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responding to desires of customers, now
offer LED light fixtures with more traditional light outputs such as 4000K. Port
owners and operators can now select the
color of white light they prefer, either very
efficient cooler temperatures or slightly
less efficient but more natural white colors to suit their port's preference.
Another less known advantage of LED
technology is the capability to place light
exactly where it is intended; LEDs, being
a point-source, are directional lighting.
Individual LEDs can have lenses designed
to produce a specific light distribution
that emanates from each LED. What this
means for ports is fewer light fixtures,
resulting in lower capital outlays, lower
electricity costs and less maintenance.
This point-source capability can help
reduce light pollution or 'sky glow' (light
placed into the atmosphere from the light
fixtures or reflected from surfaces) from
your facility, helping support dark sky
initiatives and minimize spill lighting
for adjacent communities. Further, some
LED light fixtures can be used in areas
that are sensitive to marine wildlife, such
as sea turtles and salmon.
Perhaps less well known but of significant importance, is the controllability of
LED sources. In fact, a single LED light
fixture can be segregated into multiple
control points. Compare this to traditional HID sources where lights were
controlled by switching groups of light
fixtures or entire circuits. LED light

fixtures, because they are electronic, are
addressable, are dimmable and can offer
previous unheard levels of control and
monitoring. Think about the benefits this
gives port operators. Instead of turning
"on" groups of additional light fixtures
to raise light levels for operations, the
system is designed where the fixtures
increase their light levels by tuning outputs. The result is all of the fixtures are
utilized with an even burn or usage rate.
Plus, the operator has the ability to adjust
individual light levels as needs or wants
change or to control glare for operators
and captains.

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Is LED Technology
the Future?
There are other potential light sources
such as induction (which actually dates
back decades), light emitting plasma
(LEP), and organic light emitting diodes
(OLEDs) that have not established widespread use for various reasons. The marketplace and industry appear to be saying
that LEDs are here for the foreseeable
future, and options and performance for
ports should only improve.

Conclusion
LED lighting now has an established
track record for use in ports. The industry has matured, and because of its known
advantages and perhaps some lesser known,
LED lighting should be the lighting technology of choice for years to come.  ●

David Miller, Managing Director
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407.648.2208

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Seaports Magazine - Spring 2017

AAPA Headquarters
From the President’s Desk
Ports’ Power as Conveners
FAST Act Impact
Following Up on the Funding Trail
Infrastructure Coordination: Competing Globally, Acting Locally
A Digital Vision of Leadership: Using Technology to Improve the Supply Chain in Los Angeles
XXV Latin American Congress of Ports
Every American, Every Day is Impacted by Port Activities
LED Lighting – The Right Choice for Ports?
Index of Advertisers
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Seaports Magazine - Spring 2017 - Following Up on the Funding Trail
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Seaports Magazine - Spring 2017 - Infrastructure Coordination: Competing Globally, Acting Locally
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Seaports Magazine - Spring 2017 - A Digital Vision of Leadership: Using Technology to Improve the Supply Chain in Los Angeles
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Seaports Magazine - Spring 2017 - XXV Latin American Congress of Ports
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Seaports Magazine - Spring 2017 - Every American, Every Day is Impacted by Port Activities
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Seaports Magazine - Spring 2017 - LED Lighting – The Right Choice for Ports?
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Seaports Magazine - Spring 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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