LED has become the lighting solution of choice for newbuild vessels and yachts. Because of LED’s benefits and the increasing scarcity of incandescent and halogen lamps, owners of vessels that are already in service consider converting their conventional lighting installation to LED.
Converting a conventional lighting installation to a LED installation can be challenging. Improper engineering or the use of inadequate products may cause unexpected problems and damage the installation.
RH Marine is experienced in converting existing lighting installations to LED and is able to advise and assist yacht and ship owners in the conversion process.
LED lighting life expectancy is much longer and uses less power than conventional lighting. This also reduces the required power of the existing electrical installation. LED lamps are available in many shapes, sizes and (multi) lighting colors, allowing completely new light experiences onboard.
Fixtures don't get hot since LED doesn't produce heat or infrared light. The power saving properties and absence of mercury makes LED an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional lighting.
ALthough LED is a excellent alternative to conventional lighting, converting to LED can be challenging. Points to take into consideration when converting your installation to LED are:
The four biggest issues with LED are dimming, heat, EMC and inrush current. Therefore, the right steps in the process need to be taken to ensure the correct functioning of the installation. During pre-engineering the correct working of the combination of LEDs, fittings, drivers and dimmers needs to be verified since conventional fixtures may not be suited for the LED installation.
Cable circuits need to be reengineered or replaced to ensure the LEDs and their drivers don’t get disturbed by harmonics. To ensure proper functioning of the installation, the equipment needs to be tested on disturbances and performance before it is installed onboard.
Converting the conventional lighting installation will often impact the existing installation on board, where ceilings will have to be lifted or fixtures/bodyworks can be replaced. RH Marine is experienced with the standards in the yacht building industry and ensures minimal work on ceilings and fixtures.
RH Marine prevents LED related problems by evaluating the electrical installation and redesigning where necessary, proper pre-engineering and pre-testing of selected components before changes on board are implemented.
RH Marine is your partner of choice in LED conversion considering all aspects mentioned, with full satisfaction afterwards.
For more information about converting to LED lighting:
Sales Manager Global Refits & Service
+316 270 882 45