New products: Chartplotter Integrates Shadow-Caster Lighting Control

Shadow Caster

Shadow-Caster has partnered with Johnson Outdoors to integrate its state-of-the-art Light Commander PLUS lighting controller into Humminbird® APEX™ Series GPS chartplotters and SOLIX fish finders. Humminbird users now gain convenient fingertip control over their vessel’s interior, exterior and/or navigation lighting.

July 12, 2023

The Light Commander PLUS controls up to six separate lighting zones and can be expanded to accommodate an additional 12. Users can create a library of presets for specific angling scenarios, nav-only nighttime running, wind-down ambient mood lighting or music sync. Depending on the lamp, the controller adjusts for color, brightness and fade. A video is at www.bit.ly/LightCommanderPLUS.

Integrating the device is as simple as connecting the Shadow-Caster Light Commander PLUS into the chartplotter or fishfinder using Humminbird’s optional 10′ L AS EC CHART – PC Networking Cable.

The IP67-rated lighting controller is compact at only 8.9″ L x 4.75″ W x 1.8″ H. Because it’s a true plug-and-play component, installation is fast and easy for both OEMs and DIYers.

Its website is https://humminbird.johnsonoutdoors.com/us.

 

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