ASLS – Advanced Submarine Lighting System

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 requirements for lighting systems on submarines are very different and highly specific. Evaluating the specifications of naval ship designs has given the following objectives for the system:

  • Modular design for optimised, customised light scenarios all over the submarine.
  • High performance 24VDC LED technology and intelligent electronics successfully combined.
  • Single cables for low power and high information distribution.
  • Emergency lighting system embedded in the main lighting system: multi-functionality instead of extensive hardware.
  • Latest ergonomic know-how to improve the crew’s alertness and well-being

The Advanced Submarine Lighting System basically consists of state of the art components. A modular system enables various configurations for different requests and scenarios on SUBs. Particularly for people who are cut short of daylight during working hours, the simulation of natural light scenarios is important to human well-being. This is why our lighting solutions include Human Centric Lighting.
 
Different areas on the ship require special demands for lighting
Limited space requires lighting solutions that are compact with reduced installation heights and weight. ASLS components meet the challenging physical requirements due to the military environmental conditions, operational areas and safety policies.

Important factors when working with lighting solutions for submarines are:

  • Low energy consumption
  • Glare & flicker-free, dimmable
  • Specified colour temperature
  • Human Centric Lighting (HCL) capability (= ‘tuneable white’)
  • High lifetime expectancy
  • Minimized maintenance costs and reduced power consumption (high energy efficiency)
  • Field replaceable
  • Small size, no hazardous materials
  • Mechanical strength/impact resistance.
  • Shockproof/vibration/explosion-proof
  • Compliant with EMC requirements

Mechanical strength
LINKSrechts naval lighting solutions fulfill highest standards. Products have to be extremely robust and is working absolutely reliably within a temperature range of -25°C to +55°C. ASLS lighting fixtures made of seawater resistant aluminium does have a proven design, tested according to major naval standards and successfully pass related vibration as well as shock tests.

No maintenance and reduced power consumption
Potential energy savings together with the longevity of LED luminaires, make for considerably lower operating and maintenance costs. Luminaires consume as little energy as possible in order to reduce the size of power generators, save energy and minimise pollution. The efficiency and life span of LED lighting continues to improve. LED luminaires are virtually maintenance-free, which means that vessels with LED lighting will have lower operating costs compared to vessels with conventional luminaires. The system components especially luminaires of the ASLS are designed with regard to environmental compatibility and sustainability. Lamps and circuit boards can be replaced so that subsequently the luminaire can be seen as virtually new after professional overhaul.
 
The system components especially luminaires of the ASLS are designed with regard to environmental compatibility and sustainability. Lamps and circuit boards can be replaced so that subsequently the luminaire can be seen as virtually new after professional overhaul.

Approvals
The system components of the ASLS meet, among others, the requirements according to guidelines for pressure, humidity, temperature, shock, EMI and light temperature. Cables and its connectors are compliant as well. Within the design of the lighting system relevant factors like ‘melanopic (biologically) effective light’ in working areas, ‘dim to warm’ in berths as well as ‘kelvin shift’ in accommodation areas will be examined carefully and included into the system solution.

For information on our products contact us personally at sales@linksrechts.de or +49 (0) 4105 580 59 0.