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METSTRADE 2019: ACR Electronics Launches Ultra-Bright LED Searchlights

Press release   •   Nov 19, 2019 09:45 GMT

ACR Electronics is introducing its new RCL-95 and RCL-85 LED searchlights at METSTRADE

METSTRADE 2019, November 19th to 21st, Stand 03.131

Stand Press Event: 12pm on Tuesday

The new ACR Electronics RCL-95 and RCL-85 ultra-bright remote-controlled LED searchlights have been launched to offer a range of boaters an affordable and reliable solution to enhance visibility in all conditions.

Easy to install and control, the weatherproof ACR searchlights offer outstanding brightness and beam distance combined with exceptional value to fulfil a variety of uses, such as aiding night-time navigation, signaling other vessels, illuminating landmarks, assisting docking maneuvers and man overboard searches, or facilitating night-fishing expeditions.

The ACR RCL-95 is fitted with 10 ultra-bright Osram LEDs with reflector optics and 50,000-hour bulb life, which combine to produce a peak beam intensity of over 460,000 Candelas. It casts an eight-degree beam of light over an impressive distance of 0.7 nautical miles (4,501 feet). With 360˚ continuous rotation and a 135˚ tilt, the versatile RCL-95 also includes an auto-home feature when switched off.

As the lowest-cost LED searchlight on the market, the RCL-85 features six ultra-bright Osram LEDs with 50,000 hours of bulb life and a peak beam intensity of 240,000 Candelas. It produces a beam distance of over 0.5 nautical miles (3,215 feet), can tilt up and down by 90˚ and rotate 350˚, and includes a safety strobe feature.

The models operate between temperatures of -22˚ to +158˚ Fahrenheit (-30˚ and +70˚C) and feature UV and salt resistant, weatherproof ASA plastic housing, to protect the durable integrated motors, and come in two color options, black or white. With multiple wired and wireless control options and a choice of permanent or portable mounting, installation of the searchlights simply requires connection to either 12V or 24V boat power supply, with the addition of running the control wire to the dash mount for the RCL-95 model.

Mikele D’Arcangelo, Vice President, Global Marketing & Product Management, ACR Electronics said: “We are launching the RCL-85 and the RCL-95 LED searchlights to offer our customers exceptional performance combined with the power-saving properties of LEDs. They fit perfectly within our existing searchlight range, offering high performance at a competitive price point. Both new lights are extremely straightforward to install, needing only to be mounted and connected to the vessel’s 12 or 24V power supply, which ensures they are both an extremely attractive solution for a range of boaters.”


Note for editors

The retail SSP for the ACR RCL-95 searchlight is $599.95, including wireless handheld remote, wired dash mount joystick, and installation cables.

The retail SSP for the ACR RCL-85 searchlight is $449.95 and includes the wireless handheld remote.

ACR Electronics and Ocean Signal are holding a joint Press Briefing on Stand 03.131 at 12pm on Tuesday, November 19th. All media are welcome to attend.

High res images are available on the end of this release or on the following link:

Media contacts:

Mikele D’Arcangelo

ACR Electronics

+1 954-862-2115


Jules Riegal

Saltwater Stone

+44 (0)1202 669244

About ACR Electronics, Inc.

ACR Electronics, Inc., designs and manufactures a complete line of safety and survival products for the brands ACR, ARTEX, Skytrac, Flight Data Systems, Ocean Signal, United Moulders (UML), Latitude Technologies and NAL Research. Available products include Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs), Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs), ARTEX Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs), Flight Data Monitoring, GADSS, Search and Rescue Transponders (SARTs), Strobe Lights, Life Jacket Lights and Inflators, Boat Search Lights, and other associated safety accessories. ACR’s facility Quality Management System (QMS) is certified by TUV USA and is certified in accordance with AS9100C / ISO 9001:2008 standards. Recognized as a world leader in safety and survival technologies for over 60 years, ACR has provided life-saving equipment to the marine, outdoor, aviation industries as well as to various government agencies worldwide. For more information go to

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