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Dan Corcoran
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LED lighting

Post by Dan Corcoran » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:38 pm

Does anyone have a source and part number for LED bulbs for the cabin lighting? Or even a part number for the fixture?

I am looking to replace white and red lighting in the fixtures with a lower power option, but also, for the white bulb get a bright bulb.

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j30_rhapsody
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Re: LED lighting

Post by j30_rhapsody » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:25 pm

I bought LED bulbs from Marinebeam to replace the Halogen bulbs in all the internal lights. They have internal voltage regulators and may be dimmed. Unlike the cheap chinese knock-offs you can buy, these do not use dropping resistors that may actually burn up and cause a fire. They are brighter than the halogen bulbs they replace, have a nice "warm white" color and draw significantly less current.

Reading Lights: 9-LED Back Pin G4 SMD Power Cluster Novi (BP-G4-09X) - Warm White
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Dome Light White Bulbs: 21-LED Ultra Bright G4 Replacement (AL-G4-21-WW)
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Dome Light Red Bulbs: G4 LED Bulb 15 LED SMD Mini Tower (TW-G4-15-RED)
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Re: LED lighting

Post by TSweather » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:50 am

Thanks for this info. Site search has no previous posts on the topic. Any chance you have the part #'s for the running, steaming, & masthead bulbs?

Not sure if country of origin matters, but think they are mostly Perko brand on US boats.

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Re: LED lighting

Post by j30_rhapsody » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:32 am

Not all the boats have the same exterior lights, so I can't tell you exactly which bulbs to use in the existing fixtures for sure. Many of the bases are common and are easy to cross reference. Best bet is to pull out the old bulbs and match them that way. Be careful when retrofitting red and green lights that the colored lens is compatible with the LED, otherwise the light will look very dim.

Here is the West Marine link for replacement bulbs.

Marinebeam also has a good selection of replacement bulbs.

ps - the steaming light is only used when under power, so there is no power savings benefit converting it to LED. All my navigation lights and anchor light, plus the masthead tricolor light the previous owner installed were all LED. The steaming light is halogen.

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Re: LED lighting

Post by TSweather » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:19 pm

Figured I had to do it that way, but thanks for the confirmation. Good point about the steaming light, currently need to replace that bulb anyway, though guess it is a good place to save $10-15 by just keeping it halogen.

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