The Tektite Navlite®, a submersible red/green running light assembly for paddlers, is manufactured for Kayalu by Tektite Industries. The unit is comprised of two bright 2-LED Mark III marker lights secured within a Cordura pouch.
Each of the two individual lights within the Navlite have the same rugged ABS and Lexan construction as used for our Kayalite® and Kayalu R25® navigation lights. The lights are waterproof (IPX8) and submersible to 1000 feet (300 meters) below sea level and operate for over 100 hours on a single set of 3 AA batteries (included). Each light incorporates a 2-LED module (total of 4 LEDs in the Navlite) to provide exceptional brightness through each respective colored lens. Tektite light housings are extremely durable and capable of withstanding direct impact.
This complete assembly and materials are intended for use in marine saltwater and freshwater environments.
The red and green lights are turned on and off individually, by a quick twist of each respective lens housing. A rigid fiberglass rib within the pouch maintains light separation and provides structural support. A strap on the interior the pouch keeps each light firmly fastened as a unified assembly.
Installation of a Tektite Navlite on a Kayak Deck: The running light assembly is fastened to the bow of a kayak by clipping or tying the pouch to an existing deck loop, deck rigging, bungee cord or any other point(s) available on the forward deck. The pouch has three brass grommets available for tying rope or bungee cords (cords are not included). In addition to the three grommets, the pouch has a Cordura belt loop on its underside available for a strap, shock cord or other means of attachment.
To read recommendations for outfitting a kayak for night navigation click here (opens in new window).
Disassembly and reassembly of the Navlite pouch.
Tektite Navlite® Portable LED Red/Green Running Lights Specifications
Grommets (3): brass
Light Separator: fiberglass
Tektite Mark III
Quantity in Navlite Assembly: 2
Switch: Twist On/Off
Waterproof Rating: IPX8
Depth Rating: 1,000 feet (300 m)
Lamp: Bright 2-LED module
Lamp Life: 10,000+ hours
Burn Time: 100+ hours
Batteries: 3 AA Alkaline (included)
Materials: ABS and LEXAN
U.S. Patent #6,168,288
Length Tip-to-Tail: 11 in. (30 cm)
Width at Widest Point: 3.5 in. (9 cm)
Weight: 11 oz. (314 g)