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ICON 4x4s Partner with Lumitec for Incredible Interior Lighting Design

In today’s world, industrial auto producers have abandoned fine craftsmanship and authenticity through mass production. ICON, however, is exclusively dedicated to crafting vehicles that inspire!


In the tradition of hand-built motor vehicles such as Bentley Mulliner, Facel Vega, and Pegaso, ICON focuses on creating rolling artistic masterpieces that are designed to last for decades. Without cutting a single corner, and through meticulous attention to detail, these wonders on wheels are assembled using only the highest quality, premium components. And when ICON set out to attain this same level of quality in lighting accessories for their custom builds, they turned to Lumitec to deliver a one-of-a-kind lighting experience.

One of our most popular builds are our ICON BR’s, restored and heavily modified vintage Ford Broncos,” explains Jonathan Ward, founder of ICON. “We often source quality content from well beyond the usual automotive suppliers to elevate our design and quality. Lumitec is part of what makes our products distinct.”

By partnering with Lumitec, ICON delivers a unique interior experience through a sleek lighting solution that is both functional and hardy. The cast stainless steel half-round housings which provide a stylish and durable exterior to the high performance LED bulbs held within, made the Lumitec Andros LED lights the ideal choice in ICON’s revamped Ford Broncos. This collaborative relationship between ICON and Lumitec has resulted in a jaw-dropping interior illumination scheme that delivers optimal lighting performance with superior longevity, and provides a unique ambiance that sets ICON further apart from the rest of the pack.

As with all of our sourcing challenges, we find so many brands focus on value engineering over quality engineering and manufacture,” says Ward. “Brands like Lumitec stand out as one of the few that care and develop quality products designed to perform and last! When you care more about quality than buying the cheapest possible solution, consider Lumitec!

ICON 4x4s are truly in a class of their own. Conceptualized with an eye towards classic styling, but with the power and handling of modern performance, ICON is unrelenting in their pursuit of perfection. And with such common goals at the forefront of their respective company’s objectives, the partnership between Lumitec and ICON was truly an organic thing.

Quality knows quality, and all over the world, Lumitec lighting products are sought out by professionals and enthusiasts who put quality at the top of their priority list. Whether for vehicles, marine vessels, terrestrial applications, or custom solutions, Lumitec’s team of experts deliver premium lighting products that are designed to amaze and built to last.

Learn more about Lumitec interior lighting quality by visiting us online today!

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Lumitec Minute Expert: IP Ratings – What Are They?

IP stands for Ingress Protection and is an international standard for many electronic devices, but what is it really? Learn more about IP ratings and how to better understand what they mean.

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Lumitec Minute Expert: Drilling & Screwing Fiberglass

If you’re like us, you’ve mounted a lot of things on your boat over the years and had mixed results. We’re here to give you some tips that will help you mount like a pro. You want to get that new GPS or fish finder on your boat and get on out there! So you grab your drill and start drilling right? Not so fast! If you go in to the fiberglass with a regular twist drill a number of things can happen:

  • chipping from the drill bit itself
  • Gelcoat chips away during screwing

How do you get around it?

  • start with a countersink bit. Gives a nice, clean start to hole and locate it accurately.
  • Next, pick out the bit that will go through the material for your screw. Make sure you are sizing your drill bits to match your screws.
  • Screws have major and minor diameters. You want to start with a drill bit that’s about 50% between the major and minor diameters.

It’s critically important when drilling & screwing into fiberglass to select the right bit size, start with a nice counters

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Built to Keep You Out There

Industrial Grade Performance. Reliability When You Need It Most. Trusted By The Best. #LivingLumitec #LumitecLiveBrighter. Dive in here

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Minute Expert 4 Lumens Part 2

We’re back with our Minute Expert series and the second half of what you need to know about lumens. Theses days a lot of products are coming with lumen measurements right on the package. While you might think this is good for, you, the consumer, but sometimes these measurements aren’t accurate and sometimes they are down right deceptive. We want to arm you with information to make you better equipped to make the right purchase decisions.

We take three flood lights built for a boat, truck or off-roader and put them through our integrating sphere to get the REAL measurements, not just what’s on the box.

Cold lumens, raw lumens, calculated lumens, these are all just terms used to skew the power of the lumenaire. What these terms mean is that the manufacturer has most likely taken the best case output and then multiplied by the number of emitters in the light and THEN scaled that number by the actual power of the entire lumenaire. This can overstate the advertised output of a light by more than 300 percent! Watch the video to learn what you need to know before purchasing!

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Minute Expert: Lumens Part 1 – What are they and how are they measured?

In the first two episodes of Minute Expert, we learned about wire size and voltage drop. Today we move on to learn about Lumens: what are they and how are they measured? Until recently this was a topic no one really talked about. Lumens are a measurement of a total luminous output of a fixture, not the light intensity or light utility.

LED has widely varying outputs so it’s very important to understand what you’re getting and what you need. Many products today have lumen measurements on the package, but they aren’t always accurate. However they can’t really tell you light intensity and and how brightly an object will be illuminated when pointed at it.

Lumitec’s optic lab is complete with an integrating sphere which allows us enclose the light in an extremely reflective sphere. The light is captured and directed to a sensor which ensures the measurements are accurate and repeatable. Everything matters in these tests including set up, operating environment, and even temperature of the room.

Lumitec adhere’s to strict industry LM79 standards to insure our testing is accurate.

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Performance. Reliability. Quality. What will you discover out there once the sun goes down? Turn on the Sea Blaze Underwater LEDs and find out what happens with you Live Brighter.

Check out the LEDs here

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Minute Expert: Wire Size and Voltage Drop Part 2- Constant Power Devices

In the first video on Wire Size and Voltage Drop (part one) we described why selecting the correct gauge of wire is import to ensure your electrical devices operate at their optimum capacity. In part 2 you will learn how constant power devices are effected by the choice of wire gauge.

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Lumitec Minute Expert- Wire Size & Voltage Drop Part 1

Introducing the all new “Minute Expert”- Lumitec is introducing a new series of information videos that will address the most common technical questions that arise when incorporating our products into your boat, vehicle or lighting project and can be viewed at The “Minute Expert” series will address everything from choosing the correct wire size to drilling fiberglass in short informative videos that take complex technical issues and make them simple to understand. The first episode is Wire & Voltage Drop with more to follow.

Wire Size & Voltage Drop Part 1: Are your lights, pumps, or wenches running at full operating potential? To find out if you are using the correct wiring in your boat, truck or off-roader, check out this Minute Expert clip.

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Living Lumitec: It’s About Passion

When we think of Living Lumitec, it’s about boating and marine, it’s much bigger than that. It’s about passion. We try to find people that are passionate about being an engineer. As a company one of our core driving values is to try to deliver a fulfilling, fun work environment. These things speak to not necessarily boating, these speak to the character of our employees.

We just love to be out there and together. Our fishing team is a lot of fun and that’s the point. There’s a lot of tournament teams out there and they’re hard core and they often beat us. We aren’t the most competitive fishing team, but as a team that has some pretty good anglers, a lot of fun, builds memories, tells jokes, and finds the right balance, we think we do it up right. We believe that there are things that are noble, that are right and they contribute to the overall happiness of our employees and our customers. Those are the things that matter and those are the things we are passionate about.

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Lumitec: Outshining the Competition On Both Land and Sea

Some of the hardest jobs in the world’s most oppressive environments require carefully engineered tools – tools that won’t fail or underperform when the going gets tough. Lumitec is a market leading manufacturer of LED solutions for the world’s most rugged machines and vehicles. From a small startup to a leading international LED lighting manufacturer, Lumitec is committed to expanding and innovating LED solutions to meet a growing demand across diverse sectors on both land and sea.

Lumitec is rapidly expanding, and has recently acquired a new heavy equipment customer with unique terrestrial lighting challenges. Peterson Corp. has been an Oregon corporation since 1981. The company began as Wilbur Peterson & Sons, a heavy construction company. Peterson expanded into manufacturing to develop equipment to suit their land-clearing and construction needs. The Model DD 4800, a portable Delimber-Debarker, was designed first. The Model DDC 5000, a portable Delimber-Debarker-Chipper, was developed next, followed by other portable equipment for the paper pulp industry. These machines are used in massive jobs from forestry to hurricane cleanup. Due to the large nature of these machines and job types, extreme vibrations and wet environments are common.

Lumitec has engineered an elite series of scene/flood lights with performance surpassing all other lights in their class. Engineered to perform exceptionally well under the harshest conditions, and eclipsing the output of traditional halogens, the General Area Location (GAI) light, featuring a IP67-compliant body, repels water to reduce corrosive effects on critical components. Constructed with high-quality cast metal and aluminum housings, Lumitec’s lighting solutions are designed to withstand the world’s toughest conditions. They are loaded with features, including multiple color output, dimming, and flashing options for high visibility in emergency situations and heavy weather conditions. Lumitec scene/flood lights consistently outperform and outlast the competition.

Peterson needed lights that could handle high vibration, high usage, and wet/damp environments. Nothing on the market is more durable and reliable than Lumitec’s lightweight CapriLT LED Flood Lights. These lights were specially chosen for use on two product lines, the 4710D Grinder, and 3310 Drum Chipper, due to their compact size and exceptional performance. Peterson was so impressed with the durability of Lumitec’s products that they will now be using them on all new product lines. Peterson will also be using Lumitec’s cab down lights in the interior of their truck cabs. Along with over 200+ marine OEMs, Peterson made the commitment to use the world’s most dependable and durable LED systems.

In the harshest conditions, Lumitec lights are at their best. Originally engineered for use on marine vessels in the roughest of seas, Lumitec’s driving lights are designed to perform in the harshest weather. Functional, durable and incorporating the most advanced technology, they work at lower operating temperatures while consuming less power.

To learn more about Lumitec and how they are helping improve operations in the world’s toughest environments, visit

Photos courtesy of Peterson Corp

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I’m A Boater

Boating is about being self-sufficient and saying, “I can do this.”

Boaters are the guys who get in and get their hands dirty. I’m a boater. It doesn’t matter if it’s a sport fish, a center console, or a skiff. Boaters are the guys who fix the pump when it breaks, boaters are the guys who check the oil, who get in and get their fingernails dirty. But that’s all part of the experience. It’s the whole package and with that whole package you really get true engagement.

You really can say, “This is mine and I have mastered this.”

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Living Lumitec: Salt Water Savvy

When you walk down those docks, you’re going to find people, and you’re going to quickly assess if they’re salty like you. You’re going to know if they’re a someone who just got a boat, and are kind of feeling the ropes or if they’ve been at sea for 30 years. If they’ve been at sea for 30 years, then you know they’ve been in the thick of it.

It seems like everyone has their war stories, and if you’re at sea long enough you’re going to accumulate a couple of your own. When something goes wrong, and you’re out there on your own, do you know what to do? Will you be the one who keeps a clear head? It’s about focus, preparation, and experience. It’s called being saltwater savvy. Click on the video to see what that looks like.

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Living Lumitec: Reel Life

Living Lumitec means you believe that a successful day on the water is any day you leave the dock and you come back and the only bad thing that you got is a sunburn. We are avid deep sea fishermen, so we know that the interaction between man, fish, and the ocean is almost hard to describe. It’s an anticipation and it’s a building of excitement until the fish comes… or it doesn’t. It’s that thing that’s always different and unpredictable, you kind of know what to expect, but really anything can happen. Focus, intensity, preparation… everything culminates with an exciting interaction with the fish and your buddies out there with you.

Living Lumitec is, simply, a passion for the water and a love for boating. For boaters, avid fishermen, sailors, divers or anyone who lives the marine lifestyle, getting out there in the open waters feels like taking a deep breath. Connecting with the forces of nature, putting the stress of daily life in your wake and charting your own course both day and night, that’s Living Lumitec!

#LivingLumitec #Lumitec #LumitecLighting

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VIDEO: Living Lumitec- Discover the Night

Are you "Living Lumitec?"


Living Lumitec is, simply, a passion for the water and a love for boating. For boaters, avid fishermen, sailors, divers or anyone who lives the marine lifestyle, getting out there in the open waters feels like taking a deep breath. Connecting with the forces of nature, putting the stress of daily life in your wake and charting your own course both day and night, that’s Living Lumitec!

As you teach your kids about nature’s power and learn from the ocean as you go, you see things others never witness – a pod of dolphins at play, a jaw-dropping display of bioluminescence, a constellation in sharp relief against a pitch-black sky.

Lumitec lights allow you to experience a whole other world at night. The things you can see on a dark night at sea are really special, and our lights enable you to stay out longer, explore further and enjoy a new experience that comes with night boating. Color and light add a new design dimension and are a key aspect of getting the most out of your passion for life on the water. The wind in your hair and the salt on your skin connects you to the sea, the boating experience and best parts of yourself.

Live fully, live brighter. Light up the night and start Living Lumitec.

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The Best in Underwater Lighting – Lumitec’s SeaBlazeX LED

Be the envy of everyone in the boating community this summer with underwater boat lights. Not only does Lumitec offer great illumination for all kinds of nighttime activities but they also provide flair and safety. In March 2017, named Lumitec’s SeaBlaze X LED lights the best underwater boat lights after numerous hours of research.

Completely surface mountable, the SeaBlazeX LED lights have an underwater service life of more than 50,000 hours with its bronze alloy housing. The circuitry is completely self-contained and tested to rigorous military standards for EMI, transient voltages, temperature extremes, and mechanical shock and vibration. These lights operate above water indefinitely without damage and have a lower profile and smaller footprint than most other competitor LED underwater lights. With no external circuitry and no large through-holes required, SeaBlaze X lights are a level above competitors.

Since its founding in 2007, Lumitec has gone from a small startup to a market leading international LED lighting manufacturer. Our products are built on high standards of quality, reliability and performance. The company continues to expand and innovate to meet a growing demand across diverse sectors on both land and sea. To some people, we are simply providing a product. To others, we are expanding their lifestyle.

Lumitec’s SeaBlaze X LED lights beat out these competitors:

  • AGPtek Yacht Light
  • Pactrade Marine Bright S.S.316
  • SeaSense Surface Mount
  • T-H Marine LED-51867-DP
  • Amarine Blue Cree
  • Go Green Fish LED Pucks
  • AGPtek IP68

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Refit Excellence Awards Honor Teams that Deliver Like-New Vessels to Happy Owners

Building a custom seaworthy vessel from scratch is challenging and rewarding, but perhaps an even more interesting proposition is refitting an existing boat to create something better than new. This was the challenge presented to several teams who recently garnered recognition for their outstanding efforts at the recent Refit International Exhibition & Conference in Fort Lauderdale. These teams worked together to meet unusual owner specifications and wowed judges with their unique visions. Lumitec was a proud partner in one of the award-winning refits, and congratulates all the winners.

Yacht refits are often more complicated than new constructions. The Refit Excellence Awards give the industry the opportunity to honor the people who take on these complex projects and deliver like-new vessels to happy owners,” said Jim Miller, show manager of the conference and publisher of Professional BoatBuilder magazine.

Refit teams behind the 66-foot sportfish Reel Steel, the 148-foot motoryacht Scout, the 80-foot sailing yacht Swan 80-002 and the 52-foot powerboat Cuttin’ Up received Refit Excellence Awards during the two-day conference.

The award for “Best Poweryacht Refit between 50 and 100 Feet” went to Reel Steel, submitted by Jarrett Bay Boatworks. This prized vessel re
ceived extensive updates from buggy top to props, anchor locker to underwater lighting and everything in between. Lumitec helped refit the 66-foot sportfish boat by supplying the team with Mirage down lights, Nevis engine room lights, Rail utility lights and SeaBlaze underwater lights. In addition, the iconic Hines-Farley sportfishing vessel was given new life by her owners by reconfiguring her cockpit to allow more functionality and adding two Seakeeper gyro stabilizer units.

The award for “Best Poweryacht Refit Over 100 Feet” went to Scout, submitted by Bacchus Yacht Consultancy. The award for “Best Sailing Yacht Refit” went to Swan 80-002, submitted by New England Boatworks.

Lumitec is very honored to have taken part in an award-winning boat refit. The company is committed to delivering performance, reliability, quality, and unparalleled support in all facets of business to create lighting solutions for the most extreme environments. Our reputation in the marine industry among top builders and end users is second-to-none. In our tireless pursuit of excellence, Lumitec constantly innovates new techniques where necessary. Founded in 2007, Lumitec was conceived, designed, and built to leverage new technologies in the development of innovative, high value products. This vision of who we are shapes everything about our company.

To learn more about how Lumitec can help create your vision, visit today.

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Customized Lumitec LEDs Illuminate Lexus Sport Yacht Concept

For the new 42’ Lexus Sport Yacht concept, every detail had to be perfect. The luxury carmaker was bringing its renowned penchant for quality to the boating world, and required customized components. Unfortunately, customized parts do not always lead to satisfactory results. But bespoke, crafted components were part of the brand DNA for the 42-foot luxury yacht.

One of the key feature Lexus desired was dimming LED lighting for the engine compartment. The design of the luminaires had to reflect the design aesthetic that extended even to the engine compartment, while delivering lighting that helped technicians maintain the 885 horsepower twin V8 engines.

That’s where Lumitec stepped in. Lumitec’s product development and engineering teams deliver deep technical expertise and use cutting edge technology such as the Rapid Prototype Lab, Electrical Lab, Testing Suite, and Optics Lab.

Due to Lumitec’s unique qualifications, Lexus partnered with the company to develop a custom version of the Rail2 utility lights with a 5K white dimming option for the engine compartment of the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept.

Although Lumitec’s custom products usually center on the visible light spectrum in whites and colors, the company has produced systems spanning 250nm to 900+nm, with required power from 1W to 150+W. Custom projects have ranged from as few as one piece to several thousand.

The Rail2 LED Utility Lights are water sealed and IP67 compliant, which means they are approved use in both interior and exterior applications. The Rail2 is available in a high CRI warm white and three-color versions, including red for improved night vision.

The Lexus Sport Yacht is a running “proof of concept” that extends the Lexus brand to the marine world. It features the latest technology found in the road cars, including color touchscreen panels for the cockpit controls and monitors, as well as GPS, digital charts, radar, sonar and a full galley.

The Sport Yacht was constructed with a mix of traditional yacht building techniques and hand-laid woven carbon fiber cloth and composite carbon fiber reinforced plastics used in the LFA supercar. These techniques not only improved the overall strength of the Sport Yacht, but reduced drag at high speeds and saved more than 2,000 pounds.

For such an exquisitely designed project, Lexus couldn’t call on just any lighting manufacturer. The exacting standards of Luxury on display in this Sport Yacht concept required a company similarly dedicated to precision and excellence.

Lexus called on Lumitec because their deep technical expertise, extensive resources, and on-site manufacturing make them uniquely qualified to deliver custom solutions to customers with demanding technical requirements. The Luxury Lexus Sport Yacht Concept stands as a testament to the commitment to excellence that make Lexus and Lumitec acknowledged leaders in their respective fields.

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Light Up Below, The SeaBlazeX Spectrum LED Underwater Light

Our customers asked for full color underwater lights, and we delivered. Lumitec expands the best-selling underwater light line with the full-color RGB SeaBlazeX Spectrum! Spectrum delivers 2 to 3 times the “dollars per lumen” value as all other full color underwater lights, with the same reliability, quality, and support that has made SeaBlaze the top selling LED underwater light in its class. However, Spectrum goes even further, with nearly infinite color output options and user-selectable modes, easy surface-mount, two-wire hookup and no external control boxes.

To view a detailed infographic click here.

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Own the night. The Maxillume x500

Where others make claims, Maxillume x500 delivers. 50,000 (FIFTY THOUSAND) true measured lumens. For ship board applications, fixed locations, or terrestrial vehicles, the Maxillume x500 illuminates your work space and beyond. Unlike high pressure sodium or HID, Maxillume x500 delivers clean, bright light without hot-restrike issues or work shut downs related to blown bulbs or ballasts.

Conforms to UL STD 1598, ETL Listed, fully sealed, and tested to military standards for shock and vibration.

For more information on the complete specifications download the infographic HERE

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