Galley / Pantry
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.
Different areas on the ship require special demands for lighting
As galleys and pantries are hygienic areas lighting should be specified according to USPH (United States Public Health). To withstand the intensive cleaning they have to have a high IP rate and be made of chemical resistant material. High temperatures are often present in these areas. Hot spots are often found in cooking areas and where steam is present. In addition to these requirements, the fixtures must be easy to install, maintenance-free and should provide sufficient illumination with an appropriate colour rendering (CRI).
Important factors when selecting lighting solutions for galleys/pantries:
- Easy to clean.
- No maintenance and reduced power consumption (high energy efficiency).
- No glare.
- Low ceiling height (isolation and ventilation ducs, lower the height of the stainless steel ceilings).
Easy to clean
The correct design of the luminaire is important in order to ensure an easy cleaning to avoid impurities. When using brushes, pipes and sometimes high-pressure cleaners, the luminaires must have a high IP protection rating to withstand these pressures. The Glamox Group recommends the use of IP66/67 lighting for these areas.
Using the correct combination of materials in the luminaire is important in order to ensure robustness and a long operating life. Materials and design have to be specially selected to withstand possible mechanical damages. A wide range of ambient temperatures is also an important demand. Navy or Marine vessels must be able to navigate around the world – from Arctic areas down to -20°C or lower, to tropical areas at +50°C. Ideally, the light output and light quality should be consistent in all temperature bands.
No maintenance and reduced power consumption
An important requirement onboard a Navy or Marine vessel is to install luminaires that are virtually maintenance-free. This reduces or eliminates the labour costs primarily associated with the maintenance, servicing and replacement of luminaires in difficult-to-reach locations. The luminaires should 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 initial investment of the LED installation may be higher than a traditional lighting installation, but the LED’s reduced energy consumption and lower maintenance costs means that this price difference will be quickly recouped and payback on the investment is recovered quickly.
For a safe working environment, the light output of the luminaires must be as high as possible - ideally around 300 lux - without causing glare to the crew. Therefore, it is necessary to use high quality diffusers with excellent light transfer properties and optics.
Low ceiling height
Ducts for ventilation and fume hoods are lowering the height of the ceiling. The chosen luminaries have to fit into this limited space.
We always recommend the use of Navy or Marine-approved lighting products in a galley/pantry.