Kayalite-SUP Portable Light for Stand-Up Paddleboards

Kayalite-SUP™ High-Visibility Light for
Stand-up Paddleboards

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Kayalite-SUP High-visibility Light for Stand-up Paddleboards

We're proud to introduce Kayalite‑SUP™, a portable, 360° high-visibility light for stand-up paddleboards.

Capable of recovering from a rollover in shallow surf or direct impact, the Kayalite–SUP's patented mounting system represents a significant improvement over alternative SUP night visibility products, particularly lights and gear relying on suction cups, rigid bases and poles.

VIDEO: Clipping the SUP-Clip™ to a
SUP leash plug.

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The Kayalite-SUP can be clipped and pulled taut to a SUP leash plug cross-bar, leash plug slip knot, FCS fin plug, D-Ring, or any existing eyelet or deck loop on the SUP deck.

The Kayalite-SUP is virtually loss-proof and indestructable, sustaining the inadvertant paddle whack, rigors of tightly packed expedition gear and the battering of ocean breakers. Not only is the Kayalite-SUP waterproof and submersible, it floats if accidentally dropped overboard. Try to find these features alone in any other SUP light!

Design, engineering and manufacture of Kayalite kayak light.

Clipping a Kayalite-SUP to a stand-up paddle board

There is simply no better portable, all-around light whether you're a novice or experienced paddler. The advantage of a Kayalite-SUP is immediately evident once you clip its mast to your deck.

Kayalite mounted on stand-up paddleboards
Attaching a SUPClip clip to a SUP leash plug
Clipping the Kayalite-SUP's
SUP-Clip™ to a SUP leash plug.

Patented Secure-Attach™ technology and our new SUP-Clip

The secret of the Kayalite-SUP is our patented mounting technology that overcomes the limitations of the rigid pole, suction-cup, magnets and other portable lighting solutions. It's built to work, and last a lifetime.

A tension cable passing through the center of the Kayalite mast holds the light firmly upright on its base while preventing it from accidentally detaching.

Plan on using the Kayalite-SUP in many ways with little risk of loss because of its steel breech clip, 1/4" thick nylon-coated tension cable and hand-crimped stainless steel hogring.

VIDEO: a Kayalite rolls in shallow surf
in a demonstration of Secure–Attach™

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Attach the clip and pull it taut to the deck of your stand-up paddleboard or sit-on-top, a canoe seat, laterally affixed to a mast — in a jam it can even be clipped to an existing bungee, tie-down, sheet or halyard.

The Kayalite can be mounted upside-down, pulled tight to a zipper under a bimini top, or clipped to a boom or mast to illuminate your deck.

The Kayalite-SUP is the only premium quality portable SUP light that gives you the security of a clasping attachment system without requiring a bulky rigid permanent mounting. This is the basis of our patented "Secure-Attach" technology.

SUP leash plug clip

How does the Kayalite-SUP attach to my SUP?

The Kayalite-SUP includes a steel universal clip and also includes our new, patent-pending SUP-Clip™, a clip designed to add functionality for stand-up paddleboards.

As shown below, a shock cord (with clips attached) emerges from beneath the light's base. The clips can be fastened to a SUP leash plug, leash plug slip knot, FCS fin plug, D-ring, deckloop, eyelet or any fixed point of attachment on deck.

Once clipped, the Kayalite's shock cord is pulled taut and cinched directly onto a cleat on light's mast.

As an alternative to clipping the Kayalite-SUP to a fixed point of attachment such as a leash plug or D-ring, the light can be clipped and pulled taut to deck rigging or one or more taut bungee cords. While taut bungees may not be as stable as a fixed point of attachment, they work really well in a pinch.

No suction cup. Because things go bump in the night.

A seaworthy beacon, fully integrated...

Kayalite-SUP includes our diffusion lens!
Kayalite diffusion lens
the Kayalite's titanium-infused Lexan lens (top right) diffuses light, increasing visibility across the watersheet. Click here to learn more!

The Kayalite-SUP includes a Tektite Mark III industrial marker light, bolted to the Kayalite's base using a marine-grade, stainless steel machine screw and matching nylon-insert stainless locknut (300 grade stainless, truly corrosion proof).

The Tektite Mark III light, waterproof and submersible to 1000 feet (300 m), features a bright white LED providing visibility required of a "vessel under oars" (i.e. kayak, canoe, SUP, etc.) per international, U.S. Coast Guard Rules 22 - 25 and inland waterways regulations, 200 hours of service on a single set of batteries, and an LED life rated at 10,000 hours of service.

The Tektite Mark III's three AA batteries (included) are easily replaced without having to unbolt the light from the Kayalite mast.

To visit the websites of international, U.S. Coast Guard and the USA state agencies regulating boating and paddling at sea and on inland waterways, click here.

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Trust a Kayalite, from dusk till dawn.

When paddling in darkness, you should never find yourself offshore with a portable light that could detach on impact, pull away or lose suction. And if you do, you should consider the odds of a recovery.

portable stern light

How do you respond, in a situation of distress?

Plan ahead.

The Kayalite-SUP is stable and strong yet resilient to survive a direct impact. Once the Kayalite is attached to your paddleboard, it remains attached even when its nylon-coated shock cord is loosened.

While a SUP light with a rigid mount can impede successful re-boarding after a fall or capsize, and possibly snap or break off if forcefully pulled, the Kayalite can be loosened from its cleat and pulled out of the way temporarily (while remaining fastened) during an attempted climb back on board.

And the Kayalite floats if it is accidentally dropped overboard.

Kayalite as tent light

About the Kayalite-SUP's EVA foam base...

A single grain of sand caught under a SUP light with a suction-cup or rigid base can scratch the smooth deck's surface. Over time, even a minor surface imperfection can damage the deck and render a suction-cup's vacuum seal unreliable.

The Kayalite's soft EVA foam rubber base is designed to adapt to surface contours and protect the deck from scratches.

The Kayalite's base also enables the light to be used free standing, so the light can serve double-duty at a campsite table, in a tent — even as a weatherproof torch for a midnight hike in rain, sleet or snow.


Kayalu Kayalite-SUP light specifications

Kayalite KLT-1050-SUP Specifications


Mast Material: ABS black, textured
Base Cushion Material: EVA foam
Fastener: plated steel breech clip
SUP-Clip: high-strength nylon
Mast Hardware: marine-grade stainless steel
Bungee Cable: saltwater-resistant nylon coated
Bungee Rings: marine-grade stainless steel
Locking Mechanism: jam cleat
U.S. Pats. #8,651,440, #8,814,111, patents pending.

Tektite Mark III (included)
Switch: Twist On/Off
Depth Rating: 1,000 feet (300 m)
Lamp: 1 LED
Lamp Life: 10,000+ hours
Burn Time: 200+ hours
Batteries: 3 AA Alkaline (included)
Materials: ABS and LEXAN
U.S. Patent #6,168,288

General Specifications

Height: 18 in. (45.72 cm)
Weight: 10 oz. (285 g)

Manufacture and Assembly
Made in the U.S.A.
U. S. Customs CBP Certification
(available upon request)

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