Vapor Proof Globes

Gillinder Glass produces a broad variety of glass products manufactured to the most rigid specifications to meet the tough demands of industrial work environment and harsh and hazardous conditions.

Clear glass globe with a black background. Gillinder number 6043.

Depending on the use, hazardous conditions may require glass to be abrasion resistant, thermal shock resistant, liquid resistant, impact resistant, vapor or dust resistant, or explosion resistance to avoid shattering from an internal explosion, particularly important in environments with combustible fumes. Vapor proof glass resists the influx of vapors and gas particles and is generally also liquid resistant.


Gillinder Glass is a key supplier in the harsh and hazardous industries with products intended for environments needing vapor tight globes and fixtures with a corrosion and vapor proof aluminum cage.


There are several types of vapor proof and waterproof ratings, including IP65, IP66, and IP67, which measure a products water resistance. An IP rating is composed of two numbers. The first number describing the products intrusion protection, or how much it withstands particles entering, which is based on a 0-6 scale. The second number measures the resistance to liquid on a 0-9 scale.

Red glass vaper proof globe on fixture.

These vapor proof globes also offer intrusion protection which is calculated using a system to rate safeguard against dust, particles, or solid objects of certain sizes. These are to ensure any ingress will not damage or impede the performance of internal components with full protection against dust and other particulates, including a vacuum seal, tested against continuous airflow.


Gillinder Glass’ clear or colored tempered vapor proof glass is often used for ceiling, pendant, or wall mounted fixtures. A tempered soda-lime glass is generally used and can be produced with multiple finishes in a variety of colors. These “jelly jar” globes are also offered on Gillinderglass.com and include the following open stock options:

Number

Height

Thread Dia. Out

Thread Dia. Root

Ins. Dia. Min

Size

​5028

5400

5420

6043 Ribbed

6843 Ribbed

5”

6-11/16"

8-3/8"

7”

8-3/8”

3-19/64”

3-19/64"

4-19/64”

3-19/64"

4-19/64”

3-11/64”

3-11/64"

4-11/64"

3-11/64"

4-11/64”

2-13/16”

2-13/16"

3-3/4"

2-3/4"

3-3/4”

5”

7”

8”

7”

8”

Gillinder can also manufacture custom sizes, colors, and finishes, such as white enamel (inside), sandblasting, plastic coating, smooth, and inside ribs. Common colors include: amber, aviation blue, opolo, red C, rs green, and traffic green. The chromaticity specifications, measured with CIE A, are as follows:

Amber:

RS Green:

Blue:

Red C:

0.400 < y < 0.430

0.075 < ICAO light limit < 0.095

0.180 < AS25050 light limit < 0.230

270 < y < .325, z <.002, with a preferred y value of less than .300

Gillinder’s in-house engineering team precisely test vapor proof glass to confirm chromaticity requirements as well as performing impact and thermal shock resistance tests when needed. As these globes are often used for harsh outdoor locations waterproof requirements also may apply.


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References: “The Comprehensive Guide to IP Ratings.” The Comprehensive Guide To IP Ratings | RS Components, https://uk.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=ideas-and-advice%2Fip-ratings.