New Subsea Lighting Technology Surfaces
Scotland’s PhotoSynergy Ltd. teamed up with WFS Technologies Ltd. to create an on-demand wireless ribbon lighting system that aims to improve diver safety and efficiency subsea, according to a news release.
The technology, called Seatooth Lightpath, combines WFS’ Seatooth subsea wireless communication system that is capable of remotely downloading and storing data from subsea installations and PhotoSynergy’s Lightpath. The latter is described as a “side-emitting flexible fiber that projects a continuous line of light that carries no electrical power.”
The developers said the new technology works at depths of up to 3,000 m (9,843 ft) by divers and ROV operators.