Due to the recent push for energy efficient technology, LEDs have developed to be able to meet and surpass fluorescent lamps in terms of efficiency and lifetime. Additional focus on LEDs has allowed the initial investment price to decrease allowing LEDs to become a feasible option. Installing LEDs during the construction of ships allows for a greater TOC savings from increased energy efficacy, lower maintenance costs and a simpler electrical design schematic. There are three options available to incorporate LEDs on a ship: LED lamps, LED fixtures or a combination of the two.
Light Emitting Diode Technology: Lowering Build and Maintenance Costs
Buelow, Roger, Kazenki, Keith, and Greg Flies. "Light Emitting Diode Technology: Lowering Build and Maintenance Costs." Paper presented at the SNAME Maritime Convention, Bellevue, Washington, USA, November 2013. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/SMC-2013-P36
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