Admiralty Digital List of Lights

The Admiralty Digital List of Lights is the world’s most advanced source of light and fog signal information providing fast, efficient navigational updates. Developed primarily for the professional mariner, the software provides details of more than 70,000 unique light structures worldwide, providing complete global coverage on one CD.

The Admiralty Digital List of Lights has been designed to meet SOLAS carriage requirements and uses exactly the same official data as that provided in the paper Admiralty List of Lights. Information is sourced directly from national hydrographic offices and includes lights, light vessels, major light buoys and fog signals.


Automatic update feature – saving time and reducing the risk of human error.Sophisticated chart based interface – enabling quick and easy location of lights.Full coverage of over 70,000 lights worldwide.Powerful search and identification tools.Flexible subscription options, with the ability to extend the areas required at any time.Free second back-up licence with all subscriptions.Cost effective alternative to official Admiralty paper volumes.All major Windows™ based operating systems supported.

Unique Light Identifier Tool – By clicking on the sophisticated chart-based identifier tool, users can record vessel position and obtain a virtual 360° panoramic impression of all lights within the theoretical range, even accounting for any prevailing visibility conditions.

Comprehensive Search Facilities – A detailed chart-based interface provides the mariner with sophisticated geographical search facilities. Fast text and co-ordinate based searches are also available to ensure users go straight to the information required, thereby saving valuable time. All results are displayed in the familiar tabular format used in the paper Admiralty List of Lights and special night and twilight display options ensure optimum visibility at all times.

Ability to Customise to Individual Trading Patterns – Lights can be grouped and saved in special user-defined files based on specific routes or trading areas to enable fast information retrieval. Toolbars, screen layouts and views can all be customised to suit individual fleet or vessel requirements.

If you would like to see the Admiralty Digital List of Lights demo, please click here. Note: Demo requires Macromedia Flash.


The Admiralty Digital List of Lights is sold fully up to date at time of purchase and includes an automated weekly update service as part of the subscription price. Amendments are supplied electronically on CD-ROM every week, meaning that updates can be completed in seconds, greatly reducing the time and effort that has been traditionally spent manually correcting the paper volumes, whilst minimising the risk of human error.

Remote Updating – Updates are also available via email or from a simple to use page on this website, enabling users to access the most up to date information as soon as it becomes available.


Global coverage is provided across nine Area Data Sets contained on a single CD, requiring minimum space on a vessel’s bridge and giving maximum purchasing flexibility. Users only need purchase the areas required and instant access to additional areas can be quickly and easily obtained in emergency situations by telephone, fax or email.

Area 1+2 Northern Europe and the Baltic Area 3 Northern waters.Area 4 Mediterranean and Black Seas.Area 5 Indian Ocean (northern part) and Red Sea.Area 6 Singapore and Japan.Area 7 Australia, Borneo and Philippines.Area 8 Pacific Ocean.Area 9 North America (east coast) and Caribbean.Area 10 South Atlantic and Indian Ocean (southern part).


The Admiralty Digital List of Lights is available on annual subscription and includes a free second user licence for back-up purposes.


The Admiralty Digital List of Lights is designed to run on any computer, with Microsoft Windows 98 retail build, Windows 98 SE, Windows Millennium, Windows NT version 4 SP4, Windows 2000, Windows ME or Windows XP operating systems. To achieve optimum performance, Admiralty Digital List of Lights should be run on a PC with a 200Mhz processor or better, with a minimum of 16Mb RAM and CD ROM drive. There are no additional hardware requirements and no hidden costs.