Basin Boat Lighting in Broussard has been awarded a design patent by the United States Patent and Trade office for its cutting edge safety lighting systems. With the mission of keeping boaters and kayakers safer on the water, each unit incorporates several U.S. Coast Guard required onboard safety features in one easy-to-use piece of equipment.

Design patents protect just that—the design and configuration of products in the marketplace from being copied by would-be competitors. They protect the “look and feel” of a product. Already applied for, Basin Boat Lighting’s utility patent will protect how the safety lighting systems work and is expected to follow shortly.

Both the brightBird and earlyBird models for boats and kayaks provide visual (super bright LED lights) and audible (105db horn) signaling and distress tools that are critical for boaters and kayakers to stay safe—particularly before dawn or when out later than expected after sunset. The “plug and play” design makes them incredibly easy and convenient to use.

Each unit features a USB port to keep mobile phones charged and ready to use in an emergency and a convenient Bluetooth key fob, or remote control, to operate the entire system from the captain’s chair. An optional app is available for both Apple and Android users that will operate the system using a mobile phone and, if subscribed to, alert first responders and emergency contacts that help is needed.

Locally owned Basin Boat Lighting is owned by U.S. Navy veteran and avid Louisiana fisherman Brian Signorelli. For more information, go to


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