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LED anchor light

I'm considering changing out my incandescent masthead anchor light for an LED unit, however I'm wondering if it's worth the effort of going up the mast and trying to remove old and install at the very tippy top. Anyone else switched to an LED anchor light? Do you notice a difference in energey use?

We've been anchoring out most nights during summer (didn't even get a slip this past summer!) and have sometimes used our anchor light, but more often than not I hoist an LED lantern light on my flag line because I'm too freaked out about running a battery down overnight. Maybe I naively overestimate the power consumption of one small incandescent anchor light lit for 10 hours. Maybe I don't need to switch it out for an LED?
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