Lighting up MSC Cruises' new ships with LEDs

ICFR explores why MSC Cruises chose intelligent lighting systems from Elation Professional for MSC Seaside and MSC Meraviglia

Lighting up MSC Cruises' new ships with LEDs
MSC Meraviglia and MSC Seaside both feature Elation Professional's LED lights in their theatres

This article was first published in the 2018 issue of Cruise & Ferry Interiors. All information was correct at the time of printing, but may since have changed.

Exceeding passenger expectations is crucial in the cruise industry. An easy way for cruise operators to achieve a competitive edge is to use intelligent LED lighting systems to improve onboard entertainment and enhance the ambience of public areas with different colours and effects.

Elation Professional has helped owners of some of the world’s largest cruise ships – such as Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum Class ships – to achieve this by installing energy-efficient LED lighting packages. Most recently, it has worked with Italy-based audio, video and lighting specialists Audio Effetti and engineering design studio CM by Claudio Mazzucchelli to light up MSC Cruises’ MSC Meraviglia and MSC Seaside.

“Elation was chosen because of its know-how in this particular sector,” says Roberto Villa, product specialist at Audio Effetti. “The unquestionable quality of the products, the availability of marine-grade products that are dedicated to outdoor use, and the extensive choice of LED solutions were all key factors. Since Elation is a market leader when it comes to these high-level technologies, it wasn’t difficult to convince designers and the shipowner that the company was the right partner.”

There are several key benefits for cruise operators when they switch from incandescent to LED lighting on their ships. First, they save energy and second, there’s a substantial decrease in the amount of maintenance that is required on the lighting fixtures. This translates to substantial savings over the ships’ lifetime. Plus, there are no dimmers and fewer cables.

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Tuesday, November 27, 2018