Lighting at Sea

Innovative LED technology application!

And how we learnt about an English Earthquake!

Energy Saving LightsThough not strictly automation we thought some of our visitors might find applications for these energy saving devices.

Savage Marine, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of lighting to the yacht market has halved the energy consumption of its ultra bright interior and exterior downlighters by adopting state of the art 10W LED technology from Marl to replace halogen lights.

That earthquake!

Marl describe themselves on their website as “proud survivors of the Ulverston Earthquake” – an event which possibly underwhelemed the world’s media on 28th April last.

A contemporary report states:

“An earthquake hit the popular market town of Ulverston today at 11.20am. The tremor with a magnitude of 3.7 shook buildings, but there are no reports of damage or injuries. Shocked local resident Perry Hodder commented “I heard a loud bang, then the whole house shook for about ten seconds.”

Technical details:

DATE : 28 April 2009

ORIGIN TIME : 10:22 09.6s UTC

LAT/LON : 54.167° North / 3.017 ° West

GRID REF : 333.61 kmE / 475.07 kmN

DEPTH : 8.8 km


LOCALITY : Ulverston, Cumbria


COMMENTS : Felt across Cumbria and Lancashire”

They’ll probably be dining out on that one in the watering holes and alehouses of Cumbria for years to come!

According to Jon Freeman, Research Technician at Savage Marine, “The new 10W LED fittings offer the same warm glow as halogen, and don’t have the ‘ghosting’ effect created by some LED lights – yet they use just half the energy of our halogen products. The LEDs last much longer too – up to 50,000 hours as against 1,000 hours for incandescent lights and 1,500 hours for halogen. That is over five years continuous use.”

He continued, “Energy consumption is a significant focus for Savage Marine. Marine craft run their lighting from batteries, which are recharged from the engine, in consequence generating CO2 emissions very directly. The heat generated by halogen lights in the cabin will also lead to increased use of the air conditioning if fitted. We’re delighted that the new technology offered by Marl is helping us to help our customers address these issues.”

Savage Marine created the lights using one of the brightest single chip 10W LEDs on the market, and offers its complete range of interior and exterior 88mm and 100mm fittings in LED, replacing 20W halogen fittings. Previously, Savage Marine used multiple chip LEDs in its higher power fittings, creating multiple shadows (‘ghosting’) around the light.

About Savage Marine Lighting

Savage Marine Lighting is at the forefront of product development in the marine industry and is fully established with designers and boat builders worldwide. Founded 17 years ago with the specific aim of providing the highest quality lighting products, Savage Marine Ltd is now regarded as the premier supplier of quality lighting to the Super Yacht market.

About Marl

Marl has specialised in the design and manufacture of visible LED indication and illumination components and systems for over 35 years, to customers in the electronic, power generation, defence and telecommunications industries. Its highly trained and experienced team of over 100 design and manufacturing specialists operate from a dedicated technology park in Ulverston, (Cumbria GB), and stand ready to offer its customers a solution to any requirement. They are able to offer a range of standard products, customised to suit individual projects, or even design a specific component from scratch. Marl is a quality company. It is registered to BS EN ISO 9001:2000 standard and fully RoHS and WEEE compliant.


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