Natural gas power generation stations cover a vital part of our current energy needs. Visual acuity is critical for these facilities.
Using high-pressure sodium lights remains a common practice for many industrial facilities. The actual quality of light and its impact on operators is less than ideal.
Shell's station, the lighting had a warm colour temperature between 2000 & 3000 Kelvin. This colour temp is typically for comfortable settings like a bedroom or break room. Not for a facility where natural gas is presence and productivity is vital.
Upgrading these conventional HPS to Nemalux high-performance LED lights improves the lighting quality. Increasing the visual alertness and acuity to support the performance of operators.
The colour temperature increases to 5,000K giving a more 'white' light than yellow. The optical range of the fixture distributes the light out evenly with fewer shadows. The physical temperature of the LED fixture is less 'hot' than the older HPS or MH light fixtures.
The combination of a low CRI value and the short lifespan of bulbs can be very negative. Generating inaccurate representation of colors and adding unnecessary challenges to critical tasks.
Transitioning to harsh or hazardous location-rated LED lights can add major benefits. The quality of light decreases fatigue, lowers operating costs, and improves productivity.
The MR fixtures had conduit connections (MR-CC) called a conduit rotation lock mount. Installation of the MR-CC on the fixture is for a 3/4" NPT connection.
It features lightweight, low-profile aluminum housing for ease of installation and a high-efficiency optical design for improved illumination.
Natural gas is the cleanest-burning hydrocarbon and is able to partner with renewable energy sources. Shell is one of the world’s leading suppliers of natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG). We produce natural gas from our operations in Canada and are a major investor in the LNG Canada project.