Had problem with my anchor light. Â Here are a couple of suggestions… From Bill Worsley: From my experience the biggest cause of failure for an exterior LED bulb that has been used to replace incandescent is exposure to water.Â That is what happened to my LED anchor light 9 years after installation.Â The base of that LED bulb was not sealed thus allowing moisture to get into the chip.Â I still replaced it with superbrightleds.com LED (BAU15S – CW18 – T) which now has a sealed base.Â At $6.95 each, I got two. The other recommendation and what I use as a spare or additional LED anchor light is from cruisingsolutions.com (Utility Anchor Light for $35) .Â It also has a photocell to turn on at dusk and off at dawn.Â Connect to a 12v socket in stern of boat and hang from backstay. The cost of a new
I replaced my overhead halogen lights on my 387 with Superbrightleds.com â€“ G4-WHP10-D White LED-Warm White G4-WWHP10-DÂ $14.95 I have been very happy with them. Tom Brantigan C387 #96 Toccata in Sea I replaced my interior saloo, galley, and v-berth lights with led’s M# MR16-WW48SMD form a company called _www.superbtightleds.com_ (http://www.superbrightleds.com) . The price per bulb was much cheaper than most @ 14.95 each. I did not like the harsh lighting of the existing bulb and went with a “warm white” which is less hard on the eyes. Don JollyMon C#157
Hi I bought all my LED lights MR16 from this company in Calf . Its a wholesaler. Prices are great. _http://www.ledwholesalers.com/store/index.php?searchStr=mr16&act=viewCat_ (http://www.ledwholesalers.com/store/index.php?searchStr=mr16&act=viewCat) Regards Paul AVID II 380 # 148
I am in the process of changing out the G4 halogens down below for LEDs. Someone suggested Sailor’s Solutions, www.sailorssolutions.com and the Admiral and I are very pleased with the bulbs that you can find at this link. http://www.sailorssolutions.com The Admiral and I both agreed that if one measured the lumens between the halogen and the ZED01 Miniature Warm White LED Replacement Bulb ZED01 shown on the link above, the halogen might be a bit softer, but it was hard for us to tell the difference. The really good news is that they are easy to install and saved us from having to buy new overhead fixtures. They are also flat enough to be installed behind the “shell” shades on the bulkhead fixtures. Regards, Bruce Overbay Our Water View, #226
Over the winter I replaced the overhead spots with LED spots. The ones I used were purchased from Amazon and are “Torchstar” 4 watt, MR16, 3200K, warm white. I am very happy with them and they cost $7.50 each. The bulbs stuck out about a 1/4″ and I had to make a small mod to the ficture to make them flush when installed but not alot of effort. It is interesting the fixtures are rated at 10 watts, which is printed on them, and the bulbs that were in them were all 20 watts. I also replaced the G4 base bulbs in the clamshell bulkhead lights with LED’s available at Bulbs.com. Item 770510, G4 base, 0.6 watt, warm white, at $7.69. I also needed to replace the “T” molding around the wet locker in the shower. I bought 40 feet of it from “T-molding.com” 9/16″ white, flat, nintendo, for $20.00.