Fragment Retention Lamps

GlassGuard® produces Europe’s widest range of industry compliant fragment retention lamps (sometimes known as shatterproof lamps), providing must-have insurance against glass contamination from accidental lamp breakage.

GlassGuard® fragment retention lamps are standard glass lamps with an external fluoropolymer coating directly extruded to the outside surface including the metal end caps. In the event of accidental breakage, the coating controls the ‘implosion’, retaining the dangerous glass shards and phosphor chemicals within. After impact the tube with the lamp contents inside can be removed safely, protecting the surrounding environment.

Conformity to food safety management systems

All GlassGuard® products have been developed specifically for the food industry and meet with the procedures and requirements of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) and other food safety management systems quickly and easily.

Our highly acclaimed GlassGuard BlackBand® to IEC 61549 linear fluorescent lamps provide the highest level of protection against glass contamination.

Our distinctive BlackBand® ring signals compliance to IEC 61549 International Standard and is recognised and accepted by third party certification bodies as conformity to food safety management system requisites.

GlassGuard BlackBand® fragment retention lamps to IEC 61549 provide the most effective solution for the prevention of glass contamination to all stakeholders within the food supply chain – from farms through to production and manufacturing sites, packaging sites, distribution warehouses and supermarkets.

Minimise the risk of glass contamination

During routine maintenance, a simple mishandling accident can result in thousands of glass particles being spread over a wide area causing potential contamination and even injury. Installing GlassGuard BlackBand® Fragment Retention Lamps minimises the risk to a controllable level.

The GlassGuard BlackBand® range of fluorescent lamps will provide up to 50,000 hours of protection, far exceeding the 8,000 hours requirement for IEC 61549 Fragment Retention Lamp Standard.

The special tough GlassGuard® fluoropolymer coating which is applied by direct extrusion has a maximum continuous service temperature of 200°C whilst retaining its mechanical properties throughout the life of the lamp. This ensures glass fragment retention at the most critical point at end of service life.

The widest range of fragment retention lamps in Europe