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Dark docks are dangerous, there’s no question about it. Especially if you’ve been having sundowners out on the water.
According to research, darkness increases the risk of accidents by 30% in urban areas, and 50% in rural areas. Docks in themselves are ideal places for accidents to happen, especially if you throw in a swaying boat. Come nightfall, and it suddenly becomes very easy to misplace your footing.
Fortunately, there is a simple solution to the dangers of a dark boat dock. All you have to do is install some dock lighting. However, the type of lighting you choose is important.
Regular dock lighting can be expensive and complicated to install. Solar lighting on the other hand can save you both money, time, and—you guessed it—electricity.
Want to know all of the reasons why lighting up your dock with made in the USA solar DokLites is a smart move? Keep reading, your pole will thank you.
Why Light up Your Boat Dock?
Before we get into all the reasons why solar dock lighting (and DokLites in particular) are the ideal lighting solution for your dock, let’s take a look at why lighting up your boat dock is a good idea in the first place.
There are two main reasons why dock lights are important. The first is dock safety for yourself and others. The second is security.
As we mentioned, and you probably already know—docks aren’t the safest places as it is. They can be wet, slippery, and if you fall off a dock you could face serious injuries. Add a docked boat to the medley, and people trying to get on and off it, and the chances of an accident are even likely.
If you or others are using your dock at night, there is still more room for accidents to happen.
Besides this, lighting up your dock may also help with security threats. Boats of any kind aren’t cheap, and neither are their fittings. If somebody decides to jack a winch, an GPS, an outboard engine, or just about anything off your boat, you’ll have to fork out to replace it.
Marine GPS units aren’t cheap, so when it comes to thievery and vandalism on docks, prevention is better than cure.
The Benefits of DokLites
Any type of lighting is better than no lighting on a dock. However, with conventional boat dock lighting fixtures, getting them installed can be costly and complicated.
Not so with solar DokLites. Let’s take a look at the benefits of DokLites and why they are a cheaper, easier, and smarter alternative to regular dock lighting.
Easy to Install
One of the big benefits of DokLites is how easy they are to install. You don’t have to be an electrician or have any wiring knowledge. Because there is no wiring to do.
Because solar DokLites run on the power of the sun, you don’t need to install wiring or cabling. All you have to do is screw them onto your dock.
On the other hand, regular dock lighting that relies on a power source will require you to run electricity to your dock. What’s more, all the cabling used needs to be specially protected against the elements. Salt, sun, water, and wiring don’t mix well, so it’s essential your wiring’s protected.
Because of this, even if you have some experience with electrical wiring, it’s usually best to call in an electrician to install regular boat dock lights. This, of course, drives up the total cost of the dock lighting.
No Power Source Required
We just said it, but we’ll say it again. With solar-powered DokLites you don’t need a power source. This means that you can install them anywhere.
Is your dock some distance away from an electricity source? If so, no problem.
Don’t want to dig ditches and lay cables just so you can throw some light on your dock at night? Well, with DokLites, you don’t have to.
Besides being super convenient to install, solar DokLites are energy efficient as well. Because they get their power from the sun, this means they will improve your property’s energy efficiency.
Installing extra lighting is usually not very green. However, with solar-powered marine dock lights, you’ll be choosing an environmentally friendly solution that does not consume electricity.
Another perk of solar-powered DokLites is they are a cost-effective solution. While the lights themselves cost a similar amount to regular boat dock lighting fixtures, DokLites are engineered to the highest quality criteria. Government and military criteria to be exact!
The reason why is because our DokLites are crafted to a patented design using both aerospace and military-grade technology.
The result? Dock lighting solutions that will last for decades. Built to withstand hurricane conditions, if you maintain your DokLites they will last you for years and years.
Besides being ultra long-lasting, DokLites also save you money in installation costs and electricity bills. Altogether, this makes for some substantial savings.
Besides these, depending on what state you live in, you might also be eligible for a solar rebate when you purchase solar boat dock lights. To find out whether you can claim a rebate, check out this site.
Made in the USA
Lastly, DokLites are 100% made in the USA. This means they are made to high standards, and support the American economy.
By purchasing made in the USA dock lights, you will be supporting our workforce and a less polluted environment, and investing in a product that will stand the test of time.
Go With the 100% Made in the USA Marine Solar-Powered Lights
Solar dock lighting solutions offer a number of benefits, such as ease of installation, cost savings, sustainability, and more. With DokLite products, you get to access these benefits at a highly competitive price, while supporting products that are made in the USA.
Are you ready to get your boat dock lit up—the easy and eco-friendly way? If so, go ahead and browse our range of DokLite solar products today.
Have any questions about our products? Simply contact us and we will be happy to help.