What is the Shadow-Caster advantage?

Better by Design Shadow-Caster products are all designed in-house using a multi-disciplinary approach. We incorporate our expertise in electrical, optical, military level mechanics and software engineering to make a superior product. All Shadow-Caster products are designed to exceed customer demands for the harsh environment that they will be exposed [...]

September 22nd, 2020||

What is the difference between RGB and RGBW lighting?

12 volt RGB (red, green, blue) lighting has a common 12 volt input which in most cases is the black wire. The red, green and blue wires connect to ground for corresponding color channels. RGB lighting is practically universal and is perfect for lighting accent areas. RGB lighting falls short [...]

September 22nd, 2020||

What is NMEA 2000?

NMEA 2000 is a standard for networking marine electronic devices, established by the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). It is based on the Controller Area Network (CAN) bus system, which is also used in the automotive and industrial control sectors. NMEA 2000 allows for the integration and interoperability of [...]

October 19th, 2023||

Can I use my SHADOW-CASTER® marine lighting out of water?

SHADOW-CASTER® underwater lights for boats do get warm and rely on water immersion to stay cool. However, if your lights come out of the water when running on plane, the small amount of splash they receive is enough to keep them cool. SHADOW-CASTER® underwater lights utilize a thermal protection circuit [...]

September 22nd, 2020||

How many SHADOW-CASTER® lights do I need?

The appropriate number of lights to use is a personal choice and depends on desired brightness and budget. There are no hard and fast rules to apply here. SHADOW-CASTER® underwater LED lights for boats have a very low profile and produce a wide beam pattern. Generally, Shadow-Caster recommends 2 [...]

September 22nd, 2020||

What color underwater light should I choose?

Shadow-Caster’s full color underwater lights such as the SCR-24-CC or the SCM-10-EXT-CC have become the most popular choice for boaters that don’t want to choose just one color. However, users can choose one of 5 single color options. The condition of the water where the lights will be used [...]

September 22nd, 2020||

Can I wire my RGB lights to a single color?

Direct LED Wiring Should you wish your RGB lights to output a fixed, single color this can be achieved by hard wiring individual leads, or a combination of leads, from your RGB light to output up to seven different LED colors. The table below details which wires should be [...]

June 25th, 2022||

What is Shadow-NET® Technology?

Shadow-NET® is a proprietary SHADOW-CASTER® technology based on a CAN bus that is integrated into SHADOW-CASTER® lighting products. CAN (Control Area Network) is very robust and has been used extensively in the automotive industry for digital communications. In the marine industry it is the basis for NMEA 2000 networks [...]

September 22nd, 2020||
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