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When the DFW Summer Boat Expo returns to Market Hall in July, on display will be the best and brightest in nautical lighting trends in, on and under the water.

“The lighting and accessories are always strong draws for our guests,” said Bron Beal, executive director of the DFW Boat Expo. “There continue to be innovations and ways that people can distinguish their boats and other watercraft through unique lighting, especially LED lighting.”

The revolutionary marine LED lights can illuminate just about anywhere they are needed and increase safety at night. Boaters benefit several ways. LED lights use only 10-20 percent of the power needed by traditional incandescent bulbs and also save power compared to fluorescent lights. LEDs can operate at lower temperatures and tolerate vibration better than incandescent bulbs. Their service life surpasses traditional lights, with some LED lights able to last for up to 50,000 hours.

LED lights also have multiple uses out on the water. For utility purposes, they can help with navigation, illuminate a dock, attract fish and light the water for nighttime swimming and diving. The lights are both functional and fun. For decorative purposes, they can illuminate a cabin, light up a deck and add an accent glow to a console. Some of the higher-end systems can even connect to Wi-Fi and iTunes, causing the lights to pulse to the beat of the music and creating the perfect party atmosphere.

“Our crowds love to see how many customizable options there are for living a life on the water! And after our record-breaking DFW Summer Boat Expo in 2016, it seems fitting that we keep the party going in 2017.”



Thursday, July 20, 3-8 p.m. (Free admission)

Friday, July 21, 3-8 p.m. (Free admission)

Saturday, July 22, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sunday, July 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Where: Dallas Market Hall

2200 Stemmons Freeway

Dallas, TX 75207


Cost & Ticket Information:

         $12 Adults

         $6 Children (ages 5-13)

         Free (Children under 5)

         Tickets for the show are only available at the door

         Parking is free of charge


Boating Brands Represented:

Bennington, Regal, Yamaha, South Bay, Four Winns, Triton, Glastron, Blue Wave, Berkshire Pontoons, Xpress Boats, Sea Hunt, Xcursion, Cobalt Boats, Starcraft, Supra, Moomba, Chaparral, Cruisers Yachts, G3 Boats, Southwind, Nautic Star, Rinker, Hurricane, Sweetwater/Godfrey, Aqua Patio, San Pan, Polar Craft, Malibu, Axis, Correct Craft/Nautique, Legend Boats, Sportsman, Sun Chaser, Avalon, Caravelle, Epic, Clearwater, Veranda, Skeeter, Supreme, Sylvan, Monterey, Crest, Sea Fox, Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Harris Flote Bote, Bayliner, Meridian, Grady White and more

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