Pelican
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.

Safety agency logos for all pelican flashlights

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

CLASSIFICATION VOLATILITY
CLASS
1
Flammable
Gases,
Vapors or Liquids
(Acetylene, Hydrogen,
Ethylene, Propane)


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

Division
1

(Hazard Likely)

MOST


TO


LEAST
Division
2

(Hazard Not Likely)
CLASS
2
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
3
Ignitable
Fibers & Flyings
(Machined Magnesium)

Paper Mill –
– Woodworking Facility –
– Textile Mill –
– Cotton Gin –
Division
1
(Hazard Likely)
Division
2
(Hazard Not Likely)

diagram of class 1 divisions

Division 1: Where volatile substances can exist all of the time or some of the time under normal operating conditions.

Division 2: Where volatile substances are not likely to exist under normal operating conditions.


You might also be interested in our glossary of critical terms and abbreviations or our Ratings, standards, classes, types, and regulations overview


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