Shattercatch®
The Choice Shatter-Coated Lamp for Professional Insect Light Traps


FEP COATED

Our Shattercatch® coating has been designed to contain glass fragments in the event the lamp breaks. Gilbert® has selected an FEP coating. FEP is excellent at containing glass and at the top of the list of materials allowing UV passage, increasing fly catch and appears to be immune to UV degradation effects. FEP's famous non-stick property is an added bonus, as is its' resistance to virtually all chemicals.

We are very proud of our ShatterCatch® lamps, however, we don't believe any guarantee that all glass will always be contained by any existing coating. Such extreme promises might possibly lead to food contamination or injury.

Gilbert® has conducted wide ranging testing of shatter coated lamps, dropping them from 13' onto a steel surface. For several years, we have tried to hold to a higher standard than the rest of the industry, but thinner, cheaper coatings are prevalent in the marketplace. In our tests, the thinner coating may be sufficient on smaller lamps, but perhaps not the large, four foot long T12 lamps. This deserves careful consideration.

 

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Our standard lamps will be coated 11 mil (± .002) (current industry standard). However, we offer a superior, thicker 15 mil (± .002) PTFE coating we are calling "Super ShatterCatch". The thinner coated lamps will explode if they land flat in the 13 foot drop test. The thicker coated lamps have not. Even with a thicker coating, without care, end caps may pop off. Gilbert's manufacturing processs secures the end caps.

Do food plants, pharmaceutical labratories, or others need the superior coated lamps or not? Most traps are installed lower than this. At low heights, the Super lamp may not be needed? What do you think? What do the food and pharmaceutical industries need? As always, we endeavor to present the truth as best we can. It is up to each and every one of us to think this issue through.

Broken Lamps Can Be Hazardous To Your Health!
CAUTION should be exercised at all times
when using any shatter coated or uncoated lamp!

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Service
Food and Drug Administration
2013 Food Code
6-202.11 Light Bulbs, Protective Shielding.

"(A) Except as specified in ¶ (B) of this section, light bulbs shall be shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistant in areas where there is exposed food; clean equipment, utensils, and linens; or unwrapped single-service and single-use articles. 

(B) Shielded, coated, or otherwise shatter-resistant bulbs need not be used in areas used only for storing food in unopened packages, if: 

(1) The integrity of the packages can not be affected by broken glass falling onto them; and 

(2) The packages are capable of being cleaned of debris from broken bulbs before the packages are opened."

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Title 21--Food and Drugs

CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 

PART 110--CURRENT GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE IN
MANUFACTURING, PACKING, OR HOLDING HUMAN FOOD

(Section 110.20 - B-5)

"...provide safety-type light bulbs, fixtures, skylights, or other glass  suspended over exposed food in any step of preparation or otherwise  protect against food contamination in case of glass breakage."

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency
FSEP Implementation Manual
Volume Two - Guidelines and Principles for the
Development of HACCP Generic Models
2nd Edition
A.2.2.2 Design and Construction

"Light bulbs and fixtures suspended over exposed food or packaging materials at any stage of production are of a safety type or are protected to prevent contamination of food in case of breakage. "

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Gilbert® Shattercatch®

The Choice Shatter-Coated Lamp for Professional Insect Light Traps!

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