Lumenautica, yacht signage and lighting solutions, offer their services to designers and shipyards across the globe. Below are some of the frequently asked questions we get asked by the yards and designers. Simply click on the question to reveal the answer.
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For LED and fibre optic illuminated ship names, the only limitation would be the stroke width of the thinnest areas. This can be 15mm minimum width. For correct homogeneous light output, we require 5mm for the LED and 5mm of flat on either side for sufficient gluing area. This needs to be taken into consideration when designing a font.
Stroke widths at the tips and certain areas can be thinner in some cases and there are various tricks we can employ to make letters appear thinner whilst keeping the engineering side to a sufficient width for our integrally sealed LED system and laminations.
Please send us a vectorised file of the name or logo. We also suggest sending two different formats as good practice. If a vector file of the ship’s logo is not available, please provide a 300dpi clean image so that we can digitise it in-house. File types we can import from and work with are:
The limits to styling here are endless, even if it’s not seen on our website, more often than not, we can create exactly what you have in mind. We will work closely with you to develop a unique idea or to create something extra special by integrating a new material or finish for that added ‘wow’ factor.
Be it 50mm thick solid stainless steel with a 3D curved, undulating surface with black polished anthracite finish or a colour matched surface with polished gold trims to finish off an RGB illuminated ship’s name. Anything is possible! Please email us to discuss your specific design requirements.
Yes we do offer site visits, upon request. Prior to any manufacturing commencing, we can site visit your project to make sure all measurements, locations, access and details are correct and true. Our factory here in the UK is also open for visits and Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT), should they be required.
In addition to preliminary site visits, utilising our own, highly skilled installation technicians and a handful of certified subcontractors, we also offer a worldwide installation service for our yacht signage. By choosing this service you’ll have peace of mind that everything is taken care of and done correctly. Plus the work will be covered by our Lumenautica warranty.
Yes, they can. Depending on budget, there are three typical options for fitting your new yacht name to a curved superstructure. It always helps to know in advance the radius of the mounting surface.
If you have any queries regarding best fit for your illuminated yacht name, you can always set up a one to one telephone call or arrange for a site visit.
Yes, we do. If you have limited access – or even no internal access at all – we can offer our External Mounting System (EMS) method – a series of two-part stainless steel spacers consisting of M10 pins that protrude from the back of the letters and fasten into 24mm (Ø) female lugs, which are tapped into the hull at M16. This allows the installation to be carried out from outside the yacht.
You will, however, need some access to pull the cabling for the vessel’s name through and route to the power supply location.
We’re acutely aware that no two yacht names are the same, and as such, we can offer custom mounting solutions to suit most projects.
Can’t find all your questions answered in this section? Then check out our general FAQs page here. We’ve taken the most asked questions regarding yacht illuminated lettering and put them together in this handy section of our website.
If you’re needing to work with a refit yard, our FAQ guide to superyacht refit and repair yards will help you. When coupled with a one-to-one meeting with our technical experts, you’ll be in an excellent position to deliver a white glove service, from anywhere across the globe. You can also get in touch and together we can help you deliver the right solution for your client.