Oxley has been awarded a contract by Australian submarine manufacturer ASC Pty Ltd to provide a fully qualified LED lighting system for the Royal Australian Navy Collins Class submarine.

Valued at over £270K the contract is to design, develop and supply high-spec LED lighting for compartments in the submarine including living accommodation and weapons area.

This new suite includes 12 different types of lights which will replace the existing fluorescent technology lamps presently onboard the submarine. The robust, reliable LEDs will not only enhance lighting within the submarine, but will reduce through life maintenance costs and the need for onboard holding of spare fluorescent tubes providing a ’fit and forget‘ solution. In some instances, the lights will include extra features such as explosion proof rating, dimming controls and integral battery back-up.
Delivery of the fully tested and qualified lighting suite is planned for the first quarter of 2011.

Sales and Marketing Director Andy Bednarek said: “We are delighted that ASC has awarded us the contract to provide an LED Lighting System for the Collins Class Submarine. Growing our LED based lighting business in the Marine environment is a key part of our strategy. We have already won contracts for surface vessels but this is our first major submarine project. We are very excited by the challenge and look forward to delivering a reliable and cost effective system for the Royal Australian Navy.”
Pioneers in the field of LED lighting, Oxley provides high quality LED lighting systems for air, land and naval platforms across the world.