Helidecks, whether on ships or offshore platforms, are exposed to extreme environmental conditions. Seawater, enormously high wind speeds and intense sunlight place high demands on the landing platforms and also on the safety of crews and pilots.
Cabins on commercial ships are designed for both, comfort and functionality. On the one hand, the crew should feel comfortable in their living quarters, but equally, it is important that the staff has an effective lighting system that enables them to organise their personal belongings in the cabin.
The bathroom on a commercial ship combines functionality and comfort in one package. Not only the crew should feel comfortable in the room, but it is also important to ensure the quality and water-resistance of the light fittings.
Lighting installed in internal (below deck) corridors on a commercial ship must be designed to provide a combination of functionality and safety. Lighting in corridors is often underestimated. The function of corridors is not only to provide connections between rooms or different areas of a ship, but they must also function as main escape routes in case of emergencies.
Galley / Pantry
Lighting in galleys and pantries should provide a safe working environment by achieving a certain level of light intensity, a good colour rendering and colour temperature. The lighting needs to be reliable and the luminaries must be maintenance-free.
Mess and Lounge
On a commercial ship, the mess and lounge area should provide a combination of comfort and functionality. Not only should the crew be made to feel comfortable in the lounge area, it is also important that they have an effective lighting system in the mess area.
The hospital on a commercial ship is designed to combine functionality with hygienic aspects. The hospital staff must be able to differentiate between different colours and must be fitted with bright lights in order to see fine details.
The laundry room on a commercial ship should combine functionality with robustness. The crew must be able to distinguish between different colours and it is important to ensure the quality and water-resistance of the light fittings.
People in a ship’s office work during the day and at night, so lighting installed in these areas must provide good light quality.
The officers and staff working on the bridge are exposed to natural daylight during the day, but are also in need of night vision light fittings, when the vessels are operating. When the ships are docked in a harbour, daylight lux levels are required. This means a high demand of special features are required for light fittings installed in the bridge.
In most situations, the crew in a control room works without natural daylight and so light quality is very important. Proper fixture selection and placement are paramount to safe, efficient, and effective operations during the entire 24 hour shift-set.
Lighting is an important factor when providing a safe working environment. The lighting needs to be reliable and the luminaires must achieve a certian level of light. But there is more to it than evenness and light level, the crew should feel comfortable in their working environment and stay concentrated while working. The crew in the engine room are working without daylight, therefore the light quality is very important.
The pump room is often a dirty, oily environment that contains the largest concentration of pipelines of any space within the ship. The pump room typically contains a number of potential ignition sources. Leakage of volatile product from any part of this system could lead to the rapid generation of a flammable atmosphere. In addition, ship operations require the pump room to be routinely entered by personnel, who will often need to use tools.
Lighting is an important factor in providing a safe working environment. The lighting needs to be reliable and the luminaires must achieve a certain level of light output. In a ship’s workshop, the crew must work with small, detailed components and tools, which means special lights with magnifiers are often required to illuminate the details.
In ship storage rooms for general goods/non-hazardous items, the lighting needs to be reliable. The luminaires must be maintenance-free and achieve a certain level of light output.
Cold and Freezer room
Lighting in cold- and freezing rooms should provide a safe working environment by achieving a certain level of light intensity even at low temperatures. In addition a low power consumption is required to reduce the additional cooling due to the heating from lighting to a minimum.
Lighting in paint storage areas should provide a safe working environment. The lighting needs to be reliable and the luminaires must be maintenance-free and achieve a certain level of light intensity.
Cargo rooms are provided on marine vessels to store goods or bulk materials. The requirements on installed lighting equipment will differ, depending on the type of goods being stored in the cargo room. If a vessel is storing dangerous goods such as fuel, oil or chemicals, lighting will need to be certified as explosion-proof in these areas. In most cases, one or more hatches will be set for dangerous cargo that require explosion-proof lighting.
Production areas vary in their functionallity from fishing ships to pipelaying and cable laying vessels, where welding takes place onboard of the ship. On fishing vessels, production areas are used to fillet the fish and to pack them in ice ready for storage. As these are hygienic areas (i.e. they must be cleaned regularly) the installed lighting equipment must be watertight in order to withstand cleaning chemicals and frequent wash downs.
As with all areas onboard a vessel, passageways have special demands on the installed equipment. The required lighting solution must work in all weather conditions. A good lighting solution will also provide a safe working environment.
As with all areas onboard a vessel, the open deck has special requirements for installed equipment, regardless of whether the area is for work, embarkment, rescue or winching. In addition, the visibility of the vessel itself and its surroundings also have to be considered. The required lighting solution must operate in all weather conditions. A good lighting solution will also provide a safe working environment for the crew.
Lighting is an important factor in providing a safe working environment. The lighting needs to be reliable and the luminaires must be maintenance-free, while achieving a certain level of light intensity. Particularly in car decks, the crew should feel comfortable when driving the cars and remain focused during their work.
Rescue areas and meeting points are provided on marine vessels in case of emergency situations such as a fire or if the ship is in danger of sinking. As with all areas, rescue points have particular demands on installed lighting equipment. The required lighting solution must work under all weather conditions and will also provide a safe working environment.