Contactless Technology

The new BGB Submersible Inductive Lighting System (SILS) uses induction contactless technology to power the LEDs used within the exterior light.
Electromagnetic induction is the near field wireless transmission of electrical energy between two coils that are tuned to resonate at the same frequency. The two coils may exist as a single piece of equipment or comprise two separate pieces of a singular unit.
BGB SILS operates by having the primary unit (the housing for all the inverter electronics and communication control) on the inside of the marine vessel, lined up with the secondary unit (the luminaires and drive circuitry) on the exterior of the vessel. Both units are positioned in place by marine grade adhesives.
The operator can tune into the surrounding SILS wifi zone (approx 50m) with their tablet or mobile device and control the RGB-W coloured LEDs with a simple slide of a finger.
SILS does not require any drilling or penetration of the hull in any way (an obvious benefit of using induction systems in the marine industry). The lights can be easily retrofitted without fear of leaks or bad workmanship by an outside electrician and gives peace of mind that the vessel has not been weakened in any way with a hole.
BGBs manufacturing expertise and technological know-how has been the driving force behind patenting the inductive control technology. This allows BGB to be the only underwater lighting manufacturer to be able to offer control of inductive power transfer for lighting within the maritime industry.


  • Contactless technology
  • Cool running LEDs
  • 10W LED Output per lamp
  • Colour mix, dim, sequence, white and RGB
  • Inbuilt BGB control system to manage colours via remote control or via mobile / tablet device using bespoke BGB App (See Mobile Interface page)
  • Borosilicate Toughened BK7 Lens
  • Specially developed material housing
  • Superior environmental and corrosion resistance
  • Equivalent heat transfer to Stainless Steel
  • Lightweight housing – 80% reduction in weight compared to Stainless Steel
  • No need for inversion (24v DC system)
  • Power: Primary 24V 3A 72W, Secondary (LED) 10W
  • Frequency: 35 to 90 khz (gap dependent)
  • Retrofittable
  • Lights can be individually remotely monitored and fixed via Wi-fi


  • No penetration / No drilling of hull required
  • No fear of poor workmanship or damage to the hull
  • Longer life LEDs – no need for lamp changing
  • Ultimate choice of colour to match moods, water conditions, fishing patterns or just general fun
  • Up to 50 light units per control system
  • Easy to change colours via smart phone and tablet devices via a BGB App
  • Programmable light colour sequence
  • Specialist material housing is used for thermal conductivity to provide proven superior corrosion resistance over 316 Stainless Steel, marine bronze or hardanodised aluminium
  • If there is a problem with any of the lights, we are able to remotely dial into them and potentially fix any issues without the need to lift the boat

Remote Access

As a company who believes in changing and challenging the norm, BGB SILS have applied remote technology into all of our lamps, creating a “Smart Lamp System” which has;
  • Built-in diagnostic features
  • Self-adjustable thermal management
  • Dynamic & reactive power supply to suit marine environments

Failures are sometimes unavoidable, but it’s how a business reacts in a positive manner that separates a good company from a bad one. Our new technology allows us to proactively pre-empt or immediately react to any software updates or troubleshoot any issues remotely via the boat’s wi-fi from anywhere in the world… an industry first!

SILS uses the yacht owners’ Wi-Fi connection to fix any lighting software faults remotely – which takes one worry off your mind. No matter where you are in the world, the remote fault detection feature allows owners to report any issue to BGB using its mobile app. Our teams examine the affected lights remotely from the UK to help you get your system up and running as soon as possible.