Forespar ML-2 Combination Deck / Bow Light
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Forespar ML-2 Combination Deck / Bow Light

The Forespar ML-2 combination deck and bow light system mounts on the forward part of a sailboat mast. Assembly includes a deck light to illuminate the foredeck for crew forward and a steaming light to signify a sailboat under engine power.

The ML-2 light features a durable molded polymer housing assembly with an adaptable wraparound mounting apron to accommodate virtually any mast surface curvature. For 12V systems.

$85.11 / ea
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  • Bow Light meets Coast Guard requirements for yachts up to 65' LOA
  • Separate Switching
  • 10 Watt Bow Light Bulb is easily replaceable (WN-211).8 amps
  • Deck Light features identical to ML-1
  • Provided with 6" of triple-lead wire
  • Weighs 7 oz., measures 5-3/4" vertically
  • New molded body
  • Available in black finish only


The ML-2 light has been completely retooled to provide better access for bulb replacement. At the same time, the deck light/bulb assembly has been greatly improved with a new prismatic reflector for enhanced deck illumination.

BRAND: Forespar
Bulb Type: Incandescent
Type: Flood & Spreader Lights
2.0 3

top of unit gets knocked off regularly


I had the combo light installed on the mast for a 31' trimaran. The unit lasted 2 weeks before a flapping halyard took off the top lens. I've read other reviews where the same problem is mentioned. New lens can be had for $16 and $16 shipping. The light works well, and does have separate switching, but what good is it on a sailboat if it can't stand up? Forespar makes a "chafe guard" for $50 you can put over it to protect it from line damage. Wish I had known that first. I'll try wrapping the lens onto the housing with multiple layers of tape to see if that can get me through a season.


New Jersey

Works fine


I replaced the bottom bulb with a 3 watt led. It lights up a good part of the foredeck, and the draw is so little I can leave it on when I go ashore.




didn't cut it!


The design promises a lot. I still don't understand how it can have separate switching.... After a few years on the sea the entire unit has siezed up. I had to soak the whole thing in WD-40 to get it open. In the upper unit, the O-Ring had broken and the inside became encrusted in salt. The reflecting foil is now scored and dull. Not sure if it can be salvaged.

Bayliner Bill

Newfoundland, Canada


Forespar ML-2 Combination Deck / Bow Light



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