Lighting standards for ship and alternative solutions for energy efficiency
(ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY)
Lighting has an important role amongst human life. In this respect, an adequate lighting on board gives moral, motivation also helps to improve safety and security for ships’ crew. This paper aims to both determine an adequate lighting for crew and bring energy efficiency with optimal lighting considering existing regulations on shipboard lighting. After a brief introduction, on the first part the preferred lighting tendencies to be discussed at maritime regulatory base including SOLAS, MLC with comparing ILO 92/133 Conventions. The second part initially defines optimal lighting for crew accommodation and working areas with demonstrating an example on a river – type vessel. The third part emphasizes that alternative energy sources such as natural lighting methods that could create a remarkable energy efficiency on selected river – type vessel. As a consequence, in order to provide optimal lighting for the human comfort onboard, alternative energy sources such as natural lighting methods contributed artificial lighting are efficient way to ensure energy efficiency onboard.