LED Lighting - What You Should Know

The recreational boating industry is  "Going Green"  including the use of LED Lighting.   Less draw from your lighting source reflects in less energy used, saving the environment and saving you money.  The convenience of not replacing bulbs, and the "cool touch" of most LEDs, are added benefits.

Lighting requirements, both legal and for your own safety, are important for each boater to know.  We'll show you the selection First Choice Marine can provide to make sure you have the required, and safe lighting, as well as convenience lighting throughout your vessel.

The USCG recommends the Vessel Safety Check site for this information in regard to navigation lighting requirements for your boat - "All boats must be able to display navigation lights between sunset and sunrise and in conditions of reduced visibility. Boats 16 feet or more in length must have properly installed, working navigation lights and an all-around anchor light capable of being lit independently from the red/green/white "running" lights."

 
                                 (photo courtesy www.USCGBoating.org)

Lighting Choices for Your Vessel:

Navigation Lighting - Sidelights
(Bow & Stern)

Color: red port, green starboard. Cut-off: from dead ahead to 112.5° aft on either side of center line (225° total horizontal arc) - courtesy Attwood Marine and MarineACDC.com
 
Navigation Lighting -All-Round Lights
For boats less than 12 meters (39.4 feet). The white all-round light may be used in lieu of the masthead and transom light. Color: white. Cut-off: unbroken arc of 360° on the horizon. Mounting: As near to the fore and aft centerline as possible. - courtesy Attwood Marine and MarineACDC.com 
Navigation Lighting - Transom/Anchor Lights Color: white. Cut-off: unbroken horizontal arc of 67.5° each side dead astern (135° total horizontal arc). Mounting: As far aft as possible. - courtesy Attwood Marine and MarineACDC.com 
Navigation Lighting - Masthead Lights
Color: white. Cut-off: unbroken arc from dead  ahead to 112.5° aft on either side of center line (225° total horizontal arc). Mounting: Placed over the fore and aft center line. - courtesy Attwood Marine and MarineACDC.com 
Underwater Lighting
Brighter lighting, less draw, less cost and ease of installation.  Today's underwater lighting is advanced and practical.
 
Docking Lights
 No longer the narrow beam headlight variety, today's docking lights have wider beams and are brighter for your safety docking at night.
 
Courtesy, Cabin, Companion Way LightsRegardless of the application - courtesy, cabin, companion way or the configuration - surface mount, recessed, strip, First Choice Marine offers a wide variety of manufacturer LED lighting for your selection.
 
Bases, Mounts & Accessories
 Bases, Mounts, Replacement Lens are all available at First Choice Marine.
 

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