The right searchlight on board. The spotlight is extremely helpful and necessary especially while driving a yacht at night through foggy or misty weather. It can also serve as a signal to other vessels or as a pathfinder as well. The boat's spotlight should have a high light output and a certain degree of pivotability. SVB offers both firmly attachable spotlights and portable handheld spotlights.
What are the IP protection classes for water protection? An example: The level of protection for the Hella Marine Deck spotlight is waterproof to IPX7 - this means that it is resistant to any thing from strong water jets up to temporary submersion. The SVB electronics specialists have compiled a list of water safety classes for you here:
IP (IP = International Protection) for water protection
IP X0 = No protection
IP X1 = Protection against dripping water
IP X2 = Protection against dripping water when the enclosure is tilted up to 15°
IP X3 = Protection against falling spray water up to 60° from the vertical
IP X4 = Protection against splashing water
IP X5 = Protection against water jets (nozzle) from any angle
IP X6 = Protection against powerful water jets
IP X7 = Protection against temporary submersion
IP X8 = Protection against prolonged submersion
IP X9 = Protection against water during high pressure / steam jet cleaning
The 'X' stands as the placeholder for the information concerning the unit's protectability against the penetration of foreign bodies, here the numbers from 0 (no protection) to 6 (dust-tight) are possible in practice.