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:

Bestseller No. 1
Shoreline Marine LED Fold Down Light
91 Reviews
Shoreline Marine LED Fold Down Light
  • Bright LED Bulbs for increased efficiency
  • Can serve as a stern or anchor light
  • Light folds down out of the way for Convenience
Bestseller No. 3
Amarine-made Boat Marine RV Auto 12 Volt LED Square Courtesy Floor Light Companion Way Blue 12v Light -Bezel Color: White (2 PCS)
28 Reviews
Amarine-made Boat Marine RV Auto 12 Volt LED Square Courtesy Floor Light Companion Way Blue 12v Light -Bezel Color: White (2 PCS)
  • Courtesy Companion Way LED Light, White Bezel, 3 blue LEDs, hidden fasteners provide clean, no screw-head exposed installation
  • Standard 2-1/4" LED Square Courtesy Light/Companion Way Light with Frosted PC Lens
  • Great for Compartments, Rod Lockers, Gear Bins; Lights a Pathway or Storage Area
  • Circuit board completely sealed in epoxy to resist water, corrosion and vibration
  • 12 Volt LEDs have low Amp draw and long life (up to 100,000 hours)
SaleBestseller No. 4
SeaSense Super Bright Interior Light Surface Mount LED
148 Reviews
SaleBestseller No. 5
HUSUKU Pair Blue 42LED 1500LM Super Bright IP68 Waterproof SUS316 Stainless Steel Trim Ring Boat High-Intensity LED Underwater Light Fishing Clear Lens Pontoon Marine Boat Transom Drain
  • High Intensity IP68 Waterproof Underwater Trail Light.Fit for your camper trailer, marine, boat, caravan, RV applications
  • NEW UPGRADED 1500LM Ultra Bright 42 LED,Waterproof standard: IP68+
  • Material: PC Plastic & rubber & SUS316 Stainless Steel
  • Cable length:1.28m | LED Beam Angle:120°
  • Package Included: 2 x 42 LED Blue Trailer Lights
Bestseller No. 6
Boaton Marine LED Utility Strip Light Boat Kayak Deck Light Stern Lights Interior Lights 12V White
13 Reviews
Boaton Marine LED Utility Strip Light Boat Kayak Deck Light Stern Lights Interior Lights 12V White
  • ONE YEAR WARRANTY: Buy with confidence, our product provides 1 year warranty. If any questions, please contact us directly.
  • APPLICATION: DC 12V operated and with 9Pcs Germany 5050 led chips, can produce a very visible light of 2 miles, best idea for boat stern lights, deck lights, and boat interior lights on Marine Boat Pontoon Kayak Yacht Motorboat Vessel Dinghy Catamaran.
  • EASY TO INSTALL: The 3M strong Double-sided adhesive on the back of the strip light enables you to mount it in any where you want, and the 4PCS screws will help you fix it more stable. Don't worry about it falling off.
  • IP67 WATERPROOF: Professional marine strip lights, Raining Resistant, Washing Resistant, Seawater Splashing Resistant .
  • LOW POWER CONSUME: Energy-saving, Low temperature, Low Amp Draw For a Longer Lifespan over 50,000 hours.
Bestseller No. 7
Five Oceans Marine Cool White LED Interior Dome Light, 4' & 6'
26 Reviews
Bestseller No. 8
NPAUTO 4Pcs 8' White Led Utility Light Bar 18 LED Utility Strip Waterproof Boat Bow Light Marine Navigation Light 12V
1 Reviews
NPAUTO 4Pcs 8" White Led Utility Light Bar 18 LED Utility Strip Waterproof Boat Bow Light Marine Navigation Light 12V
  • 【High Quality】 8 Inch boat trailer side marker light is circuit board completely sealed in epoxy to resist water, corrosion and vibration. IP67 Waterproof, DC 12V Operated.
  • 【Application】 This white waterproof utility strip can be used to decorate interior and exterior of any 12V Vehicles, such as truck trailer, cart, truck, RV camper etc.
  • 【Brightness】 Each boat bow light is built-in 18 led bulbs, Output Super Bright white light, more eye-catching without glares, easy warn the upcoming car to reduce accidental risks.
  • 【Easy To Install】 Surface Mounting. Black wire is the ground and red wire is the positive end. This waterproof light strip mounts to a flat surface needing only the 2 screws to penetrate the mounting surface; They can be used virtually anywhere you need light and can connect to 12v power.
  • 【Long service】 We offer service before order and after purchase. Free Life-time Technical Support if you need it. Contact us anytime when you have any question.
Bestseller No. 9
Shoreline Marine LED All-Around Light Clamp-On
28 Reviews
Shoreline Marine LED All-Around Light Clamp-On
  • Water resistant
  • Powered by "D" cell batteries
  • Two-way, aluminum reinforced clamp
  • Clamps onto surfaces 2 1/4" or less
  • Provides 360 degrees of visibility
Bestseller No. 10
Five Oceans LED Cool White Companion Way Light, Black Housing (Pair) FO-3996
8 Reviews
Five Oceans LED Cool White Companion Way Light, Black Housing (Pair) FO-3996
  • COURTESY COMPANION Way LED Light, Black Bezel, 3 White LEDs
  • FIXTURE DIMENSIONS Standard Square 2-1/4" (59 mm) Width x 2-1/4"(59 mm) Height x 1/2" (14 mm) Depth
  • DESIGNED for safely lighting decks and stairways. MADE from high-quality molded plastic. EASY Surface Mount
  • CIRCUIT BOARD completely sealed to resist water, corrosion and vibration
  • VOLTAGE of 12V with Draw of 0.25 Amp

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

SaleNew
HUSUKU Pair Blue 42LED 1500LM Super Bright IP68 Waterproof SUS316 Stainless Steel Trim Ring Boat High-Intensity LED Underwater Light Fishing Clear Lens Pontoon Marine Boat Transom Drain
  • High Intensity IP68 Waterproof Underwater Trail Light.Fit for your camper trailer, marine, boat, caravan, RV applications
  • NEW UPGRADED 1500LM Ultra Bright 42 LED,Waterproof standard: IP68+
  • Material: PC Plastic & rubber & SUS316 Stainless Steel
  • Cable length:1.28m | LED Beam Angle:120°
  • Package Included: 2 x 42 LED Blue Trailer Lights
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NBWDY Boat Navigation Lights, Stern Lights for Boats, Marine Led Strip Lights for Boat Lights Bow and Stern, Navigation Lights for Boats Led, Kayak Lights, Port Starboard Light DC 12V 2PCS
  • Warranty:NBWDY offer "ONE YEAR" warranty or change on item(s) damaged during delivery or have a confirmed manufacturer defect.
  • PC lens, Waterproof, Shock Proof, Dust Proof. Fit for Navigation Light, Bow Light, Stern Light, Port Light and Starboard Light. Common use for Small Boat, Sailboat, Pontoon Boat, Kayak.
  • Energy-saving low temperature, low power consumption, long-lasting life.
  • Easy to Insall - 2 Wires Connection: Black is Negative and Red is Positive.
  • Package included & Specification:2 x Boat Slim Strip Lights; 2 x Foam tape bases;2 x screw sets.Voltage: DC 12V, Flux: 120Lumens, Light Size: 75mm x 20mm x 5mm (2.95'' x 0.8'' x 0.2''); Light Size with Black Base: 95mm x 20mm x 10mm (3.8'' x 0.8'' x 0.4'')

Boating Lights Video

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

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