TIPS FOR INSTALLING LED STRIP LIGHTS IN BOATS

 Many of our customers have used our LED Strip Lights in their boats and yachts. Taking your boat out for pleasure or for fishing or a daily family trip, LED strip lights are a one of the best solutions for low power consumption lighting, which can be fully customized to required individual size and demands of your boat.

 One of the first things that you should take into account, when you’re about to invest into some LED strip lights for your boat is to figure out whether the lights will be exposed to environmental elements such as water or sand. If you’re considering LED strips for your deck lighting, or outside of the hull, make sure the lights are rated for outdoor use with water protection.

 Each of our LED strip lights has an IP rating that specifies the protection grade. IP ratings consist of two numbers — the first number refers to the amount of protection against solid objects, and the second refers to liquid protection. The numbers for solid object protection run from 0 (no protection) through 6 (full protection), while the numbers for liquid protection run 0 through 8. A fully waterproof LED strip light would thus have a rating of IP68.

 Majority of our customers order IP65 grade for the areas, where there will be water splashes. And they also order IP20 grade for indoors. A quick tip here; although the IP65 grade LED Strip Lights come with an adhesive backing, it’s always best to use extra silicon or other adhesives during the installation.

 

Here are a few ideas for where you can install LED strip light in boats and yachts:

 Deck lighting — placing strips under the rail is the perfect way to add both accent and functional above deck lighting

Cabinet lighting — install strips inside the cabinet bay to find what you need, when you need it

Cabin lighting — underneath cabin furnishings, within cove channels, or under counters work great for both task and accent lighting

Stair lighting — installing strips along stairs and ladders not only looks great, but will also help you avoid unnecessary accidents

Hull lighting — communicate with other boats or just add some style with color changing RGB or static colors

Dock lighting — add color to your dock with color changing or single color LED strip lights

Signage lighting — backlighting your boat’s name is an excellent way to highlight its signature style

If you still have questions, please feel free to get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to assist as much as we can.


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