I have received an email from a paddler enquiring about lights for night paddling. Whilst in New Zealand he used a similar set-up to this and wonders if anyone in the UK has come across anything similar.

The majority of paddlers I know who paddle at night use a combination of headtorches and lightsticks however, the question prompted me to do a little research.

The UKRGB has a couple of interesting posts on its forum:

  1. Lights for night paddling
  2. Night time paddling

A search of online shops provided a possible solution in the form of the Sea Light Compact. One kayak fishing site provides a more ‘permanent’ fixing which may be suitable for plastic sea kayaks but I would not like to start drilling substantial holes in a boat!

I would be interested in any feedback paddlers may have on their preferred method for providing navigation/safety lights when paddling.