A bright, appealing and environmentally friendly idea

Matt Swiergon explains how Beadlight’s sustainable reading lights improve the passenger experience

A bright, appealing and environmentally friendly idea
Beadlight’s Diablo reading light produces an ambient glow in cabins

By Richard Humphreys |

Passengers spend a large amount of time in cabins while sailing onboard cruise ships, including relaxing in bed at the start and end of the day. Finding the right lighting for cabins is, therefore, particularly important. And having quality fittings that not only look good, but are also sustainable, is high on the list of priorities for cruise lines when selecting products.

“Beadlight products are made from the highest quality materials and use our patented diffusion technology to provide the perfect LED illumination to read by,” says Matt Swiergon, sales manager at Beadlight. “Our stem lights feature a flexible, hand-stitched leather arm which can be trimmed with custom leather. The product contact surfaces are predominantly aluminium, this metallic composition is not only lightweight, but also creates a cool tactile user interface and allows for a wide variety of different finishes and colours.”

Beadlight supplies lights to all sectors of the marine industry, including for river cruise lines such as Viking and coastal and expedition operators like Hurtigruten.

“Our products use LEDs, which makes them up to 80 per cent more efficient than standard bulbs,” says Swiergon. “They are also designed to last more than 25 years with little maintenance, leading to a reduction in resource expenditure and freeing up valuable manpower that can be better used in other avenues.”

All of Beadlight’s products are produced by a highly skilled in-house design team at the company’s headquarters in Oxfordshire, England. “Our team is always pushing the boundaries of what is possible in a reading or ambient light,” says Swiergon. “Some of our newer products are available with wireless charging and ultra-violet air filtration capabilities amongst other additional functions. We also perform light cone analysis studies on our products to ensure that the product is lighting the correct areas and preventing unwanted light pollution.”

This article was first published in the 2022 issue of Cruise & Ferry Interiors. All information was correct at the time of printing, but may since have changed. 

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