Boating Lights2018-06-01T16:15:20+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)
136 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)
SaleBestseller No. 2
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
3 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
Bestseller No. 4
Shoreline Marine LED Replacement Bulb, 1004
134 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
Bestseller No. 5
Tree Leds Marine Led Utility Strip Light for Boats 12 Volts (Pack of 2)
43 Reviews
Tree Leds Marine Led Utility Strip Light for Boats 12 Volts (Pack of 2)
  • Boat Interior Lights
  • Marine Cabin Lights
  • Courtesy Lights
Bestseller No. 6
Five Oceans Marine Cool White LED Interior Dome Light, 4' & 6'
11 Reviews
Bestseller No. 7
Shoreline Marine LED Replacement Bulb, #90
106 Reviews
Shoreline Marine LED Replacement Bulb, #90
  • Plug and play replacement
  • Much longer use and brighter light
  • Either replace or upgrade your marine bulb with LED technology
SaleBestseller No. 8
acegoo RV Boat Recessed Ceiling Light 4 Pack Super Slim LED Panel Light DC 12V 3W Full Aluminum Downlights, Cool White (Silver)
136 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)
Bestseller No. 9
Partsam 4pcs 3' LED Oblong Stainless Courtesy Light Accent Yacht Marine Boat Clear/White
3 Reviews
Partsam 4pcs 3" LED Oblong Stainless Courtesy Light Accent Yacht Marine Boat Clear/White
  • Partsam 4Pack 3" LED Oblong Stainless Courtesy Light Accent Yacht Marine Boat - Clear/White Light
  • This small oval LED convenience, courtesy, reading and map light is an ideal lighting source for your RV, Truck, Car, Utility Vehicle, Boat or Aircraft; suitable for interior or exterior courtesy lighting on walkways, step or storage areas; found in high-end automotive and marine vehicles worldwide; Recessed mount.
  • 3LEDs; Clear/White; Surface mount design; Snap-on Bezel; Highly polished Stainless Steel Bezel; Ideal as a map, reading, chart, foot well, convenience, or utility lamp; Dimension: 3in. x 1-1/4in. x 2/5in.
  • Featuring a slim and stylish design these lamps are ideal for illuminating onboard areas such as steps, stairs, toe kicks, storage areas, companion ways, deck fittings, signs and switches; Lamps can be installed on a vessel's interior or exterior, in wet or dry conditions
  • Stylish and easy to install LED courtesy lamps provide safe, reliable and energy efficient lighting for interior or exterior applications; Oblong LED lamps are now available in a surface mount design for easier installation while still offering all the quality, efficiency and reliability
SaleBestseller No. 10
Color LED Utility Strip
115 Reviews
Color LED Utility Strip
  • Shoreline Marine
  • Sports

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
KURL-T for Cadillac Car Easy Installation Car Door LED Logo Projector Ghost Shadow Lights Set
  • Package includes: Set of Projector Ghost Shadow Lights
  • Dedicated to the Cadillac car,Installation is simple,Directly replace the original car door lights
  • No drilling, no wiring, no disassemblying, no damage to your Car. Easy to install,It will only take you about 5 minutes.
  • When the door is opened, the Cadillac LOGO is illuminated onto the open door surface to provide a light to aid entry into and out of the vehicle
  • High Definition and Bright Projection.Using high brightness LED chip,Very bright lighting output,Very low power consumption.
New
Shangyuan Marine Led Utility Strip Lights, Marine Led Light Courtesy, Marine Led Lighting, Boat Led Courtesy Lights, 12 Volt Led Strip Lights, Boat Deck Lights, Led Boat Courtesy Lights (Pack of 2)
1 Reviews
Shangyuan Marine Led Utility Strip Lights, Marine Led Light Courtesy, Marine Led Lighting, Boat Led Courtesy Lights, 12 Volt Led Strip Lights, Boat Deck Lights, Led Boat Courtesy Lights (Pack of 2)
  • Please buy with confidence, we offer "ONE YEAR" warranty on item(s) damaged during delivery or have a confirmed manufacturer defect. (Please note: This led boat interior lights are only Rain-proof, so don't soak them in the water.)
  • Package included: 2pcs 3.8" Marine LED Lights, 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'')
  • Application: Fit for Cockpit light, Courtesy Lights, Navigation Lights, Bow Lights, Stern Lights, Step Light, Decorate Light, Night light, Boat Center Console Light, Golf Cart Light. Common use for Marine Fishing Pontoon Boat Sailboat Kayak.
  • Easy to Insall - 2 Wires Connection: Black is Negative and Anther is Positive. FREE screw set & Foam tape bases are included.
  • Energy-saving, low temperature, low power consumption, long-lasting life.

Boating Lights Video

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

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