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.
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 indestructible, 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
To view a video demonstration showing how the Kayalite-SUP can be reliably secured to any fixed point of attachment, click here (opens in new window).
The titanium-infused diffusion lens increases visibility across the watersheet.
The Kayalite-SUP, waterproof and submersible to 1000 feet (300 m), features a bright white 2-LED module providing visibility required of a "vessel under oars" (i.e. kayak, canoe, SUP, etc.) as defined by international, U.S. Coast Guard Rules and inland waterways regulations.
The Kayalite-SUP's 2-LED module is rated for over 100 hours of service on three AA batteries (included).
Life of each LED is rated at 10,000 hours of service.
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.
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.
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.
A SUP light with a rigid mount may impede successful reboarding after a fall or capsize, or snap or break off if forcefully pulled. The Kayalite-SUP, however, can be loosened from its cleat and pulled out of the way temporarily (while remaining fastened) during a climb back on board. And if unclipped and accidentally dropped overboard, the Kayalite-SUP floats.
A single grain of sand caught under a hard base or suction-cup can scratch the smooth SUP deck's surface. Not only can repeated attachment of a SUP light damage a smooth deck, over time even a minor imperfection such as a scratch can render a suction-cup's vacuum seal unreliable.
The Kayalite-SUP's soft EVA foam rubber base is designed to adapt to surface contours and protect the deck from scratches.
The Kayalite-SUP'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.