Lighting fixtures, electrical fittings, plugs and receptacles, distribution panels, and control stations are some of the electrical products available under the Appleton brand. Motor starters, switches, enclosures and junction boxes, cable reels, and other commercial products are sold by Appleton as well. The company's products are used in many industries, including oil and gas, both onshore and offshore drilling, automotive, pulp and paper, chemical, and power generation.
Appleton has been designing and producing electrical products used to protect equipment and people since it was founded in 1903. The company claims that it produces the safest products of their kind in the world. Appleton offers certified electrical products designed to function safely and effectively in any climate or environmental condition anywhere in the world, including hazardous locations and harsh industrial environments.
Appleton's CodeMaster explosion proof LED lighting is a good example of its products. The lighting system can operate in the extremely high ambient temperatures of chemical and petroleum plants safely, despite the presence of ignitable vapors and flammable dust. The lighting is available in brightness from 2,600 to 13,700 lumens, and it lasts 10 times longer than comparable incandescent lighting.
As of 2015, Appleton is a subsidiary of Emmerson Industrial Automation, and its products can be purchased from distributors worldwide as well as from the company's online smart shopping or e-catalog.