Screened BIRNS Kelvin


Powerful New Floodlight Design Includes Exclusive Safety and Performance Features

OXNARD, CA – BIRNS, Inc., an ISO 9001:2008 certified industry leader in the design and manufacture of unique lines of high performance lights for the nuclear power industry, recently introduced innovative enhancements to the popular BIRNS Kelvin™. This powerful 16,000 lumen tungsten halogen light is seismically qualified per IEEE-344, and thousands of units are trusted in nuclear power plants worldwide. The new design (model 5813) has been engineered to include innovative features such as rugged stainless steel mesh coverings and a Lexan polycarbonate protector with specially designed Lexan plugs for the finger holes, to enhance safety in a variety of high performance nuclear illumination applications.  BIRNS has always used Lexan for the popular product line, as the rugged material has three times the radiation tolerance of acrylic, and is the most impact-resistance of all thermoplastics.

The new design allows easy hand gripping when removing the lamp’s protective cover, while maintaining a complete seal over the light’s surface.  All of the exclusive new design elements provide additional protection against in use mechanical impact damage to this robust lighting system.The new model is backwards compatible to the existing model (5801), so it can be used with current mounting poles, lamps, power cords and other accessories for seamless system upgrades.  The BIRNS Kelvin is 29cm (11.38”) wide, 24cm (9.44”) long and 34.4cm (13.55”) high, features a 120v/1,000w lamp with instant ON/OFF and hot-restrike capability, and is specifically designed for underwater use in areas with high levels of radiation and nuclear contamination. It’s ideal for long-term illumination of fuel pools and transfer canals, and is extensively used in reactor cavity illumination during fuel movement or other large-scale activities. It includes a powerful underwater subsea-grade connector system designed for depths up to 6km.

The versatile 3200K ‘white light’ system relamps without tools in just 60 seconds, yet is easily decontaminated, and comes with a choice of wide, medium or narrow beam lamps.  It mounts on a special pan-and-tilt yoke, hangs from a suspension assembly or secures (solo or dual) to a selection of mounting poles. It requires no heavy ballast to operate, and its housing is free-flooding for high-efficiency water cooling, yet is compatible with all commercial grade Class A GFCIs (ground-fault circuit interrupters).

About BIRNS, Inc.

Founded in 1954, BIRNS, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008 certified global leader in the design and manufacturing of high performance lighting and connector systems for nuclear power,  deep ocean, marine,  and military and applications.  For more information, contact BIRNS Inc., 1720 Fiske Place, Oxnard, CA, 93033 Phone: 805-487-5393 ∙ US Toll Free 1-888-BIRNS-88 Fax: 805-487-0427 ∙


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