Energy Focus, Inc., a leader in LED lighting technologies, today announced that the U.S. Navy Naval Sea Systems Command has qualified the entire family of Energy Focus 2-ft. tubular LEDS (TLEDs) and fixtures for use on new ship construction. Approval of the single-, double- and triple-tube 2-ft. fixtures was granted on Sept. 22.
"For nearly 70 years, new vessel development has depended on only one manufacturer for fixtures," said Dave Bina, Energy Focus Senior Vice President of Military and Maritime Sales. "Now, new ships will have a competitive choice between the legacy standards and Energy Focus' cutting-edge LED lighting technology."
Since 2007, when Energy Focus became the first company to develop, qualify and install LED products on Navy vessels, Energy Focus has provided LED lighting for every surface ship in the fleet. Through this partnership, Energy Focus has developed, qualified and installed more than a half-million LED lighting products, including TLEDs, floodlights, waterline security lights, HAZLOC globes and berth lights, on U.S. Navy vessels.
In the military, there is a constant need to go farther, stay longer and deliver more firepower. Energy Focus contributes to this need as the premier supplier to the U.S. Navy for qualified LED lighting for the fleet. Compared to legacy manufacturer's LED fixtures, Energy Focus LEDs consume one-third less energy and weigh 25-percent less. On a ship with thousands of light fixtures, Energy Focus fixtures could save significant unnecessary weight on the vessels that protect American interests around the world.
"We are very pleased to have received another critical recognition from the U.S. Navy to enable us to serve the LED lighting needs for new Navy ships," said James Tu, CEO and President of Energy Focus. "This new family of LED lighting fixtures, with extremely competitive value proposition from quality, performance and price standpoints, will be able to address new ship construction segments of not only U.S. and foreign allied navies but also the broader commercial marine market."