Together with our partner port – bremenports – we asked ourselves which light source would be the best suited to meet the special challenges for lighting in ports as well as the demands of a sustainable port development. Therefore three different light sources, the sodium vapor lamp, LED (light emitting diode) and LEP (light emitting plasma) were examined within the framework of the LEP-/LED Project.
We found out that LED technology features a much longer life span than the conventional sodium high-pressure lamps. Also LED lamps use less energy which means that applying some simple measures will result in a radical reduction in electric power consumption. Therefore it is our intent to gradually convert the lighting of our port facilities to LED technology.
Another argument for the use of LEDs was the great recycling ratio of the lamps. Since they do not contain harmful substances such as mercury or lead, they can be easily disposed of. For the branch-transcending collaboration on future-proof and sustainable port lighting, we created a company-wide corresponding group of experts in 2016. This group is made up of lighting experts from all NPorts locations and meets in regular intervals. By 2025 we want our ports to be completely converted to LED.