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That minimum order quantity of 500 will assure that you have spares.
Yea, saw that. I'm trying to find a local distributor who can sell me a smaller quantity...no luck so far...

Radio Shack has switches that will work (black) but I figure I've got time, might as well try to find white ones with tinned contacts.
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2 Pcs SPST 2 Pins 6A/250V On Off Snap-in Round Boat Rocker Switch White - Switches

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Damn, eherlihy! If I weren't already married....

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I would be careful about flourescent. I know the CFL's contain mercury. If one should break (I know, what are the odds since it's on a rolling, pitching boat?), you'll have a HazMat scene on your hands, and mercury poisoning isn't fun (only do the online search if you have a strong stomach). The tube lights may not be as bad. But in the end, the LED's will give you longer life and lower power use. If you have to, put them behind a diffuser to give you a slightly different color.
We used to pop plenty of these when we were kids....oops, that does explain things

hazmat scene for a bulb=way overkill I think
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In science class in grade school they introduced us to mercury and electricity, by having us build a switch (6VDC) and most of us would play with the shiny liquid in our bare hands...



We did stuff like this in school!


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Ahh, but did you have an open wound (from, say, stepping on the broken bulb)?

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Damn, eherlihy! If I weren't already married....

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But alas, you are.
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I would be careful about flourescent. I know the CFL's contain mercury. If one should break (I know, what are the odds since it's on a rolling, pitching boat?), you'll have a HazMat scene on your hands, and mercury poisoning isn't fun (only do the online search if you have a strong stomach). The tube lights may not be as bad. But in the end, the LED's will give you longer life and lower power use. If you have to, put them behind a diffuser to give you a slightly different color.
Jimgo, I'm not worried about the florescent - these are the old tube ones. No CFLs or mercury. The bigger factor is cost right now (didja see the dinghy problem??). At $49 a pop for the LED bulbs, its a chunk of change. I'd love to do all of the bulbs, but we will have to do the replacement in stages.
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Damn, eherlihy! If I weren't already married....
I get that all the time...

In fact, I get it from my wife!


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I've replaced all my interior bulbs with Imtra LEDs. Tried one, liked it, then did them all. Here's a link. Nice prices compared to the competition.

Defender.com Search Results: imtra led bulbs
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