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Phoenix Products Co. Inc. illuminates some of the toughest industrial, marine and mining environments

Phoenix Products Co. Inc., makes lighting products that are designed to withstand some of the harshest environments – where reliable lighting is crucial for safety and continued operations.

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The company’s fixtures and lamps are made to withstand shock, vibration and corrosion, and can be found in some of the world’s largest mines and mining machinery, military and merchant marine craft, and industrial operations.

“The fixtures are made with special aluminum alloys and have built-in shock absorption materials and structures,” said Scott Fredrick, chief executive officer of the company. “We protect the very fragile lamp with our fixtures.”

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Phoenix Products got its start in the lighting business in the 1950s, when a mining equipment manufacturer asked it to develop a shock-resistant light housing. Since then, the company has made lighting the cornerstone of its business. Today, Phoenix Products sells its mining-related lighting products to some of the largest mining equipment makers and mine operators around the world, Fredrick said.

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“(Because the fixtures are so durable) they save on down time, because they’re not having safety and maintenance problems,” he said.

The company’s fixtures for the marine industry are made to withstand heavy vibrations, as well as the corrosive conditions that salt water environments can present. Making corrosive-resistant lights requires extensive sealing on fixtures, which has also helped Phoenix Products develop its fixtures for heavy industrial uses.

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