The Choice Shatter-Coated Lamp for Professional Insect Light Traps
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 begun an extensive test program of shatter coated lamps. Early results have made it clear that there are coated lamps on the market and in use which do not meet industry standards, especailly coated 48" T12 lamps.
Watch this space for video proof.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
"(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.
Title 21--Food and Drugs
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
"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. "
The Choice Shatter-Coated Lamp for Professional Insect Light Traps!