Tri-State LED, an operating division of Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc., has been awarded a contract for the LED retrofit of The Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial. The retrofit includes the installation of Revolution Lighting’s high performance Buy American Act (BAA) compliant LED tubes throughout the historic battleship, which will reduce lighting energy use by more than 72%.
“This is tremendous work by the Battleship New Jersey and Revolution Lighting to produce an energy efficient way to keep one of our most famous warships proudly lit,” said Gary Finger, Ombudsman, Board of Public Utilities, Office of Clean Energy. “The people of New Jersey will be privileged to enjoy the ship as a historical landmark and museum as it operates in an energy efficient manner.”
“We are proud of our work to help make the Battleship New Jersey, one of our state’s prized landmarks, more energy efficient while also providing a more attractive light to all of its visitors,” said Philip Rowan, Executive Director, Battleship, NJ. “We could not be happier with the work and lighting solutions from Revolution Lighting, and are excited for the opportunity to show off our new look.”
The iconic memorial currently serves as a museum and event space located in Camden, NJ. The lighting retrofit began with a comprehensive assessment by Tri-State LED to establish the most energy efficient program, replacing the ship’s antiquated T-12 fluorescent lighting with Revolution Lighting’s high performance BAA Compliant LED tubes. The superior efficiency of LED lighting will also increase light output to enhance safety for museum patrons and staff. Additionally, LED lighting lasts three times longer than conventional fluorescent lighting, combined with Revolution Lighting’s market leading 10-year warranty to provide significant long-term operational and maintenance cost savings.
“We are honored for the opportunity to work with one of the renowned battleships in the history of the United States Navy, enabling it to achieve its energy efficiency goals,” said Robert V. LaPenta, CEO and Chairman, Revolution Lighting. “Selection by the Battleship New Jersey is a testament to the capabilities of our high efficiency LED solutions, manufactured in our state-of-the-art facilities, located in Simi Valley, California. The facility is focused on BAA compliant LED solutions to address both seafaring vessels and facilities, as we continue to position the company to support the military and federal markets.”
This project continues Revolution Lighting’s penetration into supporting LED lighting retrofit programs for seafaring vessels, such as recreational ships and military opportunities, including the U.S. Navy. Earlier this year the company successfully completed the testing requirements in accordance with stringent U.S. Navy guidelines for its two (2) foot T8 LED tube to become certified for the military standard, and be ready for use in the U.S. and International Navy fleet.
The Department of Defense (DoD) spent $16.7 billion on energy use in 2015, and the U.S. Navy consumes 29% of this usage. The DoD’s efforts to integrate LED lighting throughout its facilities to achieve ongoing energy efficiency goals represents a significant opportunity for Revolution Lighting.