Research vessel "Sonne"

The new flagship in Germany’s research fleet is equipped with lighting solutions delivered by Glamox Aqua Signal GmbH.

The German research vessel “Sonne” (Sun) is 116 m long and 20.6 m wide, and can accommodate 40 scientists and 32 crew members. It was presented by the German Government in November 2014.

“Sonne” researches climate change and various aspects of marine resources and ecosystems. The vessel is built by Meyer Werft, a leading innovative shipbuilder that is well-known for its huge cruise ships.

Certified in the DNV GL class, the vessel is illuminated with a wide range of lighting from Glamox. Searchlights (Xenon XS2000) are mounted at the vessel’s highest points and are remote-controlled from inside the ship. As the sea can often be rough, the outdoor lights have a high degree of protection from water. The machine rooms are fitted with special lighting, due to the higher vibration-resistance requirements in this area. Interior rooms, such as cabins and the bridge, are illuminated with modern lighting solutions.

“It is an honour for us to illuminate this special ship,” said Jörg Koch-Losekamm, Managing Director of Glamox Aqua Signal GmbH, Bremen, Germany.