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post #14 of Old 02-24-2011
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A word of caution when replacing incandescent bulbs with LEDs. I converted most of my interior lighting to LEDs last year, using the packaged LEDs, like SensiBulb, from Defender. These were not cheap, but the power efficiency was compelling.

Well, last year my boat took a direct lightning hit. There was a long list of electronic and electrical things that didn't work after the strike. That list included every LED that I had installed. The least of my worries was the LEDs, but there is a lesson to be learned here. If you are replacing incandescents with LEDs, save the old bulbs! If you should have a lightning event away from your home dock, at least you'll be able to restore your lighting.
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