Safety Coated Compliance
If in the rare case that an EncapSulite® safety coated lamp is broken, virtually all of the glass, mercury and phosphors are contained inside the high temperature, high mechanical strength EncapSulite® coating. Employees, products and manufacturing sites are totally protected. Disposal or recycling is safe and easy.
If an unprotected lamp is broken during maintenance, lamp changes or accidentally, your employees, food products, equipment and employees can be exposed to broken glass, phosphors and mercury. Disposal of broken glass requires the handling of unprotected glass shards and other chemicals.
The EncapSulite® Pro-Guard Safety Coating also offers the additional benefit of blocking all UV transmission between 0 and 380 nanometers. The EncapSulite Ultra-Guard safety coating transmits UV.
LLD Lamp Lumen Depreciation The unique patented EncapSulite® PET safety coating reduces light (lumen) output by approximately 1% when compared to an uncoated lamp.
EncapSulite purchases all of our linear fluorescent lamps from major NEMA manufacturers. The mercury content of the lamps that we safety coat has been reported and is on file with IMERC Interstate Mercury Education & Reduction Clearinghouse.
EncapSulite’s Safety Coating are in compliance with all FDA USDA OSHA regulations.
Sanitation Requirements for Meat and Poultry Establishments Chapter 5, Section 1 - USDA
USDA Lighting fixtures in rooms where exposed meat or poultry is handled should ensure maximum safety, to preclude contamination of products with broken glass and prevent collection of dirt, product and debris on lamp surfaces.
FDA Plant Construction and Design 110.20 Section B, Part 5
FDA Food Processing - provide safety-type light bulbs, fixtures, skylights, or other glass suspended over exposed food in any step of preparation or otherwise protect against food contamination in case of glass breakage.
FDA Food Code Chapter 6, Section 202.11
FDA Food Service shielding of light bulbs helps prevent breakage. Light bulbs that are shielded, coated or otherwise shatter-resistant are necessary to protect exposed food, clean equipment, utensils and linens, and unwrapped single-use articles from glass fragments should the bulb break.