06 Oct 2014

The Greenstock lamp company has launched a first in the shatterproof market of affordable IEC standard T5 and T8 shatterproof fluorescent tubes.

Companies that need the glass retention of shatterproof lamps in their industry now have the assurance of IEC standard lamps at the same price as non-compliant lamps being offered elsewhere in the market.

The EcoCoat shatterproof tubes from Greenstock are fully approved following IEC testing.  Greenstock is able to supply a copy of the independent Certificate of Conformity and Drop Test results, which other shatterproof lamp companies are often unable to do, as some of their lamps are not compliant with the IEC standard.  

With the introduction of the new EcoCoat shatterproof fluorescent tubes, Greenstock now has two products for the shatterproof market.  The new entry level IEC standard EcoCoat, and the top of the range IEC standard FEP shatterproof lamps.  IEC 61549 is the highest standard to which shatterproof lamps can be coated and provides the benchmark of quality assurance and the production standards of lamps supplied.  Whilst not yet a legal requirement, the standard sets ‘Best Practice’ within the industry and has been introduced through BSI / IEC with input from the LCA (Lamp Coaters Association) of which Greenstock is a founder member.

Shatterproof tubes are now widely used within food manufacturing, preparation and a number of different industry environments where the shatterproof coating on the lamps prevent glass contamination should the lamps break, which is often during handling and routine maintenance.

The EcoCoat shatterproof coatings are applied at Greenstock using specialist machinery and strict quality control procedures ensuring the highest quality finishes.  EcoCoat lamps are suitable for use in all hazardous areas and food associated applications, being approved for use in the food industry to HACCP regulations.  The lamps can be used in either open or enclosed (IP65) fittings and are identified by a single green band around one end of the fluorescent tube. 

Greenstock’s new range of T5 and T8 EcoCoat shatterproof tubes come in a full range of wattage ratings from 8W to 70W and are available in the four colours of Warm White, Standard White, Cool White and Daylight.  These shatterproof lamps have an average rated life of 16,000 hours, the eco coating lasting as long as the lamp.

Further information on the new range of EcoCoat shatterproof tubes is available from Greenstock on 0845 2570 444, email or by visiting the company’s website at