Are there laws regarding dock lights? One would think there would be, but if so, are they state or county? To be specific, I live in a town house community with a community dock. Right now we have at the end of our pier, two blue CFL lights, which put out little light. From a boat, one cannot see them until up close, and so I would think they are inadequate for safety. Looking at docks nearby, there are some with very bright mercury vapor lights, all the way down to no lights at all.