BIRNS Celebrates 65th Anniversary - 25/06/2019


In 1954, exploration in the subsea industry was in its relative infancy. In fact, some of the very first unmanned submersibles were introduced in the 1950s. Nearly seven decades later, depth ratings for subsea systems have exponentially changed, and connectivity solutions for subsea systems are extremely advanced and complex. BIRNS has played a role in the advancement of high-performance lighting and connector systems for the subsea market for the last 65 years.

Lights for the Sea Lab Projects

The company was born in Los Angeles, California, USA, and quickly became known for contributing key technology to the marine and nuclear industries. Early marine market contributions included building specialty lights for the Sea Lab projects and illuminating the excavation of the Titanic. Expanding into the nuclear field in the 1980s, BIRNS soon introduced pivotal products to enhance the safety and capability of the nuclear field, like the world’s most advanced seismically-qualified, nuclear-grade emergency light, and the BIRNS Corona floodlight with 130,000 lumens.

Founded in 1954, BIRNS designs and manufactures lighting and connector systems for deep ocean, marine, military and nuclear power applications. www.birns.com

Last updated: 02/07/2019