Enlightening yacht innovation
Typically to install underwater lighting, yacht owners have to decide whether to go through the hull, which creates a large hole, or to get it surface mounted at the expense of water penetration.
Now BGB SILS (Submersible Inductive Lighting System) has developed a new way of installing underwater lights that requires no drilling and can offer similar water penetration to some leading thru-hull lighting models. The company is now in the testing stages of development before releasing it to the public.
SILS operates by having the primary unit (the housing for all the inverter electronics and communication control) on the inside of the yacht, lined up with the secondary unit (the luminaires and drive circuitry) on the exterior of the yacht. Both units are positioned in place by marine grade adhesive.
James Tupper sales and marketing manager at BGB SILS told Yachting Pages Media Group about the feedback he has received from the yachting industry, “All feedback has been 100% positive, from CEOs of major boat manufacturers through to captains, marinas, shipyard owners and even our competitors.
“In the early days of development back in 2012/13 we visited Sunseeker to show them an initial concept, the feedback they gave us inspired us to continue development and gave us the confidence to continue the investment in the R&D.”
As with any state-of-the-art technology, a great deal of investment has gone into developing it, however it aims to be price competitive to the higher end thru-hull lights currently on the market.
SILS is to be released on the market once full testing has been completed in late summer 2016.
For information, visit BGB SILS