The newly installed LED Light Source allowed the customer to see automatic results via the improved range of the light and reduced power consumption.
The Jaigad Lighthouse is situated on the western edge of Jaigad Fort and guides ships sailing between the regions of Dabhol and Ratnagiri. Built in 1832, the Jaigad Lighthouse was operating with old incandescent lamps that were functioning at a very low intensity at 100% range effectiveness. The efficiency of the lighthouse along with the replacement of lamps, continued maintenance and no monitoring available, created the need for an upgrade.
The Director General of Lighthouses and Lightships India, with the assistance of Sealite distributor Aeromarine, installed the LED lighthouse lamp to immediately increase the efficiency of the lighthouse. The installation of the SL-LED-324 light source achieves more intensity at 40% effective range, compared to 100% of the previous lamp, allowing the customer to see automatic results.
In addition to the new LED light source, GSM monitoring & control was added to track the status of the newly installed light providing a huge benefit to the customer, as no monitoring was available on the previous light.
Until the launch of the high output LED light source, it was impossible to modernise a light source to take advantage of the next generation low powered LED emitters. The Sealite light source makes huge savings in energy and maintenance whilst retaining the heritage value and optical efficiencies of the classical apparatus. The lighthouse was able to have the original lens positioned back in place.
The light source provided consists of 36 individual LEDs which can be individually controlled and turned off if they shine over land, resulting in an additional power saving. Sealite’s mounting pedestal was also used to provide a plug and play installation and a complete lighthouse upgrade solution.
Following the success of the LED light source installation and continued performance over a 6-month period, the Director General of Lighthouses and Lightships India intends to upgrade all of their lighthouses on the Indian Coastal Belt with the revolutionary solid-state light source.
Along with the superior LED light source series, Sealite can offer a consultancy service to either survey the lighthouse on-site or prepare recommendations from customer supplied photos and detailed lens drawings. Sealite can also provide a checklist to streamline this process and ensure the lighthouse upgrade is seamless.
As one of your new distributors (Belize and Honduras, Waller Marine Belize LTD), I would like to express my congratulations to you and your people in providing reliable, dependable and inexpensive products. Formerly we were distributors for a Canadian made product but these were found to be too expensive for the market and also offered only difficult and complicated programming. Our first order of lights from you (SL15 ™S) took only four days to arrive from Aussie Land, when I opened the box they were still flashing. I tested a SL60 (white) for four days (steady on) before it required a recharge…remarkable. I will be placing another order with Dana shortly keep up the good work.
-Capt Andy Suddes
We choose to sell Sealite … this is a long story, well we treat Sealite as our own and the relationship we have developed with Jeff and Chris and their attitude and commitment towards growing Sealite to this stage is remarkable. We feel at home when talking to them and the staff of Sealite and this in turn gives us more security and strength in selling products in India.
-Aliasgar E Patrawala
I just wanted to say thank you for the light and bracket Sealite supplied to Birkenhead Marina. As the other lights (old ones) need new batteries I will be replacing them with new lights from Sealite and the same brackets that you supplied with the light we received last week … Your product is excellent and the system of setting the light is good also. Thanks again for all your trouble.