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How lighting can improve your night-boating experience

22 July 2016 in Marine lighting tips

Whether anchored in a quite bay, enjoying the tranquil waters and the golden hues of a sunset, or still on the hunt for the next big fish, being on the water at night can be a wonderful experience. So to help you stay out longer and keep your crew comfortable and safe we have a couple of suggestions.

Night-fishing can be relaxing and safe with the right lighting installed on your vessel. Night-fishing can be relaxing and safe with the right lighting installed on your vessel.

Exterior lighting

The first type of lighting to consider buying for night-boating are marine LED floodlights. Unlike old halogen floodlights that use a lot of power and quickly drain the boats batter, LED lamps are ultra-efficient meaning you can run the floodlights for longer without fear of flattening the battery.

Quality LED floodlights also have engineered optics that produce a wide and even illumination to reduce eye strain and make baiting hooks and navigating your vessel a breeze.

Hella marine have an extensive range of LED floodlights to suit any vessel type with options that produce 250 through to a massive 20,000 lumens. To view the range click here.

Your night vision can be impaired by harsh white lights, making it more difficult to see through the night.

Low lighting

Your night vision can be impaired by the glare from white lights, making it very difficult to see through the night.

Red lighting however, does not affect your eyes' ability to adapt to the dark, allowing you to light your vessel while ensuring your vision is not compromised and that you can safely navigate.

Red lighting will not affect your night vision as much as harsh white lights.Red lighting will not affect your night vision as much as harsh white lights.

Hella Marine stocks the perfect range of products for this purpose, including the EuroLED white/red touch lamps. These lights feature intuitive touch controls and can be easily dimmed and brightened, or switched from white to red light in order to adapt to how dark the night is. 

Subtle courtesy and step lighting can also add style, colour and safety to your vessel. Illuminating passage ways and steps helps avoid accidental trips, and because all Hella marine LED lamps are completely sealed you can install them in interior or exterior, wet or dry locations.

Add style with the small details by using courtesy lighting to illuminate steps and other hazards.Add style with the small details by using courtesy lighting to illuminate steps and other hazards.

Interior lighting

Your boat's interior lighting should also enhance your after-dark fishing experience, illuminating the cabin of your vessel so that you're not stumbling around blindly.

Hella Marine offers a wide range of such products, including the excellent EuroLED 75 range. These lamps also boast considerable power-saving benefits while producing a soft spread of light and industry leading colour rendering (CRI) to provide a well-lit and relaxed atmosphere on board.

As exciting as it may be, fishing at night can be more dangerous. So before heading out make sure your vessel is fitted with reliable navigation lamps, that everyone on board is wearing life jackets and you've taken every precaution to ensure that you and your passengers are completely safe.

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