Revolution wins US Navy’s LED lighting contract

16 December 2013 (Last Updated December 16th, 2013 18:30)

Revolution Lighting Technologies, a provider of advanced LED lighting technology, has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to deliver Seesmart LED tube lamps.

Revolution Lighting Technologies, a provider of advanced LED lighting technology, has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to deliver Seesmart LED tube lamps.

Under the contract, Revolution Lighting will supply 17,000 Seesmart two and four foot LED tube lamps for the US Navy's Military Sealift Command Lewis and Clark-class T-AKE dry cargo / ammunition ships.

Military Sealift Command provides ocean transportation for the navy as well as for rest of the US Department of Defense (DoD), which is operating approximately 110 ships daily around the globe.

Revolution Lighting Technologies chairman and chief executive officer Robert LaPenta said that the company will support the US Navy on this project by providing high-quality LED tube lamps to drive significant long term savings.

"This project is one more example in a growing list of large-scale installations across a variety of public and private organisations and institutions," LaPenta said.

"We look forward to additional projects with the navy, as well as other military branches and government entities."

"This project is one more example in a growing list of large-scale installations across a variety of public and private organisations and institutions."

Designed to replace fluorescent tube lights while offering maximum light output and energy savings, the Seesmart LED tube lamps are developed in Simi Valley, California.

The US Navy has selected Seesmart LED tube lamps due to its light weight and extremely durable which require virtually no maintenance and have a long life expectancy.

The National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO)-built T-AKE dry cargo and ammunition non-combatant ships can operate independently for extended periods at sea while providing underway replenishment services.

Contributing to the US Navy's ability to maintain a forward presence, the ships will be used to provide underway replenishment services with logistic lift from sources of supply in port or at sea and the transfer of cargo and materiel to battle groups, station ships, shuttle ships and other naval ships at sea.

Defence Technology