OLDENDORFF Carriers says it has begun equip its entire fleet of bulk carriers with efficient and environmentally friendly LED lights.

“Over the last year, we have done a series of trials to analyse the performance of different LED manufacturer’s lights, including intensities and colours,” the company said in a statement.

Environmental advantages of LED lights include:

  • Up to 80% more efficient than traditional lighting
  • No toxic elements
  • Emit virtually no IR or UV
  • LEDs come on at 100% brightness almost instantly

After finishing tests on four ships, Oldendorff evaluated the feedback from aboard and determined it was worth switching to LED.

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“The tests also helped us to identify the optimal LED lights for our vessels,” Oldendorff stated.

“We have now started to supply our vessels with the selected lights. The first six ships have now been fitted. The remaining ships will either get equipped in dry-dock or during the upcoming voyages by the crew.”

With LED bulbs fitted, the workload for the crew is expected to be significantly reduced.

The use of LED’s is also expected to cut the electrical power requirement and consequently the emissions from each ship.

“We will continue to look for ways to reduce our environmental footprint and we welcome suggestions from all Oldendorffers,” the company stated.

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