Valid points. I wasn't aware of the 1-meter separation requirement. I wonder if I can verify the exact requirements easily?
My reasons for considering the Occupation lamp are:
If running LED's, power drain is a non-issue.
The red-over-green is legal on all sizes of yachts -- the tricolor is not.
More lights means more possibility of being seen.
Paul Van Voorhees
Certified Tohatsu TLDI Technician
Mgr, Obersheimer Sails
Buffalo, NY USA