Energy Focus has secured a contract for the supply of LED lighting tube and fixture products to a shipbuilder based in the US for installation on navy ships.

Under the $1.7m contract, Energy Focus will supply products approved by the US Navy.

The LED lighting tube and fixture products will be installed in four new navy ships through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme.

US-allied countries can purchase defence articles and services under the FMS programme.

Energy Focus chairman and CEO James Tu said: “This contract is from a new shipbuilder customer who values the innovation, performance, quality and reliability of our navy products.

“This news follows our recent $3.4m order to provide LED lighting products for existing US Navy ships and signifies Energy Focus’ expanding leadership in US and allied navy markets, for both retrofit and new shipbuilding applications.”

The company expects to deliver the products to the US company beginning in the second quarter of this year. Completion is expected by the end of next year.

Energy Focus Business Development vice-president Tim Grindstaff said: “This contract demonstrates that Energy Focus is not only the go-to LED lighting supplier for navy retrofit, but is also well-positioned for the global ship construction market, serving both military and non-military customers.”

“With shipbuilding activities for US and allied navies expected to increase over the coming years, we look forward to continuing to expand our relationships and bringing our advanced technologies and products to serve this prestigious market.”

Since 2007, the company is serving as the US Navy’s primary LED lighting partner.