The new Shadow-Caster™ Light Commander PLUS is the next generation in marine lighting control. Like its award-winning predecessor, the NMEA 2000® compatible device provides plug-and-play lighting management through a networked multifunction display. The PLUS model adds Ethernet connectivity. It also provides industry-first seamless integration across all of a vessel’s control interfaces and digital systems, including live updates of light status across all connected displays.
Engineered specifically for marine use, the Light Commander PLUS supports up to six lighting zones per module and is expandable to 18 zones. It provides native support for four separate channels of RGB or RGB(W). The user can fully customize assignments of channels and devices to lighting zones, as well as easily create a library of lighting scenes with multiple color fade and rotation, and music sync functions. It also has six instant-on momentary switch inputs. This makes the Light Commander PLUS ideal for managing everything from basic on-off navigation or utility lights to advanced customization of accent, courtesy and underwater illumination. Watch the video here.
The Light Commander PLUS provides an industry-first level of interface solutions. It can connect to both Ethernet and NMEA 2000 networks and live update the other no matter where a lighting change is made: multifunction display lighting menu, digital switching menu or through Shadow-Caster’s Shadow-NET® bus HTML interface. The device will also connect to Shadow-Caster’s backlit Zone Controller remote keypad.
At only 8.9″ L x 4.75″ W x 1.8″ H, the compact IP67-rated Light Commander PLUS enclosure is easily mounted in the smallest dash or console. With a 10V to 30V input range, it supports 15A per RGB(W) zone with a maximum of 60A. Deutsch connectors allow for fast and easy wiring. The Shadow-Caster™ Light Commander PLUS has a MSRP of $699.
Shadow-Caster was an integral part of the NMEA Lighting Working Group that developed the current industry standards. It manufactures in the USA a wide array of underwater, interior and exterior marine lighting fixtures, and NMEA-compatible controls.