The blue Lumitec SeaBlazeX
lights are a good choice for underwater LED lighting
. They are well made and throw plenty of light. They are specified to consume 3.6A at 12VDC. The actual current
draw was measured to be 4.5ADC at 12.6VDC when selected to operate at continuous intensity.
The housing was painted by me w/ epoxy
, then bottom paint
The lamp housings have been electrically connected to the boat's underwater metal bonding system. I removed the factory coating for one mounting screw and used a through-bolt to permit
connection to the hull
All four holes were drilled slightly oversize, filled w/ epoxy
w/ filler, allowed to harden, then drilled the correct size. The hardware
was sealed w/ underwater sealant
The lights are wired to a new switch on the dash. I was able to locate matching switches / rockers and put this into an empty, unused blank on the dash. I disassembled the starboard engine
harness to route
this new wire through the factory harness, so the installation
Now I have more boat bling. It looks really cool underway or stopped.