I’m just back from my annual trip to the Annapolis Boat Show and my duties as a judge for the Cruising World Magazine Boat of the Year contest. One of the many things I noticed that has gone beyond mere “trending” and has finally gone mainstream is the use of LED lighting for just about everything. Navigation lights, interior lights, underwater lights, mood lighting, search lighting you name it, LED’s have taken over the boating world. This year I noticed that many of the boats we tested had LED strip lights integrated into the overhead of dodgers to provide exterior lighting while hanging out in the boat’s cockpit after dark. Nice stuff. To that end, I think a lot of DIYers are going to be adding these low power draw lights to their older boats. Well, our friends at IMTRA have just announced some new lights that will help facilitate this upgrade to older boats or improve a new boat. The press release below will explain these new additions to IMTRA’s already comprehensive line of LED lighting products.
IMTRA, the leading manufacturer and importer of quality marine products, announced today a range of 2-wire LED lights. Ideal for retrofits and popular with boat builders, the new IMTRA LED lights are available in ten models to accent any décor. Their 2-wire design makes installation easy, providing cost savings and energy efficiency to refits and new builds alike.
Featuring the signature high-quality IMTRA design, the new 2-wire LED lights offer smooth dimming using Vimar switches and the new IMTRA dimmer module. IMTRA also offers LED choices in cool, neutral and warm color temperatures to best illuminate and highlight the different living and work areas of a vessel. With a simple 2-wire design and trim rings that fit over many legacy lighting hole sizes, the new lights reduce installation time. A variety of trim rings styles, profiles and finishes complement any interior and create a modern, cohesive look.
“We originally designed our 2-wire LED lights for the refit market; however, with features such as smooth dimming and a variety of light color tones, they have become extremely popular with boat builders too,” says Colby Chevalier, lighting specialist with IMTRA. “Whether new build or refit, we are confident our stylish new range of 2-wire lights will be a welcome addition to any yacht interior.”
IMTRA’s range of 2-wire LED lights are fully sealed, IP65 rated, operate in an input voltage range of 10 to 40VDC and feature current controlled drive circuitry. Fully compatible with IMTRA’s single and dual channel PowerLED Controllers, they offer single color or bi-color dimming control with a single switch that pair the primary white shades with either red or blue LED depending on the application. Both screw and spring mounting options are available. Manufactured with the highest quality components, the 2-wire LED lights are backed by a 5-year warranty.
Pricing and Availability
IMTRA’s new line of 2-wire LED lights start at $79 and are now available through IMTRA’s network of marine retailers, shipyards and marine retrofitters throughout the United States, as well as online www.imtra.com. For more information on IMTRA 2-wire lights, its line of LED lighting, IMTRA or its entire product line, please call 508-995-7000 or visit at www.imtra.com.