You have probably heard of ESD safe lighting before but may not know what it means or fully understand the impact ESD can have on you or your work process. This blog explains exactly what ESD is and why it is important.
What is ESD?
ESD is short for electrostatic discharge. Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) is the release of static electricity caused by the build-up of charge between two objects. This release of electricity can include different types of electric discharges from static electricity shocks to lightning bolts.
What are the effects of ESD?
ESD can disrupt the normal functioning of electronic devices. It reduces the reliability and life of electronics. ESD causes small electronic shocks that are barely noticeable to humans, similar to static electricity shocks; however, they have the potential to destroy electronic devices or electronic parts within products.
Why is ESD protection important?
There are two types of damage that can be caused as a result of ESD. The first is when the product fails immediately, and the damage is permanent. The second is when the product continues to function after the ESD related incident, but the product's efficiency deteriorates over time. It can often not be easy to detect this kind of damage as the product continues to perform for a certain period of time; however, ultimately its operating life is cut short.
What are ESD precautions?
There are a number of different measures that can be taken to prevent ESD, including wearing a grounded wrist strap, using ESD safe mats and the use of anti-static or ESD safe tools and equipment.
Giving extra attention to ESD safety is extremely important for industries that deal with sensitive electronic equipment. In these types of industries, ESD protected areas should be set up to identify items that are vulnerable, including workbenches, tools, and equipment. This type of process includes setting up a workspace with adequate protection from ESD.
How does ESD protection work in lighting?
Designed and engineered for working in electrostatic safe areas, Daylight Company ESD magnifiers and lamps use carbon fibre and special conductive coatings to guarantee 100% ESD compliance. The lenses used in the Daylight ESD magnifier range are made from optical quality, low iron glass and are fully ESD safe. Daylight use the best materials that are specially selected for their strength, performance, and reliability in demanding environments.
Heamar's range of ESD safe lighting
Heamar offers a range of Daylight Lamps that are completely ESD safe. ESD safe lamps provide full protection against electrostatic discharge. The entirety of the lamp, including the head, lens, joint and arm, is grounded and has special static dissipative materials to smoothly take away static charges in a controlled manner, preventing any build-up of static electricity which gives complete protection against ESD events.
Independently verified to be suitable for use in EPA – IEC 61340-5-1 and ANSI/ESD 20:20, these lamps can be used in clean rooms because the special static dissipative coatings/materials stop the build-up of electrostatic fields and prevent the attraction of particles.
Our most popular ESD safe lamps
Daylight D35611 Luminos ESD Safe Lamp
The Daylight Luminos ESD Safe Lamp is a powerful LED lamp that provides the ultimate in high light output with special conductive coatings and materials to guarantee ESD compliance. It has an exceptionally wide spread of light, that is dimmable and is ideal for work benches and illuminating detail on large surfaces. This lamp comes with a 2 year guarantee.
Daylight D25181 Quadra ESD and UV Magnifier
The Daylight Quadra ESD and UV Magnifier has an great light output and is entirely ESD safe thanks to its pecial conductive coatings and materials that guarantee ESD compliance. The 12 diopter (4.0X) ESD swing arm lens is included and it is perfect for work benches thanks to the included clamp. This lamp comes with a 2 year guarantee.
Daylight D25151 Omega 5 ESD Safe Magnifying Lamp
The Daylight Omega 5 ESD Magnifying Lamp is a modern, ergonomically designed magnifying lamp. It has a large 12.5cm (5”) diameter, 3 diopter (1.75X), lightweight glass lens and high power LEDs, with two brightness levels for clear viewing. The internal spring arm allows accurate positioning and it comes with one 12.7cm (5”) diameter lens in 3 diopter (1.75X). This ESD safe magnifying lamp comes with a 2 year guarantee.