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Airfal luminaires for industrial kitchens

Airfal International presents its range of luminaires specialized in hotel and restaurant spaces. Airfal models for industrial kitchens and cold storage rooms are more resistant to more adverse conditions such as extreme temperatures, constant presence of hydrocarbons or the need for cleaning with corrosive products. 

Quality office lighting: 5 criteria to take into account

There can be no quality office lighting without a lighting project, as it will determine the photometric characteristics of the installation. In particular, the average lighting level to be maintained depends on the use and people. For example, lighting levels for older people are not the same as the ones for younger people. Quality office […]

Lighting in underground mines

A characteristic of underground mining operations is that, as we move from the surface to the interior, the darkness becomes more complete, which is why lighting is a very important and fundamental factor. Under these conditions, it may be interesting for mining companies to focus on a key aspect of the production equipment, lighting. In […]

Led lighting for parking lots and car parks

Lighting in parking lots must be functional in order se as to meet with standardssafety. Motorized vehicles walk alongside pedestrians and cyclists in places that are often cramped and difficult to access. The diversity and quality of Airfal’s luminaires make it possible to create lighting that combine safety and luminous efficiency. Due to their long […]

Low temperature lighting and cold storage light fixtures

Low temperature and cold storage environments are really challenging regarding lighting. Airfal, manufacturer of industrial and technical lighting, has been developping light fittings to address these challenges, so that you can get enhanced visibility and safety in cold storage environments and in low temperature chain logistics. Incandescent bulbs, which are scheduled to be discontinued, are not […]

How to adapt  lighting when growing older

Over time, our eyes become more sensitive and react more strongly to light. It is therefore necessary to do some adjustment in the lighting of the house in order to maintain a good quality of life and sight. Space can become more comfortable even when the signt changes with age. How does the perception of […]

Lighting in poultry houses – Chicken farm lighting

Lighting is an essential factor in the success of the commercial production of layers and broilers. The demand for food worldwide is expected to double by 2030. To meet that demand, chicken producers are adopting new approaches to increase production at a reduced cost, with less stress on the environment. Generally speaking, the focus id […]

Tips for buying LED bulbs

First of all, there is no real comparison between LED bulbs and other conventional light bulbs (halogen, incandescent, compact fluo and others). Indeed, it should be noted that not all LEDs have the same lighting power and that some of them alone can have a luminous flux equivalent to more than 500 LEDs less powerful. […]

Lighting for refrigerated areas and cold rooms

Given the growing demand for fresh products, the need for refrigerated space is increasing in logistics centers and supermarkets. Appropriate lighting is essential in refrigerated warehouses because it helps to preserve the quality of stored food and helps employees to perform their work safely. Effective lighting must also take into account optimization of capital investment […]

Led lighting for industrial applications

Lighting an industrial environment can be quite difficult because of a wide variety of operations. Many aspects have to be considered as they impact on the of light reaching a surface, as well as its quality. Industrial LED Light fixtures from Airfal includes energy efficient, robust, waterproof and luminaires for hazardous locations. These light fixtures […]

What is Human Centric Lighting ?

So as  to understand what is human-centric lighting, LightingEurope, an industry association representing leading European lighting manufacturers and national lighting associations,  and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) have issued a joint paper in which they defined the benefits, technologies, and potential applications. They  define “Human Centric Lighting” as a form of lighting that […]

Secure: the best selling range of Airfal luminaires

Airfal is the only Spanish company approved to manufacture ATEX lighting, luminaires for areas with potentially explosive atmospheres. Thanks to this,  Airfal a leading company in the lighting market, in which it stands out for the quality of its products, and for the fact that its range of light fixtures is 100 % made in […]

Professional lighting: safety and risk prevention

In addition to the search for greater energy efficiency, redesigning and optimizing lighting in the workplace can help to improve safety and prevent potential risks to people’s health and well-being. The lighting of premises and professional lighting must at least comply with local regulations and in particular meet the legal requirements for safety at work, […]

Outdoor lighting for parks and public gardens

Lighting of parks and gardens should focus on the safety of pedestrians walking on the trails through the park. Lighting must allow pedestrians to discern obstacles or other hazard , and give them the opportunity to see other pedestrians. Waterproof light fixtures shall be used for such purpose. Light sources Parks and gardens generally require […]

Airfal participates in the Light Middle East trade fair

Airfal International is about to to Dubai to participate in Light Middle East 2016, the largest lighting fair in the Middle East, which will be held on October 31, 1 and 2 November. Many manufacturers of light fixtures are participating in this event to showcase their latest developments and new products.

Waterproofing and impact luminaire protection

Waterproofing  and impact luminaire protection  When you open a catalogue of luminaires, we are accustomed to seeing nomenclatures and symbols that perhaps sometimes we don’t know how to interpret. Two of those parameters that more defines a luminaire are the IK e IP of the fixtures. But, what do they really mean? Do we know […]

Recommended light levels in the industry

Good lighting combines three aspects: high luminous efficiency, long life and good color rendering. The lighting of industrial premises should: Facilitate the Execution of a Task: the Visual Performance Concept. Normal vision can only be exercised with minimum light. A good level of lighting allows for a good productivity, which means fewer errors or accidents, […]

Airfal receives the Solidar Two Star Merit Certificate

The Foundation Virgen del Pueyo held the second installment of Solidar Certificates from the Association of Solidarity Businesses of Aragon (Solidar). A total of 16 companies of Aragon were recognized with this distinction in a ceremony which was attended by the Director Provincial and Managing Director of the INAEM.

Lighting parks and gardens with Led lights

A lighting project focusing on illuminating parks and public gardens should consider three main aspects: It must be based on an efficient energy consumption It must present a minimal environmental impact It must achieve a good quality / price investment. Therefore, designing a good lighting for a park or garden must combine efficiency and saving […]

Explosion proof light fixtures and lighting in hazardous industrial areas

A high risk or hazardous area is where a mixture of air and potentially explosive substances such as gases, vapours, mists or dusts, could spread. Typical examples of hazardous environments are refineries, drilling platforms, chemical and power-generation facilities, mines… In these locations, it is required to ensure safety against occurrence of arcs, sparks and excessive […]

Airfal returns from Light + Building 2016 extremely satisfied

Once again Airfal International attended Light + Building in Frankfurt, the world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology. The company from Aragon returned home feeling extremely satisfied with the results achieved. Thanks to the attractiveness of their catalogue and prime location in the trade fair, this year they have seen an increase […]

Airfal will be showing at the Light&Building Exhibition 2016.

Airfal International S.L., the light fittings manufacturer will be showing at the Light&Building trade fair in Frankfurt. For this edition, Airfal will be making a major commitment to LED lighting, but will also be showing the latest additions to its catalogue, such as the Supra model as well as the most important ATEX models.

Airfal adapts its TR2 for high temperatures and doubles its power

The lighting manufacturing company from Aragon in Spain has made some improvements to its TR2 waterproof model, in terms of both increasing its power as well as being able to withstand temperatures of up to 80 °C. Customer demand for the product, as well as Airfal’s ability to create and customise its lighting, have made […]

Airfal International: growth and new production capacity

The Aragonese company, which celebrates its 30 th anniversary, plans to increase its turnover by 11% this year, thanks to the increase of its production capacity. Today Airfal fully manufactures some of its lighting fixtures, focusing on producing its luminaires locally. Thanks to a  strong growth, the manufacturer of luminaires Airfal plans to hire new […]

Airfal International launches the new 2015 catalog

Due to celebration of the 30th anniversary , Airfal has launched the 2015 catalog of luminaries. The steady growth of sales in the Spanish and international markets has been propelled by the launch of new watertight luminaries, as well as new ATEX light fixtures, and a range of LED luminaries to remain at the cutting edge of technical and functional […]

Airfal donates part of its profits to Atades Huesca

Airfal continues to donate 2% of its profits to the entity Atades Huesca. Atades Huesca is a non-profit organization declared of public utility. Its main objective is to promote, encourage and support all kinds of actions aimed at improving the quality of life of persons with intellectual disabilities and their families in the province of Huesca in different areas

Why you need to rethink the lighting of your factory or warehouse

Some simple steps will make the lighting of a factory or warehouse energy efficient, which can lead to greater profits Most often inefficient use of lighting in factories and warehouses causes wastage and losses. This wastage can be measured and reduced by taking adequate steps, starting with the audit of the electrical installation. With an […]

Recommended lighting  levels for offices

Light Level or Illuminance, is the total luminous flux reaching  on a surface, per unit area.  Lighting systems in offices  are usually  designed based on the light levels or illuminance required by the tasks performed within each working area . Office spaces are often over-lit as a result of using outdated lighting fixtures. These older […]

Airfal: 30 years of proven success in the lighting industry

After all these years trying to do our best and to improve every day, today Airfal is  an experienced company, but still with a young spirit.  The key to our business success is to have the right people willing to learn and improve our products It has been many years since Fernando Ariza founded the […]

High temperature lighting – infographics

Manufacturing facilities will differ in their lighting requirements. The recommended light levels vary significantly depending on the activity. Other factors, such as energy effciency, or cost of maintenance have also to be taken into account. The ambient temperature does have significant impact on the choice of the light fixture. In many industries, heat is a […]

Atex lighting for fluorescent lights

Industrial lighting must sometimes provide illumination in areas where usual lighting is inadequate due to the risk of accidental ignitions of flammable or explosive of materials. Airfal range of products include fluorescent light fixtures, that are suitable for Zone 1 and Zone 2 lighting installations with ATEX certification. A high risk or hazardous area is […]

Lighting for the industrial sector

Well balanced levels of illumination are essential in establishing safe and productive working conditions. Companies should take into account lighting in the industrial work place very seriously. Optimizing industrial lighting requires consideration of work tasks, environmental conditions and economic considerations. The benefits of adequate lighting include greater productivity and accuracy, improved safety and security, and […]

2015: International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies

On december 20th, 2013, the United Nations General Assembly declared  that 2015 will be the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015) . Focused on the science of lighting and its applications, the International Year of the Light 2015 is a worldwide event that will stress the importance of light and optical technologies for […]

Certifications of products for use in hazardous locations

Until recently, a manufacturer of electrical products for hazardous locations would have to design equipment to meet the national standards of each country in which he wanted to sell its products. Today, a manufacturer can go to almost any Certification Agency and receive a Certification Mark which will be accepted in almost any country in […]

LED lighting fixtures for use in hazardous areas

At the same time that Lima Climate Change Conference is about to start, manufacturers have become increasingly aware of the urgent need to implement more environmentally friendly solutions for the planet. Lighting represents almost 20% of global energy consumption and industrial locations that operate 7 days a week and 24 hours a day consume a […]

Lighting for high ceilings

High ceilings can be a challenge when incorporating lighting applications. When dealing with high bay lighting, we will have to face many challenges, such as minimizing contrast, reducing glare, or meeting strict safety and hazardous environment requirements. Low maintenance, energy saving light fixtures, designed to drive down costs are also needed. High bay lighting generally […]

An infographic analyzes the overall energy efficiency of LED bulbs

An infographic by Chadwicks analyzes the overall energy efficiency of LED bulbs, from manufacturing to the end of its useful life. The infographic compares compact fluorescent lamps, incandescent lamps, and LEDs. The infographic analyzes different items such as lifespan, energy consumption during use, the energy used to manufacture … According to the infographic, if a […]

Lighting for greenhouses and grow lights

The LEDs have long been recognized for their many advantages over traditional light fixtures. Their long life span, energy efficiency and flexibility have made possible using LED lighting for a variety of applications. LED lighting is now commonly used in the agricultural sector. Plants respond to the intensity and quality of light. Artificial lighting is […]

Lighting of car maintenance pits and car garages

Car maintenance pits, in car workshops, are located below the ground level, and they are used for vehicle repair. The work carried out in the pits involves the use of highly corrosive chemicals such as brake fluids , detergents , fats … As car maintenance pits are under the ground level, there are additional risks […]

How lighting could affect our emotions and behaviour

Neuroscience researchers have been investigating the influence of light intensity and color temperature on human’s mood and behaviour. The lack of light is usually thought to affect the mood: it can lead to the condition known as seasonal affective disorder, or winter depression. However, recent studies by North American researchers show that both positive and […]

Surface mounted luminaires

Airfal is continuously trying to create better, more efficient lamps and luminaires that balance energy consumption to quality of light. Often there is insufficient space in the ceiling to install conventional suspended luminaires,  which leads to the use of surface mounted light fixtures:  that way, the lighting installation can be adapted to any  given situation. In addition, using surface-mounted light fittings considerably reduces […]

Lighting of the new San Mames stadium by Airfal

The first stone was laid on 26 May 2010 and the construction of the new stadium officially began on June 25 th,  the same year . The construction of the stadium took place in two stages: the first one, already completed, implied the construction of the two sides , the last step being the VIP […]

Light level recommendations in the industry and retail

Following our previous post, we enclose a guide to the recommended light level for different industrial and commercial activites: Chemical activities; Transport industries such as train stations, gas stations, car garages, naval docks; Offices and administrations, Shops, merchandise shelves, small shops…. This guide gives the recommended minimum lighting levels for different types of work activities […]

The cost of lighting – infographics

Here is an infographics from the website lamps.com, featuring the cost of using incandescent light bulbs, CFL bulbs (comact fluorescent bulbs) or LEDs. The average lifespan of a led is 50 times longer than an incandescent light bulbs. Price is also significantly higher, even nif LEDs are getting cheaper  However, we have to bear in mind that incandescent […]

Tunnel lighting

The primary objectives of tunnel lighting is to ensure traffic safety by illuminating all important objects during the journey of vehicles, and to improve visibility and comfort. Proper lighting in road tunnels will ensure that traffic can enter, pass through and leave the tunnel with a great level of safety. These aims are achieved by the […]

Lighting for the food processing industry

Lighting in food processing facilities has its own specific lighting constraints. Some areas of critical production require specifically designed lighting solutions and light fixtures. Food processing and preparation areas are extremely critical environments. High visibility, and also well-distributed lighting is required in all food processing industries Industry standards and regulations have very stringent requirements, which mean lighting for […]

Lighting in parking lots and car parks

A well-lighted parking lot is a key point for a shopping center or a building. Well-lighted car parks do attract customers, improve traffic, as well as the safety of pedestrians. A parking lot that lacks efficient lighting may result in wasted energy, low pedestrian security, and less attractiveness, which may affect your commercial results. For these […]

Lighting solutions for educational facilities, schools, universities, institutions

Lighting at school should provide a high visual comfort by ensuring an adequate and appropriate illumination level and strictly preventing the risk of glare. Lighting system has to respect the legal standards especially safety standards for electrical equipment, and to enable the rational use of energy by promoting the highest energy efficiency. When designing the […]

Lighting fixtures for gas stations

Lighting is a key factor for the proper functioning and the commercial success of a gas station. Lighting will guide your customers in the service station safely and with maximum visual comfort. Access and parking areas should be properly lighted, giving motorists a first impression of the station. Good lighting will help create an atmosphere […]

Lighting in offices and workplaces

In the past, fluorescent tubes were used to illuminate workplaces, resulting sometimes in cold atmospheres, and inefficient lighting. Today, we must take into account multiples factors, including the quality of light, luminous efficiency (how well a light source produces visible light), the design of the lights , and  energy efficiency. If lighting at the office […]

Waterproof fixtures for high levels of humidity or dust

Industrial buildings with a high level of humidity or dust might need waterproof fixtures to meet standards and to help ensure an adequate level of security is attained. Airfal has  been manufacturing high quality lighting for the last 30 years , and has an extensive knowledge which we offer to enable you to choose the best solutions. […]

How to manage lighting for hazardous areas ?

A hazardous area is defined as any place in which an explosive atmosphere may occur. Hazardous areas may exist due to flammable gases or vapours or combustible dust. Explosions can cause loss of life and serious injuries as well as extensive damage. If there is enough quantity of flammable substance (the fuel) mixed with oxygen (the oxidizer), […]

Airfal International opens branch in France.

Airfal International opens branch in France. Airfal opens new branch in France to continue securing its international projection. After the constant international sales growth, especially in France, Airfal has decided to settle in the neighbor country and open a new branch in the known business area of Opera, in Paris, in the 59 Rue de […]