M860 (Updated)

The M860 LED Marine Lantern is a premium, full-featured lantern suitable for achieving longer ranges in challenging insolation locations. The lantern includes options for GPS synchronization and more. 

The M860 can achieve up to 475 peak candela (white). Average range is 4 to 7NM with the ability to reach up to 10 NM. With peak intensity of up to 475 candela (IALA peak) and a maximum range up to 10 NM, Carmanah's new model M860 lantern is the brightest, longest range self-contained solar LED lantern on the market in its class.

When introduced in 2013, the 800 Series lanterns from Carmanah offered class leading performance and technology in a compact and reduced weight format. Since this time, they have proven to be as reliable and durable as all Carmanah lanterns were known for, and today these lanterns are providing mariners across the globe with safe navigation aid in thousands of locations. Even today, these lanterns still represent one of the best solutions in their class, backed up by years of field proven reliability and dependability.

LightGuard Bluetooth® control Upgrade:

From mid 2019, all 800 series lanterns equipped with the optional LightGuard Satellite Monitoring feature will also come with Bluetooth to enable programming and control of the lantern using any Bluetooth equipped smartphone or device up to 50 mtrs away via our LightGuard Bluetooth® control app.

For a short Video of updated M800 Series lanterns, see here and here


M860 (Updated)
  • Up to 7.8 NM Range (Tc=0.74)
  • Up to 10.8 NM Range (Tc=0.85)
  • Up to 475 peak cd (White)
  • Top-mounted, "tap-to-activate" 4-character LED display. Easily check light settings without an external controller
  • Built-in calendar function; de-activate and re-activate according to seasonal requirements
  • Simplified programming. Optional mini remote with navigational keys. No transitioning required
  • Multiple divergences for fixed or floating installations (8º or 10º)
  • Multiple battery pack options. Up to 40% lighter than the predessor 700 series lanterns
  • Optional low earth orbit satellite monitoring capabilities offer remote reporting via Sabik LightGuard web based portal
  • Bluetooth Control via LightGuard Bluetooth® control app when Optional Satellite monitoring is selected.
  • Life expectancy 15 years; 3 year warranty
  • Made in the USA

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Solar Panel High-efficiency cells. Maximum power point tracking (MPPT) for optimal energy collection.
Battery Multiple best-in-class battery pack options. 96 or 200 A/Hr. Extreme temperature range
Light Source High Flux Surface Mount LEDs with colour-specific temperature-corrected LED driver provides consistent intensity under all operating conditions
Maximum Peak Intensity 475 cd (White LEDs), 387 cd (Yellow), 316 cd (Green), 271 cd (Red)
Vertical Divergence 8° or 10° (FWHM)
Flash Patterns 250+ (including steady-on and custom codes)
Construction Premium grade UV resistant, polycarbonate lens/head and polycarbonate/polysiloxane co-polymer base. Thermoplastic gaskets. Waterproof vented battery compartment. Colour-coded lantern head indicates LED colour.
Colours Red, Green, White, and Yellow
Operating Temperature -22 to 122 °F (-30 to 50 °C)
Storage Temperature -40 to 176 °F (-40 to 80 °C) Not including batteries.
Colour indicator Yes. Red, Green, White, and Yellow
Weight Model 96E 14.0 lbs (6.4kg)
Model 200BC (22.4 lbs (10.2 kg)
Mounting 3 or 4 bolt 7.87" (200mm) mounting pattern
Wind Loading 140 knots (72 m/s)
Ice Loading 0.03 psi (22 kg/m2)
Automatic Light Control (ALC) When enabled, ALC will dynamically reduce brightness to unusually low amounts of sunlight to ensure continued operation.
Programming Programmable with optional infrared programmer. Mini remote design with additional navigation keys.
Monitoring Optional satellite monitoring and reporting via Sabik LightGuard web based portal
Ingress IP 68
MIL-STD-2020G immersion & damp heat cycling
Mil-STD-810G rain & salt fog
GPS Synchronization Optional GPS enables two or more lanterns to flash in unison
Compliance USCG PATON 33CFR66 & CFR67 Class C
UL 2108, CSA C22.2 No.250.0, RoHS, WEEE