Nah! Enough of those dramatic intros. We’re not catering the needs of our all-favorite sea creatures but our beloved fishermen.
According to Cultural Survival, “Marine fishing in the Philippines in more than an industry; it is a way of life. With 7,100 islands, the Philippines has the world’s longest discontinuous coastline. Over a million Filipinos are engaged in marine fishing.” That is the reason why Meiji came up with another innovation that will help and will surely accommodate the needs of the fishing industry in our country.
Introducing, Meiji Vapor Type Lighting Fixture, or what is commonly known here in the Philippines as the Meiji Vapor Lamp. For those who are not that familiar with it, vapor lamps are widely used by fishing vessels especially in the middle of the sea at night. But you might be wondering, “What makes it different from the usual lights we are using in our homes? “ You see, during this time, the sea water is murkier and the atmosphere is foggier as compared to during the day when it is hot and humid. That is why they use vapor lamps to prevent water vapor or moisture from getting inside the lamp.
There are 3 different types of Vapor Lamps:
1. Steel-type Vapor Lamp– it can accommodate up to 100W of power load. But since it is a foundry steel type metal, it will corrode. Why? Sea water has salt properties that cause steel to corrode. This makes the life span of the vapor lamp shorter.
2. Plastic-type Vapor Lamp– Obviously, this type of material is not subject for corrosion. But one of the Plastic-type vapor lamp’s disadvantage is that it cannot absorb high temperatures. So tendency is, this type of vapor lamp will melt in time.
3. Meiji Nylon Fiberglass Vapor Lamp– Unlike steel and plastic, this type of vapor lamp has the combination properties of nylon and fiberglass which can withstand high temperatures and it does not corrode even in salt water. This type of material is perfect for vapor lamps used in fishing and also for cargo vessels. Meiji Vapor Lamp has two designs, one is ceiling type (MFVL) and the other is wall-type (MWVL). Through this, fishermen could now choose according to their preferences and necessity.
Meiji Vapor lamp also has high quality porcelain receptacles with E27 base and brass type terminal block connectors which is very neatly assembled. They are available with clear, red and green glass covers.
The Fishing Industry has been part of our success as a country. So why settle for less? Go for something that will last. Quality, convenience and practical construction, this is what makes Meiji Vapor Lamps the best buddy in sailing! 🙂