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.
Via Clean Technia
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