The Kayalite XT is a bright white, 360°, portable stern light for any watercraft classified by the U.S. Coast Guard as a "vessel under oars" including dinghy, kayak, sit-on-top, stand-up paddleboard, racing shell, canoe, rowboat or surfski.

This factory-assembled Kayalite XT stands 28 inches (71 cm) in height.

The 28-inch Kayalite XT is designed for mounting on a flat surface, such as the top of a hatch or SOT crate cover, canoe bench or flat deck area.

The Kayalite XT provides all the features of the original 18-inch Kayalite model, including Kayalu's patented "Secure-Attach™" mounting system; impact-proof construction; diffusion lens developed in collaboration with Tektite Industries, Inc.; deep water rated waterproof (IPX8), submersible to a depth of 1000 feet (300 m); and Tektite 2-LED module.

The original Kayalite, available here, is engineered for paddlers benefiting from its 18-inch height, optimal for sit-in kayaks and for stability over a range of mounting surfaces.

NOTE: While it is possible to disassemble this 28-inch model and reassemble it to 21 inches in height, we do not recommend disassembly of a factory-assembled Kayalite XT (or any factory-assembled Kayalite model). Marine-grade, stainless steel, nylon-insert locknuts are subject to wear if repeatedly unscrewed and re-screwed with stainless steel bolts.

Click here for more information about the Kayalite XT and XT Dual Height Kit (opens in new window).


Kayalite KLT-1050-XT28 Specifications
Mast and Extension Tubes
Material: ABS black, textured
O-rings: rubber
Base cushion: EVA foam
Fastener: plated steel breech clip
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
Switch: Twist On/Off
Waterproof Rating: IPX8
Depth Rating: 1,000 feet (300 m)
Lamp: 2-LED module
Lamp Life: 10,000+ hours
Battery Life: 100 hours
Lens: White titanium-infused Lexan
Batteries: 3 AA Alkaline (included)
U.S. Patent #6,168,288

General Specifications
Height: 21 in. (53 cm) or 28 in. (71 cm)
Weight: 14 oz. (397 g)

For more information about the Kayalite® XT Navigation Light Pole (28" Factory Assembled) read Product Details.


Available Options


For do- it-yourself installation of a custom point of attachment on your kayak, canoe, dinghy or boat. Kit includes premium marine-grade stainless steel eyebolt, rubber and brass wellnut, stainless steel nut, stainless steel washer, drill bit and installation instructions. This optional accessory is recommended for watercraft with no fixed point of attachment. Click Here to open a new window with information about the Eyebolt Kit.


Choose between one of our two Kayalite lenses: A) our classic Kayalite clear lens with a white 360° reflector or B) our white, titanium-infused "diffusion lens." The clear lens offers high-visibility all-around with the added ability of the Kayalite to be aimed in a particular direction to direct a narrow beam. The newer "diffusion lens" (our standard part, recommended) captures and redirects light normally aimed skyward to improve visibility at 360° across the watersheet while protecting the paddler's night vision. Lenses are interchangeable and can be ordered separately.


Add a Kayalu R25 360° Electric Torch for only $15.00 (28% off retail)! The R25 is the perfect hand-held, waterproof light for signaling visibility to other paddlers and boaters. As an added benefit, the R25 lens (clear with reflector) and 2-LED module are interchangeable with Kayalite lenses and 2-LED module. Click here to open a new window with information about the R25™.


Enables a Kayalite to be easily clipped to, mounted securely on, and detached from any standard kayak/canoe gear track having a track upper surface width of at least 1.5 inch (4 cm). Click Here to open a new window with information about the Track Mount Eye.


Enables a Kayalite to be easily clipped to, mounted securely on, and detached from any RAILBLAZA StarPort mount. Click Here to open a new window with information about the Eyelet Insert for RAILBLAZA StarPort.


  • Model: KLT-1050-XT28