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LED LIGHTING GETS CREATIVE IN CRUISESHIP DECKING

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 

New additions to the Bolideck range of ship deck covering solutions from Bolidt, including one with built-in LED lighting, are attracting follow-up orders, reports the company.

Bolideck LED is the latest variation of the decking solution. Featuring integral LED lighting, the product is said to have made a big impression after its first installation onboard the 2,894-passsenger capacity TUI Cruises vessel Mein Schiff 2.

Bolideck LED has been deployed in a bar and in a number of passenger access areas on Mein Schiff 2. It is part of a ‘floor diamonds’ artwork on the ship, developed in partnership with ICArt and design studio SOFTlab.

Installation of the novel artwork floor required close cooperation between the shipyard, Meyer Turku, Bolidt and SPT Finland, while the vessel was under construction at the Finnish yard. The project’s success depended on the fitting of the LED lighting with the right sequencing and at the optimum time in the production process to enable Bolidt to complete the flush decking finish.

“Feedback from passengers and crew on Mein Schiff 2 has been very positive,” said Jacco van Overbeek, Director, Maritime Division, Bolidt. “Following on from this initial installation, Bolideck LED has attracted a lot of interest within the market and has been specified for several additional cruise vessel projects, with installations due to take place over the coming year or so.”

Bolideck LED is available in a range of different formats, allowing the client to integrate LED lighting within a larger deck space or deck design, or alternatively to create specific functional features, in sports courts or exits for example. Bolideck LED allows deck lighting to be programmed to form different patterns, or to vary the intensity of individual LEDs. It can be made invisible when turned off.

“With any number of lighting patterns possible, Bolideck LED brings additional freedom of expression for cruise ship interior designers. But it could also be used as a means to enhance safety,” said van Overbeek. “As with all our products the important thing is that it can be seamlessly integrated with other systems onboard.”

Along with Bolideck LED, Mein Schiff 2 features over 10,000m2 of Bolidt products onboard, including Bolideck Future Teak, Bolideck Select Soft and Bolideck Select Hard.

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