Synchronised Radio-Controlled Lanterns Installed at Murray River, South Australia

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Synchronised Radio-Controlled Lanterns Installed at Murray River, South Australia

Synchronised Radio-Controlled Lanterns Installed at Murray River, South Australia

By:Sealite | May 24, 2016
Application: Solar-powered, sychronised Radio Controlled Lanterns
Products: SL-70-RC
Location: Australia
Site: Murray River, South Australia
Sealite has the Perfect Solution to Light Up the Murray

The innovation and ingenuity of Sealite produce the perfect solution for the difficult task of marking the dangerous channel a the mouth of the Murray River in South Australia.

The Murray Mouth, where the Murray River meets the Southern Ocean, is a treacherous and winding channel through dangerous shallows and sand dunes. Due to the hazardous nature of this channel, careful marking between the South Australian town of Goolwa and Hindmarsh Island is required to ensure the safe passage of vessels through the waterway.

Sealite’s SL-70 radio-controlled lanterns (SL-70-RC) were the perfect solution enabling the port authority to customise the programming of their lanterns by a menu-driven 2.4GHz handheld transceiver or PC interface.

Following are some of the commands that can be set via the handheld controller:
  • Activated or deactivated
  • Flash character changed to any of 256 IALA recommended codes
  • Power/Intensity adjustments up to 8 levels
  • Enable lantern group flash synchronisation
  • Change colour of the lantern (eg. to designate the closure of part of the channel)

The channel entrance cardinal marks are set up in Light Group 1, with the remaining lights set up in Light Group 2. The handheld radio-controller is then able to send specific commands to each individual group and, in this case, programming the Group 1 entrance lights to flash in synchronisation to ensure clear identification, with the Group 2 channel lights set to flash in flare path mode.

The use of the radio controller and radio lights is the most cost-effective way to achieve compound synchronisation.


  • Affordable synchronisation gives mariners a clear indication of the outline of the channel
  • Lanterns are able to be controlled remotely either via remote control or PC interface
  • Customisation of lantern programming is easily achieved
  • Assisting vessels with safe passage through the dangerous channel
  • Eco-friendly, energy efficient LEDs are used as the light source with a working life up to 100,000 hours leading to reduced maintenance costs

What Our Client's Say

On behalf of Karachi Port I am pleased to acknowledge your good service and provision of the new SL-75 solar marine lanterns installed by your firm in the harbour channel at Karachi Port. The new lanterns are very feasible and useful and equipped with the latest navigational technology.

-Captain Muhammad Altaf

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-Aaron Gavey

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-Golan Haver

As one of your new distributors (Belize and Honduras, Waller Marine Belize LTD), I would like to express my congratulations to you and your people in providing reliable, dependable and inexpensive products. Formerly we were distributors for a Canadian made product but these were found to be too expensive for the market and also offered only difficult and complicated programming. Our first order of lights from you (SL15’s) took only four days to arrive from Aussie Land, when I opened the box they were still flashing. I tested a SL60 (white) for four days (steady on) before it required a recharge…remarkable. I will be placing another order shortly. Keep up the good work.

-Capt Andy Suddes

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-Christophe Meletiou

We choose to sell Sealite … this is a long story, well we treat Sealite as our own and the relationship we have developed with Jeff and Chris and their attitude and commitment towards growing Sealite to this stage is remarkable. We feel at home when talking to them and the staff of Sealite and this in turn gives us more security and strength in selling products in India.

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-Peter Taylor

I just wanted to say thank you for the light and bracket Sealite supplied to Birkenhead Marina. As the other lights (old ones) need new batteries I will be replacing them with new lights from Sealite and the same brackets that you supplied with the light we received last week … Your product is excellent and the system of setting the light is good also. Thanks again for all your trouble.

-Philip McGowen