McGeoch Technology wins deal to supply High Power LED to Indian navy

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  1. JAYRAM

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    Last updated at 13:54, Tuesday, 27 March 2012

    AN Ulverston lighting firm has won a lucrative new contract with the Indian navy.

    McGeoch Technology has been awarded a £250,000 contract to supply new hi-tech LED lighting to the Indian navy and coastguard.

    An order for more than 1,000 lights has been received for a variety of LED light fittings developed by McGeoch, specifically to be used on two new-build vessels as well as several refit programs.

    Announcing the contract, Dr Sohail Amer, chairman of McGeoch Technology, said: “The Indian navy has committed to widely introduce LED throughout its fleet and we are proud to have been selected as supplier of this key lighting technology to one of the world’s fastest growing navies.

    “For the past two years McGeoch has worked closely with the Indian navy to fully understand their requirements and meet their specific needs.”

    The order is expected to lead to further naval work for McGeoch, estimated at up to £1m.

    The McGeoch company began life as a ship’s chandler in Scotland in 1835.

    Its headquarters are in Birmingham, with an outpost site at Daltongate Business Park, in Ulverston, opening in 2007 to take advantage of the LED skills base in the town.


    North West Evening Mail | News | Firm wins deal to supply lights to Indian navy




    ....we can't even make lights...?......Or for 'pocket money'?.....:frusty::shocked:
     
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  3. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    India is incapable of making LED lighting. Holy shit...:shocked:
     
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    Pure rubbish. I think Philips , Bajaj and khetan make it in India. This is pure corruption.
     
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    I dont know whether to laugh or to cry!!
     
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    Well India Can and does make LED Lighting, however i belive that this contract is for marine specific LED lighting that most firms do not make, simply put there is not a large enough market for the same in India Also the contract specifically talks about high tech LED'S i believe they may be referring to HPLED's(High power LED's) these were developed only in 2009 and are still in the process of technological development. i do not believe any firm in India makes HPLED's yet.
     
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    Well said! Even (with the least possibility) if an Indian company does float the contract for the same, it will eventually be called low quality, not fit for the army.
     
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    Dude, Really? tube lights and filaments =/= LEDs, these two are too different.
     
  9. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    I can see your point..

    I cant say other do or even understand..
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    In India Army Ambulance and other Vehicle inner lights are Led..

    All the automobiles in India have Led lights in front also as in back light, Railways trafic also Road Trafic lights are LED..



    Unless someone dying to rant around wont see this common thing around him :D
     
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    And they say the navy buys more indigenous pieces what a piece of crap. The order for the NAvy would have also brightened prospects of purchase HPLED in pvt sector as well
     
  12. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    This is not what Navy Wanted..
     
  13. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    @BR,
    Can you give some more info abt this development..
     
  14. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Found Something Interesting though..

    Energy Focus LED products used to relight USS Chafee, the First Navy Ship to Receive a Complete LED Lighting Upgrade

    http://www.energyfocusinc.com/uploads/2011_1222Chafee_NAVSEA.pdf
     
  15. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Though 1000 Lights For two Ships is not even 1/4 of total Lights used in a Single Ship..

    It got to be HPLED
     
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    Well kunal the thing is almost all normal LED's use power in the range of tens of milliamperes compared to hundred's of milliamperes or even full ampere's in the case of HPLED'S. Also different from regular LED's is the fact that HPLED's reach very high temperatures Since overheating is destructive, the HPLEDs must be mounted on a heat sink to allow for heat dissipation.
    for more you can read
    Thermal management of high-power LEDs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    you can also check out Cree inc at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cree_Inc.and at CREE | XLamp LEDs, leading the revolution in lighting
    cree is a world leader in HPLED'S
     
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    hope similar to these lights here..
     
  18. Kunal Biswas

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    The lights are suppose to be used on ships not on port..

    As it create to much heat it need a heat sink, those are Led street Lights :D
     

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