Solid-State Ship Lighting System Evaluation (2005-337-R18)
- Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Gulf Coast
- Omni Technologies
- Integrated Illuminated Systems
NSRP ASE Investment: $95K
Navy programs are evaluating the implementation of energy efficient, green technologies that enable life-cycle cost reduction on ship platforms, with lighting systems being on the list of top 10 maintenance drivers for the US Navy’s surface fleet. Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology is one of the technologies under consideration for implementation in new programs to reduce life-cycle cost by reduction of maintenance activities and reduction of energy consumption. It is estimated that efficacy of LED sources will more than double over the next decade, resulting in greater than 75% energy reduction as compared to the fluorescent systems in use today. The increased performance of these systems does, however, come at a higher acquisition cost.
The goal of this project was to evaluate lighting system alternatives and determine the impact of implementing LED based lighting systems in new ship programs. The project team evaluated both solid state bulb replacements and complete light fixtures, in addition to developing a business case analysis for the transition to LED-based lighting systems.
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