News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery : Product of the Week: small but important, a good working light

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


Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

2:07 AM Tue 27 Dec 2011 GMT

Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

News - USA and the World

America's Cup: Majority Rules in Protocol and Class changes by Richard Gladwell, NZL
The America's Cup Events Authority has announced that the majority of the America’s Cup teams have agreed to make changes aimed at significantly reducing costs for the 2017 America’s Cup. Central to these changes is the introduction of an exciting new America’s Cup Class - a wing-sailed, foiling catamaran between 45 and 50 feet, says a statement issued by ACEA. ... [more]  

Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – It was a long day in Palma with the late coming sea breeze delaying racing. Patience paid off and the second day provided great racing and allowed to complete the qualification stage. A seventh race was completed for the kites who will go into medal race mode on Wednesday. ... [more]  

Team SCA is due to round Cape Horn tomorrow between 1200 – 1800 UTC. They are still battling with the elements, squally conditions, sailing in 20 knots of wind, from west-northwest. Sea state is rough and waves are 6 metres high. ... [more]  

For the professional offshore sailors of the world, mast breakages (or any sort of damage to the boat) is an unfortunate occupational hazard. For our rookie Chinese sailors on the other hand, the experience has been shocking, scary and bewildering. The reaction of Liu Xue (Black) is understandably in contrast to the pro crew who know how to manage these kinds of situations. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng elects to withdraw from Leg 5 by Richard Gladwell NZL
Dongfeng Race Team announced late tonight that they plan to retire from Leg 5 after breaking their mast in the Southern Ocean on Monday morning. Charles Caudrelier, the boat's French skipper had considered attempting to re-join the 6,776nm leg from Auckland to Itajaí after successfully nursing his red boat to Ushuaia, Argentina earlier in the day. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA - first for over a decade to round the Horn *Feature by Richard Gladwell, NZL
Within the next 24 hours, God willing, Team SCA will become the first women's crew to round Cape Horn in almost 15 years. Sail-World spoke to 2012 British Olympic representative Annie Lush a few minutes ago. She says they have had snow and plenty of hail in the last 24 hours, and the Chill factor on deck is minus five degrees ... [more]  

Whitbread/Volvo Ocean Race veteran Ross Field has announced he will skipper a team in the 2017 VOR. Field has raced around the world five times, including as crew on the victorious Steinlager in 1990 and as skipper of the winning Whitbread 60 Yamaha in 1994. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Team Brunel damaged by Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar
Volvo Ocean Race – On Monday afternoon, Team Brunel rounded the infamous Cape Horn, with MAPFRE in their wake. A few hours later, Bouwe Bekking and his crew were forced to slow down, when their J1 headsail became damaged. ... [more]  

Etchells Midwinter Championship – After a beautiful weekend of competitive sailing, Tom Carruthers goes from the man behind the scenes to the man on top of the podium. ... [more]  

Pollution in Rio is a major issue and it could get bigger as this open letter to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Congressional Caucus on national health of Olympic sailors suggests. ... [more]  

The ISAF sanctioned World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), the world’s longest running professional sailing series, announced a new and expanded sixteen event schedule for the 2015/16 world championship ... [more]  

The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) today announced the addition of the Royal Southern Match Cup (10-14 June) to the 2015/16 championship schedule ... [more]  

2015 Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – The focus was on the kitesurfers during the first three days, and especially on Spanish rider Florian Trittel. ... [more]  

Some boats leaped into the lead while others strengthened their front-runner status on the third and final day of racing in the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), presented by TAG Heuer. The 62-boat fleet, boasting entrants from the Caribbean, USA and Europe, competed in eight classes on round-the-buoy and round-the-rock courses with 10 to 15 knots of breeze. ... [more]  

SAP 505 World Championships - Day 3 by Sailing Intelligence
Day three of SAP 505 World Championships saw the return of stronger breezes to Algoa Bay in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Mike Holt and Carl Smit were the pathfinder boat for the first race of the day, but reigning World Champions found no benefit in having to sail to the right-hand side of the course, while early-out-of-the-gate Ian Pinnell was pleased that his hunch about the left proved correct ... [more]  

Charles Caudrelier: “It’s really hard for everyone, we were leading the race overall and this is a kick in the teeth. Hurts to think about the other teams still in full competition, still sailing.”Dongfeng has not officially retired from leg 5 as yet and skipper, Charles Caudrelier, is still considering the possibility of the race crew continuing on from Ushuaia ... [more]  

Whilst everyone onboard remains in good shape considering circumstances, final miles to Ushuaia are anything but easy. Despite working throughout their day, which is now drawing to a close, the determined men of Dongfeng have not managed to remove all the damaged parts of the broken mast. The original mast rigging that holds up the remaining main section of mast is only in place on the port side. ... [more]  

Day 1 of the 2015 Trofeo Princesa Sofía brought a memorable mix of long delays on some courses and survival conditions on others. High winds flowed down onto the bay through the mountains surrounding Palma, and impacted the racing areas in unpredictable ways. Overall, Day One presented continuous challenges to over 1,200 of the world's best Olympic-class sailors and the US Sailing Team Sperry. ... [more]  

From the Volvo Ocean Race Headquarters in Alicante, we catch up live with the entire fleet live, via satellite, as they near the Mt. Everest of sailing, Cape Horn. We hear from the top four as the round, as well as from Dongfeng Race Team on their recent dismasting, and from TeamSCA about their Cape Horn ETA. A ground-breaking first for live coverage in such a remote location! ... [more]  

Team Alvimedica, the youngest crew in the Volvo Ocean Race, rounded the iconic Cape Horn first today just after 1400 UTC and only 15 minutes ahead of Abu Dhabi Racing, in a hotly contested battle at the front of the fleet. While the 6,776- nautical mile stage from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil, is far from over and there are no race points for reaching the iconic landmark first, a Ca ... [more]  

Four boats in the Volvo Ocean Race celebrated rounding the venerated landmark of Cape Horn on Monday, a pleasure cruelly denied Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) after the Chinese boat’s mast was broken early in a dramatic day on Leg 5. Team Alvimedica (Charlie Enright/USA) had the considerable honour of leading the battered fleet past the fabled point at 1407 GMT, just 15 minutes cle ... [more]  

Regular weather produces regular results, but sailors, being what they are, are not totally regular, and on the third and final day of the St. Thomas International Regatta they provided some surprises. Sunshine and a fine breeze of around 15-17 knots gave the competitors the challenge they required and they all enjoyed a variety of courses. ... [more]  

Four out of six boats have made it around Cape Horn today. Team Alvimedica, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Team Brunel and Mapfre all rounded the infamous rock all in less than one and a half hours. With a broken FRO sail and electronic problems, the magenta crew now has to find the right balance between safety and racing. ... [more]  

Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar 2015 - The wind played dirty tricks all day in Palma on sailors and race committees who had to juggle with big shifts and different pressure. From 4 to 20 knots, and reaching 40 in some gusts, the wind turned around the bay playing with everybody's nerves! ... [more]  

Dongfeng Race Team, the joint leaders of the Volvo Ocean Race (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) who broke their mast a day ago, eased their stricken boat to dry land and safety on Tuesday. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – It’s not every day you see something like this. Sunrise in the Southern Ocean has revealed the full extent of the damage through images captured by onboard reporter, Yann Riou ... [more]  

The first regatta in the 2015 Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup Series has started in Palma, Mallorca, to kick-off the Spring and Summer Olympic Classes European Tour ... [more]  

The official America's Cup website reports that the entered Competitors in the 35th America's Cup will vote this week on changes presented as cost saving measures. In effect, the measures centre around a complete change in the boat already announced in the Protocol nine months ago, and for which several teams have design projects underway. ... [more]  

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Round-the-buoy and round-the-rock courses tested the talents of seasoned sailors and weekend warriors alike on the second day of racing in the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), presented by TAG Heuer. ... [more]  

BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival – Sailors from all over the world have gathered at Nanny Cay Marina for one of the Caribbean's most spectacular sailing events ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race has confirmed that Dongfeng Race Team broke its topmast early on Monday (GMT, March 30) but fortunately nobody has been injured and there is no immediate danger to the crew. The incident happened 240 nautical miles west of Cape Horn at 0315 UTC on Monday, in the final hours of the night onboard Dongfeng. ... [more]  

At this stage of this Leg 5 from Auckland to Itajaí, it’s pretty much a sprint to Cape Horn. The conditions are favourable for this with the north-westerly winds blowing 30 knots and the sea state being “relatively” flat with 2.5 to 3-metre waves. ... [more]  

J/22 Midwinter Championship overall by Julie & Christopher Howell
Terry Flynn, with crew Mark Foster and Matt Romberg, earned the J/22 Midwinter Championship at Jackson Yacht Club. All nine races were completed, and the League City, Texas helmsman on Tejas scored a (14), 3, 2, 5, 1, 3, 2, 3, 3 for 22 points. Flynn is no stranger to J/22 Championship trophies, including the World Championship, North American Championship and Midwinter Championship. ... [more]  

O’Pen BIC takes North American Championships to new levels
2015 St. Thomas International Regatta - 62 yachts stir up excitement
Barcelona World Race - Altadill comes home in triumphant second
Volvo Ocean Race fleet fights two battles in the wild Southern Ocean
J/22 Midwinter Championship – New leader emerges
St Thomas Int Regatta: Some sympathy from Above on Day 2
Volvo Ocean Race – Fleet moves fast to Cape Horn, away from ice limit
2015 Congressional Cup Club Sail-Off - Stage two finals
St. Thomas International Regatta - Spectacular broaches
SAP 505 World Championships - Two bullets fire Holt into early lead
BWR - Barcelona ready to bid 'benvinguda' to Neutrogena Monday
Volvo Ocean Race - Flat to the floor
Volvo Ocean Race - Battered but unbroken
Volvo Ocean Race: Call to Alvimedica - Two days out from Cape Horn *Feature
2015 Malibu WWA Rider Experience schedule announced
Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race title sponsor announced
Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar - Over 1,200 sailors will compete
Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar -Kiteboarders compete for first time
SAP 505 World Championships - Hamlin in a race against time
Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race now with important sponsor
Barcelona World Race - Home waters   
Volvo Ocean Race - Surfing in the sunshine   
St Thomas Int Regatta: No more of the Up and Down on Day 1   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind rebuild - Episode 2   
The Transat 2016 – City of Plymouth chosen as host venue   
33rd Garda Optimist Meeting just a week away   
Volvo Ocean Race – The fleet dives south close to the ice limit   
America's Cup boils over with two leading Challengers set to walk away   
Charleston to host Audi Melges 20 National Championship   
46th Trofeo Princesa Sofía - US Sailing Team Sperry headed for Spain   
Volvo Ocean Race - The start of a new day   
Barcelona World Race - And the beat goes on!   
Volvo Ocean Race - bouncing along the barbed wire fence   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa threatens withdrawal over boat change   
Volvo Ocean Race - Skirting new ice limit lines on route to Cape Horn   
2015 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival - Green is the new black?   
North American Melges 32 fleet, locked and loaded   
Volvo Ocean Race: Fast sailing deep in the Southern Ocean - Video   
America's Cup: Boat shrink mooted to reduce campaign costs   
Volvo Ocean Race - We've found Nemo! - as new ice limit advised   

For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News  

Switch Default Region to:

Social Media





New Zealand

United Kingdom

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World






Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text


Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery


Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery





Privacy Policy



Cookie Policy



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT