As with all areas onboard a vessel, the open deck has special requirements for installed equipment, regardless of whether the area is for work, embarkment, replenishment at sea, operation weapon, rescue or winching. In addition, the visibility of the vessel itself and its surroundings also have to be considered. The required lighting solution must operate in all weather conditions. A good lighting solution will also provide a safe working environment for the crew.
Rescue areas and meeting points are provided on Navy or Marine vessels in case of emergency situations such as a fire or if the ship is in danger of sinking. As with all areas, rescue points have particular demands on installed lighting equipment. The required lighting solution must work in all weather conditions and will also provide a safe working environment.
As with all areas onboard a vessel, passageways have special demands on the installed equipment. The required lighting solution must work in all weather conditions. A good lighting solution will also provide a safe working environment.
The officers and staff working on the bridge are exposed to natural daylight during the day but are also in need of night vision light fittings when the vessels are operating. When the ships are docked in a harbour, daylight lux levels are required. This means a high demand of special features are required for light fittings installed in the bridge.
In most situations, the crew in a control, operation or command room works without natural daylight and so light quality is very important.
Lighting is a critical factor in ensuring a safe working environment. The lighting needs to be reliable and the luminaires must achieve the required level of light intensity. However, there is much more to lighting than light distribution and intensity levels; the crew should also feel comfortable in their working environment and the lighting should help them remain focused while working. The crew in an engine room work without natural daylight and so the light quality is particularly important.
People in a ship’s office work during the day and at night, so lighting installed in these areas must provide good light quality.
Lighting installed in internal (below deck) corridors on a commercial ship must be designed to provide a combination of functionality and safety. Lighting in corridors is often underestimated. The function of corridors are not only to provide connections between rooms or different areas of a ship, but they must also function as main escape routes in case of emergencies.
On a commercial ship, the mess and lounge area should provide a combination of comfort and functionality. Not only the crew should feel comfortable in the lounge area, but it is also important that they have an efficient lighting system in the mess area.
Lighting in galleys and pantries should provide a safe working environment by achieving a certain level of light intensity, a good colour rendering and colour temperature. The lighting needs to be reliable and the luminaries must be maintenance-free.
Cabins on naval ships are designed for functionality. On the one hand, the crew should be made to feel comfortable in their living quarters, but equally, it is important that staff have an effective lighting system that enables them to organise their personal belongings in the cabin.
The hospital on a commercial ship is designed to combine functionality with hygienic aspects. The hospital staff must be able to differentiate between different colours and must be provided with bright lights in order to see fine details.
Cargo rooms are provided on Navy or Marine vessels to store goods or bulk materials. The requirements on installed lighting equipment will differ depending on the type of goods being stored in the cargo room. If a vessel is storing dangerous goods such as munitions, fuel, oil or chemicals, lighting will need to be certified as explosion-proof in these areas. In most cases, one or more hatches will be set for dangerous cargo that require explosion-proof lighting.
In ship storage rooms for general goods/non-hazardous items, the lighting needs to be reliable. The luminaires must be maintenance-free and achieve a certain level of light output.
Lighting in cold- and freezing rooms should provide a safe working environment by achieving a certain level of light intensity even at low temperatures. In addition a low power consumption is required to reduce the additional cooling due to the heating from lighting to a minimum.
The Advanced Submarine Lighting System (ASLS) is modular electrical lighting equipment for use on-board of submarines. Specially designed as a reliable, economic and zero maintenance lighting solution it offers practical lighting to improve work efficiency as well as the comfort for the submarine crew.
The Helicopter Visual Landing Aid System (HVLAS) is a flexible modular design to match customized HVLAS requirements for all needs, all helicopter types and all operating modes (NVG Stage III, HIFR, VERTREP, etc.) including LED Glide Path Indicators, LED Horizon Reference Systems, LED Flood Lights as well as LED Flight Deck Lighting. For operation, the system is completed by Lighting Control Panels with optional touch panel to monitor aviation weather, ship movement and wind limitations as well as to control helideck equipment (e.g. Refuelling, GPU and Fire Fighting). This Helicopter Integrated Monitoring & Control System (HCIMCS) offers a complete comprehensive NVG-compatible helideck system solution and is developed on a turnkey basis meeting various customer requirements.
The Advanced Naval Lighting System (ANLS) represents the solution for a complete ship illumination consisting of indoor and outdoor lighting as well as signal and navigation lights. On a turnkey basis the ANLS covers a complete lighting package from planning by use of 3D lighting simulations, engineering design, complete cable planning and supply of all required components of the entire lighting system up to start-up and beyond worldwide technician service. The modular approach of the ANLS matches with latest planning of a flexible and modular ship design concept. For each ship area and with regard to the respective room’s purposes and scenarios a specific system design is undertaken and an optimal luminaire selection and its location are determined. The ANLS concept contains of normal lighting, emergency lighting and special purpose lighting in one system together with power supplies, control panels & switches connected by tiny, space saving energy and information distribution units.