Boatbuilders today are being offered an ever widening array of LED lighting choices. Selecting the right luminaire for a given location can be a daunting task. Unlike conventional incandescent lights, seemingly similar LED luminaires can differ greatly in terms of their expected service life, their efficiency, and the overall usability or efficacy of light output. Further complicating matters, the efficacy of light output is affected by several factors, including: the intensity of the light generated by the diode(s) inside the luminaire; the color of the light generated; and the beam pattern of the light as it exits the fixture.
Smart Battery Lithium Ion Batteries are 70% Lighter and can last 10X longer than lead acid, agm and gel batteries. A lithium Ion Battery does not have voltage drop like a lead acid battery so when you crank your motor you will notice a faster start.
Fish finders, Radars and transducers all perform better with higher voltage.
Lithium Ion Batteries do not heat up while charging like lead acid batteries. You will get around 15% faster recharge time with no heat loss.
A lead acid battery is typically recommended to drain 50% and then recharge. therefore if you have a 200AH lead acid battery you are only getting about 100AH of usable energy. Smart Battery Lithium Ion Batteries provide 100% of usable capacity with no heat loss. A 12V 100AH Smart Battery will provide you with 100 amps of usable energy
Watch how Hella puts their LED Lights to thru a series of torture tests including, freezing, high pressure water, dust
How to Space out your Underwater Lights and how many of them to use on your vessel.
Installing a Underwater Camera and connecting it to your Multi-Function Display.
Here is a Series of "How to Light" videos produced by OceanLED to help you decide exactly how to select the appropriate lights for your boat or yacht.
In this segment we install a OceanLED 2010 Thru-Hull Underwater Light in a 26' Center Console boat.
We show you how to install a pair of OceanLED Amphibian A12 LED lights on a 26' Sailfish boat.
IMTRA Lighting Compares LED to Halogen Lighting showing the difference in power consumption and reduced heat.