Gallery: U.S. Navy To Install LED Lights In Submarines Following Compla...

 

Who said complaining at work never gets you anywhere? Based on the sole complaint of one sailor, the US Navy is set to transform its entire lighting system in its fleet of submarines. Traditionally U.S. submarines use out-dated fluorescent lights to illuminate sailors’ berths, but one crew member complained that the lights produced a noisy hum. As a result, the Office of Naval Research is working on a new high tech LED lighting system that will not only not hum, but also use about 50 percent less power to produce the same amount of light.

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5 Comments

  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
    pouri

  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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