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Gear Info

Brand
Kayalu

21 Wormwood St. #215
Boston
MA 02210
USA

Phone: +16173382222

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Gear Type
Model Year
2009
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Recommended Retail Price
$39.95
The Kayalite™ Deck and Stern Light

There's nothing like the thrill of a paddling adventure after dark, and now there's a safer way to tackle the night. Introducing the Kayalite — a high-visibility LED stern light like none other you've seen before.

The Kayalite can take a blow if you happen to catch a branch or roll your kayak through a bed of reeds. Waterproof and buoyant, the Kayalite can be fastened quickly and easily onto an existing eyelet, deck loop or pad eye.

The secret of the Kayalite is our patent-pending mast technology that overcomes the limitations of rigid pole and suction-cup based lighting solutions. A tension cable holds the mast upright while preventing it from snapping or accidentally detaching. It's built to work, and to last a lifetime.

A seaworthy beacon, fully integrated...

The Kayalite includes a Tektite Mark III industrial marker light, bolted within the Kayalite's mast by marine-grade stainless steel hardware.

The Tektite Mark III light features a bright white LED providing 200 hours of service on a single set of batteries, rated to 10,000 hours of service. The Tektite Mark III's batteries (included) are easily replaced without having to unbolt the light from the Kayalite mast.

At the stern of a kayak, the Kayalite's 18" (45 cm) height provides visibility while shielding the bow and forward surfaces from illumination, thereby protecting the paddler's own night vision from being compromised. Unlike the Kayalite, stern lights exceeding two feet (60 cm) — can present an impediment to a paddler′s night vision in dark conditions and potential for interference with a paddler recovering from a mishap. Poles mounted on kayaks are ill-equipped to manage the leverage exerted by a wave, unintended impact or rollover.

Trust a Kayalu, from dusk till dawn.

When paddling or boating in darkness, you should never find yourself offshore with a stern light that could easily detach or break away on impact. Reliable operation of your portable accessories must be a critical consideration.

The Kayalite stands alone — stable and strong, yet flexible enough to survive a rollover, bump or even a direct impact. Once the Kayalite's steel clip is attached to your vessel, it will remain attached even when its tension cable is loosened.

What's more, the Kayalite is the only commercial stern light that floats if accidentally dropped overboard.

The Kayalite was designed to address risks and challenges associated with every other portable and semi-permanent stern lighting solution available.

Issues inherent in the design of portable stern lights include:

• the inability of suction cups to adhere to rough, scratched or compromised surfaces
• the potential for interference or injury on rigid brackets and support structures
• the deterioration of critical components such as suction cups, PVC tubing and flashlight seals with prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light in sunlight
• the rapid oxidation and eventual corrosion of aluminum components when exposed to salt in seawater and brackish water
• illumination of the foredeck from the stern, a significant impediment to night vision

The Kayalite rises to these challenges, and many more.

How does the Kayalite attach to my kayak or boat?

Our patent-pending fastening system clips beneath the Kayalite's base to an existing eyelet (as shown at left) or any deck loop, pad eye, topside drain plug or other fixed point of attachment.

Once clipped, the Kayalite's tension cable is pulled taut and cinched.

If you would like to install an eyelet on your kayak or boat, we offer a marine-grade Eyebolt Kit with do-it-yourself instructions.

In an emergency or on more stable surfaces, a Kayalite can quickly and easily clip on to one or more taut bungee cords (as shown at right).

A foam cushion under the Kayalite's base is designed to adapt to contours and protect the surface from scratches.

Kayalite KLT-1050 Specifications

Mast
Mast Material: ABS black, textured
Base Cushion Material: 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. Patents Pending

Tektite Mark III
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)

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