Marine LED LightsMarine LED Lights are high power flood and high mast lights designed with a specialized corrosion resistant finish that withstands the harsh salt water marine environment. Salt water ocean environments can be incredibly destructive on LED Lighting. These finishes provide a level of assurance and they can withstand these challenging environments for years. Get Your Free Marine LED Lighting Plan
Frequently Asked Questions
In conversations with our customers, we asked them what questions they wished they had asked before buying marine grade lights. Here’s the list below. If you couldn’t find the answer to your question, contact us on (888) 423-3191 and we'll do our best to assist you.
What Does Marine Grade Mean?
Marine grade is not an actual certification, it’s a means by which lighting suppliers specify lights based on experience in selling lights for maritime applications. For example, at LED Lighting Supply, we understand the importance of special finishes and how that’s more important than fixtures that claim to be ‘salt water’ tested. If you are using a fixture in a maritime application, you want a marine grade finish on it.
What Makes Lights Marine Grade?
Our marine grade fixtures are more robust than the standard ‘flood’ lights that you would use in non-marine environments. That means they have special finishes, either powder coats or epoxy finishes. That also means that the external hardware is stainless steel, to withstand the harsh corrosive conditions of salt water and salt water air.
Does This Protect the Fixture from Salt Spray and Humidity?
It should. Salt water is extremely hard to protect against, but the use of special finishes and stainless steel hardware makes the fixture extremely durable in salt spray and humid applications.
Before You Buy
What Voltage Do Marine Grade Lights Operate At?
Our fixtures are meant to be driven by AC power supplies, so they operate in a range from 100 Volts up to 480 Volts.
Should My Boat Use AC or DC for Lighting?
Our fixtures require AC power and are high powered. We do not supply DC fixtures. DC fixtures are usually lower power and are not ideal for this type of application.
What Is the Best LED Flood Light for Marine Use?
The best flood light is the one that delivers the right amount of light in the proper beam angle intended for the job. Sea port high mast lights require a different light than ones mounted on a crane, or general lighting on an offshore drilling platform. We do offer lighting plans to help you sort through all the choices so that you end up with the best light that meets your needs.
Can I Get an Extended Warranty on These?
No, our standard warranty for marine grade fixtures is 5 years. The marine grade provides the protection to operate as advertised, however the conditions do shorten its life. You can be assured the product will last for the warranty period of the product and most likely longer in most cases.
Is Marine Grade Standard on Any Flood Light?
No, but we do have fixtures that allow us to add the marine grade option to. Contact us and we can help you find the best option.
Fixtures and Fittings
Are Marine Flood Lights Made with Aluminum?
Most of our marine grade lights are made with aluminum frames. Some are aircraft aluminum grade with stainless steel screws and hardware. Our 250W, 500W, 750W and 1000W black high power floods are die-cast aluminum with a special marine finish and UL Marine certified (UL1598A).
What Mounting Options Are Available for Marine Grade Lights?
We offer trunnion, slip fitter and yoke mounting options for our marine grade lights.
What Are the Screws and Bolts Made Of?
Stainless steel is the standard for our fixtures.
Are There Fixture Color Options?
Some of the colors we offer are bronze, grey, silver and black.
Do You Need Special Wiring for Marine LED Lights?
The wiring should be enclosed and protected from the elements as much as possible. Leaving wires exposed only creates a weak point that might require maintenance in the future.
How Do I Troubleshoot Marine Lights?
If the light will not turn on, that might mean the wiring is disconnected or the driver has failed.
If the light is blinking, that is usually a driver issue. If one of the banks of LED lights is off, it could mean the bank of the lights has failed, or that the driver to that bank of lights has failed. In 99.9% of the cases, it would be a driver and these are easily replaced.
Get a Free Marine Lighting Plan
If you are just replacing fixture with fixture, a lighting plan will help you select the right fixture. If you are creating a new area or building that doesn't have lighting yet, a lighting plan will lay out the light locations and show you how bright the lighting will be.
If you know how bright you want the space to be, we can pick the right marine light fixture to meet your needs and requirements.
When we do marine lighting plans, we use specialized lighting software that allows us to model your space, add lights, place them in your digital space, and calculate the brightness and how even the light will be.