Marine News from the Great Lakes

The Future is Bright with OceanLED

Published: Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:00 am

In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of underwater LED lights available on the market. While they look good on the shelf in their shiny packaging, the old saying “you get what you pay for” rings true.

When buying underwater lights, you need to consider the following points:

  1. Does the light have optics?

Bespoke optics focus the beam and increase the light penetration in the water.

  1. What is the beam shape?

A 50 ̊ circular beam means a significant amount of the light is lost into the air and into deep water. A rectangular beam gives an excellent surface beam angle with a focused side beam giving increased penetration.

  1. How bright is the light?

Make sure to compare like for like. The best number to use is Fixture Lumens (not Lumens). Dual color or RGB color lights are not as bright as the single color version so ensure you know the brightness of the model you are buying.

  1. What material is it?

Lights made from a material like Alu Bronze perform better and can be driven harder as the material helps spread the heat into the water.


OceanLED, the original underwater LED light company, recently launched the Sport Series, which tick all these criteria.

The Sport Series features advanced, bespoke optics that produce a rectangular 90 ̊ top beam and 20 ̊ side beam giving superior water penetration. Made from Alu Bronze, the lights perform consistently and look great.

The Sport S3116s is available in either Ultra White or Midnight Blue, outputting a stunning 5,000 Fixture Lumens and costs $499.

The S3124s is a dual colour light (Ultra White or Midnight Blue) that outputs 3,000 Fixture Lumens and costs $529.

For more information, visit

tags: Lighting

Go back | Show other stories