Who we are & what we do

We are a specialist Norwegian lighting company that was founded in 2005 following a near-miss accident involving two boats without lights. It was a dark night and Jo Engebrigtsen (owner and founder of Navisafe) and his family were heading back to their summerhouse in a small boat with just a regular flashlight they had used for years. Suddenly a big day cruiser without lights “came from nowhere”. Jo had just a second to avoid his boat and family being hit by the bigger boat.

Relieved that an accident had been averted, Jo Engebrigtsen knew that only luck stopped him from becoming one of the victims of a serious boating accident.  Jo also recognized that while in the dark it is difficult to see another boat and even more difficult to see a person in the water.

What was needed therefore was a lantern with 360° illumination that was fully waterproof, robust, compact, lightweight and that could be effectively fitted on a jacket or a cap. It had to be small enough to put in your pocket to make sure you always can reach it, on a boat or in the water, yet bright enough to act as a professional boat lantern. Finally, it has to be very easy to use, with both a strong steady light and an ultra bright emergency flash… And so, the idea for Navi light 360° was born.