U.S. Navy To Install LED Lights In Submarines Following Complaint

by , 02/25/11

There is also an environmental benefit. “The submarine community is pushing to adopt LEDs because fluorescents contain mercury,” said Edward Markey, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Philadelphia Electrical Powergroup and TechSolutions technical point of contact on the SSL project. “Hazardous materials require special disposal procedures, costing the Navy time, money and space.”

It seems this is the latest step in the U.S. military becoming as renewable and as efficient as possible. However the fact that it comes from a sailor’s recommendation somehow makes it all the more sweet.

+ Office Of Naval Research

Via Clean Technia

Image © Official U.S. Navy Imagery

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  1. pouri June 14, 2011 at 6:49 am

    Dear Sir
    i want change one of the marine vessel to led .please help me step by step about your valuable experiance.
    best regards

  2. tangent SZ March 1, 2011 at 2:10 am

    agree, the noise, but for seamen well-being and stealthiness is key.

  3. manwhojaped February 28, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Oh yeah sure, they’re worried about a few hundred watts of electricity when their power plant puts out hundreds of megawatts. No, it’s the NOISE! Haven’t you heard? Submarines try to be SILENT! You really don’t want to advertise to the chinese you’re in their backyard. Kinda defeats the surprise.

  4. caeman February 28, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Efficiency and long-term cost is always a concern. If they can reduce power consumption, then future reactors can be even smaller. Long-life LED means lower long-term cost to tax payers. This is a win-win.

  5. lazyreader February 28, 2011 at 8:17 am

    It’s not like they can open a window. They use a nuclear reactor to power one sub, it can run a whole town for years and they worry about efficiency.

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