Definition of Anchor Lights
See All Round Lamp
An anchor light is the visible light on a boat when it is anchored at night to provide better visibility and safety.
The navigation light must be visible from a 360-degree angle and a distance of 2 NM and positioned above all other navigation lights at the highest point of the vessel.
At no point may the light be obstructed by a person or object.
An anchor light may seem like a superfluous battery drain, but it can save you from avoidable liabilities.
For instance, if another boat crashed into your boat at night and you had no anchor lights on, you would be liable for the damages.
Going the energy efficient LED route is a great way to ensure that your vessel is compliant with safety regulations while reducing power consumption. Below are a few anchor lamp options.
|LED Anchor Lamp
Example of Anchor Lights in a Sentence
"Many anchor lights must be visible from 2 nautical miles, which is why they’re usually placed on a steel pole, higher than any other navigational lights. "
Synonyms: all round light
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