Ask The Expert: Marine lighting solutions

Offered By Savage Marine Ltd
  • Julie Clark-Barnard 
  • Managing Director

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So, how many people does it actually take to change a lightbulb?

Even more than when Savage Lighting started 20 years ago! We have experts overseeing every step, from the first conversations and surveys, to the design and manufacturing, and finally to the installation. We liaise with our clients and engineers, consult architects and shipbuilders, and think about all the fine details from replacing the overheads to protecting the carpets. It’s an enormous task, so having a company that can provide a full and flexible package to meet a superyacht’s bespoke needs is essential. That’s what we’re here for: guiding lighting solutions from start to finish.

What does Savage Lighting offer?

In a word, simplicity. Given our research and development team are at the forefront of it, we know how far technology and innovation in the industry has come. In a world of dynamic lighting, its integration with music, and the fact that this can now all be controlled from a tablet, keeping the process simple for our clients is what we do best.

But your yacht lights manufacturing facilities are anything but simple

Our in-house precision engineers work tirelessly to produce technically optimal lights that will integrate into our client’s design preferences. Whether it be for a new build, or a complete overhaul of a current system, or just a refresh of existing lights, we’ve got state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities that are up to the job. It’s these results that keep captains coming back to us.

It’s been a dark few years, how have you kept the lights on?

As ever, through reacting and innovating. To maintain a world-class service in a post-Brexit world we’ve opened a new office in the Netherlands to work alongside our UK and US bases. Having a foot in Europe means we can keep delivering projects to our clients on time and within budget. And another huge development is that in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic our technology has taken huge strides.

Can lights kill bacteria?

They can! This year we launched our new product, Light Cleanse, which kills 99% of bacteria. Whilst UV is a natural source of disinfectant, it’s not safe for humans. We’ve produced a 100% UV-free technology that is completely harmless to humans and has been scientifically proven to kill bacteria. We’ve integrated this new antimicrobial light into our bespoke designs and are now – as far as I am aware – the only company providing this product to the superyacht world. Because of how incredible Light Cleanse is, we are also working with hospitals to install it where it’s needed most.


About this expert

Julie Clark-Barnard is the managing director of Savage Marine and is dedicated to providing expert marine lighting solutions


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