One of the most compelling reasons to consider an upgrade to LED lighting is a significant reduction in energy consumption. The numbers here are really astounding. The folks at Hella Marine, a major manufacturer of marine lighting, use a 73-foot motoryacht as a prime example. The entire lighting specification for the yacht draws less than 7 amps of electrical current using LED technology versus 62 amps for the equivalent in a halogen-lamp configuration. Imtra, a major supplier of lighting and other fixtures to the U.S. marine market, claims that LED offers a 75 percent reduction in power consumption over traditional incandescent lighting fixtures. Simply put, on the power-consumption side of the equation, LED lighting is a major technological leap forward. Any new system that can reduce the onboard appetite for amps is a step in the right direction, especially since our desire for more and more electrical gadgets continues to rise.