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Due to vibration and severe weather conditions, compared with general industrial lighting, higher requirements are placed on the lighting of cranes. Since its establishment, Mecree specializes in providing lighting solutions for various outdoor and indoor cranes.

8 reasons to replace crane fixtures immediately

1. Save cost and energy

Whether it involves port cranes, bridge cranes, gantry cranes or construction cranes, all these types of cranes are usually equipped with relatively large and heavy lighting equipment, which consumes a lot of electricity. Usually 400W high pressure sodium (SON/NAV) or metal halide (HPI/HQI), but usually 1000W, in some cases even 2000W. With modern LED lighting, huge energy savings and operating cost savings can be achieved.

Compared with traditional light sources, LED crame lighting can save 50%-80% of power and cost.

2. Less maintenance, more reliable

In addition to cost savings, maintenance and reliability are undoubtedly more important arguments for turning to Mecree’s high-quality and reliable LED crane light fixture. When the crane is idle at night due to insufficient light, it is inefficient, which does cost a lot of money. Due to the vibration of various frequencies during operation, the following situation often occurs: the fragile gas discharge light source ruptures before it reaches the end of its service life. In this case, these things that cost money (labor costs) must be replaced, which is troublesome. On (port) cranes, it is very troublesome to replace the light source in bad weather and high altitude areas. On many cranes, it is difficult to find lighting equipment. In addition to the cost of renting a high-rise platform, labor costs must also be considered. The lamps in the crane area are usually difficult to open to replace the light source. The screws are difficult to unlock due to corrosion. This is especially true for port cranes that are located by the sea and have to deal with salt water conditions.

Mecree’s LED crane lighting system is maintenance-free, extremely sturdy, anti-vibration and seaworthy, which greatly saves maintenance costs and ensures reliability.

3. Go all out immediately

Gas discharge light sources are almost always used on cranes, such as high-pressure sodium (SON/NAV) or metal halides (HPI/HQI), and it usually takes about 10 minutes to completely burn. They can slowly heat up, so to speak. This is unpleasant for crane operators who want to start immediately. The more annoying thing about this type of lamp is that if the current is interrupted briefly, it usually takes less than fifteen minutes to light up the lamp again. Then it will take some time before they can burn at full power again. At this time, the crane cannot produce at night. In addition to frustrating the crane operator, this is simply a cost.

Mecree’s LED crane light fixture starts immediately and reaches full intensity in less than a second. After power off, they immediately switch back to 100%. Therefore, production losses are a thing of the past.

 

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4. Sustainable development

Today, everyone firmly believes that saving energy and reducing carbon dioxide emissions are essential to reducing climate change and protecting the planet. Among other things, this has led many companies to impose their own sustainability goals. LED can save energy and reduce CO2 output.

Mecree’s crane lighting system directly contribute to our customers’ sustainable development goals.

5. Stricter government crane lighting regulations and sanctions

Consistent with the sustainable development goals that companies have imposed on themselves because they assume responsibility and want to contribute to improving the environment, it is clear that governments around the world have put forward more and more stringent requirements for carbon dioxide emissions reduction. According to the “Paris Climate Agreement”, governments not only put forward stricter requirements on companies, but also impose higher and higher sanctions, and the speed of sanctions is getting faster.

Many local governments, such as municipalities, require owners and users to use energy-efficient alternatives to replace lighting in companies and yards. If no adjustment is made, the environmental permit can be rejected or withdrawn, for example, or a fine can be imposed.

To meet the crane lighting requirements, please avoid sanctions and prepare for the future. Converting to Mecree’s energy-saving lighting is the best solution.

6. Better light can increase labor productivity

Many scientific studies have shown that better visibility leads to an increase in labor productivity. People see that their work is better, so they work faster. It has also been proven that people make fewer mistakes due to higher light quality and better visibility.

In order to determine the quality of light, the color rendering index (CRI) is particularly important. The correct color temperature (K) also affects the light quality, which is very important in an industrial environment.

As part of Mecree’s industrial lighting solution, the CRI of the luminaire is Ra>80. According to specific applications and in consultation with customers, we can provide the best color temperature.

Conventional gas discharge light sources, such as high-pressure sodium (SON/NAV) or metal halides (HPI/HQI), usually require a reflector. Mecree’s special (port) crane accessory is equipped with a special design lens. The biggest advantage of this is that the light can be projected very accurately on the surface that needs to be illuminated. For example, in the case of lighting on container cranes (STS/QC), especially in the new Super Panamax cranes (usually the height of the beam is more than 60 m), the light must be illuminated at a certain distance from the bridge. The deepest part of the ship. Sometimes it can reach 100m. For this reason, a very narrow beam fixing device is required. However, if the ship is completely stacked, the upper container may be close to the main beam. In this case, crane operators need lighting equipment with a very wide beam pattern, otherwise the visibility will be greatly reduced due to the (reflected) light spot on the container.

Mecree provides the best crane lighting solution to fully solve such problems, so crane operators can always understand their work best.

7. Better lighting improves safety

On cranes, good lighting levels and good lighting quality are essential to safety. People working on or near cranes are always in danger of being hit by cranes or heavy objects. Scientific research shows that better light can lead to safer working conditions. Especially when there is interaction between humans and machines. Then the important thing is visibility is better. For a long time, safety helmets, shoes and reflective jackets must be worn near cranes and ports. However, there are usually no safe crane lighting requirements.

On many cranes with conventional fixtures, the light level is sufficient when these crane light fixture are newly installed. However, the light output of the lamp has dropped significantly over the years. For gas discharge lamps (such as SON and HPI), the depreciation of the light output may drop by as much as 50% or more of the original light output. In addition, lighting equipment is also polluted by environmental pollution such as rainwater, insects and salty air. Dust will enter the reflector, the reflector will turn brown and can no longer reflect normally. In addition, the protective glass can become dirty. The reason for the reduced efficiency of the lamp.

The (port) crane lamps that are part of Mecree’s lighting solutions are always dust and water resistant (IP66 or IP67). In this way, the lamp can maintain high efficiency. In addition, we always provide lamps equipped with the highest quality LEDs and electronic drivers provided by manufacturer A. It turns out that these LEDs can only reduce their light output by about 10% during their lifetime.

It is recommended that companies wishing to create safe working conditions for their employees abide by the European norms in the field of lighting. For crane lighting in outdoor areas, this is EN 12464-2. In the unfortunate event of a (man-made) injury disaster, the insurance company will also strictly consider the lighting conditions. We understand these regulations very well and can provide you with excellent advice in this regard in order to provide your employees with safe working conditions and meet the requirements of insurance companies.

8. Business continuity

Since the government no longer allows certain light sources (such as mercury vapor lamps (HPL/HQL)), these light sources are no longer available. HPI/HQI and SON/NAV will follow up soon. Because they are inefficient and harmful to the environment, these lights will disappear completely over time. Major manufacturers such as Philips, Osram and General Electric (GE) have largely stopped producing such lamps. Moreover, ballasts are becoming increasingly difficult to obtain. These conventional devices have disappeared in the short term or will disappear completely from the market. The lighting in the yard is usually a critical condition for production and/or use. If the lighting fails and is no longer available, business continuity is threatened.
To avoid this situation, Mecree provides high-quality, reliable and attractively priced lighting solutions.

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