New LED trim tab lights simplify underwater illumination
June 7, 2010 11:16 am
Whether to attract fish, improve ambiance or create a striking visual effect at night, underwater lighting is in demand. A marine lighting innovator for over 100 years, Perko introduces simple-to-install Trim Tab Surface Mount Lights. Now boat owners can have all the benefits of underwater illumination without drilling additional holes in the transom.
Mounting directly on trim tabs already in place, these LED lights require no further holes to be made below the waterline. Customizable, the beam of light can be adjusted by simply transitioning the trim tabs up and down.
Available with blue or white LEDs, the energy-efficient Trim Tab Surface Mount Lights produce less heat and use 1/10 the power of standard bulbs. With a 15 degree beam angle, the white version produces 75 lumens, 324 CP, while the blue supplies 27 lumens, 207 CP.
Rated for a service life of 50,000 hours, the 12V, 7W lights feature a completely-submersible, non-corrosive, molded black polymer housing. Measuring 4-1/8" L x 1-5/16" W x 1-1/4" H, they come with 8' of 18 electrical cable, as well as removable brackets for horizontal or vertical installations. A mounting riser is included for lipped trim tabs.
The versatile Trim Tab Surface Mount Lights from Perko retail for less than $499 per pair.