SailNet Community - View Single Post - Instrument and Panel Back Lighting
View Single Post
Old 05-27-2011
mitiempo's Avatar
mitiempo mitiempo is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
Posts: 7,155
Thanks: 0
Thanked 71 Times in 62 Posts
Rep Power: 8
mitiempo will become famous soon enough mitiempo will become famous soon enough

I wouldn't wire the panel lighting into the cabin lighting circuit which will probably be on when you are aboard. If the lighting circuit were turned off you would have to get out of the V-berth to go to the panel to turn the V-berth reading light on.
It bothers some and not others. A separate switch makes sense. I wouldn't dedicate a breaker to it. You could install a toggle switch beside the panel for this.
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook