By Ben Ellison
Through-hull Camera by Underwater Lights
My imaginary megayacht sports so many underwater light beams that it glows like the alien saucer in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. So, heck, why not add a few underwater video cameras so I can see the critters that swim to the light, plus help avoid undersea hazards to navigation? This $1,835 waterproof camera from Underwater Lights USA can be set up for any zoom angle from 35 to 70 degrees and can send broadcast-quality, 470-line-resolution output to any number of monitors (in NTSC or PAL formats). Three and three quarters inches long with a diameter of 13'4", it fits in any of the company’s underwater light housings for steel, aluminum, or fiberglass hulls and thus is serviceable from inside the yacht. Underwater Lights, by the way, offers its namesake in many styles, including HID, Halogen, Xenon, LED, and fiber-optic technologies.
Underwater Lights USA Phone: (954) 760-4447. www.underwaterlightsusa.com.
This article originally appeared in the July 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.