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Your Thru Hull Fittings Professionals Share Why LED Mastlights Make Your Boating Experiences Better 

Raritan Engineering your thru hull fittings specialists would like to share with you this week some great information regarding the benefits of using an LED mastlight.

Your thru hull fittings distributors talk about how if you have your mast down this season or are contemplating an annual inspection aloft, it is a good time to consider a switch to an LED tri-color mastlight, which can cut the mastlight’s energy consumption by 90 percent. 

In the past, the most popular means of meeting the U.S. Coast Guard’s navigation light requirements for boats under 65 feet (see “Nav Light Requirements,” below) was to use an Aqua Signal Series 40 tri-color lamp housing with its long-filament incandescent bulb. Its 25-watt energy appetite not only puts a significant load on the house battery bank, but it requires a heavier-gauge wire be run up the spar in order to avoid an energy-robbing voltage drop. 

What accounts for this great efficiency? Since the late 1960s, LEDs have followed a trend that amounts to almost a doubling of light output every 36 months. (If Wall Street had done the same, a $100 investment made in 1969 would today be worth over $500,000.) 

In order to achieve white or colored light, phosphor coatings are used. Another significant breakthrough is the prism-like lens and epoxy-sealed cavity that bundles up many of these semiconductors. The resulting “bulb” reflects and refracts the light energy produced, delivering a color-controlled beam. 

We Continue Talking About Why LED Mastlights Are the Way to Go

Your thru hull fittings suppliers discuss how because of this challenge, you have to be careful about simply swapping out bulbs and using your current lens housing. Even if you decide that saving money is worth the risk of non-compliance with international and federal code, you should at least do a careful visual comparison of the new and old light combinations.

When it comes to navigation lights aboard sailboats, brighter is definitely better. And our tests of LED nav lights proved that more light can indeed be made with less energy.

NAV LIGHT REQUIREMENTS

Rule 25 of the U.S. Coast Guard’s rules state that a sailing vessel shall exhibit sidelights and a stern light. Boats shorter than 65 feet may have these combined in one fixture (a tri-color masthead light). To comply with accepted standards, the lights must meet the following visibility minimums:

  • Sidelight: 2 miles for boats over 36 feet; 1 mile for boats under 36 feet

  • Sternlight: 2 miles

  • Towing light: 2 miles

  • All-round light: 2 miles

So don’t forget these great reasons why an LED mastlight could be the answer for you. 1) You will save on energy;  2) the investment is worth it in the long run;  and 3) they meet the US Coast Guard’s requirements. 

ZR48 CORVETTE BOAT Powered By Mercury Racing Twin Turbo Marine Engines Delivering 2.700 Horsepower !!!

After a thorough research for the best Muscle Cars videos, we have come up with something that left us speechless and we couldn`t wait to share it with you. It is a word about an amazing video featuring the long-talked 2,700HP ZR48 CORVETTE BOAT in action! All media headlines were filled up with this Darth Vader`s palace on water when it came out for the first time, but now, we finally have a decent video where we can see this Dark King in an attention-grabbing action.

Anyways, this video is recorded in the right moment! Namely, the guy recording, turned on his camera right when this ZR48 Corvette boat was trying to get away from the coast guard. And it did it with no difficulties at all. After that, this boat is recorded speeding way off shore at a velocity of something between 85 and 100 miles per hour. 

This astonishing MTI built ZR1 Corvette themed Speedboat is powered by two Mercury Racing Twin Turbo Marine Engines and it is fully carbon-fibered! Thanks to the engines and the lightness, it can develop 2700 horses on water, which is, without a doubt a massive power for a boat. 

Visit us here at http://raritaneng.com/product-category/trudesign/thru-hulls/ and see how Raritan Engineering provides you the best products in the marine sanitation industry today.

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