ICE-CLASS
NAVIGATION LIGHTS

DE-ICING LED
NAVIGATION LIGHTS

- That you can depend on!

The ice-class functionality has been integrated from the early design phase; this gives a number of advantages that you can read about below. The ability to truly monitor the light, that the light can be thawed when in the ‘off’ position, only needing 1 cable for both light and heating and that we only use a fraction of the energy that our competition needs all comes together in a unique product. Did we say that there is no problem in mixing ice-class lights with regular Lopolight nav lights in a installation?

FEATURES:

STAND-BY DE-ICE FUNCTION


Activate the stand-by de-ice function and keep all relevant Lopolight´s ready for use in an ice free condition. Even when light is switched off. This exclusive feature installs in the same 2-wire cabling that is powering the light.

FULLY INTEGRATED DESIGN

– plug & play, ABS, DNV & USGC approved


The Ice-class feature has no impact to the weight, size, mounting configuration, IP-rating, electrical connections or approvals of the standard Lopolight Navigation Lights.

All Lopolight ice class lights are available in a dimmable Navy/SAR version.

SEAMLESS INTEGRATION WITH LOPOLIGHT

CONTROL & MONITORING SYSTEMS


The built-in logic- and power control allows full and detailed monitoring of the basic navigation light function, also when full de-icing is active. All functions controlled via 2-wire cabling! - all functions controlled via a correctly configured Lopolight NLC system.

NO ADDTIONAL CABLING REQUIRED

– less cost and easier to install or re-fit


Lopolight’s low power consumption, combined with the efficient de-ice control, works seamlessly using simple 2-wire cabling. Even dimmable navy installations can be integrated in the same simple cable systems.

LOWEST POWER CONSUMPTION FOR HEATING

– only 15 watts (20% of the competition)!


The low profile of the lights in combination with heat conducting aluminium, allows for efficient de-icing at low energy usage. Testing to -60°C /-76°F proves full de-icing ability, even under extreme arctic conditions.

ALL-ALUMINIUM BENEFITS

The all-aluminium construction of the Lopolights allows for the heating element to be placed inside the light, tugged away inside the fully potted interior. Due to the high thermal conductivity of aluminium (4 times better than steel and more 100 times better than the plastics used by competition) the heat transfer is effective and will ensure an ice-free navigation light in the harshest conditions.

ALWAYS READY!

The new stand-by de-icing function allows lights that are not called on, to be thawed and ready for use. Imagine to have the Maneouvering light, the N.U.C and R.A.M.’s ready immediate deployment! Obviously this also applies to the back-up lights.

 

AUTOMATIC OPERATION

It almost goes without saying: The Lopolight ice-class lights will only apply heating when needed, and stop heating when no longer needed, fully automatic – and controlled by the individual light – as the forward masthead light often will see harsher conditions than the stern light.

FULLY COMPATIBLE WITH THE LOPOLIGHT NAVIGATION LIGHT CONTROLLER

Does the light still work? This is a critical question that is no easy to get a clear answer to when you have 15 Watt heating element sucking on the same cable as a 2 Watt light. So, we cheat! All Lopolight ice-class lights run a 5 second cyclus, where the heating is on for 4 seconds (if needed) and the heating shuts out for 1 second. 

The Lopolight NLC has a number of monitoring relays, who have an ice-class feature, if this is activated the monitoring will happen over intervals of 5 seconds, when the monitoring relay in this period sees a power consumption that equals the expected value, then all is good. If not, the alarm is raised.

The other difference between a NLC for ice-class lights and regular Lopolights is the size of the power supplies.

For more info on the Lopolight Navigation Light Controller click below.