24 volt lights

Installing energy efficient lighting can save a great deal of energy, and can thus significantly increase how far you can stretch the power produced by your solar array or wind turbine. Indeed, there it is entirely possible that fitting energy saving lighting could tip the balance between regularly having to top up one's battery bank with a generator and succeeding in subsisting entirely on the energy produced by your renewable sources.

Given that it is almost invariably cheaper to purchase energy efficient appliances rather than the additional soalr or wind capacity which would be required to run those appliances energy-hungry conventional counterparts, that one can really consider buying efficient lighting as equivalent to a very cost effective way of increasing the size of your renewables system.

The two main options for energy saving lighting are fluorescent and LED.

Our fluorescent lights are produced by Labcraft, who have been producing similar units for over 40 years. They are a market leading company who have built their position on the reliability and superior build quality of their products. Their lights are specifically designed to be run from 12 and 24V lead-acid battery banks, which makes them ideally suited to service in boats and caravans.

LEDs are a particularly effective way of spotlighting dark corners in boats and motorhomes. They consume only one fifth of the energy of their tungsten filament equivalent and can be expected to enjoy a working life around ten times greater than that of their tungsten filament equivalent.

4 models available

Fluorescent

£33.50

Labcraft Trilite 24V

Trilite

Crystalite XL16

Pearl SL8

Pearl SL13

The Trilite is a compact fluorescent light with fittings for up to three 8W tubes. As standard this comes fitted with just one tube, making it the most efficient of the range at only 8W power consumption, but up to two more can be added either at purchase or later if greater light intensity is required in the future.
2 models available

LED

£30

Labcraft Orion 522mm 24V LED Strip

Orion 522mm

Orion 1000mm

The Orion is a highly versatile, energy efficient light which can be used for a variety of applications; lighting under counters, in cabinets, or simply as additional ambient light. The 522mm strip is fitted with 30 high intensity LEDs, providing plenty of light even in dark corners.