Boating Lights 2018-06-01T16:15:20+00:00

What Are Boating Lights?

Other than captaining your own plane, there are few other liberties as worthwhile as having your own boat and sailing where you please. A boat is the epitome of freedom for many because it allows you to go where you want, when you want. However, this thrill means that you might have to sail at night and in the dark, an endeavor which can be dangerous. One of the first and oldest safety measures is the use of lights on your boat.

Boats have lights on the interior and exterior. Exterior lights are important in being able to signal to other boats in cases of emergency.

Best Boating Lights For The Money

Here are some of the better examples of boating lights available to buy:

SaleBestseller No. 1
acegoo RV Boat Recessed Ceiling Light 4 Pack Super Slim LED Panel Light DC 12V 3W Full Aluminum Downlights, Warm White (Silver)
132 Reviews
acegoo RV Boat Recessed Ceiling Light 4 Pack Super Slim LED Panel Light DC 12V 3W Full Aluminum Downlights, Warm White (Silver)
  • Super Slim - Ultra thin, thickness 0.52", lightweight and compact body fits narrow places. Shock and vibration resistant
  • Full Aluminum - Made out of full aluminum, keeps radiating heat away from LED chip board so as to increase the lifespan of them
  • Energy Saving - LED contributes to energy efficiency. It consumes lower power of your vehicle battery while providing efficient lighting
  • Recessed Mount - Recessed mount with spring clips provides neat finish after installation. We also sell cool white light in our store
  • Notes: Lights are powered by DC12V for RV motorhome boat. You need a DC12V power supply to power them for home using. (House power is AC120V)
Bestseller No. 2
Tree Leds Marine Led Utility Strip Light for Boats 12 Volts (Pack of 2)
35 Reviews
Tree Leds Marine Led Utility Strip Light for Boats 12 Volts (Pack of 2)
  • Boat Interior Lights
  • Marine Cabin Lights
  • Courtesy Lights
SaleBestseller No. 3
Color LED Utility Strip
114 Reviews
Color LED Utility Strip
  • Shoreline Marine
  • Sports
Bestseller No. 4
Shoreline Marine LED Replacement Bulb, 1004
130 Reviews
Shoreline Marine LED Replacement Bulb, 1004
  • Plug and play replacement
  • Much longer use and brighter light
  • Either replace or upgrade your marine bulbs with LED technology
SaleBestseller No. 5
Partsam 4 Pcs 3 Inch Round Chrome Marine LED Transom Mount Stern Anchor Navigation Light IP67 Waterproof, Round Boat Marine Lights 6-2835-SMD, Boat LED Stern Lights 12V DC
2 Reviews
Partsam 4 Pcs 3 Inch Round Chrome Marine LED Transom Mount Stern Anchor Navigation Light IP67 Waterproof, Round Boat Marine Lights 6-2835-SMD, Boat LED Stern Lights 12V DC
  • Partsam transom light has longevity and low draw of LED technology applied to a round, flush-mount white light for vertical transoms. Also, it can also serve as an interior cabin or courtesy light
  • 3 inch Diameter; 12 V DC; 6-2835-SMD; Flush mount; Replaces existing stern & swim platform lights with LED lighting
  • Chrome Bezel: Quality flange constructed; Durable Light Body: Durable clear plastic lens and body
  • Accessories Included: Come with the mounting screws you need, easy to install
  • It can be used to light an interior compartment and may also be used as a cockpit courtesy light
SaleBestseller No. 6
Shoreline Marine LED Courtesy Light
64 Reviews
SaleBestseller No. 7
acegoo RV Boat Recessed Ceiling Light 4 Pack Super Slim LED Panel Light DC 12V 3W Full Aluminum Downlights, Cool White (Silver)
132 Reviews
acegoo RV Boat Recessed Ceiling Light 4 Pack Super Slim LED Panel Light DC 12V 3W Full Aluminum Downlights, Cool White (Silver)
  • Super Slim - Ultra thin, thickness 0.52", lightweight and compact body fits narrow places. Shock and vibration resistant
  • Full Aluminum - Made out of full aluminum, keeps radiating heat away from LED chip board so as to increase the lifespan of them
  • Energy Saving - LED contributes to energy efficiency. It consumes lower power of your vehicle battery while providing efficient lighting
  • Recessed Mount - Recessed mount with spring clips provides neat finish after installation. We also sell soft white light in our store
  • Notes: Lights are powered by DC12V for RV motorhome boat. You need a DC12V power supply to power them for home using. (House power is AC120V)
SaleBestseller No. 8
Shoreline Marine Bi-Color Zamac Bow Light (Red/Green)
84 Reviews
Shoreline Marine Bi-Color Zamac Bow Light (Red/Green)
  • Large
  • Red/green navigation light
  • Plated for corrosion resistance and durability
Bestseller No. 9
Partsam 4Pcs 3" Inch Round Chrome Marine Clear Lens Blue LED Transom Mount Stern Anchor Navigation Lights IP67 Waterproof,Round Boat Marine Lamps 6-2835-SMD,Boat LED Stern Lights 12V
  • Partsam transom light has longevity and low draw of LED technology applied to a round, flush-mount blue light for vertical transoms. Also, it can also serve as an interior cabin or courtesy light
  • 3 inch Diameter; 12 V DC; 6-2835-SMD; Flush mount; Replaces existing stern & swim platform lights with LED lighting
  • Chrome Bezel: Quality flange constructed; Durable Light Body: Durable clear plastic lens and body
  • Accessories Included: Come with the mounting screws you need, easy to install
  • It can be used to light an interior compartment and may also be used as a cockpit courtesy light
SaleBestseller No. 10
TH Marine LED-51830-DP Dome Light with Switch, Red/White
33 Reviews
TH Marine LED-51830-DP Dome Light with Switch, Red/White
  • Surface Mount Dome Light w/Switch - 4" Dia - 6 Red/9 White LED Combination is Ideal for interior use in boats, RVs and other applications
  • Surface Mount - Easy Installation with Hidden Fasteners
  • Circuit board completely sealed in epoxy to resist water, corrosion and vibration
  • On/Off Rocker Switch on Bezel with UV Stable white housing resists color fading
  • 12 Volt with Low Power Draw Super flux (P4) type LEDs, super bright, long life span up to 100,000 hours

How Are Boating Lights Used?

To fully enjoy your boating experience, you must make sure to follow certain rules related to lights on boats. These rules vary depending on many factors, such as the size and class of your boat. When looking at boating navigation lights and boating lights, keep the following in mind. These rules are in place for your safety.

  • Sidelights should be red and green for the port and starboard, respectively. They should cover dead ahead up to 112.5 degrees aft on both sides.
  • The stern should have white lights which shine aft and 67.5 degrees forward on either side.
  • Boating lights should have all-around white lights that cover 360 degrees.
  • The lights on the masthead should be white and go from the port side at 112.5 degrees around up to 112.5 degrees on the starboard side, above the sidelights.
  • You are allowed to combine your sidelights into one bicolor light.
  • If your sailboat is less than 20 meters, you need to have sidelights as well as a stern light. You may combine the sidelights into a bicolor light and have stern lights, or you may have a tricolor light on top of the mast. To avoid collisions on boats smaller than 7 meters, an electric torch or lantern is mandatory.
  • If your vessel uses oars, you may use either a electric torch or lantern or have sailboat lights.

If you find yourself boating at night, these rules are extremely important because they will help you avoid collisions with other vessels. The importance of these light requirements may be overlooked over the greater joys of boating, but these requirements are intended to keep everyone safe.

Remember that it is always better to be safe than sorry. If you keep to these guidelines for boating lights, you will be able to enjoy all the pleasures that your boat has to offer without being concerned about breaking the law or putting anyone in danger.

Boating Lights Items

An Example Of Boating Lights

The Latest In Boating Lights

New
Partsam 3" Inch 12V DC Marine Boat Yacht Transom Anchor Stern Green 6 LED Navigation Light Lamp Clear Lens Chrome Bezel Round (Pack of 4)
  • Partsam transom light has longevity and low draw of LED technology applied to a round, flush-mount green light for vertical transoms. Also, it can also serve as an interior cabin or courtesy light
  • 3 inch Diameter; 12 V DC; 6-2835-SMD; Flush mount; Replaces existing stern & swim platform lights with LED lighting
  • Chrome Bezel: Quality flange constructed; Durable Light Body: Durable clear plastic lens and body
  • Accessories Included: Come with the mounting screws you need, easy to install
  • It can be used to light an interior compartment and may also be used as a cockpit courtesy light or anywhere you need the light
New
Partsam 2 Pcs 3" Inch Round Navigation Light Polised Stainless Steel Boat Marine LED Transom Mount Stern Lights 12LED, IP68 Submersible
  • Partsam transom light has longevity and low draw of LED technology applied to a round, flush-mount white light for vertical transoms. Also, it can also serve as an interior cabin or courtesy light
  • 3 inch Diameter; 12 Volts DC; 12-5050-SMD; Flush mount; Replaces existing stern & swim platform lights with LED lighting, High power to ensure your marine requirements
  • Polished 304 Marine Stainless Steel: Quality flange constructed; Durable Light Body: Durable clear plastic lens and body; IP68 WATERPROOF: Waterproof range up to IP68, no need to worry about marine working.
  • Fasteners and Mounting Gasket Included: Come with the mounting screws you need, easy to install
  • It can be used to light an interior compartment and may also be used as a cockpit courtesy light or anywhere you need the light
New
Baosity 2pcs Black Marine Boat 30A 12V Terminal Block Bus Bar - 6 Way
  • Size: 6.6cm * 2.1cm * 1.2cm
  • Rated Current: 30A 12V
  • Protective insulator barrier strips.
  • Moisture repellent bakelite insulator base.
  • Rated for 30A 12V.

Boating Lights Video

Here is a YouTube video discussing various types of boating lights:

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