In addition to the basic output, LED technology is more efficient with
less wasted light due to the output being easily controllable. Traditional
lighting technologies losing up to 70% and more of their output due to
'Fixture Inefficiencies'. However BEWARE --- there are very many low
output LEDs out there. These are often incorporated into cheaper and
significantly less powerful units.
The LED ADVANTAGE does not, however, end there and it is the inherent
benefits of the technology that make it so desirable for underwater
lighting applications: -
- A 20x longer lifetime means no bulb changes so they should be
maintenance free and this reduces the total cost of ownership and
removes the need to carry spare bulbs. Long life means no bulb changes
some replacement xenon bulbs retail for over £250. If the lifetime of
an xenon is 3000 hours then if operated for only 6 hours a night the
bulb will need to be replaced every 1.5 years. Depending on the number
of lights installed, this can become very expensive. For a boat with 4
lights operating over ten years the cost of bulb changes alone would be
in excess of £6,600/$11,000.
- More usable light - as an LED is uni-directional thereby removing
the need for inefficient reflectors
- LED units can be permanently sealed making the units safer
- Solid State means no filaments, so units do not suffer from shock
and vibration enabling them to be used whilst the boat is underway
- More Energy Efficient thereby saving critical on-board battery life
- No start-up currents compared to 'traditional' technologies –
reducing current draw and increasing the number of lights that can be
- Negligible degradation of light output over life (this is why
matching traditional bulbs on older technologies is almost impossible)
- Multi wavelength/color capabilities as opposed to the ‘white-only’
of traditional technologies
- The ability to ‘strobe’ lending itself to fish attraction
Q3 - Are Lumishore lights safe?
Yes, Lumishore lights are extremely safe when properly installed. We have
made safety a high priority in designing our lighting systems. All lights
have a number of safety features e.g. Thermal cut-offs to prevent
over-heating , our quad-seal water ingress protection system and rigorous
vibration testing standards.
Q4 - Why should I choose Lumishore products?
There are a number of reasons that you should choose Lumishore as
suppliers of your underwater lighting systems.
- Our lights are brighter and more efficient than competing products. Our
expertise enables us to have brighter lights than our competitors whilst
optimising the life of the LED unit itself. Our expertise also enables us
to incorporate proprietary features such as 'Soft-Start' that protects the
life of your units. We never 'over-drive' our LEDs.
- -All our lights are high output - you will not be disappointed by
lights which are just not bright enough. The "Fixture Lumens" we
quote are the results of independent testing by an Approved Lighting
Test Center. Many lights on the market have narrow beam angles.
This can give the illusion of brightness but, in reality, the customer
will have to buy multiple numbers of lights to create the right effect
and this is a very expensive solution.
- Value for Money - do work out the cost per lumen both of our lights
and competitor products. Our lights are amazing value
- All our lights are made using Hi-Power LED die supplied by Philips
- the leading global manufacturer of LED die. This lays the foundation
for the quality, life and consistency of product. We also only choose
the 'right' colours and colour wavelengths to optimise your underwater
- Our lights represent the best value for money on the market we
- Lumishore Color-Change lighting system are the only fully
controllable color-change systems available today. They incorporate
strobe, 'Color-Mix', output control and DMX capabilities as well as 6
fixed colors and variable speed color-cycle.
- The Lumishore single lens system allows better light transmission
and better light spread than competitor products
- Our manufacturing standards are second to none and array
manufacturing facilities are ISO 9001 approved by Lloyds registry.
- Our market-leading technical expertise and focus. LED light creation
- and electrical, thermal and data management in the marine environment
is our area of expertise.
Q5 - I've been told High Output isnt important - is it?
Yes, it is very important.... it is the combination of high output and
wide beam angles that produce the ideal 'swimming pool' or
'surround-sound' effect. That is what Lumishore aims to deliver. Whilst
a 25-foot boat would be over-the-top with a pair of Thru-Hull 120s, it is
also true that a couple of narrow angle 18-28 watt units are underwhelming
on anything over 50 feet. As importantly buying less higher output wide
angle lights will be cheaper than buying lots of narrow angle lights.
Narrow angles also provide very inconsistent beam spreads as they have to
be so close together.
Q6 - Why do you not have multiple lenses like competitors?
We don't need multiple lenses. Multiple lenses mean transmission losses
to the light beam resulting in a decrease of optical power that can
penetrate the water. This is a waste of available light resource, and
results in wasted light. The HICOB array enables us to focus the light
once - in a structured way. This generates a wide beam that has very high
optical power and very even light distribution. This results in the
superior Lumishore lighting effect and just isn't possible with multiple
Q7 - How do I know whose lights are the best?
You can not know for sure without some research. There are many claims in
the marketplace ( many false) which confuse the issue. All we can do is
help you in arriving at that decision. Firstly you will have to decide
whether the lights on offer are fit for purpose. That means powerful
lights. There is no point having lights which produce little or no light
or have narrow beams creating uneven effects. Here are some questions you
should ask yourself.
- - What kind of lighting system do I want? - We would suggest that
LED is the only answer on practical and cost of ownership grounds
- - Are the manufacturers specialists in LED technology or just
assemblers, assembling parts that are not proven as integrated lighting
- - Are the units manufactured from the best available materials?
- - What output do I need ? -- remember light does not travel well
through water ... higher outputs will never disappoint.
- - How bright are the lights really? - you will need to consider both
wattage ( Watts = Volts x Amps) and, most importantly, the Fixture
Lumens (the best manufacturers always quote these, but again, make sure
the tests are independent - if not ask the manufacturer why not?)
- - How can I work out value ? -- A coarse method of price
comparison is Lumens / Watt, but do not forget other issues .. they
need to work properly underwater and be built to last.
We believe that when you have done that research you will know
that Lumishore products are not only the best but provide amazing
Q8 - What do your models numbers mean?
Our Thru-Hull and Drivelite model numbers are very simple. The numbers
refer to the input wattage of the units. Consequently the x-36 models are
36-watt and the x-120 models are 120-watt. Many LED competitors do not
publish either their wattage or fixture lumens/watt . If they do not
publish their "Fixture Lumens" then do ask them -- if they dont know then
ask yourself why? It is easy to do a wattage comparison though as they
usually publish the current draw (Amps) and using the simple Watts =
Volts x Amps you can quickly do your own ( admittedly rough) comparison.
We also appreciate that this approach UNDERSELLS the output of our
products as we invariably have significantly greater outputs in
lumens/watt than competitors.
Q9 - What are the benefits of Lumishore’s lights over the
competition? How bright are your lights?
We honestly believe our lights are the brightest and best value on the
marketplace. We have had outr lights independently tested with the best
of our competitors and we are 'light years' ahead. Some of the benefits
from Lumishore underwater lighting systems are :-
- - Unique Color-Change and color-cycling capability
- - Market leading Price/Lumens giving great value for money
- - Brighter and even lighting effects through efficient design
- - 'No-Holes' technology for our Drivelite series
- - More compact designs than competitive offerings allowing greater
flexibility of light positioning and installation
- - Wider-angle lenses - vastlyenhancing the viewing experience.
- - Super-efficient in-house designed LED arrays and light engines
and in-house thermal, electrical and data management.
We only use the most powerful LED dies available on the market. We only
use dies from Philips. Philips are the world's leading manufacturer of
LED die and we continuously review the latest and most advanced
technologies available to ensure that your lighting system is the best
available in the marketplace.
Q10 - What are the benefits of Lumishore Color-Change
When you have made the decision to purchase and install underwater lights
the next decision is always what colour should you go for? Different
colors transmit light better in differing water conditions, Once you have
made your decision you are stuck with it unless you change your lights.
When you buy our color-change lights you do not have to chose any one
color and you get the added advantages of your own color palette, fish
attraction and color cycle modes. With an infinitesimal choice of color
options you are not restricted to just one color for ever but can match
your underwater lighting experience to the prevailing water conditions or
simply your mood.
Q11 - Why don't your competitors produce Color-Change
We don't honestly know. We now have over 3 years experience of Color -
Change lighting in the marine environment and continue to improve our
oferings. That is really a question you will have to ask them as it is
only right that we only talk about our own product and capabilities.
Color-Change requires advanced technical know-how to create the right
color 'mixes' and to incorporate 'cycles' and 'DMX' capability. This
technical know-how is applied to the array design, LED matching,
electrical, data and thermal management designed and developed
specifically for the marine environment. We have these capabilities,
which have formerly been used on architectural applications like the Yas
Hotel by our technical tem, and have incorporated that knowledge into our
ranges. All of our products are designed, developed and manufactured by
our technical team.
One leading competitor claims that RGB is less powerful as you have to
use three different colors. Incorrect. Our lighting systems are more
powerful in any color - that is proven by independent testing using
calibrated integrating spheres.
Q12 - How long will Lumishore lights last?
The Lumishore LEDs are all expected to last for at least 50,000 hours. We
have taken exceptional steps to ensure that the LEDs in the lights achieve
that life and more. You can reasonably expect that they last longer than
your boat! Lumishore lights are all warranted for 2 years.
Q13 - Is it correct that your Drivelites can actually be
attached with no holes in the hull?
Yes. The Lumishore Drivelite range and the Lumishore Drivelite
Color-Change Plus models for smaller boats are fitted with our Lumishore
Attachment mechanism ( International Patent Pending) and on many
applications the wiring can be fed via existing 'above water' holes for
power connections. In the event that you need holes for the wires a simple
6mm hole can be drilled above the water line.
Q14 - Why are your arrays so small, what benefits are there?
The Lumishore HICOB array is built this way to improve your underwater
lighting experience by creating powerful light with an even beam spread.
This technique of creating high-density arrays is also used in
high-powered lighting installations on land such as architectural lighting
, military and medical applications. It is sometimes referred to as
3rd-generation LED lighting to differentiate from earlier methodologies of
using and mounting LED technology. It allows Lumishore to do a number of
- - Color-Change lighting and color mix for a superior underwater
- - Single lenses for a more efficient and brighter light
- - Compact design enables us to provide smaller, brighter units
- - Compact design enable greater flexibility for the customer in
terms of installation
Q15 - What are lumens and lux, what does it mean for
Lumens and Lux are two of the most popular measures of light output.
Lumens are a measure of the light output at the source while Lux is a
measure of illumination on a surface (i.e. 1 lumen/square meter). Both are
obviously important for underwater lighting where both intensity and
coverage is important. Lumishore has optimized its use of power (lumens)
through its single lens system to provide a broad even coverage optimizing
the underwater viewing experience. Lux is very misleading when applied to
LED lighting as it is invariably measured in the centre of a narrow beam
..... giving a FALSE indication of total output that doesnt exist. To get
a high Lux reading ... all you need to do is focus the beam to a pinhead
at 1-metre and measure it! Lux meters have no place in LED underwater
Q16 - Are Lumishore lights as good as HID and Xenon?
Yes. We would argue that they are significantly better. We compare HID,
Xenon and LED lighting in an earlier question.
Q17 - What is a LED?
An LED is frequently referred to as Solid-State lighting as it has no
filaments or gases. The make up of these materials controls the wavelength
and efficiencies of the LEDS themselves. LEDS have been around since the
1920’s but over the last decade technological development have seen these
devices become increasingly more efficient and more powerful making them
ideal light sources for host of lighting applications. LED efficiency is
increasing at an astonishing rate and is not yet near its theoretical
maximum. LEDS are now replacing traditional incandescent technologies
worldwide and It is commonly believed that LED will change the future of
lighting as we know it. LEDs are made from a number of different materials
generally referred to as semi-conductors. The LED has distinct advantages
over traditional gas and filament based underwater lighting systems.
Q18 - Why do Lumishore use borosilicate lenses?
The primary reason for our using borosilicate is that it is a toughened
glass with the highest light transmission properties.
Boroscilicate BK7 has extremely high light transmission properties and low
refractive index and for that reason is used in precision lenses
worldwide. These characteristics result in more photons escaping from the
light and penetrating into the water. Borosilicate is also a very tough
glass that can resist abrasion and the harsh sealife environment. All of
our precision lenses are manufactured to our own specific requirements.
This, when allied to our single lens as opposed to double lens ensures
that the highest amount of light is used and not wasted within the body of
the light itself. Borosilicate glass allows 97% of all light to be
transmitted through the glass and our lenses are manufactured for us to
our own precise requirements.
Q19 - How does an LED work?
The ‘simple’ answer is that energy is created by passing current through
the semi-conductor material. This creates energy in the form of photons
that we see as light. An LED diode does not have any filaments nor does
it have any moving parts, which makes it a solid state device. No moving
parts make them ideal for underwater lighting.
LEDs create light in a totally different way than halogen and incandescent
lights. These lighting methods involve heating up the fragile filament
until it radiates light, a major by-product and waste of energy is that
much of that process ends up as heat. This is why halogen and HID lights
draw so many amps from your boat’s battery system, highly undesirable.
LEDs on the other hand are very efficient: they convert electrical current
directly into light, (although there is some electrical heat output
contrary to urban legend) The semiconductor crystal chip, the diode, when
activated by a low electrical current, produces a very precise wavelength
This precise wavelength of light can be any colour. LED light does not
need to be “colored” by filters or lenses making it more efficient in
underwater lighting applications.
Q20 - Why don't Lumishore use polycarbonate for its lenses?
Polycarbonate has many strengths but it scratches very easily. This is
obviously a problem in the marine environment where all lenses will
require cleaning from time-to-time when exposed to the sea water, algaes
and sea life. We have chosen expensive borosilicate glass for its light
transmission, strength and scratch resistance properties
Q21 - Can I run with my lights on?
Yes. All our lights can be operated whilst the vessel is underway. Our
Thru-Hull series include flush-mounting options to reduce any potential
drag for hull side mounting whilst all our units are small ensuring this
effect is negated.
Our Drivelite series have been specifically designed to sit in the water
flow and produce negligible drag beneath the water thereby ensuring that
the performance of your boat is maximized with the lights installed.
Q22 - Why don’t Lumishore sell 180-degree lenses?
We can and do, but only to special order for Thru-Hull and Surface Mount.
In designing the Lumishore lights we use advanced techniques to optimize
the spread and distance throws from our light outputs utilizing the
available light to optimize your underwater viewing experience. Narrow
beams do not give adequate coverage and result in customers having to buy
many units to ‘fill the space’. Our approach benefits the customer in a
number of ways. Firstly they will typically need to buy fewer lights.
Secondly our beams are wide and even and ensure the best possible use of
the available light produced.
Our 180-degree lenses provide even broader beams but with less ‘throw’. We
do not ‘craze’ or ‘frost’ the glass surface as that reduces the amount of
light passing into the water, which is obviously undesirable.
Q23 - How do I clean my Lumishore lights?
All our Thru-Hull light bodies should have a proprietary anti-foul coating
applied. This should be re-applied at the same time as the vessel hull on
an annual basis. Some customers prefer the aesthetics of our lights in
their delivered state i.e. Aluminium Bronze. However, as with any exposed
surface in the harsh marine environment, a build up of algae and barnacles
The Drivelite body does not require any anti-fouling as generally its
application lends itself to frequent cleaning. However the customer may
anti-foul if he or she wishes. Cleaning should be performed with a soft
brush dependent upon the build-up of detritus and/or marine growth.
Drivelite Heads are treated with an anodized coating which includes a
polymer. This inhibits the growth of algae over time.
Lumishore lenses require infrequent / no cleaning if in regular use.
Lumishore LED arrays ensure absorption of light not infrared with the
light wavelengths we use. This results in the ‘photons’ being absorbed
into the body of algaes trying to attach themselves. In the event that
your lens requires cleaning we suggest the use of a soft cloth or brush –
particularly during extended periods of the lights not being used.
Q24 - What is the light beam length?
This really depends upon the clarity and phytoplankton content of the
water. We all know that light does not travel as well through water as it
does through air although green and blue wavelengths travel the furthest
in water. We have designed our lights to produce an even throw and spread
of light and you can see that this provides an excellent underwater effect
from pictures in our image gallery. Customers have reported ‘light throws’
of up to 35 meters in the Mediterranean over clear bottoms but that is
obviously a subjective judgment. Having said that - we know we have the
highest outputs and more output will mean further throw of the light in
any given set of water conditions.
Q25 - What’s the cost advantage?
There are many considerations in buying the best underwater lights and we
believe Lumishore are ‘The Best’ bar none.
We would suggest that any purchaser should ensure that the LED dies used
are the best available in terms of output and then work out the Price per
Watt to give himself or herself a rough guide.
Q26 - Does switching Lumishore lights on and off shorten the
No. The solid state LED is not affected by pulsing so there is no
shortening in LED life as there is with traditional technologies. This
also explains why the LED is an effective solution for ‘strobe’ lighting
and enables us to build in our ‘Fish Attraction’ modes to our Color-Change
Q27 - Is the Lumishore LED a proven technology? Where is it
Yes. Although the humble LED has been commercially available since the
1960s. It is only in the last 10 years that the ‘Big-4’ lighting
manufacturers have invested heavily in the LED and only in the last 18
months that its performance has met and surpassed that of traditional
California has committed to replacing all its traffic light systems with
LED technology and the UK and US governments have set LED at the standard
for street lighting in the future.
Most importantly for the prospective underwater lighting customer where
powerful and managed beams are required, all recent high power
architectural applications rely on LED lighting focused in high-power
arrays such as the HICOB LED array. There is no other option to harness
the specialist requirements of underwater lighting and our arrays are
designed SPECIFICALLY for underwater applications.
Q28 - How do Lumishore lights compare overall with traditional
The following table sets out the equivalent outputs of our lights when
compared to traditional lighting. These results are based upon calibrated
testing and NOT the hypothetical output of the LEDs themselves.
Q29 - What gauge of wiring should be used for my Thru-Hull
The simple rule of thumb that any installer should follow is to use he
heaviest gauge that is practical. The objective of any lighting
installation is to ensure that there is a negligible voltage drop over
the length of the wiring. Whilst Lumishore technology has enabled us to
manage those needs, the appropriate wire gauge will always complete the
installation. The correct gauge is a function both of the length of wire
and the power requirements and a qualified electrical engineer will be
able to advise.
Q30 - How do Lumishore lights compare in lumens with
All Lumishore lighting systems use LEDs from Phillips the leading global
manufacturer of LEDs. By way of example our 'White' LEDs are rated at 100
lumens / watt. If you research competitive offerings you will find that
this rating far surpasses competitors, some of whom use ratings as low as
20 lumens/watt. It is worth asking before you buy! In terms of Fixture
Lumens (ie actual output) we have tested many of our competitors'
offerings as well --- when you do comparisons, you also will find that
Lumishore Total Lumens, Lumens/Watt (efficiency which is important for
battery life) & Lumens per dollar (Value) are the best available.
Q31 - What happens if the lights over heat? How hot do the
Lumishore lights, properly installed, should not overheat. It is a myth
that LEDs do not produce heat. They do. Unlike traditional lighting where
heat is produced within the light beam itself the electrical activity
creating heat occurs at the back of the LED die. It is this heat and
electrical management that is at the heart of the Lumishore HICOB LED
array. In normal use the lights should not overheat however in the event
that they do through prolonged exposure to air they will switch themselves
off to conserve LED life. This is what happens if the LEDs hit our maximum
approved operating temperature: -
• The light will switch itself
• The light will periodically flash 3 times to indicate an over approved
• The light will switch themselves back on when a lower operating
temperature has been reached
This ensures that Lumishore LED underwater lighting will achieve its
anticipated life and the LEDs are not subject to premature failure
Q32 - How do I change a failed LED / bulb?
There is no need to change an LED; they are not ‘bulbs’ as we understand
in traditional lighting. Our LEDs have an expected life over 50,000 hours
and should not fail, as you would expect with traditional underwater
lighting systems which have very low bulb lives.
Q33 - What features do you have that makes your lights more
We have built in a number of advanced features to ensure that your lights
will not only provide the ultimate underwater lighting experience but also
prove to be reliable over time. Lumishore’s background is based upon
working lives committed to advanced LED technology. It is this expertise
that lies at the core of every Lumishore light.
- Array Design --- our own propriatry HICOB arrays
- Driver Electronics - in-house designed by our technical experts
using advanced features and their specialist knowledge
- Use of High Quality Marine Materials including Aluminum Bronze for
our Thru-Hull lighting
- In addition to our build quality, Lumishore products have been put
through rigorous testing both in the laboratory and workshop. Our test
- Immersion Testing off all lights and drivers
- Vibration Testing
- Thermal Testing
- EMC testing and
- Practical Noise Interference testing (EMC/EMI)
- Output testing at all stages of development in advanced Integrating
- as well as testing in the real environment that our products are
Q34 - Can I extend the cabling between the light and the
We provide 3m of cabling for each light unit. Cabling can be extended if
necessary although we would recommend that this be only done by exception.
Q35 - Does the installation kit include a fuse?
Each Thru-Hull driver is independently fused. We do not provide any other
fuses so that each installation can have the properly rated fuse / master
switch incorporated and that will be specific to each boat installation.
Lumishore recommends a circuit breaker or system fuse matched to the
Q36 - How easy is the installation of Lumishore Drivelites?
Installation of all our lights is very easy. Our Drivelite units are
designed with easy installation in mind and require in man cases no more
than an Allen key and connection to an appropriately fused switch.
Q37 - What is the recommended installation depth?
We recommend that all our lights be positioned at between 10-30cms
(4"-12") below the waterline from the centre of the lights for the optimal
underwater effects. In reality they can be positioned at any depth up to
10 metres with our Thru-Hull lights pressure tested to 100 metres 330
Q38 - Are Lumishore lights approved?
Yes. Our Thru-Hull lights all have Lloyds Type Approval --- we believe we
are the only underwater lighting manufacturer who have Lloyds EMC/EMI
testing compliance. Our lights are all CE-marked, certified to IP68 and
manufactured to ISO 9001 standards. All external driver electronics are
sealed. tested and certified to IP 67.
Q39 - How far apart should Lumishore lights be positioned ?
This really is down to individual choice. All of our products produce
string even beams and invariably you will need less units than competitor
offerings for a similar effect. We would readily accept that more units
produce a better effect so we would always advise more units of lesser
power rather than one or two units more powerful units.
Q40 - How do you ensure that all lights are protected from
water ingress? Are they waterproof?
We employ the Lumishore Quad-Seal process to ensure against water ingress
for our Thru-Hull lights. There are 4 stages of sealing to minimize the
chance of any water ingress. This ensures that in the unlikely event of
damaged lens the light unit remains sealed to IP68 to protect the vessel
from any water ingress. Our lenses are sealed to the bodies using a 3-part
process to ensure the strongest bonding possible using the best epoxies
available -- we consult with one of the world's leading epoxy experts on
this. The unit is sealed immediately behind the LED array and the entire
body is potted with a polyurethane sealant. Just to make sure --- and to
protect the electrical connections from water within the hull ---- the
connector at the rear of the light is also IP-68 rated. You can choose
your Lumishore lights with a contented peace-of mind.
Q41 - Do Lumishore lights get hot?
Lumishore lights, properly installed, should not overheat. However, it is
a myth that LEDs do not produce heat. They do.
Unlike traditional lighting where heat is produced in front of the
light source the electrical activity creating heat occurs at the back of
the LED unit. It is this heat and electrical management that is at the
heart of the Lumishore HICOB LED array. In normal use the lights should
not overheat however in the event that they do through prolonged exposure
to air they will switch themselves off to conserve LED life. This what
happens if the LEDs hit our maximum approved operating temperature: -
• The light will switch itself off
• The light will periodically flash three times to indicate an over
• The light will switch themselves back on when a lower operating
temperature has been reached
This ensures that Lumishore LED underwater lighting will achieve its life
and the LEDs are not subject to premature failure
Q42 - Do you have a fish attracting strobe light?
Yes. Our Colour-Change lighting systems have 2 Green and 2 Blue
controllable modes that are strobing applications. Each colour has two
modes, fixed frequency and random flash. Each of these modes is itself
controllable in terms of frequency of lash . Obviously our color-change
systems also come with preset colors, color cycle and color palette modes
so that they are not just restricted to fish attraction.
Q42 - Is there a wait for the lights to get up to maximum
Yes ... but only a couple of seconds. Although LED lighting does not have
excessive start-up currents , we use soft-start technologies in order to
protect the lights and boat electronics. Lumishore LED lights will
operate at the maximum output unlike other LED lighting systems which dim
with drops in voltage. They do not require a startup current.
Q43 - What is the hole cut out size for the Lumishore
The hole cutout required is only 25mm( 1 inch) . In designing our lights
with a small cutout we ensure integrity of the vessel hull and the small
diameter shaft also ensures that Lumishore LED lights can be installed in
restricted or unusually shaped transom interiors where competitor products
Q44 - Should the lights be anti-fouled?
Yes. We recommend all our Thru-Hull lights are anti-fouled. This can then
be routinely done at the same time as the hull antifouling is performed.
Q45 - Where can I purchase the lights?
We have a global network of dealers and agents. For your closest dealer /
agent then please contact us directly.
Q46 - How many lights should I get?
That really is a matter of personal taste. We pride ourselves that the
efficient, high output design of Lumishore lights that you will not need
as many light as competitor offerings for any given effect. If you want
any specific recommendations then please contact us.
Q47 - What color should I buy?
We produce Blue, White, Green & Red lights – however if you are having
difficulties choosing then buy our Color-Change lights and you can match
the light colour to the prevailing water conditions and your current mood!
`It is generally believed that Blue is the most enjoyable color where a
wide range of water conditions are encountered. Green works particularly
well where the water is highly colored (e.g. the Bristol Channel where our
lights were originally developed!) and on inland waterways. White works
particularly well over shallow sandy bottoms. Red makes the water ‘come
Q48 - I have a metal hull – can I use Lumishore lights?
Yes. We provide a range of isolation sleeves so that our lights can be
used with metal hulls.
Q49 - What voltage do the Lumishore lights use?
All Thru-Hull models are for use between 10 and 32 volts; our Surface
Mount models operate between 9-32 Volts whilst our Drivelite models are
available in either 12 or 24 Volt versions.
Q50 - Can I operate my lights using AC power?
Yes. These are manufactured to order only. If you wish to use AC power
then please Contact Us
Q51 - What is the power consumption?
The power consumption of our units is as per the following tables for
standard marine power systems:-
Q52 - What is the warranty period?
All Lumishore lights and drivers are warranted for 2 years.