Britmar on LED Lighting for the Marine Industry

MarineElectronics.com
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Photo: Britmar

LED lighting has become more than a novelty for Marine and other heavy industry applications as evidenced in this year’s International Work Boat show in New Orleans. As universal as LED technology has become, standard benchmarks are important to differentiate LED products from each other and in making comparisons to current HID and Halogen technology. Standard benefits across LED technology are similar: more efficient – less energy/fuel; more durable – fewer maintenance issues and subsequent costs; environmentally practical – no mercury or other embedded hazardous substances. But even with these overarching benefits much confusion still exists in knowing what solution or manufacturer will provide the best long-term value and cost benefit, especially when LED is commanding a premium to conventional lighting technologies.

A well designed and manufactured, proven heavy-duty LED system is analogous to using a higher end engine lubricant. Although cheaper alternatives are options they should be weighed against the longer-term ramifications, mission requirements and end use application. A PTLX Global heavy-duty LED system will typically offer around a 70% power reduction, better foot candle illumination, cleaner visibility and no maintenance, supported and validated by IES files and certified LM79 data. An IES file and LM79 data will ensure the specifications of the fixture are validated and accurate, and help the customer better understand the comparability of it to an HID or Halogen system. Additionally, when an LED’s performance improvements are calculated on a systemic basis, including procurement efficiencies, electrical system efficiencies and environmental impact, the right heavy-duty LED lighting system will be a multi-pronged cost saver providing exponentially greater value to the organization on a longer term basis.

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