Shipboard LED lighting a business case analysis
Cizek, Christopher J.
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This thesis is a Business Case Analysis (BCA) of the costs, benefits, and issues associated with implementation of LED-based lighting onboard U.S. Navy ships and submarines. It compares the life cycle costs of an LED lighting system versus the current fluorescent system for general overhead illumination. Cost savings through reduced energy demand and a reduction in maintenance requirements are the main expected benefits of LED fixture installation. Sensitivity analyses are conducted on the key cost drivers of LED fixture cost, number of fixtures per vessel and price of fuel. Finally, the BCA addresses some barriers to implementation to explore why the Navy has not more fully adopted LED lighting technology.
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