According to several ANSI B11-series safety standards for machine tools (such as ANSI B11.8 for milling, drilling, and boring machines and ANSI B11.6 for lathes), lighting must be installed to ensure that personnel can safely perform their tasks. For lighting requirements, the ANSI B11-series standards reference the ANSI/IES RP-7 standard, Recommended Practice for Lighting Industrial Facilities
is the Illuminating Engineering Society.)
To help industrial users meet applicable ANSI B11-series safety standards as well as the ANSI/IES RP-7 standard for lighting requirements, we offer snake-arm lamps that will light the point of operation of machines or work areas where additional light is required. A bright, conical metal reflector directs the light to where it is needed. Each lamp uses a 100-watt-maximum standard incandescent or equivalent (CFL, LED) screw-in lightbulb (not included). An innovative, finned-aluminum heat sink keeps the on/off toggle switch cool for a long switch life. The heavy-duty
snake arms are made of spring steel covered with vinyl to protect them from grease, oil, and contaminants that would weaken their holding ability (unlike other inferior gooseneck or flexible arms found on the market). They offer practically unlimited adjustment possibilities and long-term holding power.
All snake-arm lamps are UL Listed to United States and Canadian safety standards. Each lamp has a 6' oil-resistant power cord with a 120-volt grounded plug. The SJTO 18/3 thermoplastic cord has three 18-gauge wires, a NEMA 5-15 plug, and is rated up to 105°C (221°F). Each lampshade is made of high-impact polycarbonate that is resistant to chipping, denting, and cracking. The lampshade has a double wall that keeps the outer wall from getting too hot; this allows adjustment of the lampshade while in use, even after the lamp has been on for hours!
Three different mounting bases are available: direct-mount, C-clamp, and magnetic. The direct-mount base can be fastened to most any flat surface at least 2" x 1" with two included ¼" fasteners. The C-clamp base can be mounted to the edge of a table, bench, or any surface up to 1 7/8" thick. The magnetic base has a 3¼"-diameter magnet with 100 pounds of holding force. (Note: When applying a magnetic base, the mounting surface must be flat, ferrous metal thick enough and with a high percentage of iron for good holding power.)
include a wire guard that can be snapped onto the rim of the lampshade to protect the lightbulb, two magnifier attachments that can mount directly to the lampshade, and two right-angle mounting brackets. Both magnifier attachments have a 2" x 4", 2-power glass lens, but one also includes a 1"-diameter, 4-power meniscus inset located near the right edge of the lens. Each magnifier attachment comes with a cover that slides over the lens to protect it when not in use. (Note: A wire guard cannot be used in conjunction with a magnifier attachment.) Based on the available mounting location(s), a horizontal or vertical right-angle mounting bracket can be used with the direct-mount base to help position the lamp where needed.
Our snake-arm lamps and accessories are proudly made in the United States of America!