Appleton Introduces FDBAES Series to LED Product Line

ROSEMONT, IL, November 10, 2011 -- Appleton, a leading manufacturer of electrical products for hazardous and non-hazardous applications, has brought the superior efficiency, long life and reliability of Light Emitting Diodes (LED) technology to industrial emergency lighting with the introduction of its new FDBAES Series of flameproof, self-contained emergency luminaries, the latest addition to Appleton's growing LED product line.

Appleton FDBAES luminaries are purpose-engineered to deliver lighting and/or visual indication of safe access on exit routes during an evacuation in a hazardous industrial environment, including oil refineries, petrochemical plants, pulp and paper mills or other areas defined by the IEC as Zone 1, 2, 21 and 22.

FDBAES luminaries designed for escape lighting produce 55 lumens, consuming a total of 0.5 watts. In the event of an emergency, they will run for a one-hour duration on the built-in battery pack. FDBAES models engineered for space lighting applications produce 540 lumens, consuming a total of 0.95 watts. Both versions come equipped with 6 white LEDs rated for 60,000+ hours, or 6x time longer than standard fluorescent models. Either version can be ordered as switched or unswitched, and as addressable to allow regulatory control of the emergency lighting units and centralization of information on a networked management system.

Appleton lighting products are renown for their durability. The FDBAES boasts exceptionally rugged end caps and cover made of anti-corrosive gray painted Zamak with a sealed tempered glass lens. The threaded access cover is protective sealed with a Nitrile O-ring. The luminaries can be easily mounted in any position and run off 230 Vac 50/60 power.

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About Appleton
Appleton offers a full line of electrical products for hazardous and industrial locations that safely and efficiently distribute power, exhibit light and create connections. Each product is designed and built to maintain a safe and productive workplace in robust environments that push man and machine to the limit. Appleton's leading edge engineering facilities include explosion, environmental, photometric, electric and mechanical labs that are staffed with a team of experienced engineers dedicated to developing the best hazardous location electrical products available anywhere in the world. Appleton is a brand of Emerson Industrial Automation.

Emerson Industrial Automation
Emerson Industrial Automation, a business of Emerson, delivers manufacturing solutions designed with leading technologies - including mechanical, electrical and ultrasonic - to provide the most advanced industrial automation possible for numerous and diverse industries worldwide. The company's wide range of products and systems used in manufacturing processes and other equipment includes motion control systems, plastics joining, precision cleaning, materials-testing equipment, fluid control valves, alternators, motors, and mechanical power transmission drives and bearings. For information, visit

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 through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2010 were $21 billion. For more information, visit