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Throughout the 20th century, a host of electric lighting technology developments occurred, leading to a diverse range of lighting applications that we use in virtually every aspect of life. From homes and businesses, to institutions and industries, electric lighting has enhanced society’s quality of life and productivity. As a new era of lighting innovation continues to emerge, with an even wider range of application demands and environments, the need for electrical connectors that meet the new challenges are required.

Advanced Lighting Applications and Connection Needs

It is difficult to imagine how amazing it must have been for people in the early 20th century to go from lighting oil lamps and candles to simply flipping a switch for light. The modern world takes for granted a much higher level of sophistication in lighting systems beyond just a flip of the switch, especially with professional lighting applications. Advanced lighting systems are used by professionals in a variety of ways including:

  • Modern interior lighting for offices and facilities
  • Low and high voltage outdoor lighting
  • Stage lighting, overhead colored lighting
  • Industrial interior / exterior lighting for plants and other structures
  • Office lighting, LED conference table lights
  • And more

Today’s professional lighting systems not only need to handle a wide range of voltage, but need to be able to connect and disconnect quickly while also being able to handle environmental and durability factors. Secure wiring connectivity is essential to ensure dependable performance. By using a screw thread connector or a quick ¼ turn connector, the chances of unintentional disconnect are minimized. This also allows for systems such as event and stage lighting and industrial systems to be modular and reconfigured without having to re-wire the entire system, saving time and money. For outdoor lighting systems, connections must be protected from water and UV damage to ensure consistent electrical flow. Many connectors carry IP ratings that allow them to be exposed to certain liquid and dust impacts. Industrial applications must also consider environmental challenges, while office and stage systems often need to address aesthetic needs. Architectural lighting is growing at an exceptional pace and carries the additional requirements of being pleasing to the eye.  A compact connector constructed of nickel plated brass is a perfect combination of performance and design that matches many modern visual applications with its satin silver finish and smooth exterior.

Sealcon Products Address Professional Lighting Needs

Sealcon serves a wide range of professional lighting system needs with connectors that are engineered to meet application needs and challenges. Our comprehensive line includes:

Strain Relief / Cable Gland Connectors – available in Nylon, Nickel Plated Brass, Stainless Steel, and PVDF. When wires or cables are entering a junction box, a cable gland is ideal to protect the connection from dust or liquid from entering the enclosure or device.  Meanwhile, the cable gland will protect the wire from being pulled out and the connection losing contact.

Hazloc Cable Glands – for hazardous areas and increased safety locations

Circular Connectors – sizes available from M12, M16, M23, M27, M40 with configurations for signal, power, fast ethernet, PoE, and hybrid varieties. Connectors offer the ease of not having to re-wire equipment and allow equipment design to be modular.  

Sealcon Connectivity Advantages

  • Ideal for Indoor and Outdoor Applications
  • Liquid Tight
  • Low Profile and Durable
  • Color and Material Options to Meet Aesthetic Needs
  • UL Rating
  • UV Protection 
  • IP Submersion Rating
  • Wide Range of In-Stock Sizes
  • Ready to Ship
  • Technical Assistance

Trust Sealcon for professional lighting system components that meet the challenges of your application. You get the connectors and cable glands you need on time and within budget, along with the benefit of our extensive experience and application support.

Contact us to discuss your project and get a free quote.