From chocks and steaming lights to toroidal transformers, the world of boats and marine lighting can sometimes seem quite foreign.

Moreover, boating requires unfailing attention to detail, especially when it comes to proper lighting and safe navigation.

Where do you start and how do you master the terminology and precise requirements for marine navigation and lighting?

This is where the expertise of Apex Lighting comes in. Since 1999, we’ve been immersed in boat and dock lighting, delivering great products and experiences backed by great people.

Whether you are a seasoned boater or new to the world of marine vessels, the Apex Lighting terminology guide is an essential resource, as it aims to demystify the seemingly endless array of technical terms and specifications.

By the end of this guide, you will have a comprehensive understanding of:

  • Regulatory safety requirements for boat and marine lights
  • Technical fundamentals of LED lighting
  • Appropriate application of various lighting techniques and fixtures for marine lighting

Boat Basics

Types of Lighting

Types of Boat Lights

Fittings and Fixtures

Lighting 101

LED 101