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QUICK GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT CABIN LIGHTS FOR YOUR BOAT

The right cabin light for your boat creates an impact on the appearance and mood of your trip. Your boat is like an extension of your home. There is nothing like having your cabin set up with lighting that enhances your pleasure as well as function when required.

Here are some tips for choosing the right cabin lights.

PLAN YOUR CABIN LIGHTS

Plan the right lighting for your boat, so you can save yourself and other passengers from unwanted holes and spending money with unuseful light. Get a light that’s flexible and will give you a wide range of option of application.

DETERMINE THE TYPE OF CABIN LIGHTS

Cabin lights have different types, shapes, colours and size. Every type is for a specific application, and you have to determine which type suits your boating. Know the traits and features to identify the lighting setup you are looking for.

CONSIDER THE NUMBER OF LUMENS

Lumens measure the light at a distance, and each type of light has different ratings from others. Consider the number of lumens needed for a specific room whenever you’re looking for cabin lights. There are online tools that can help you calculate, but it will be better to ask some experts.

IDENTIFY THE COLOUR TEMPERATURE

In choosing cabin lights, put colour temperature into consideration. Kelvins is the measurement of light colour temperature. For example, the usual colour temperature for cabin lights is within the 3000K range, while 5000K is cooler white colours ideal for your boat exterior.

LED LIGHTS

LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. These lights give you a long-life light source as well as low-power consumption. You can also enjoy lighted cabins with LED lights. They come in various shapes, sizes and they’re all reliable in different situations. LED lights are generally low cost, come in a variety of shapes, colours and sizes, and I think they are the best to create different lighting moods.

HALOGEN LIGHTS

Halogen lights are brighter and can last longer than old incandescent lights. Halogen lights emit a large amount of heat and are generally used as spotlights on the deck of your boat, where they can be very useful because of the powerful lighting they provide.

FLUORESCENT LIGHTS

Fluorescent lights are still one of the most popular choices for boaters because of their efficiency. However, the power of fluorescent lights is sometimes inadequate to be able to provide the right amount of lighting for your cabin.

The best cabin lights can set the ambience of your boat as relaxing as you planned your trip to be. I like to have a few options between soft lighting and an option using fluorescent lights to really light up the cabin required.


 

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John Steele
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John loves cooking at home and outdoors, travelling, fishing and discovering a new life. He's got loads of experience he wants to share while he adventures through retirement.