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HiD deck lighting...

anyone aware of any manufacturers besides Hella (500+$) that sell HID lights for masts?> or where and what to do with the ballast?
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Why would you want HiD (High Intensity Discharge) lighting for a foredeck light? It adds complexity to a system that really should be kept as simple as possible. IMHO, LED lighting is really the way to go nowadays, since it is far lower in electrical usage and generally far more reliable.

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hmm, you are probably right.
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My boat has a 20 watt spreader light that lights up the world.

I have the forespar steaming / spreader light combo on my boat. I had to replace the spreader light bulb. I ordered the 20 watt bulb from a local sail shop for 15 bucks, forespar wants 24. It turns out to be the same bulb as the 12 volt track lighting that you can get at Home Depot for 5 bucks.
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