Selection Guide

Marine Cabin Light Selection Tips

  • How to Select Energy Efficient Lights +

    A very wide variety of cabin lighting is available. The proper selection can make a big improvement in the livability of your boat. We hope these selection tips will help you select the lighting best suited to your needs, whether it be Alpenglow lights or another brand or style. The following articles answer most of the questions we receive about choosing the best cabin lights for any situation.

  • Types of Cabin Lights +

    A very wide variety of cabin lighting is available. The proper selection can make a big improvement in the livability of your boat. We hope this guide will help you select the lighting best suited to your needs, whether it be Alpenglow lights, or another brand or style.

    Cabin lights can be divided into two basic types: area lighting and spot lighting. Round dome lights and most fluorescent lights are

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  • LEDs for Night Vision +

    The night-vision option for our Overhead Lights now uses state-of-the-art Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) for the red light. We use Superflux LEDs which are bright enough for reading. Power consumption is an incredibly low 1/15 amp (65 ma) on red. It would take 20 amps to get the same red light from an incandescent bulb! With the dual-power option, you also have a low level red for minimum night-vision impact.

    This

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  • What About White LEDs? +

    White LEDs have been making slow but steady progress, and we believe that they are now suitable for interior marine lighting applications. We've been testing and building prototypes for over ten years, and they finally have reached the point where they are good enough for use in Alpenglow Lights.

    Efficiency: The amount of hype and misinformation surrounding white LEDs has been truly amazing. It's not uncommon to see statements like

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