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PhotoSynergy Ltd (PSL) LIGHTPATH

LIGHTPATH is a patented fibre illumination system a concept that is based on side-emitting optical fibre creating a continuous and flexible line of light only 5mm diameter and typically 75m in length that carries only light and no electrical power.

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In developing LIGHTPATH PSL has focused on the generation of a suite of modular products, a family to facilitate operation in challenging subsea environments around deep saturation diving.

The development includes sealed light sources, sealed battery systems, fibre coupling techniques, and non-penetrating switches for operation to 500m depth. The systems include relief valves for operation within saturation bells.

 

The core Subsea Lighting System products are:

SLS5000 – Identification of diver umbilical route

SLS9000 – Multiple Diver route identification

 

 The PhotoSynergy LIGHTPATH concept received the Subsea UK Innovation for Safety Award in 2014. 11_img_Awards_advert_img.jpg

 

The Innovation for Safety Award recognises an innovation made in a technology that has significantly contributed to improving safety within the subsea sector and was developed with the support of significant organisations operating in the North Sea. These included teams at Bibby Offshore, Boskalis Offshore and Helix Well Ops who supported the trials.

Positive reaction from open days at The Underwater Centre was mirrored by the overwhelmingly positive response from the dive community.

The latest product is the SLS7000 developed for supporting work-class ROVs operating at depths to 3000m to assist and improve ROV utilisation at depth and on the seabed.

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