Fishing & Boating News

Solar Lights Adds Nightlight Ambience

by: Martin Flory Group,

Photo by D
(Mar 17, 2015 - Hayward, CA )

It's great to add lighting without drilling holes, running wires or worrying about draining batteries. The RailLight from Davis Instruments provides up to eight hours of illumination on a full charge, brightening boats, homes, decks or areas around pools and fountains. Fully marinized, it automatically turns on at night and off during the day.

The RailLight comes in two models, Mini and Premium. The Mini has two LEDs with an on/off switch, while the Premium version has four LEDs and a high/low/off switch function.


Both models use FastSolar™ technology which recharges the internal battery in overcast and cloudy conditions. Even when the switch is in the off position, the battery continues charging. Each light features a stainless steel cap and post, UV resistant polycarbonate lens, nylon mount fittings, waterproof switching and fully sealed electronics.


RailLight is ideal for mounting on boarding steps, ladders, biminis, awnings, dock posts, walkways and picnic tables or near dock lockers, utility boxes, BBQs and swim platforms. They can easily be taken ashore for nights on the beach. If the boat loses power, the RailLight can serve as an emergency light or signal beacon. It floats if dropped in the water.


The Premium model comes with a complete QuickMount system, allowing it to be installed three different ways. The rail mount hardware can be used on any round railing from .65" to 1.25" in diameter. The surface mount can be installed vertically or horizontally, while the threaded nylon c-clamp can be clamped to any wooden rail, table, tender or chair arm up to 2" thick. The QuickMount system can be purchased separately for RailLight Mini, which only includes mounting hardware for round rails from .65 to 1.25" in diameter. Also, three rubber shims come with both models to allow tight fittings.


Davis Instruments' RailLight Premium has a retail price of $39.99, while the RailLight Mini is priced at $29.99.


Contact Davis Instruments, 3465 Diablo Ave., Hayward, CA  94545. 510-732-9229; Fax: 510-732-9188. info@davisnet.com.