Smart LED Tri-Color, Anchor Light, and Strobe (N3-TRI-CMB)
THIS AMAZING 2-WIRE LED LAMP IS A TRI-COLOR, 360 DEGREE ALL-ROUND ANCHOR LIGHT, AND SOS STROBE IN A SINGLE COMPACT FIXTURE.
While this looks like an ordinary anchor light fixture, proprietary LED technology makes it function as a Tri-Mode fixture. Switching between an LED anchor light, an LED tri-color, and a high intensity emergency strobe light has never been easier with our simple 2-wire design. Circuitry based operation allows for all modes to work with your existing wiring and switch.
A built-in dusk to dawn photocell turns the anchor light on and off to conserve power (active only in anchor light mode).
Tri-colors are used for enhanced safety by greatly enhancing visibility of your boat when sailing offshore at night. The have Red and Green (port and starboard) 112.5° sectors facing forward, on the boats center-line, and a 135° white sector facing aft. Every offshore cruiser needs one, but many cruisers forgo installing one because of the expensive fixtures and the significant hassle of additional wiring up the mast, extra fuses, switches, and deck glands needed.
Our LED Tri-Mode has all these features in one fixture thanks to its smart LED bulb with an on-board micro-processor. Memory functions allow for the bulb to detect on/off intervals as shown in the product video. Default is the photocell anchor light mode, followed by the Tri-Color mode. The S.O.S. strobe has an additional delay required between switching to prevent inadvertent activation.
A flexible mounting arrangement allows it to be mounted on a pole (1/2" PVC pipe), or on a flat surface using the included spacer, stainless steel screws, and nylock nuts. See pictures.
The two wires going to your existing anchor light are all that is needed. Your anchor light switch will control the modes, so there are no more wires, switches or fuses to add!
This fixture exceeds all of the requirements under COLREG 72 for both All-Around Anchor and Tri-Color use on boats up to 20 Meters.
- 2NM Visibility
- 12V/24V Operation (10-30VDC)
- 0.10A @ 12V - All-Around Anchor Light Mode
- 0.15A @ 12V - Tri-Color Mode
- 0.60A @ 12V (intermittent)- Strobe Mode
- 60mm x 90mm (2-3/8" x 3-9/16")
- 8" wiring pigtail, no polarity required
- Mounts to flat surface, with 3 screws, or can be pole mounted. Pole mount allows extending the height with user supplied 1/2" PVC plumbing pipe and fittings.
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For $109 you get an LED anchor light with photocell to turn off/on at dawn & dusk automatically, a tri color navigation light, and SOS strobe - with housing! Uses only two wires like a traditional anchor light. It’s an amazing product.
I installed the bulb and fixture on my boat, that's my mast-top picture in this ad. The base fits perfectly on USspars mast-top light bases. With the clear lens cover the bulb is very bright in both modes. The bulb sits in the fixture at a slight angle, but that does not effect performance. I painted the sensor over because I use the 360 white light before dusk as part of my nav light display.
The bulb seems great so far, but honestly I think I am just going to discard the housing. It does not seem very sturdy, the wiring is not marine grade tinned wire, and every time it is jostled the light flicks on and off due to loose connections inside the housing that I can't do anything about (and worse yet, this can make it switch modes or go into SOS strobe mode)