED floodlights do require maintenance, a one-piece housing and one-piece hinged lens and cover secured by four captive stainless steel screws makes access easy and safe.Today's LED technology makes an attractive choice for specifying engineers looking at energy-efficient floodlighting. But energy is only one part of the total cost equation. With proven long-term reliability in a system that's easier to install and maintain, Areamaster LED luminaires work hard to lower maintenance and replacement costs, minimize downtime and keep large indoor and outdoor areas well-lit and productive for years to come.About AppletonAppleton is a premium line of hazardous location products under the EGS Electrical Group family of brands. EGS Electrical Group is a worldwide manufacturer of electrical products for virtually every type of environment. Distributors, contractors, engineers, electricians and site maintenance professionals around the world trust EGS brands to make electrical installations safer, more productive and more reliable. EGS is organized into three focused businesses that provide distributors and end-users expert knowledge and excellent service. It is part of the EGS Electrical Group, LLC, a division of Emerson Industrial Automation and is headquartered in Rosemont, IL.About Emerson Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion. For more information, visit

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