Mandrake Yacht

Indoor lighting

GE Lighting has designed the interior lighting of Mandrake, a high perfomance racing boat with its LED Tetra Contour systems.


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Date: 2012

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Our customer

Mandrake, the 64 feet high performance racing yacht was designed by the renowned Argentine designer German Fres with the help of Gae Aulenti. The yacht was built in Italy by the shipyard Adriasail Custom Yacht. The daycruiser, ordered by a known Italian sailing ship owner, was entirely built in carbon fiber. This proportionally small boat is less than 20 meters, has an internal height of 1.98 meters in the central part, and 1.60 next to the seats.

The solution

LED Tetra Contour for interior lighting in the Mandrake Yacht

To comply with the given size peculiarities, GE lighting designed an indirect lighting using the Tetra Contour LED. Due to the particular flexibility of the lighting product, this solution allowed the insertion of bamboo paneling that compose the interior of the boat, creating a unique lighting effect. The equipment was integrated with furnishing lamps to plot the course in the appropriate place, and for the reading place inside the cabin also. The GE Lighting Tetra LED Contour system consists of a strip of flexible LEDs and a more rigid external light guide to optimize optical diffusion. This guide can be thermoformed to allow use of the product in many different architectural application, shapes and forms.

Results and benefits

Available in a wide range of colors, Tetra Contour allows a large freedom in lighting design and doe to the latest “plug & play” LED technology - it can be plugged into any location avoiding the traditional technology lamps problems. Based on this, Tetra Contour LED is chosen by many designers and architects to light edges and contours, interiors, niches and narrow spaces to emphasize the details. Tetra Contour LED saves energy up to 40% more than the fluorescent technology and it is available in a wide range of color temperatures (2700K, 3000K, 3500K, 4000K, 5000K, 6500K) also in white, red, green and blue . It has a long lifetime, up to 50.000 hours, and a high lumen.

You can download the official press release about the Mandrake Yacht Project also in Italian.

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