Energy consumption at ports and terminals can be reduced by up to 80% if light emitting plasma (LEP) is used for high mast applications – says the winner of PortTech LA’s Best Business Model Award.
American lighting expert, Bright Light Systems (BLS), also says that initial investment in LEP is paid back through power savings in less than two and a half years, which gives LEP the edge over LED in this regard.
Brad Lurie, CEO, Bright Light Systems, said to Port Strategy: “We have proven our technology and approach in the market place and are in a position to scale and accelerate our growth. Our product is far beyond beta testing or trials and we are winning business today using technology in a market that has been stagnant for nearly 50 years.”
Mr Lurie also pointed out that LEP like LED, has longevity and reliability, but has a much greater lumen density (up to 200x greater) and can distribute light evenly across wide areas.
For example, he said that the BLP1000 fixture only consumes 550 watts and distributes light nearly three times more efficiently than a 1000W High Pressure Sodium (HPS) fixture, providing increased visibility, safety and security. They are particularly suited to outdoor high mast lighting applications such as ports, parking areas, rail and container yards.
BLS has several large contracts at container yards and ro-ro facilities in the pipeline. It’s currently working with several terminals in the Caribbean where energy costs are significantly higher than mainland USA and paybacks are accelerated based on the energy savings, maintenance reductions, and life of the product.
Source: Port Strategy