New innovative underwater lights require no drilling

New innovative underwater lights require no drilling

A British lighting manufacturer is introducing a new light that mounts using electromagnetic induction. This eliminates the necessity to drill any holes to mount lights, which has the potential to revolutionise underwater lighting for boats.

The company BGB, is introducing the BGB Submersible Inductive Lighting System (SILS) uses induction contactless technology to power the LEDs used within the exterior light.

Electromagnetic induction is the near field wireless transmission of electrical energy between two coils that are tuned to resonate at the same frequency. The two coils may exist as a single piece of equipment or comprise two separate pieces of a singular unit.

BGB SILS operates by having the primary unit (the housing for all the inverter electronics and communication control) on the inside of the marine vessel, lined up with the secondary unit (the luminaires and drive circuitry) on the exterior of the vessel. Both units are positioned in place by marine grade adhesives.

The operator can tune into the surrounding SILS wifi zone (approx 50m) with their tablet or mobile device and control the RGB-W coloured LEDs with a simple slide of a finger.

SILS does not require any drilling or penetration of the hull in any way (an obvious benefit of using induction systems in the marine industry). The lights can be easily retrofitted without fear of leaks or bad workmanship by an outside electrician and gives peace of mind that the vessel has not been weakened in any way with a hole.

BGBs manufacturing expertise and technological know-how has been the driving force behind patenting the inductive control technology. This allows BGB to be the only underwater lighting manufacturer to be able to offer control of inductive power transfer for lighting within the maritime industry.

The benefits for boaters are obvious and include;

  • No penetration / No drilling of hull required
  • Longer life LEDs – no need for lamp changing
  • Single colour LED option available
  • Streamline shape to reduce drag
  • Ultimate choice of colour to match moods, water conditions, fishing patterns or just general fun
  • Up to 50 light units per control system
  • Easy to change colours via smart phone and tablet devices via a BGB App
  • No need for extra control systems such as DMX – BGB system all inbuilt (Upgrade version – not yet
  • Cool Polymer housing is used for thermal conductivity to provide proven superior corrosion resistance over 316 Stainless Steel, marine bronze or hard anodised aluminium

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