Adding LED Lights to Your Boat

Adding LED Lights to Your Boat

While most of our customers come to us for their commercial lighting needs, many are like us and enjoy their own recreational boats when they are not working on the water. Boating is already fun enough, imagine how much better it can be when you customize your boat with LED lights! Whether you’re looking to increase safety or visibility, or you’re just looking to have a little fun on the water, there’s an LED lighting accessory to make it happen. With so many options, you can customize the look of your boat in order to get the attention of other boaters and reduce the chance of an accident.


Start With Safety

Ready to ditch your halogen spotlight for something more efficient and sustainable? Consider adding an LED light bars. Marine style LED light bars are durable, waterproof, and can withstand the sometimes-harsh marine environment. They’re bright and reflective, but conserve more battery life than traditional halogen or incandescent bulbs. Some light bar models can even adjust color. Turn them to bright white during night time boating or adjust the colors to change with the music you’re playing.


Several Lighting Options:

Spots & Floodlights: You can choose from LED spots and floodlights or a single light that combines the two. Choose a spot on a pivot for side-to-side lighting during searching or fishing.

Wide Beams: These light bars can provide wide beams of light from units that can be up to 50 inches long. Mount on the stern or cabin roof for best visibility. 

Interior & Deck Lighting: These are best for cabins, bunks, or wayfinding on the deck. They’re low-profile, subtle, and can help passengers stay safe.

Flexible Lights: Waterproof, flexible light bars offer the most color options and can be mounted anywhere at any length. They can also be dimmed and set to flash.

Adding LED Lights to Your Boat

Illuminate the Interior

The right lights in the cabin can guarantee your passengers’ ultimate safety and comfort. While newer boat manufacturers are increasingly offering LED lighting as a factory option, remember that not all LEDs are created equal and lower price points don’t automatically mean the lighting is the best option.

By installing high-quality LED interior marine lights, you can choose the color, intensity, and operability of your interior lighting. Distributors with experience can also help demonstrate the lifetime value of choosing the best LED marine lighting.


Have A Little Fun

Once you’ve outfitted your boat with light bars and interior lights, it’s time to show off your character. LED strip lighting is flexible, waterproof tubing protecting small LED bulbs that can be used on and off the boat. This lighting can be wired for automated control and incorporated with smart tech solutions.

Chart lamps are another fun add-on. While they’re not necessary for operation, they are a great low-light option with low power usage for when you need to consult your map or navigate through dark environments. While you’re at it, splurge on another fun accessory — a top-quality cooler that can keep the catch of the day fresh until you get back to shore.


Pick Your Parts

However you choose to upgrade the lighting on your boat, work with a distributor that also provides separate parts to help repair and restore your LEDs and fixtures. From bulbs to switches to everything in between, getting it all from one vendor helps to save you time and money.

Another way to save money is to find a lighting partner that not only has experience with marine lighting, but also stays on top of LED trends and innovations. Don’t be afraid to pick your lighting team’s brain and ask questions that help you make an informed decision when investing in LED lighting for your boat.


Adding LED Lights to Your Boat


Don’t Skimp on Safety Gear

Even with the best lighting in place, accidents can happen and your boat needs to be equipped with the necessary gear and survival tools. Talk to your lighting experts to see what they would suggest you have on board. Never leave the dock without taking marine safety precautions; high-quality life vests and flotation devices will give you peace of mind that you’re prepared.

When you’re ready to upgrade the lighting on your boat, make sure you find a lighting partner that knows marine lighting. The team here at Archway Marine Lighting is committed to delivering a high-quality product along with prompt, friendly and professional customer service. Get in touch to find out how we provide our customers with products they need when they need it and at prices that are very reasonable.