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Re: LED's Integrated Into Boats Popular?

The stock factory fixtures on my boat were cheap plastic and coated brass that had discolored. I've upgraded all my fixtures over the past few years and used warm white LEDs in all the new fixtures.

I started using bulbs from MastLight (, but started using Imtra when I got a good deal on bulbs at the Annapolis show ( Some folks on this site and others have reported problems with Dr LED products.

I've also added a lot more light to the boat than she had originally so I can have soft lighting or have the salon and galley as bright as my living room and kitchen at home.

I'm dropping the mast before launch in the spring and will replace the nav lights then.

Obviously I'm a fan of LEDs.

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The sail, the play of its pulse so like our own lives: so thin and yet so full of life, so noiseless when it labors hardest, so noisy and impatient when least effective." - Henry David Thoreau

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