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FAQ

LIFEFORM FAQ's  

Should I choose the TITAN series or the Ultra Series for my boat?

The TITAN series underwater LED boat light (for salt water or freshwater) was designed for larger permanently submerged offshore vessels (non-trailered boats) and those used in coastal marine environments. Its robust stainless steel construction makes it great for any marine environment. This light is popular among the Florida, California and Texas offshore fishing communities. (Offered in blue, green, or white). - However, the TITAN's singular piece construction and chrome looking body has attracted several wake boat owners! Please note: Due to lack of demand for this particular product, it will soon be discontinued.

The Ultra Series LIFEFORM 6 and LIFEFORM 9 underwater LED boat lights (non salt water use) are designed for trailered boats - wake boats, bass boats and other inshore vessels that are in and out of the fresh water often. These lights can be paired with LIFEFORM's interchangeable skins - bright dip aluminum rings designed to match the exterior color and hull graphics of your boat. (Many color options available)

What are your most popular LED colors?

In general, blue is our top selling light. However, our Ultra Series LIFEFORM 6 & 9 green light is now becoming very popular.  Fishermen tend to gravitate towards the green LED lights, often stating that they attract bait fish at night. See this article about LED fishing lights. The white LEDs are best for producing the brightest light output. In the end it all comes down to personal preference!

Can I wire the LED lights myself?

In general for most boating applications you can, by installing a fuse and single pole toggle switch to control your LED Lights.  However, on some of the newer Ski boats with Touch Screen Panels, caution has to be applied.  The newer boats use PDM (Power distribution modules) that communicate with the boat's touch panel via a communication link.  In order to control the LED lights via the touch panel (or aux switch), an auxiliary relay has to be installed to provide full power to our LIFEFORM LED lights, due to the PWM power output frequency of these PDM modules. Then the relay can safely be controlled from the PDM output. This will allow the lights to draw the full power they need to operate correctly, and operate at 100% light output. For a wiring refernce guide, see our Resource Page.

Are your products made in the USA?

made-in-usa-4c.jpgYes indeed!  We design, manufacture, and assemble all of our underwater LED boat lights here in Idaho. We believe in providing a very high quality product to our end user. 

What separates LIFEFORM LED from its competitors?

Aesthetics/Light Output: Our underwater LED boat lights generate more lumens (light) per dollar than the competition. The Ultra Series LIFEFORM 9 and TITAN produce an output of 2,637 lumens. The Ultra Series LIFEFORM 6 produces an output of 1,428 lumens, and comes equipped with a unique color blending technology (see below).

Efficiency: Both the Ultra Series and TITAN series underwater boat lights top the market in terms of efficiency. The Ultra Series 6 has one of the best lumen/amp ratios in the industry.

Durability: All LIFEFORM LED underwater boat lights are made with strong tempered glass housed in either a high grade anodized aluminum or stainless steel body construction. The light’s glass lenses are impact resistant, easily cleaned, 100% waterproof, and have been depth tested to 200ft. 

What is the best color for underwater lighting?

Blue and green have the shortest wavelength, which means that they will penetrate further through the water. Also, the human eye is more sensitive to blue and green colors, which will make the lights look brighter.

For people boating in clear waters, white is a good choice as it will enhance the naturally beauty of the water beneath your boat.

Blue lights work great in slightly murkier waters (Florida coast) due to the increased penetration.

Green LEDs are great for attracting bait fish and provide the best penetration in fresh water. People boating in waters that are very murky tend to go with green or blue lights.

What do you mean by “soft start” technology?

When powering up your LIFEFORM 9 or TITAN underwater boat lights you’ll notice the soft start sequence we integrated into the product. The soft start brings the light slowly to full power, thereby eliminating a hard fast initial power draw on your boats electrical system or battery.

The soft start sequence not only looks very appealing, but it also utilizes a proprietary algorithm that constantly monitors the temperature of your underwater boat light over 2000 times per second.

Do I have to change my bulbs?

No. LEDs are light emitting diodes. They are not traditional light bulbs. Each LED has a lifespan of 40,000+ hours. 

What will happen if my lights are on and not in the water?

On the Ultra Series LIFEFORM 9 and the TITAN, they will dim down to 25%. They have dual thermal control on them. Once the light has cooled down to a specific point, it will then turn back on to full power. This process will continue automatically as necessary. The LIFEFORM 6 can be run out of the water with no problems.

What exactly does the light’s beam angle technology refer to?

For all LIFEFORM underwater LED lights, specifically, the three center LEDs use an 18 degree lens creating a concentrated beam of light that penetrates out from the boat. The remaining six outer LEDs use a 34 degree lens for wider light dispersion. Underwater lights are great for attracting bait fish around your boat while fishing. 

How does the LIFEFORM 6 color blending work?

Many people mistake this unique feature for “color mixing”. However, the Ultra Series LIFEFORM 6 doesn’t really mix colors. It just allows boaters to choose between 1 color scheme or another. Boaters can have two different colors running at the same time as well. For example, a fisherman might fish with the green lights on, but move about the lake with the red lights on. However, if they turn both rows of LED’s on at the same time, the two different rows of color will blend together in the water. This is all dependent on how the lights are wired. For more information on the different LIFEFORM 6 wiring options please see the LF-6 wiring diagram.

Additionally, this technology allows boaters to be more efficient with their underwater boat lights (0.7 amps with one row, 1.4 amps with both rows on). 

The LIFEFORM 6 has color blending options: green/red.

How does your warranty stack up against the competition?

We stand by the quality, performance, and durability of our products. Our Ultra Series LIFEFORM 6 and LIFEFORM 9 underwater LED boat lights come with a standard two year limited manufacturer's warranty. The TITAN series comes with a standard one year limited manufacturer's warranty

What are LIFEFORM “skins”, and why would I want to buy them?

The LIFEFORM LED skins (bezels) are interchangeable bright dip anodized aluminum rings that can be added to any LIFEFORM 6 or LIFEFORM 9 Ultra Series underwater LED boat light. The skins come in several different color options to match the exterior color scheme of your boat or hull graphics. They are easily installed by sliding them right the top of the light, and can be installed or changed out at any time.

The skins appeal to boaters because they make your lights look great both in and out of the water, plus they also cover all visible mounting holes! (Ultra Series only)

We are the only company to currently offer this unique feature.   

Do your LIFEFORM LED lights require an external driver?

No, the Ultra Series LIFEFORM 6, LIFEFORM 9, and the TITAN Series all have built in drivers.

Do I have to drill a hole in my hull to install your lights?

All LIFEFORM LED products require you to drill a 1/2” hole in the hull for the wire to pass through. There is an option of our Trim Tab Mount however.

Can I self-install LIFEFORM LED underwater boat lights?

Yes, self-installation is quick and easy. In fact, many boaters have informed us that they were able to install their lights in under two hours. Please refer to our resources page to view our installation video, and wiring guides.