Task Lighting

type of lighting

Definition of Task Lighting

Task lighting is a type of lighting used in areas where a specific task is completed. For example, reading, cooking, or preparing bait on the boat’s bait board.

It’s the most functional layer of lighting and therefore shines a brighter white light than ambient lighting and has a narrow directed beam that can illuminate a great distance away from the light source.

Another highly useful characteristic of task lighting is adjustability.

Think about it: if you’re at a worktable or you’re reading, it’s helpful to be able to angle the light closer to the task at hand.

Here is a table compiling types of task lighting that work well in a boat.

Task Lighting Fixture Specs Application

JACOB LED Reading Light from Apex Lighting

JACOB LED Reading Light

  • Adjustable from side to side and up and down
  • Available in Daylight or Warm White light output
  • Voltage: 10-30V DC
  • Power consumption: 2.5 W
  • IP40 (not water proof)
Mounted on the wall above a booth, berth or desk

Lumitec Octane Spread Light from Apex Lighting

Lumitec Octane Spread light

  • Power consumption: 15W
  • Voltage: 10-30V DC 1000 Lumens
  • Rotates 180º in each direction and 20º up/down
  • Available in Brushed or Black finish
  • Lights up the area around the swim platform to make night swimming safe
  • Wakeboard tower light for greater visibility while loading, unloading, docking, or trailering

LED Waterproof Ribbon 16' Roll from Apex Lighting

LED Waterproof Ribbon 16' Roll

  • Voltage: 12V DC
  • Power consumption: 1.40 watts per foot
  • Fully waterproof for boat use
  • 16’ long, can be cut at every 2”
  • Comes with 3M backing tape for mounting
  • Available in Warm White, Cool White or Blue
  • Courtesy lighting
  • Under gunnels
  • Under cabinets
  • Stairs Closets or lockers
Super Bright LED Engine Room Light from Apex Lighting

Super Bright LED Engine Room Light

  • Waterproof IP65
  • Cool white light output 1154
  • Lumens Voltage:10-30V DC
  • Power consumption: 18W
  • Engine room
  • Utility room

“I installed one of these in my Hatteras Double Cabin last weekend, and it is the brightest engine room light I have seen. We can see everything down there for the first time.” JPC, United States

Example of Task Lighting in a Sentence

"The standard lamp and shade is general lighting, while a desk lamp is considered task lighting."

Synonyms: directional lighting

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