G&G’s FPX food processing luminaire was engineered to meet stringent lighting level requirements set forth by the USDA for task lighting in inspection areas and workstations at poultry, beef and swine processing facilities.
The US Department of Agriculture, the Food & Drug, and the Illumination Engineering Society are all involved in establishing the levels of illumination required in food processing facilities. The amount of light required, in both foot-candles and uniformity, vary greatly based on the tasks performed and types of meat, dairy, and other foods being processed.
The importance of adequate lighting is clearly expressed in USDA regulations (§416.2(c) Light):
“Adequate lighting is essential to maintain a sanitary environment for slaughter and processing operations. Without adequate lighting, insanitary conditions are difficult to see and correct. Similarly, contaminants cannot be easily avoided or removed if they cannot be seen.”
The greatest light levels are required by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), which is an arm of the USDA, for inspection areas within food processing facilities. These inspection areas require 200 foot-candles of shadow-free light, with a color rendering index of at least 85.
FPX provides 290 footcandles from a 3’ mounting height, a CRI of 90 and packs a punch at up to 20,000 lumens, exceeding lighting requirements at workstations with a single fixture. Its seamless copolyester shell provides IP69K ingress protection and extreme chemical resistance, excelling in hose down applications and/or daily sanitation.
Engineered around the latest in LED technology to achieve a low-profile 2” design, the end result is a strong, compact luminaire with an integrated 3 or 4 pin mini-change receptacle option for simple installation and reliable quick-connect. Whether you are looking to light stations along processing line, under conveyors or along de-boning and x-ray tables, G&G’s FPX fixture is built to last with his performance illumination.