|Inductive Power Transfer - Straight out of Star Trek|
NightWatch Marine – Product Knowledge
Wins Best New Product Award @ Newport Boat Show
Guest Blog by Alex Winter
NightWatch Marine is a rather new and innovative company that has invented a very practical alternative to lighting your boat. Traditionally, installing lights on your vessel has not been an easy task. It requires drilling, running cables, wiring the cables, etc. The end results are rewarding, giving your boat quite a modern and edgy look, but that’s a lot of work for 'a few lights.'
Well, work no more with NightWatch’s LED light system. These innovative lights allow boat builders and owners to install new LED lights without drilling holes. Let me say that again, no more drilling holes in your boat! How is that possible you ask? Well that's where the magic happens.
The key to this technology is called inductive power transfer. That is the transmission of electrical energy from a power source to an electrical load without conductors. In layman’s terms, that means the lights use a wireless transmission to power on and off. You simply take the light and stick it to a desired position or place on your boat. Then you place the sending unit on the other side of the surface, preferably hidden. The sending unit gets wired directly into your 12 volt power supply. It’s that simple. Fiberglass, teak, wood, paneling, or most other boat materials will not interrupt the signal. The only surface NightWatch recommends not to mount is metal, because it will cause interference.
|The sending unit mounts behind virtually any surface and wires into a 12v system.|
NightWatch offers three different classes of lights catered to fit specific needs and applications. I am very impressed with their competitive price point as well, at $39 - $43 US Dollars per light. By comparison, competitive LED solutions can be anywhere upwards of $125 per unit!
|Three classes of lights for every application.|
The prestigious Newport International Boat Show awarded NightWatch the Best Product Award for 2014. This product’s use of technology is furthering the pursuit of safety, styling and great value for boaters. It is exciting to see this advancement and also to think of where this technology will take the future of boating in years to come. The company plans to have product availability by October 2014.
Here are the specifications:
- Water proof IP68 Rated
- LED long lasting lights (in your choice of color).
- Includes the inductive transmitters.
- Easy Install (all parts included.)
For more information, visit nightwatchmarine.com.
Alex Winter, his family, and their Bayliner 3988 'Oceannie' can be found cruising the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound. Instagram at @b0st0n11