LED shipboard lighting a comparative analysis
Freymiller, Aaron Troy
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This thesis attempts to answer the question provided by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) as to "why LEDs, given their better efficiency, reliability, and maintainability are so difficult to implement in the Navy with an emphasis on shipboard use." This project gives a brief background into LEDs and gives a critical look into the cost benefit analysis (CBA), from maintenance costs to military specifications, in an attempt to provide a more realistic CBA using a hybrid approach. In addition, to focus on hard quantifying benefits, such as productivity and health benefits, from switching to better quality lighting fixtures. Also examined are the organizational barriers affecting innovation takeoff of LEDs implementation within the Navy.
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