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Consolite completes the Night Vision Lighting suite for HMS Queen Elizabeth

23 November 2017

Consolite has recently completed the Night Vision Goggle (NVG) lighting suite for HMS Queen Elizabeth.

It was with genuine pride that we watched HMS Queen Elizabeth leave Rosyth after over 10 years of work with her.

The original design did not incorporate NVG lighting as it was an emerging technology during the design years. The Aircraft Carrier Alliance were banging at the door when the technology became more proven and Consolite were contracted to support the design change.

Consolite was first commissioned to write a standard by which contracted companies could approve their lighting. The limits included in the standard were taken from many years of experimental flight and practical experiments alongside lab based trials.

Many contractors were involved in the work to move the ship to NVG lighting, and all lighting was passed through Consolite’s labs for testing.

Around 90% of the work was completed well before sailing this year but the final appraisal and touch up was completed a few months before she left Rosyth for the first time.

“Years of planning has gone in to our small part of this auspicious programme. Seeing the ship leave Rosyth and eventually arrive in her home port was an exciting moment. Like so many others, we have worked long and hard on this project and are immensely proud of the ship and the programme as a whole.”

Consolite Technology Ltd, St. Martins Business Park, Bells Lane, Zeals, Wiltshire, BA12 6LY, UK.

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