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The lights are certified when they meet the standards, the Coast Guard does not get a light sample from each manufactuer and certify it.That's why it mentions "non compliant lights" in the last sentence. BTW the rule only applies to manufacturers of new boats."The final rule requires domestic manufacturers of vessels to install only certified navigation lights on all newly
manufactured uninspected commercial vessels and recreational vessels".