LED luminaires will be used throughout a new hospital ship to provide healthcare grade lighting with energy efficiency and low maintenance.
Glamox is proud to be chosen as lighting supplier to the world’s largest civilian hospital ship. The ship was ordered by the humanitarian NGO Mercy Ships and is being produced in China. The construction of this unique ship is managed by Stena RoRo. The hospital ship is scheduled to be deployed in 2018 and Glamox is supplying lighting to the hospital facilities, as well as accommodation, crew and public areas.
Full hospital accommodation
When completed, the ship will feature full hospital accommodation. There will be two hospital decks onboard, as well as six surgery rooms that can be used for both medical care and for education and training. The ship will have beds for 154 patients and more than 640 crew members, with medical staff in 277 cabins. While in port, the ship’s capacity increases to 1,000 people.
70 per cent of the luminaires supplied by Glamox will have LED light sources. This will ensure lighting with a green profile, low energy consumption and minimal need for maintenance. For the hospital facilities, Glamox has supplied luminaires that are specially developed for medical purposes and sterile environments.
“We are proud to be supplying lighting to such an honourable project. For Glamox, it has been important to draw on our experience from the land-based market. Glamox is not only the leading supplier to the global marine and offshore market, but also is an important lighting supplier to healthcare facilities around the world. Know-how from this segment has been important when choosing lighting products for the ship,” says Morten Leknes, Marine & Commercial Sales Director at Glamox.