Lumishore, the UK manufacturer of underwater LED lighting systems, has introduced Lumi-Link plug & play MFD integration, designed for boaters to take full control of their Lumishore EOS or SUPRA lighting system directly from their MFD with Lumishore’s full functionality.

Now available for Garmin MFDs with OneHelm integration, Lumi-Link connects to the MFD with a single plug & play connector from its concealed black box controller. The device is recognised and the Lumishore icon is displayed on the main screen. No other controllers or digital switches are necessary, resulting in reduced helm clutter and centralised touchscreen control for the entire vessel.

Lumi-Link works with Lumishore’s award-winning EOS colour change and SUPRA dual colour lighting systems. It will be available on a range of Garmin MFD display sizes and will automatically scale and adjust its size when viewed on a split screen/combo page, ideal for viewing and recording live action video from a Lumi-Cam underwater HD camera.

“Lumishore is delighted to launch the Lumi-Link lighting integration platform with Garmin,” says Lumishore CEO Eifrion Evans. “This simply-installed technology is a world-first and another real example of Lumishore’s leadership in underwater lighting and on-board functionality.

"Future developments in 2018 will include zonal control for all areas of vessel lighting such as the cockpit, name board and speakers, directly from the helm and with a simple touch on the MFD,” he adds.

Lumi-Link claims to be the world’s first marine lighting API (Application Programming Interface). It is backed by Lumishore’s two-year full warranty.