Very high output LED lamp – can be seen well in excess of COLREG requirements for boats up to 20 metres (65ft).
This ‘compact’ 60 SMD 2835 (550 lumen) LED lamp can replace 25W incandescent lamps traditionally used in coloured signal lights and is ideal for both 12 Volt and 24 Volt systems. It has a mast top visibility of +2 nautical miles.
Important: For the brightest light output use green lamps behind separate green lenses and red lamps behind separate red lenses.
These lamps will further improve your visibility compared to our standard 18 SMD 5050 lamps. Our recent tests demonstrated that light from these lamps is visible for over 5 miles and is suitable for both larger craft and smaller boats where owners wish to be seen from afar. This lamp will well exceed the COLREG visibility requirements for boats up to 20m whilst drawing only 33% of the current taken by a 25W incandescent lamp. For the greatest visibility check out our ‘ultimate’ 626 Lumen LED lamp.
The lamp is designed to minimise EMI, unlike other similar looking lamps sold for non marine use. We utilise specially designed PCB layouts which avoid tracks acting as antenna that radiate EMI (electromagnetic interference). This bulb has our on-board PWM, Buck-Boost, electronic control circuit which allows the lamp to operate satisfactorily even when smart battery chargers are used. The lamp has both an electronic fuse and voltage spike protection. These combine with 60 high output SMD LEDs to give consistent light output and a very long service life.
Boatlamps recommend using Contralube 770 Gel on all lamp holder contacts and other connections on your boat. This product will protect against contact corrosion which is the most common reason both LED and traditional incandescent lamps flicker or fail.
Please regularly check that your navigation light fixtures are water tight. Gaskets harden over time and poorly sealed cable entries are prone to leaking. This is very important for bow mounted fixture that can be submerged occasionally in heavy seas. Our warranty specifically excludes damage to LED lamps due to salt water contamination.
These lamps are not polarity conscious as they are fitted with a diode bridge rectifier and can therefore be connected either way without damage.
- Voltage: 8-30V DC
- Input Power: 5W
- Input Current: 590mA @ 12v
- LED: 60SMD 2835
- Dimensions: 45mm x 30mm dia + base
- Lamp Colours: Red & Green
- Beam Angle: 360 deg
- Warranty: 24 months
- Mast top visibility: +2 nautical miles
Try to mount AIS and other sensitive antenna remote from all LED lamps, as far is practicable. Some sensitive receivers can be affected by the low level of EMI emitted from LED lamps.
Our LED replaces this bulb type
Important: In common with other replacement LED lamps on the market, it is not possible to have any sort of marine authority certification for individual replacement bulbs. These LED lamps are easily visible at distances exceeding 3nm in standard fixtures and is one of the brightest replacement LED bulbs available. Given the vast array of navigation light fittings installed on marine vessels, it is the user’s decision alone whether to use this product to retrofit any particular light fitting used for navigation purposes.