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if you order them from aliexpress.com you can get a bag of 20 for 20 thats what i did. my whole boat is led no incandescent lights at all
Do you have a part numebr for those sir?

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Lovely! 12 volt. Perfecto.
They are about $80 here. Woe is me!

I had solar powered christmas tree lights. Wonderful! Came on at dusk and lasted till about 2am. Strung them up the mast

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I bet that looks nice too. Only one side? How did you manage the deck penetration for the wiring?

I forgot to mention that, when in the cockpit at night, we often put a small flashlight in one of the cup holders that shine up to the bimini and the reflection seems to be exactly the right amount of light to eat.

I'm starting to wonder if there is a decent battery powered LED that would attach to a bow under our bimini. A set of batts should last a season (or more) with LED.
I'll have to post a picture to really explain it. I ran 2/20 (20 gauge) white wire under the lower lifeline. It actually runs through the whole bow pulpit and gets into the boat through the same little hole that the bow light's wire goes through.

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I put 2 solar powered tiki lights on the back of my boat. Everyone comments favorably to them. They flicker like flames.

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While underway it is illegal to have lights on other than standard navigation lights.

Rule 20 - Navigation Rules Online

Fine while at dock, anchored, so-so, not so much underway.

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While underway it is illegal to have lights on other than standard navigation lights.

Rule 20 - Navigation Rules Online

Fine while at dock, anchored, so-so, not so much underway.
I guess you should inform the cruise ship companies of this rule. Quite often they are so well lit that it is difficult to see their nav lights.

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Don't fishing boats have tons of lights?

I would go led spreader lights. They serve a dual purpose.


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I found some solar powered LED rope lights at Home Depot and ran them under my bimini. Was very nice light, not quite brite enough to read small print (at least for me) but plenty to see to do stuff like mix a drink in the cockpit at night. Mine shine all night long on one day of charge. The string was about 15' long. Don't drop the panel/battery thingy in the salt water though, it don't like that! lol.

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While underway it is illegal to have lights on other than standard navigation lights.

Rule 20 - Navigation Rules Online

Fine while at dock, anchored, so-so, not so much underway.
b) The Rules concerning lights shall be complied with from sunset to sunrise, and during such times no other lights shall be exhibited, [Except such lights which cannot be mistaken for the lights specified in these Rules or do not impair their visibility or distinctive character, or interfere with the keeping of a proper look-out.]


You can have other lights as long as they don't look like navigation lights or can be mistaken for them. Also, they shall not interfere with a proper look-out. This is where prudence come in. So don't have red and green Christmas lights strung up because it can be mistaken for running lights, etc. Or a light system monstrosity so bright no one in a 2m radius can see anything because of back scatter and glare from your vessel, much less you can't see either.


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