Hot spots, shocks and vibrations
Just like other areas of a cruise vessel, the technical rooms such as the engine room or control room have special demands for the installed lighting systems. In the engine room, for example, a critical requirement is the high overall ambient temperature, with extreme hot spots close to the exhaust pipes. Several areas will also be subjected to high vibrations, especially at the rear of the vessel, for example, in the steering gear room or above the propeller shaft tunnel. Due to limited space and restricted heights in a ship’s engine room, this also requires lighting solutions with compact, low-profile designs that prevent any head injuries to the crew. As a result of the high demands placed on the quality, reliability and durability of its products, Glamox operates modern assessment and testing laboratories in Norway and Germany for the simulation of a wide variety of environmental conditions.
Important factors to consider when choosing lighting solutions for engine rooms and control rooms:
- No maintenance and reduced power consumption (high energy efficiency).
- Light quality.
- Mechanical strength/impact resistance.
- Ingress Protection (IP) rating (particle/water ingress resistance).
- Tested for shock and high vibrations.