Aqua Signal Series 23 LED Portable Navigation Lights
Aqua Signal Series 23 LED Portable Navigation Lights are for use on boats under 23 feet traveling less than 7 knots.
LED lamps consume much less energy than a standard incandescent bulb, resulting in a battery life of up to 10 times longer (proposed 100,000 hours of service life). LED navigation lights maximize visibility on the water and are better suited for the harsh marine environment than standard lights.
Aqua Signal Series 23 Lights feature a black housing and are fully buoyant. The lights are powered by 4 AA batteries (not included).
Available in an inflatable mount, bi-color bow light only.
Works great, bright and battery last long time. Just make sure you clean the deck well before attaching.
This works well if that is what you need. Super bright and sticks to the deck well. Hope this helps.
Which light base is best for aluminum canoe?
since I've not seen many canoes with a horizontal flat surface to mount a suction cup on, I would say the c-clamp (bow), u-bracket (stern), would be the best approach to take.Joe
I think I'd go with the suction cup base if the canoe has a flat spot on each end by the lift handle. Otherwise the clamp on base.
How do theses lights mount,do they screw in or sucktion mounted.Thank you Fred ?
We use these on rowing shells. The version we bought came with suction cups, which we push down onto the front and rear deck of the shell. This worked well for us.
As long as there is some smooth flat surface to press the suction cups onto that keeps the lights visible to other boats, this should work. Good luck. Marc
Thank you again.And be safe out there in the water too.I hope you can enjoy your summer on your boat.I live in upstate New York out in the wood's,and there is a ton of nice size pond's perfect for my little jonny boat.What part of the U.S. do you live in,if you don't mind me asking.Thank you again I believe them light will be perfect.I won't have to run any wire's to it.Fred
Well I just wrote you a kind of long reply and added my e-mail address and it wouldn't let it go threw so it got wiped out.I just want to say thank you for your advice.I bought the jonny boat for my son's birthday coming up the 31st of this month he'll be 16.I was lucky to find this boat for the price for I'm disabled and it's hard.I paid 250.00 for it whats nice about it the seats slide forward and back and swivel 360.The guy I bought it off of let me make monthly payments and I just got it all paid for July 1st.Last weekend at a yard sale I found a set of ore's nice one's for 5 buck's for both of them plus a trolling motor for 10 bucks can't beat that and the trolling motor works great..Now I need to save up for life jacket's and them light's.I don't mean to sound cheap but you said you donate light's to high school kids,I would be willing to pay the shipping even if the light need to be screwed on or glued or what ever way they need mounted.I just would like to have it ready for the 31st.I'm not asking for any hand outs or people to feel sorry for me but being on SSDI stink's but it help's.I've worked 17 year's in Michigan for Dupont paint Company and had a 600 pound barrow of paint fall of a fork lift going by me and messed me up good.I have so many plate's and pin's in my body it's unreal,give anything to be normal and back to work.Marc sorry I can get rambling on when I get on the computer so forgive me for the long letter.I enjoy your advice and from what you have said it sounds like you been boating awhile.I'm a singal parent for the last 16 years and this is gonna make my son so happy to finally have a jon boat.Happy boating my friend,Fred
Thank you for the advice everyone here on this site has been so good at getting back to me and I thank you again Fred
Fred,There are different choices for the mount, you would order the correct mount for your application. Mine are actually glued to the RIB. The mount is two-piece, so by pulling a pin you can remove the light for storage or clearance, leaving only a small part of the mount attached to the boat. I don't know if they have a hard mount that can be screwed into place. Looks like the options are Suction cup, glue-on, and clamp-on.Joe
Thank you very much for the advice have a great summer Fred
Thank you.I just bought a little two seater Jon boat the Sun Dolphin Sportsman for my son and I and I'm new with the boat thing so I just want to make sure I have everything in order to be safe on the water.It's nothing big 8.5 feet long 4 foot wide.Perfect for sliding in the back of the truck.Once again Thank you for the information,Fred
Hello Fred, they have a suction cup that screws into the light. Works good.
I live in Washington, DC and row on the Potomac. We have lots of boat traffic out here in the early mornings with high school, college and masters crews. Lights are absolutely essential for safety. In fact we donate these lights to high school crews to make sure they are well lit in the pre-dawn darkness. Sounds like you have some wonderful waters to row on. Enjoy! Marc
Thank you very much Fred.
Thank you very much for your advice have a great summer Fred.
Thank you very much,thats the kind I'm looking for,now I need to save up for them,Fred
Hi Fred, where can I send the lights? The ones we use have suction cups that work well for flat surfaces on the boats. Will that work on your son's jonny boat? Best, Marc
The light I purchased normally would be glued to an inflatable. I used mine on the bow of a small sailboat and simply screwed it to the deck and used silicone caulk underneath. I can attach it when I need it. This seems to work pretty well for my needs.
Has anyone else had problems with the light not sitting properly on the batteries? I haven't been able to get this to stay lit for more than a few seconds and any slight motion disconnects the light from the batteries.Thanks.
Wow that sounds weird. I will try the one I bought to see if it stays on for more than a minute. Randy
I thought it odd as well. In another review, someone noted the batteries as "easy to replace." So, I feel like I might have just gotten a couple bad units.I called Aqua Signal and they're sending over 2 replacements and will look at mine to see what went wrong. They were very easy to contact, so I'm hoping to sort it out quickly. Regardless, kind of annoying for what are essentially $50 flashlights.
It only goes together one way. Must make sure the assembly lines up on the inside so it fits correctly. There is a channel that one piece fits into as it is screwed together.
That is weird because I just left my unit on for 20 minutes and works good. The reason I bought the new LED unit is the Energizer batteries in the old unit leaked and corroded the inside. Now I use Duracell batteries in everything. Randy
Thank you, Randy.Despite using the channel, neither of the two I bought will stay lit for more than a minute. It sounds like maybe I just ended up with 2 faulty ones. Thanks again,Patrick.
There are two slots in the light body that the bulb/lens assembly must slide into. One slot in the body has a raised guide running down the middle. Align the (very small) notch in the back/bottom of the lens assembly with the raised guide in the body. This was not very obvious, but it aligns the lens assembly with the batteries. My lights have worked perfectly.
Hi Patrick,I am waiting mine to arrive. I check it out ASAP and would let you know.Regards,Bob
There is a special groove the the light bulb housing has to sit in when you put it all together. In other words the light bulb housing only goes in one direction. If that does not help then you probably have a defective light and I'm sure that the great people @ James town will exchange it for you. Hope this helps.
Don't work for long.
I have this and the all around white light for my dinghy. I don't motor at night often, but the all around white light provided a handy flashlight - when it worked. These both failed after minimal use, after 2 years. I always removed the batteries when they were not in use.Other reviewers have pointed out that it is the ON/OFF switch that fails. Too bad, as these *appear* to be waterproof (they are not) and could be backup navigation lights on any boat.
Look at the picture
Your product was misrepresented. I thought I was buying both the LED bow and stern lights asshown in the picture. Stupid me for not reading the fine print.Perhaps if you send me the LED stern light free of charge than I could write a more favorablecomment.RP
Inflatable mount won't stick to my Avon
As supplied, this product cannot be securely installed on an Avon 310 (and presumably any other Hypalon type dinghy). I can find nothing which sticks to the PVC mount. It might work on a PVC inflatable, but there's no way to know. Aqua-Signal offers no help or recommendations. I have been an Aqua-Signal user for 35+ years, but they are now on my black list.
Serves the purpose
Would be nice to have a three to four foot extension that fits a one inch flagstaff bracket
Aqua Signal Series Portagle Navigation
It looks brand new, but the on/off switch does not work. The batteries and bulb are new and work, but can't turn it on. Useless. Wasted money. Very sad. No recourse.
Old man still loves to fish
Lake Norrell, Arkansas
battery compartment on stern light filled with water after a rainstorm and rusted the contacts--won't work-threw it away
Thousand Islands NY
I felt as "Bright" as the light"
They are readily attached and removed for storage. Extremly well built for the HARSH environment of water Fresh and SALT. Installing battery's is a snap and the Hard Rugged case will handle any ACCIDENTAL drops. $ Money well spent..
Very well made product
Very well made product. The lights are bright and easy to install. My only complaint is that the wing nuts provided to attach the stern light pole were not the right threads for the nuts provided. A minor issue but never the less a little annoying.
They may be buoyant, but I've had two that rusted out inside. Not worth the money!
Aqua Signal Series 23 LED Portable Navigation Lights