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Product of the Week: small but important, a good working light

'Do you look like this?'    .

Do you look like THIS when you are working in the engine room? Notice all the bright light is behind this poor frustrated cruising sailor, who actually has the engine light turned on! What you need is the brightest possible job to make life easier when you have your head down in the engine room.

Hella’s light for dark working areas -  .. .  
That's where this week's Product of the Week comes in. I can't tell you how many engine rooms I have examined (mostly when boat shopping) and noticed that the lighting in the engine room is inadequate.

Not only is it frustrating, but working in a dimly lit engine room can be even unsafe. DuraLed Engine Room & Utility Lighting from Hella marine brightens, not only engine rooms, but all dark corner work areas with an ultra-wide spread of crisp white light. Proper, purpose-built lights will keep you smiling through even the dirtiest job - and you won't have to drag leads around the boat to shine a light on a job.

So that the switch is easy to find, an optional new ON/OFF switch on the lamp face is controlled by pressing the center Hella logo.

Purpose built to withstand the rigors of the damaging marine environment, the lights are completely sealed. Lenses are made of UV- and impact-resistant acrylic with a heavy-duty nylon shroud. Their durable construction and bright, 12-LED white or warm white output are suitable for interior or exterior applications.

Hella must know how precious power is to the cruising sailor, because power consumption is a mere 2.5W.

The manufacturer tells us that Hella marine's Multivolt circuitry provides uniform illumination across inputs from 12-24V DC even under severe voltage fluctuations. DuraLed lamps are reverse polarity and spike protected and won't blink or flicker.

The surface-mounted lamps measure approximately 140mm x 65mm x 32mm. Each light is pre-wired with 500mm of twin core marine cable.

If your local marine store does not stock them, you can contact Hella by emailing, learn more about the product on at, or scroll down the list of countries here to find your country's distributor:

Boat Paint Center
Christian Beccacece
Av. Libertador 2434
San Fernando
Buenos Aires 1646

Tomas Plessinger
Hella Australia Pty Ltd
54 Southern Rd
Mentone, VIC 3194
Ph: + 61 3 9581 9438
Fax: + 61 3 9585 2654

Markus Fruehwirth
Hella Fahrzeugteile Austria
Fabriksgasse 2 A-7503
Ph: + 43 33629001 1173
Fax: + 43 33629001 1118

Willy Vermuyten
Hella NV
Industrieweg 1
2630 Aartselaar
Ph: + 31 308879821
Fax: + 31 308875618

Tripower International Trading Co Ltd
No. 28 Teng Fei Branch Rd
Nan Xiang Town
Jia Ding District
Shanghai 201801
Ph: +86 21 6912 3208
Fax: + 86 21 5917 5562

Zhuhai Tritex-Tripower Trading Pte Ltd
Guangdong Southland Yacht & Access Trade Ctr
PingSha Town Zhuhai City
GuangDong 519055
Ph: +86 756 322 2470
Fax: +86 756 322 2471

Bohumil Sticha
Hella CZ, s.r.o.
Revolucni 785
CZ-Zruc Nad Sazavou
Ph: + 42 0327531152
Fax: + 42 0327531152

Palle Moeller
Hella A/S
Lundsbjerg Industrivej 13
6200 Aabenraa
Ph: + 45 7330 3616
Fax: + 45 7330 3602

Roland Silluta
Alter Electric OÜ
Gaasi 4a
11415 Tallin
Ph: + 372 65 19 666
Fax: + 372 65 19 668

Erik Lindgren
Oy Maritim AB
Veneentekijantie 1
FI-00210 Helsinki
Ph: + 358 207 65 181
Fax: + 358 207 65 2945

Philippe Didiot
Hella S.A.
11 Av. Albert Einstein
FR-93151 Le Blanc
Mesnil Cedex
Ph: + 33 149395946
Fax: + 33 149395906

Frank Bischoff
Bukh-Bremen GmbH
Kornstrasse 243
28201 Bremen
Ph: + 49 421535070
Fax: + 49 421556051

Emy Simota
Electra Hellas s.a.
246 Syngou AV. & Davaki Str.
Kalithea-Athen, 17672
Ph: + 30 2109531690
Fax: + 30 2109531697

Tripower International Ltd
Unit A 7/F World Tech Ctr
95 How Ming St
Kwung Tong, Kowloon
Ph: + 852 2341 3329
Fax: + 852 2341 1830

On Board Marine Group
James Bourke
21 D E-Tat Factory Bldg
4 Heung Yip Street
Wong Chuk Hang
Hong Kong

Laszlo Kettler
Hella Hungaria
Forgach u. 17
HU-1139 Budapest
Ph: + 36 14502150
Fax: + 36 12391602

Stefan G Stefansson
Velasalan ehf.
Klettagarden 25
104 Reykjavik
Ph: + 354 520 0000
Fax: + 354 520 0020

TriMarine Indonesia
Ruko Piazza Europa
Jalan Imam Bonjol No 18
Lippo Karawachi
Ph: + 62 21 551 2635
Fax: + 62 21 551 3382

Hella Ireland
Woodford Business Pk Santry, Dublin 17
Ph: + 35 3 1862 0000
Fax: + 35 3 1862 1133

Hella s.p.a.
Via B. Buozzi 5
20090 Caleppio di Settala (MI)
Ph: + 339 02 988 35 236
Fax: + 39 02 988 35 836

Hella s.p.a.
Viale Ghandi, 23
10051 Avigliana (TO)
Ph: +39 011 9769 620
Fax: +39 011 9769 632

Trimarine Maldives
H Midland Dheefram Goalhi
Male 20-05
Ph: + 960 330 5000
Fax: + 960 330 5001

Strand Marine & Auto Systems Ltd
Valdor Bldgs Triq-Is Sebh
Qormi QRM 05
Ph: + 356 21 47 23 36
Fax: + 356 21 47 23 38

Bastiaan Wesselink
Hella B.V.
Celsuisbaan 2
3439 BJ Nieuwegein
Ph: + 31 30 6095 611
Fax: + 31 30 6051 677

Hellanor A/S
Industriveien 26
1483 Skytta
Ph: + 47 67066000
Fax: + 47 67066010
Marcin Fisiak
Hella Polska Sp. Z.o.o.
UI Muszkieterow 15A
PL-02–273 Warszawa
Ph: + 48 228686688
Fax: + 48 228686694

Tomasz Jankowski
ul. Lowicka 13
PL - 80-642 – Gdansk
Ph: + 48 58 320 70 24
Fax: + 48 58 320 70 25

Alfredo Jordao
Travessa das Larantjeiras 34
4150 Foz do Douro
Ph: + 35 122 617 9936
Fax: + 35 122 610 3716

Technomarine Group
Anna Vasilyeva
Sofiyskaya Str. 14
St. Petersburg 192 236
Ph: + 7 812 708 8963
Fax: + 7 812 718 8261

Hella Singapore
2 Intl Bus Pk #02-15
The Strategy 609930
Ph: +65 6854 7300
Fax: +65 6854 7302

Tripower Corp Pte Ltd
3 Tuas Avenue 18A
Singapore 638852
Ph: + 65 6861 1188
Fax: + 65 6861 4263

Breda Krsmanc
Hella Saturnus Slovenija
Letaliska C. 17
1001 Ljubljana
Ph: + 386 15203260
Fax: + 386 15203408

C-Dynamics CC
1 Elgin Rd Milnerton
Cape Town 7441
Ph: + 27 215553232
Fax: + 27 215553230

Carmen Sanchez
Hella S.A.
Avda. De Los Artesanos 24
Tres Cantos, Madrid
Ph: + 34 91 806 1929
Fax: + 34 91 806 4029

SPAIN (Cont'd)
IMNASA Marine Products
Ctra Fornells 13
(Pgo Las Ferreries)
17457 Campllong, Girona
Ph: + 34902 300 214
Fax:+ 34902 300 215

KG Knutsson AB
Hammarbacken 8
19181 Sollentuna
Ph: + 46 8923000
Fax: + 46 8923062

Technomag AG
Fischermattelistrasse 6
3000 Bern
Ph: + 41 31 379 81 21

Walchli & Bollier
Schlosserstrasse 5
8180 Bulach
Ph: +41 1 872 7575
Fax: +41 1 872 7508

Trimarine Taiwan Co Ltd
25F-7 Taiwan Leaders Tower
No. 31 Hai-Pien Road
Kaoshiung 802
Ph: +1886 7 3329388
Fax: +886 7 3339788

Eva Chiu
No. 4, Da Gong Road
Kaohsiung City

ASAP Marine Trading
167/3 Moo 4 Sukhumvit Rd Km 157
T Najomtian A Sattahip
Chonburi 20250
Ph: +66 03 823 5212
Fax: +66 03 870 9311

Trimarine International
929/9 Moo 9 Sukhumvit 107 Rd, Samrong Nua
Samutprakarn 10270
Ph: +66 2175 6111
Fax: + 66 2175 6108

Murat Sakar
Marintek Deniz ve Yat Malzemeleri
Ünalan cad 9/1.
34700 Uskudar
Ph: + 90 2163171010
Fax: + 90 2163175656

Faris Abdulla
Baniyas Rd, Deira Al Ras

Lee Helyer
Hella Ltd
Wildmere Industrial Estate
Banbury, Oxfordshire
England OX16 3JU
Ph: + 44 1295 225461
Fax: + 44 1295 225480

Jeremy Singleton
Hella Marine
81/83 Lomond Crescent
Pakuranga, Auckland
Ph: + 64 9 577 0000
Fax: + 64 9 576 2476

by Des Ryan


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