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LED Lighting for Seaports and Container Ports

TheLightingCenter supplies seaport, shipping port, and all related lighting fixtures to illuminate your ports. Reduce energy usage by 75% and increase safety.

Seaports and container ship facilities use large poles of multiple high power lights to provide general flood and area lighting throughout the port facility. Port lights use to require large amounts of power to operate, but it's been reduced by 75% with LED Port Lighting Options from TheLightingCenter, and even more when controls are used.

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What Are LED Seaport Lights?

Shipping ports and container terminals (container ports) use lighting poles with multiple high-power lights in order to illuminate their expansive facilities. These light fixtures are known to consume massive amounts of electricity, but since the advent of LED seaport lighting, power costs have been cut by up to 75%.

LED bulbs are fitted with semiconductors. They are uniquely designed to turn electrons that pass through them into light. LED seaport lights use this technology to illuminate ports and terminals, while reducing overall energy usage.


Where Is LED Seaport Lighting Used?

Port safety goes hand in hand with good lighting. Just as their name suggests, LED seaport lights are used to illuminate seaports and container ports. Ports, ship yards, and container terminals require adequate lighting in order to ensure safe navigation on waters, allow safe docking, loading and unloading of cargo, and movement of freight in and out of the port.


Outdoor Seaport Lighting


LED Mast Lights

Where bright light is needed, LED Mast lights are always the best choice. When Mast lights are strategically placed, they illuminate a wide area with broad, powerful beams of light. This is of great importance to seaports and container terminals where high intensity lighting is required to facilitate easy maneuvering and bolster security.

LED Mast lights are used outdoors. Depending on the area you want to illuminate, there are two categories of flood type fixtures to choose from: area and directional flood-lights. They are generally classified as per their intensity and how they illuminate open areas.

Directional mast lights are used to illuminate certain features in buildings in order to enhance their visual appearance. They are also used for wall washing and wall grazing. Area flood-lights, in contrast, are used to light up large outdoor areas like sports arenas, terminals, or applications that require a high luminous intensity.

Since these light fixtures are installed outdoors, manufacturers usually engineer them to endure all weather conditions. The fixtures are fitted with aluminum casings which shield the light bulbs from humidity, rain, snow, storms, and temperature fluctuations.


The Main Types of Mast Lights used at Ports 

Photocell Mast Lights

Photocells also go by the name dusk to dawn sensors, CdS (Cadmium-Sulfide) cells, photoresistors, or LDR (Light Dependent Resistors). They work almost the same way as infrared sensors, which detect the presence of objects. However, photo-resistors detect the presence of light and increase or decrease resistance, therefore regulating the amount of light.

When the surrounding environment has enough light, their resistance decreases; when it’s dark or there’s minimal light, they have a high level of resistance. Their ability to regulate the amount of light is very important because during the day, LED flood-lights are automatically turned off. At dusk, they are turned back on.

Passive Infrared (PIR) Mast lights

These infrared sensors use infrared technology to detect the movement of objects up to 8 meters away. They have a detection angle of up to 180°. They are ideal for security or perimeter lighting and can be placed in cargo bay entrances and exits.

As soon as the sensors detect movement, the lights switch on automatically. In case there’s no movement or activity taking place, the lights switch off automatically. The good news is that most of the existing LED highmast-light fixtures can be fitted with either photocell or PIR sensors, so you don’t have to purchase other fixtures in order to benefit from this technology.


Indoor Seaport Lighting

Bay Lighting

Seaports require warehousing and logistics services for easy loading, unloading, and storage of goods. Depending on the freight size and equipment used, warehouses vary in size. These variations also extend to the type of lighting required to fully illuminate the buildings.

Bay lighting is usually the most preferred type of lighting for applications with ceilings higher than 10 feet. Their wattage requirement is a little higher hence the lights produce up to 100,000 lumens in order to effectively light up the large spaces.

High-bay lighting fixtures are installed in ceilings that are 20 feet or higher above the floor. Lighting experts advise that in order to achieve full illumination in expansive spaces, high-bay fixtures should be strategically positioned for their lenses to cast strong, uniform light that hits both vertical and horizontal surfaces from a wider angle.


Where Are Bay Lights Used?

Seaport and ship yard warehouses require proper lighting in order to ensure safety and precision. At times, tall shelves and stacked goods can create shadows that may be difficult for low-bay light fixtures to penetrate, especially with narrow angles. During such times, high-bay light fixtures come in handy.

High light fixtures deliver different results depending on their positioning and configuration. With the help of a lighting expert, you can choose between an intense overhead spotlight effect and a softer, more diffused glow spread over a wide area. Since most of these workplaces operate round the clock, LED high-bay light fixtures have grown in popularity due to their energy efficiency and low maintenance costs.

Loading bays are some of the most crucial sections in any warehouse or port. With proper lighting, freight, traffic, and equipment can easily make their way in and out of the facility. Proper dock lighting is very important because it helps illuminate vehicle interiors, crates and containers, reducing the risk of damage and injury as products are brought in and taken out of the facility.

My LED Lighting Guide has LED high-bay models that can replace up to 2000W traditional HID high-bays. These models have the ability to produce as much as 100,000 lumens of focused light to perfectly illuminate any high-bay application.


Bay LED Fixtures Come In Various Types

UFO Style Bay Fixtures

UFO high-bays are designed to improve both the aesthetics and lighting of an application. They have a unique structure that enables them to effectively transfer thermal properties evenly. These lights have many important certifications like IP Rating, UL Listing, and DLC Rating.

IP Rating certifies that they are completely safeguarded against water and dust. UL Listing shows that they adhere to UL's nationally recognized Standards for Safety. DLC certification shows that the lights are energy-efficient and eligible for rebates.

Panel-Style Bay Fixtures

Panel-style high-bays are distinctively different from LED light panels. Their design closely resembles that of troffer-style panels, it’s almost the same as that of T8 and T5 fluorescents. Because of their similarity to T5 and T8 fluorescent tubes, they are mostly used as substitutes for these lights.

Panel-style LEDs have an excellent way of dissipating heat, courtesy of their large heat sinks. They also provide sufficient illumination over expansive areas; therefore fewer fixtures may be needed to illuminate large port warehouses.

Linear Style Bay Fixtures

Linear aisle high-bay light fixtures provide great illumination in warehouses because of their design –which allows them to have wide beam angles. The design also enables them to perfectly light up spaces between aisles. DLC Qualified linear aisle LED high-bays are eligible for rebates from utility companies, which means they are more affordable.

Retrofit Bulbs to Convert to LED

In case you’re interested in switching to LED lighting but cannot finance a full fixture replacement, LED retrofitting is your best option. We install retrofit kits in traditional light fixtures by replacing both the luminaire and the ballast. Despite the fact that they are more affordable, retrofits also save you energy and maintenance costs the same way as full replacements.


LED Bay Fixtures Have Excellent Lighting Performance

Thanks to technological innovations, light sources have greatly improved over the years. LED lights have substantially reduced the price of lighting in various applications. This is because of their ability to utilize less electricity in order to fully illuminate workspaces. Unlike traditional lighting fixtures, LED lights attain full luminosity within a very short time. The initial lumen output of LEDs is calculated 45 minutes after they are switched on, but HID lamps have to be switched on for 1,000 hours for their initial lumens to be calculated.

LED lights do not get spoilt like traditional bulbs; they run as long as there’s electricity to power them. This means LEDs have greater lumen maintenance compared to conventional light fixtures.

The L90, L70, and L50 lifetimes are used to compute the lighting performance of LEDs when they experience lumen depreciation. Lighting engineers utilize these lifetime ratings to evaluate the light LEDs will emit when they diffuse 90% (L90), 70% (L70), or 50% (L50), of the original lumens.

Most LED high-bay lights have the L70 lifetime, which means that for their entire lifespan, they only drop 30% of their original lumens – and retain 70%.




Seaport Photometrics: Light Design before you buy

A photometric is a software light study that is developed to show you how lights will perform, and can be applied for your area, both inside and out. In the case of Seaports, it can be done to simulate highmast lights and flood-lights outdoors and highbay lighting for indoor storage.

It displays expected foot candle readings at different locations in your area, and calculates average as well as maximum and minimum fc readings throughout the areas. It takes the guess work out of deciding whether the lights you're thinking of purchasing will actually do the job.

Case Studies: How LED Seaport Lights Have Changed 3 Seaports

Rietlanden Terminals

Rietlanden Terminals is one of the most reputable companies that deal with transshipment and storage of goods at the port of Amsterdam. It has three large terminals which cover an estimated total area of 60 hectares, with five large floating cranes and multiple port equipment. The company loads and offloads dry bulk and scrap metal at the port of Amsterdam with respect to state legislative laws and regulations.

Rietlanden Terminals handles all types of watercraft, from navigation vessels to large and heavy cape-size vessels. It is well-known for its high-end performance orientation, transparency, responsibility, flexibility, and sustainability. It is also known as the world’s first port terminal to be entirely illuminated by high-power LED lighting fixtures.

LED seaport lighting fixtures have greatly facilitated the company’s sustainability targets. According to Ed Nieuwenhuizen, Port of Amsterdam’s CFO, LED seaport fixtures have immensely cut down energy costs by up to 60% compared to traditional lighting solutions, thanks to their dimmable technology. The lights also improve security around the terminals in different ways. He further adds that employees at the terminals can comfortably work around the clock without worrying about their safety.


DP Vancouver

According to research, LED lighting is being used in more than 80% of new installations, especially in yard equipment. This is due to the fact that LED lights are directional, therefore most favorable for use on crane equipment. Since 2012, DP World Vancouver has been exploring LED lighting fixtures for its equipment.

DP Vancouver is one of the two main terminals located in the harbor of downtown Vancouver, one of the fastest growing seaports in North America. The terminal had installed high pressure sodium lamps in its equipment. However, the HPS lamps required too much maintenance and frequent ballast replacements – they were greatly uneconomical.

The HPS lamps also required a warm-up time of up to 20 minutes before achieving full illumination, and this affected the company’s production levels. To counter operational delays, the company was forced to keep the lights on for 24 hours every day. Fortunately, after the company discovered LED lighting technology, it had 14, 300W flood-lights installed in its cranes in the fall of 2012.

Soon after, the company realized a reduction in lighting maintenance requirements and energy consumption. In 2014, it decided to fully retrofit with LED lighting on all crane trolleys, walkways, and cargo bays. The company registered a whopping 70% reduction in energy costs and a 3% reduction in fuel consumption.


PT Terminal Teluk

PT Terminal Teluk Lamong is a modern, state-of-the-art offshore container terminal just off the coast of Indonesia, neighboring the ever busy Surabaya port. It has automated container handling systems consisting of 20 Automated Stacking Cranes (ACS), Remote Operating Stations (ROS) and modern yard infrastructure.

The container terminal installed 72 LED flood-lights on lighting poles – each with a height of 35 meters – within a terminal area of approximately 110,000 m2. The aim was to reduce electricity bills and maintenance costs. The company replaced 1000W high pressure sodium lights (HPS) with 500W LED flood-lights. It recorded energy savings of up to 55%, approximately 43.2kW per light fixture. Because of the LED conversion project, the company is able to register 108.864kg CO2 emission savings, per year.

What’s more, the LED fixtures are able to withstand the hot and humid climatic conditions. In the area, humidity can rise up to 95%. Due to the wide range of configuration options that exist, PT Terminal Teluk Lamong fully installed LED lights that optimally suited its environment, operations, and projects that take place within the terminal.

Regardless of the type of LED seaport light fixture installed, it is undeniable that container terminals record lower energy usage, reduced maintenance, and decreased greenhouse gas emissions. Also, LED light fixtures have a lifespan of up to 100,000 hours, which means that the return on investment can be actualized within a very short time.

For example, container ports in Los Angeles account for a high percentage of the total lighting electricity consumed in the area. The terminals decided to replace high mast lights with LED fixtures. Each pole has up to 12 fixtures, totaling to 6000 light fixtures. The cost of investment was approximately $20 million dollars. The LEDs are estimated to last up to 25 years and the return on investment will be actualized within 8 years.



From these case studies, it is evident that every seaport focuses on the following three aspects:

Some LED seaport lighting fixtures are cutoff and eliminate light pollution and minimize the disruption of marine life, such as sea turtle hatching. This makes LED lighting the most favorable lighting solution, according to most environmental conservation agencies.


1. Enhancing Safety

Port workers require proper light which minimizes risks and allows them to easily move around the yard. LED seaport lighting fixtures have greatly facilitated this, and because of their improved color rendering, workers can see more clearly without being affected by glare.

2. Boosting Productivity

Productivity directly depends on how fast containers are loaded and offloaded, as this means multiple tasks are carried out within a short time. The installation of LED light fixtures in seaports ensures quicker movement of containers in and out of the yard.

3. Reducing Its Environmental Footprint

Regulatory bodies such as the EPA have stringent measures, especially when it comes to conserving the environment. A recent study by the Royal Society showed that traditional lighting fixtures emit bright but less efficient light, increasing carbon dioxide emissions in the process. They also attract some marine creatures that damage ships and boats.

Vital Considerations for LED Seaport Lighting

The IP Rating

The IP (Ingress Protection) rating is an international rating standard that is used to represent the sealing effectiveness of light fixtures against foreign elements such as dust, dirt, moisture, and water. Each number that follows the initials “IP” has a specific meaning. The first number specifies the level of protection (of the fixture) from foreign bodies while the second number represents the fixture’s magnitude of protection against any form of moisture.

The first digit numbers are 1 to 7 while the second digit numbers are 1 to 9. If a number is replaced by x, for example, IP3x instead of IP34 or IP32, it shows that the fixture is not rated for that specification.

This table explains IP ratings in detail:


First Digit - Dust and Solid Objects Second Digit - Water and Moisture
0 No special protection 0
No protection
1 Solid objects larger than 50mm – such as hands or large tools 1 Condensation or vertically falling drops of water
Solid objects larger than 12mm – like fingers 2 Vertically dropping water when the fixture is angled up to 15° from its regular position
3 Solid objects larger than 2.5mm – such as wires 3 Water sprays of up to 60° from the vertical
Solid objects larger than 1mm –
Like small tools and wires
4 Water sprays from all directions.
Dust – but not large deposits 5 Low-pressure water jets (from all directions), or water sprayed from a 6.3 mm nozzle
Completely safeguarded from dust 6 Powerful water jets, or water sprayed from a 12.5 mm nozzle
7 Temporary immersion (between 15cm and 1m of water)
8 Prolonged periods of immersion under pressure

IK Rating

The IK rating is an international rating that signifies the level of protection a light fixture has against mechanical wear and tear and the extent to which it can withstand sudden impacts. The rating spans between IK01 and IK10.

Light fixtures with a high IK rating (between IK07 to IK10) are best suited to high-impact risk environments, where they are susceptible to mechanical impacts. Low IK ratings, between IK01 and IK07, are given to fixtures well suited to low-impact risk areas.

The European EN 62262 and the International Standard 62262 (2002) give numeric classifications to each lighting fixture that has been tested, representing the extent of impact protection. When purchasing LED Seaport lighting, it is important that you choose light fixtures with a high IK rating. This is because if the fixtures get damaged, they will still continue to function before maintenance or repairs are carried out.

UL Dry Rating, UL Damp Rating, and UL Wet Rating

When a light fixture is given a UL Dry rating, it is certified to be used in an area (usually indoors) that is not really exposed to moisture and water. Generally, any light fixture that is not rated for wet or damp conditions is a dry location fixture.

Seaport light fixtures require both the UL Damp Rating and the UL Wet Rating due to their frequent exposure to high moisture. Fixtures with the UL Damp Rating are most suitable for sheltered outdoor areas where they are safeguarded from rain, snow, or too much moisture. Fixtures with the UL Wet Rating are best suited to outdoor locations that are not sheltered from rain, snow, or excess moisture. These light fixtures can withstand fog and ocean sprays.


The Optics

Different LED products have diverse optics to offer diverse optical solutions. Non-primary optics configure the beam and radiation patterns and also maximize light efficiency. In order to meet lighting specifications, the non-primary optics allow for multiple combination possibilities.

These non-primary optics are comprised of diffusers, lenses, total internal reflection lenses, and reflectors. The lenses are designed to collect light and uniformly spread beams of light at a compact angle while the reflectors redirect the beams in order to illuminate at a big angle. The total internal reflection lenses are responsible for gathering and processing light.

LED lights for high-voltage applications have lenses made of acrylic or polycarbonate. These lenses boast superior mechanical strength, brilliant optical features, powerful thermal stability, excellent thermal conductivity, and water absorbing capability.

High-power flood-lights have both lenses and TIR lenses for enhanced optical efficiency and higher light uniformity. Some flood-lights have reflectors to get rid of spill light and glare and to achieve a particular beam pattern.


Correlated Color Temperature

Color temperature is sometimes a difficult term to define because color does not have a temperature in the true sense of the word. But color temperature is basically the temperature of the light color produced by a light source. Color temperature is usually indicated on the light bulb (and on the packaging box) to show how bright or dim a light bulb is.

Color temperature consists of a numerical value followed by the letter “K” which stands for the Kelvin scale. The scale is used in measuring color temperature because it has the ability to measure objects with very low or very high temperatures. The Celsius scale and the Fahrenheit scale are only able to measure objects with a limited temperature range. They have sensible numbers for use on earth.

Astronomers use the Kelvin scale because it can give very high numbers (like 6000°) and also very low numbers (like 0.010°). These numbers can be hard for humans to comprehend. But temperatures in space are a lot hotter and colder than earthly temperatures, hence the need for the Kelvin scale.

HIDs and fluorescents have a limited color range but LEDs have a much wider color range. In commercial and industrial spaces, the lights used typically have a color temperature between 3000K and 6000K. In spaces where very bright light is needed (like loading bays, docking yards, and ship assembly lines), the lights used must have a color temperature of 5000K-6000K.


Color Rendering Index

When you want to know how the colors of objects will appear under a light source, you check its color rendering index. If the color rendering index is low (below 65), the bulb will not be able to reveal the true colors – show how the objects look like in real life. This is because the color rendering index of light sources is measured against that of an ideal light source like the sun – which has an excellent CRI of 100.

If the CRI of a light bulb is good (80-90), the colors of the objects it illuminates will appear almost real. If the CRI is excellent (90 and above), the colors will appear as they would if the objects were illuminated by the sun.

Seaports need lights with a high color rendering index to ensure easy loading and offloading of cargo, easy movement of freight, and safe navigation on waters. When then lights are powerful, they will maintain the recommended foot candle levels for sufficient illumination. If they are not, accidents are bound to happen.


6 Reasons to Replace Traditional Seaport Lights with LED


1. They Produce Much Better Light


It is no secret that LEDs have a high CRI (between 80 and 98). This means they produce more natural light than traditional light fixtures and have the ability to show the smallest differences in color.

Light fixtures with a high color rendering index are crucial in applications such as seaports and container terminals because they enable workers to differentiate freight by looking at their markers and colors. Also, their ability to show slight color differences ensures workers can easily spot product or equipment defects that may be masked by color pigments.

LED seaport lighting fixtures distribute light that can be varied and controlled to be perfectly uniform. These lights come with different beam angles to effectively meet the unique lighting needs of different applications.

LED light beam angles range from 15° to 120°. A wide beam generates softer light that is evenly distributed to different locations of a space while a narrow beam generates focused light that is concentrated and is not widely distributed. Narrow beam angles are mostly used for accent lighting.

LEDs are directional; they are not like conventional lights which emit light in every direction. These lights produce focused light and their optical efficiencies range between 80%-90%. Traditional light fixtures suffer from a rapid loss of light intensity.

Take for example, metal halides. These light sources have a light intensity loss of up to 60%. Due to their high optical loss, light pollution (glare, spill light, uplight, and halo effect light) is usually a big problem in areas where they are installed.

2. High Energy Savings

Just as we said earlier, LED seaport lights use much less energy to deliver a high lumen output. For example, a 400W HID bulb consumes up to 460W. This is because its ballast requires approximately 15% of the energy it uses in order to function. Therefore the ballast will consume an extra 60 watts, which directly translates to higher electricity costs.

On the contrary, LED fixtures consume a lot less power than traditional lighting fixtures; therefore a 150 watt LED bulb can replace a 400 watt HID lamp. Moreover, LED lights do not require ballasts. What this means is that electricity consumption will greatly decrease – by up to 75%. Pair them with lighting controls such as motion sensors and dimmers, and you are guaranteed to decrease energy consumption by up to 90%.

To determine which LED seaport lights will make the best replacements for your current traditional lights, consider having a photometric analysis done for your facility.

3. Capable Of Working with Lighting Controls

LED lights fitted with dimmers have the ability to dim up to 100% and dimming doesn’t affect their lifespan. Their light output can be frequently increased and decreased and they will experience no negative effects. This feature is extremely useful because the lights can be switched off or dimmed when natural light is enough to illuminate an area, saving energy in the process.

High-quality LED seaport lights retain 70% of their initial light output for up to 100,000 hours, which is more than 5 times the lifetime of HID lamps and fluorescents. This means fewer light fixtures will be needed to illuminate expansive areas for a long period of time. Because of their long life expectancy, and the fact that they do not contain hazardous materials, LED seaport lights do not pose a threat to the environment and actually help in lowering the carbon footprint of a facility.

Another great thing about LEDs is that they have the natural capacity to produce a range of light colors that are suitable for different environments. What’s more, they not only produce high-quality light, they have the ability to direct the light exactly where it is needed. LEDs have a great advantage over high intensity discharge lamps and fluorescents which use reflectors to reflect light – because they are omnidirectional by nature.

4. Economically Beneficial

For every lighting option you choose, it is important to consider the economical aspect to it. This includes electricity bills, servicing, and maintenance costs. High wattage lighting systems consume a significant amount of electricity in order to produce very intense light for large areas. This is true for all traditional lighting fixtures – there are no exceptions.

Conventional lights also experience lumen loss extremely fast and their life expectancy is not long. Most of these lamps normally produce very bright light when they are first switched on but lumen reduction begins within the first few hours of use. Because of this, their efficiency quickly decreases over time, which means they have to be frequently replaced.

Also, in case the ballast used in the fixture gets damaged, the bulb starts to draw electricity uncontrollably. This causes premature burnout and the need for a replacement.

LED lamps are fitted with hard-wearing semiconductors and maintain 70% of their lumens for up to 100,000 hours. According to research, LED lamps only lose their initial light output by 30% towards the end of their lifespan but continue to function provided there’s power.

Since HID lamps have a short lifespan (of up to 15,000 hours), you can make up to 6 HID replacements during the lifetime of a LED lamp. And considering that seaport lights are usually mounted on very tall lighting poles (80 to 120 ft high), bulb replacement costs can be very high, depending on the special equipment used.

5. Not Affected by Temperature and Weather Changes

Traditional light fixtures are mostly affected by changes in temperature and weather. For instance, some fluorescent bulbs fail to light up in temperatures below 50°F. However, this is not because of the light itself, but because of the type of ballast used in the light fixture. Magnetic ballasts do not work in cold temperatures. Also, the light output of conventional lighting fixtures is usually poor in bad weather conditions, for example when it rains.

LED seaport lights are resistant to temperature fluctuations and changes in weather. Since they come in different options to fit various needs, they are capable of providing bright light, especially during darker winter months, enabling workers to maneuver comfortably within ports and seaports.

Outdoor LED lamps have sturdy casings that protect their inner components from dust, moisture, and dirt, therefore minimizing the risk of fire or damage to their conductors. These lighting fixtures are verified and approved by various certification agencies.


6. LED Seaport Lights Are Safe for the Environment

LED seaport lights produce almost zero Infrared (IR) and Ultraviolet (UV) emissions and are ideal for use closer to marine life. LEDs that are manufactured to be used by humans produce light we can see (light in the visible spectrum).

Traditional light fixtures, on the other hand, produce both infrared and ultraviolet emissions which can be detrimental to humans, animals, as well as the environment. These emissions also tend to damage dyed products and fixture parts.

Moreover, fluorescents and HID lamps have radioactive substances that help them to generate light but greatly degrade the environment if disposed of incorrectly. However, LEDs do not contain dangerous substances. As a matter of fact, the materials used to make the lights can be recycled, making disposal a whole lot easier.

If you would like to know whether there are any special instructions you need to be aware of regarding LED bulb recycling in your area, it’s recommended that you contact your local recycling center. There are also some LED manufacturers who have programs which allow customers to send their broken LED lamps for recycling purposes.

LEDs feature solid-state technology and are highly resilient. The light fixtures we manufacture are entirely sealed and can withstand vibrations, manhandling, impacts, and all weather conditions. And because LEDs are devoid of glass components, they can’t cause serious injury in case they happen to break.


LED seaport lighting

9 Compelling Reasons to switch to LED Lights for Ports, Seaports and Container Ship Yards

Our LED highmast-lights (which are the most common light fixture outdoors at ports) come with some special features that we think separate them from the rest of the field.


1. Adjustable Lighting Options:

First, our seaport lights have a swing arm that allows us to pivot the face of the light +78 degrees and -78 degrees. So this allows us to custom set each light to provide light exactly where we need it.


2. Impressive Power options

We have many power options available - enough so that you can easily replace a 2000W HID Light.


3. Multiple Optic Options for the perfect distribution

Each light has multiple beam patterns, so a light can be customized both on beam pattern, mounting angle and wattage


4. Built to Last

Our seaport lighting fixtures have passed rigorous salt water and wind tests. These light are extremely well built and strong, built for years of use at your port or container facility. Best part? Some of our High Mast lights are backed by 10 year warranties.


5. Controls Ready :

Our lights can be integrated with existing wireless and standalone control systems to manage and monitor all lighting functions.


6. Salt Water Rated

We have passed the 1000 hour salt water test. These lights are designed specifically for port environments.


7. IK08 Impact Rated

Need a tough durable light fixture. We can provide IK08 Port High Mast Rated fixtures that can handle what you have. This includes lights that pass vibration tests to be mounted on cranes.


8. Reduced Operation and Maintenance Costs

Reducing shipping port lighting costs becomes practical and sustainable with LED seaport lights. With energy savings up to 75%, you can reduce a tremendous amount of energy consumption. With longer lifespans, reduced maintenance costs, and rebates available at time of purchase. We can help!


9. Increased port safety

Improved light quality allows for an increase in visibility, allowing for the port to operate safely. Previously, other lighting technologies flicker, buzz, or produce under-lit areas. Problem solved the TheLightingCenter LED port lights.


While both HID lamps and fluorescents are still used in some seaports and container terminals, it is very important that you consider switching to LED. The problem is that traditional light sources, such as High Pressure Sodium and Metal Halide, while bright when brand new, tend to suffer from lumen degradation in a relatively short time. And with lights mounted very high, replacing light bulbs is not a trivial task.

The second problem is the traditional design of port lights. They tend to have rigid mounts and face straight down. Any distribution is done through lenses, but this limits that actual effectiveness of the light itself by design.

So with the advent of high power LED lighting systems, there are new and better lighting systems that can be employed to improve both the quality of light, distribution of light and even quantity of light.

And because our commercial LED port lighting systems can last 70,000 + hours or more, they can last 16 years without the need to replace a bulb (based on 12 hours a day, 365 days a year)


LED High Mast Lights

My LED Lighting Guide provides LED seaport lights that are superior

and can withstand all weather and temperature conditions.

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