U.S. Navy Will Implement LED Lighting in all its Submarines Soon

 - Feb 28, 2011   Updated: May 5 2011
References: onr.navy.mil & physorg
The U.S. Navy will implement LED lighting in its entire fleet of submarines, according to a recent announcement made by the military organization.

Amusingly enough, the change has been prompted by the suggestion of a single sailor who originally complained that his sub's existing fluorescent lighting often emitted an irritating humming. Regardless of the impetus behind the move, however, the fact that the U.S. Navy will implement LED lighting in all its submarines is a huge step towards increased sustainability.

Implications - Implementing the LED lighting is also good for the environment because these new lights would not contain mercury. Since mercury is a hazardous material, the Navy has to take special precautions when disposing of the old lights.