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.
Outstanding. Very easy to install and not expensive.
Very hard to play install on top of the mast, strobe mode doesn’t work.
Staff Comment: Strobe mode is intentionally difficult to trigger so accidental SOS calls are not made. Once the fixture is in Tri-Color mode, remove power from the fixture for 5-10 seconds then turn it back on. This will trigger the SOS mode (any less will result in Tri-Color, any more will reset to the 360 All-Round Anchor).
Excellent light, but you need to get use to the on-off timing sequence to go from light to light. I also wish the light's pedestal was a little more substantial and taller.