To avoid some of the uncertainty, the safest route to follow is the one paved with known brands and established manufacturers of marine lighting equipment. While it is true that many new startups and foreign brands may eventually develop a solid reputation for quality and service, as a cost conscious boater the wisest choice is to go with established companies that have the resources available skylt & dekor to allow them to use only quality materials and designs and provide effective service when needed. Look for names like Cree when purchasing LEDs as these indicate that a known and reputable design of LED is included in the fixture. Consider exterior lighting fixtures with IP ratings of IP65 or higher as this indicates the fixture can withstand the wet and corrosive marine environment well. Utilize stainless steel mounting hardware and waterproof connectors when installing the lights to give them the longest possible lease on operational life. Avoid LED fixtures with plastic housings and lenses if possible, and look for designs that use aluminum for housings and LEXAN for lenses as these offer the highest durability possible.