We’ve successfully installed underwater lights by OceanLED on several yachts and can attest to their beauty. They bring the yachts to life by literally attracting marine life to it at night. Installation is fairly simple and very safe. The only time consuming part can be the running of new wires if your boat is not already equipped with extra lines (some are). The lights come in various colors, but green and blue are best suited for salt water viewing. They come in thru-hull and flush mount design. The latter is recommended for hull sides and exposed transoms, while the less expensive thru-hull variety is perfect for below the swim platform. Size dictates the number of LED bulbs which in turn defines the intensity of the light- bigger is brighter. OceanLED has a simple chart to help you choose the right light for your boat.
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We are currently equipping a yacht with transom lights and two very cool features- an underwater camera and a fish strobe. The camera, called EYES, points directly down on the hull while the fish strobe (a variable pulse light) attracts fish to your underside. The camera feed can then be pumped into any TV or helm LCD that you wish. To describe this as cool is a severe understatement!
We’re taking pictures and videos of the install and the finished look and we’ll post to our site in the next week or so.
If you’re in Fort Lauderdale contact us and we’ll get you onboard to see the install first hand.
Great video on how to light your motoryacht with underwater lights