The staff of Bluefin LED is made up of the staff that in another company decreed the beginning of the underwater lights market in the early 2000s'. But it was only in 2014 that these inventors created their own company Bluefin LED. The intent is to present itself with a totally new project, thus was born the Piranha series which is characterized by surface mount headlights that require a hole on the boat of only 13 mm.
This idea propagated an unprecedented initial success, in fact, yachtsmen more and more attracted by the charm of this technology, were however restrained by the usual worries that are feared in drilling the boat. Well, the Piranha series allowed the sailor to get rid of these doubts because the 13 mm did not raise the same concerns.
Some competitors then ran to the shelters, making products with similar characteristics, but in the meantime a problem was arising and that we told in these two old articles:
We value the quality of Bluefin LED products
The tricks in the installation of headlights "Surface Mount".
In practice, these beacons, although characterized by a simple installation, required different processes to which they were not accustomed. It was enough to read the instructions, but the craftsmen, with several decades of experience in the nautical field, found it difficult to take this step.
Bluefin LED and we tried to activate awareness campaigns, but there was not the same initiative from the competitors, who accused the same problem. So somehow Bluefin LED found itself alone, but with a singular determination to solve the problem.
Well, with the production of 2019 Bluefin LED comes out of this technological battle with its head held high. From 2019 to date, Bluefin LED has no longer received any beacons in service due to a bad installation.
Bluefin LED certainly does not have the honor of having won in the awareness campaign, but it has won in what is most important for a technology manufacturer, namely innovation, producing underwater lights that can boast reliability even in the most disastrous installations.
With this we absolutely don't want to push the shipyards not to put their masters in the field, their work remains fundamental, also because the 13 mm hole remains and with them the possibility of water infiltration in the boat. So at the same time we are not giving up in raising awareness in the shipyards.
We also recommend that yachtsmen follow the work as much as possible and above all not to require the installation on the same day as the hauling and launching. The underwater lights are installed during the winter work and not in the summer when we get invaghire from the friend's boat, because the sikaflex needs more than a day to be able to properly settle.