The Benefits & Challenges of Installing LED Lights on Your Boat

Most recently-built boats are already outfitted with LED lighting, but if your boat is older, or you’re considering buying a used boat, the lighting may be ready for an upgrade. Imtra product expert Tom Orr walks you through the process of purchasing & switching to LED lighting onboard.   Why should I consider switching to … Continue reading The Benefits & Challenges of Installing LED Lights on Your Boat

Tips for Troubleshooting LED Lighting on Boats

The vast majority of boat owners don’t experience any issues with LED lights onboard their boats, but having a circuit of LED lights that hums or flickers can be extremely frustrating, and tracking down the issue can often be challenging. Imtra’s Technical Support Engineer, Van Noorden, walks you through some troubleshooting tips to help expedite … Continue reading Tips for Troubleshooting LED Lighting on Boats

4 Factors to Consider when Choosing the Best Searchlight for Your Vessel

A searchlight is a crucial piece of equipment on any commercial vessel that operates at night, but often gets overlooked. Imtra’s Northeast Commercial Sales Manager, Nate Cabral, explains the key factors to consider so that you get the best searchlight for your vessel. What are you lighting up? It may seem obvious, but knowing the … Continue reading 4 Factors to Consider when Choosing the Best Searchlight for Your Vessel

How to Choose the Best Deck Light for your Boat

Choosing the right deck light can often be a complex process, so Imtra’s Northeast Commercial Sales Manager, Nate Cabral, goes through the important factors to consider when picking a deck light.  What do you need the deck light for? It may seem obvious, but spending some time thinking about exactly what area of the deck … Continue reading How to Choose the Best Deck Light for your Boat

Den Haan Rotterdam Marine Navigation Lights

Based in Holland, Den Haan Rotterdam (DHR) has been manufacturing top-quality marine lighting products since the early 1920s. DHR started with tin oil-lamps that were used on ships, and have kept up with the latest technology for generations, now offering a complete range of state-of-the-art LED Marine Navigation Lights. Their LED navigation lights are offered … Continue reading Den Haan Rotterdam Marine Navigation Lights

Everything You Need to Know About Switches

A switch is an electrical device that controls the flow of electricity.  In its simplest form it has two terminals that are connected by “Contacts” to energize the circuit or disconnected to de-energize the circuit.  Thus, the options for a simple switch are ON or OFF. Circuits The term “Circuit” comes from the Latin “Circuitous,” … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Switches

How To Avoid Interference Between LED Lights and VHF Radios

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) recently issued an alert regarding the potential for Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI) between some LED lighting products and vital communication devices like VHF radios and Automatic Identification Systems (AIS). EMI occurs when an electromagnetic wave emits from an electronic circuit in one device at a frequency that conflicts with … Continue reading How To Avoid Interference Between LED Lights and VHF Radios

LED vs. Halogen: Should I Convert to LED Lighting on my Boat?

Imtra's lighting expert Colby Chevalier explains the key differences between LED and Halogen lighting for boats. Over the last several years boat builders and owners all over the world have been switching the light fixtures within their boats from halogen and incandescent lighting to LED light fixtures and bulbs. This trend begs the question, why? … Continue reading LED vs. Halogen: Should I Convert to LED Lighting on my Boat?