Hella Marine - Best Lighting Supplier 2012
31 January 2013 in News
Kiwi LED lighting pioneers scoop top award.
New Zealand-based LED lighting design and manufacturing specialist Hella Marine has been named Ausmarine’s Best Lighting Supplier for 2012.
Hella Marine marketing manager Duncan Stirling says the award recognises the company’s “deep understanding” of advanced LED engineering for marine conditions and the performance demands of commercial vessels around the globe.
“The Hella Marine vision is to provide world-leading marine lighting products that set benchmarks for quality, reliability, safety and energy efficiency, and to meet customer expectations for outstanding service and support,” he told Ausmarine.
“Our products feature ultra-efficient LED-class leading technology to reduce power consumption, with advanced materials and electronics to provide superior protection and proven durability.
“Our positioning and product philosophy is ultra-durable ‘fit and forget’. Completely-sealed housings ensure no moisture enters lamps to damage the electronics, making our LED products ideal for any marine application, internal or external, wet or dry.”
Internationally-certified, Hella Marine products are designed and built in New Zealand – “a country with a rich maritime history of boat building and yacht racing success” – using the highest-quality materials and ISO manufacturing standards, says Mr Stirling.
“Our research and development includes torturous testing programmes to lift product reliability to new standards. We literally test to destruction to ensure we are building the very best in terms of strength and durability.”
He says the Hella Marine products designed specifically for commercial vessels include:
• NaviLED PRO lamps – “internationally-approved, efficient and proven ‘fit and forget’ LED navigation lamps”
• DuraLED lamps – “ignition-protected LED lamps built tough with an intense and wide illumination, purpose-designed for engine rooms, storage lockers, anchor lockers and machinery spaces”
• EuroLED lamps – “surface or recess mount LED downlights in various sizes and colour options also featuring advanced capacitive sealed switching”
• LED floodlights – “ranges of LED floodlighting offering significant energy savings and outstanding durability”
Mr Stirling says Hella Marine is a leading supplier of lighting to major yacht and powerboat manufacturers, marine resellers and commercial fleets around the world.
“Hella Marine ‘fit and forget’ LED lighting is firmly established as the solution of choice that meets long-term reliability and economic considerations for astute owners and operators – and we provide a five-year LED warranty.”
Hella Marine founded by Hella KG in Germany in 1925, has been based in Auckland since 2004, and today is represented in over 30 countries.
As featured in AUSMARINE. January 2013 issue.