|09/04/18||IP Waterproof vs Military Grade for Boat Lights|
Boat lights are exposed to harsh elements on a regular basis, such as extreme temperatures and corrosive substances. Because of this, operators frequently seek out heavy-duty luminaries that are waterproof and/or high grade. [...]
|04/23/18||Are Higher Wattage Lights Brighter?|
These days, businesses and consumers have numerous options, when it comes to purchasing energy efficient lights. In addition to decreased power consumption, buyers usually also want the brightest available light. [...]
|03/06/17||Passing UV Light with Acrylic|
Ultraviolet (UV) light has contrasting effects on plastics and glass, depending on the properties of the material. Acrylic is a widely used thermoplastic in mainstream and industrial sectors for lightweight covers, replacements for traditional glass and protective barriers.
Read on to learn about the robust properties of acrylic and its applications in marine environments, security and commercial lighting. [...]
|02/20/17||Importance of Green Lenses in Fishing Lights|
Green lenses and lights are used after sunset to increase fishing activity in the water. Without the robust lighting accessories, one would be left to fish in overwhelming mystery and darkness.
|02/20/16||Voltage Drop in Low Voltage Lighting Systems|
Because of the risks associated with flammable gases, dusts, and particles in hazardous work areas, low voltage lighting systems are a natural choice to increase safety in areas where the potential for combustion exists. This becomes especially challenging when lights must be run at long distances with limited power sources. Low voltage systems typically run on 12-24 volts DC, but even within this lower range, a precise balance between distance, wattage load, and correct wire gauge must be [...]
|02/10/16||Using Ohm’s Law to Calculate Amp Draw|
Many years ago, in a High School Physics class, we were introduced to Ohm’s Law. Simply put, Ohm’s Law states “The resistor's current I in amps (A) is equal to the resistor's voltage VR=V in volts (V) divided by the resistance R in ohms (O):” To most, it’s as confusing today, as it was the first time we heard it. By breaking it down, piece by piece, you can use this nifty tool to calculate the amp draw of nearly all electronic equipment, including LED lights. [...]
|07/26/12||If LED Boats Lights Cost More, Why are They a Better Choice?|
The result has been the development of efficient LEDs than now closely match the soft warm glow of the incandescent without giving up anything in terms of efficiency. Manufacturers of boat lighting have been quick to adopt these high grade LEDs into their fixture designs, and the result has been the explosive growth the LED boat light market.
|08/02/10||Marine Lighting Applications and LEDs|
The marine industry is one of the first and largest commercial sectors to capitalize on the revolution in electrical illumination that LED lighting technology represents. Since electrical lighting was first introduced into boating applications, designers in the boating industry have grappled with the need to provide adequate power for electrical systems while maintaining a practical rate of energy consumption on board a ship. [...]
|07/20/10||LEDs: Giving Boaters the Upper Hand in Power Management|
Ever since electrical equipment was first installed on a boat, managing onboard electrical power has been a major concern on everything from small sailboats to large yachts. Although electrical lighting was a major leap forward for marine lighting which at the time consisted of actual lanterns that housed a flame, it immediately created the problem of producing enough electricity to make its use practical. [...]
|06/28/10||Underwater LED Lighting: Popular for a Reason|
What started out as something of a novelty has quickly grown into a popular and effective addition to almost any boat that is used for spending evening hours out on the open water. Anglers have known for a long time the benefits of using lights to attract game-fish and pleasure boaters have often enjoyed the ambiance and intrigue created by installing underwater lights on the hull of their craft. [...]