Signal Mate releases LED navigational lights

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND. October 3, 2008 – From the manufacture of the “Signal Mate Controller” that makes signaling easier, and safer by automating the sound and light navigational signals, for restricted visibility and distress, announces the release of the Signal Mate’s series of LED navigational lights. The family of lights: port, starboard, stern, masthead and all-round lights are designed to make it easier, and safer for boaters that want to make the switch to LED navigational lights. These compact lights, with the optional adjustable mounting bracket, and cover plates, make it easy to retrofit most incandescent navigation light fixtures. Using the latest technology in LED’s, only a single LUXEON High Brightness (HB) K2 LED is needed to far exceed the visibility requirements, making it safer by increasing brightness. Our lights are certified to ABYC A-16, and 72 COLREGS standards for sail and power vessels, and exceeds USCG 2NM and 3NM.

Signal Mate’s series of LED navigational lights only consume 0.160/ 0.180 amps. This efficiency combined with the long life (over 50,000 hours) makes these LED lights practical for both sail and power vessels. The solid state encapsulated electronics maintains full brightness with input voltages between 9V DC, and 32V DC. The rugged design makes these navigational LED’s “Extremely Tough, and Reliable”. Our experience with Mil-Spec and IPC-A-610 specifications in electronics manufacturing since 1985 is apparent in our marine products. A five-year warranty on all navigational LED lights is our guarantee of quality assurance.

These compact lights are also ideal for portable, or emergency navigational lights. They can be used for: ocean racing vessels; towing at night; or moving and mooring barges. The optional photocell will automatically turn off the lights during daylight. These compact lights, and a battery can be stowed in a small bag for immediate use.

Signal Mate and Signal Mate’s series of LED navigational lights will be demonstrated at: the Annapolis, MD. Sailboat Show Oct. 9–13, booth # D38; St. Petersburg, FL. Sail and Power Show, Dec. 4– 7, booth  # 215; Baltimore, MD. Sail and Power Show, Jan. 21-25, booth #1313; Chicago, IL. Strictly Sail  Show, Jan. 29 – Feb. 1, 2009, booth # 462; and Oakland, CA. Strictly Sail Show, April 15-19, booth # TBA.

For additional information, contact David Horst at 410-675-4901 or email or visit us at or

By Ocean Navigator