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[QUOTE=camaraderie;435294]Why don't you just hang one from your Bimini??!!

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That what I use but it 's not led.

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Giu...it is NOT LED BUT it only draws .11 amps!!! We used it for our anchor lite because nothing else drew so little yet could be seen so far...get it here or I think West carries them too:
http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1|65136|65391|729019&id=7961

Actually the other version...the cockpit model may be more what you are looking for:
http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1|65136|65391|729019&id=7977

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my wife asked me why don't I take the opportunity and install a flood light that can light the cockpit at night

I thought you asked for a "Flood Light"

I would not consider the Davis light a Flood Light nor would I consider Jody's reccomendation a Flood Light.

The links I gave are not LED, they are Halogen. I don't know if your going to find a true "Flood Light" that is LED. If that is in fact what your looking for.

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IIRC, Hella marine came out with a really powerful spotlight that is LED-based recently.

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I really don't understand why Giu would want a flood light for the cockpit. Fore deck yes, but cockpit. Suntanning?


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SORRY..my bad...

I thought flood light meant a light from above, not what it actually is.

What I need is a light to iluminate the cockpit in my summer nights.

Any light that had LED or similar low consumption characteristics..

Forget I said flood light. Sorry again, my mistake with the English language

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I should have known better.
but when you said attached to the pole, I thought a Bright Work Light/Flood Light was what you were looking for.

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Well thats a horse of a different color. I have one of these and a Davis light like pictured above and it is all I need.
solar powered, Clamps to the rail. Can be moved to where you want the light. The original solar stick


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Alex, your English is certainly better than most of our Portugeuse. (G)

A flood light IS any light designed to cast light over a wide area, i.e. to flood that area with light. The problem with LEDs is that they typically cast a weak light over a wide area, or a strong light over a small area. LED nav lights may require several dozen LEDs in an array in order to get "strong" light over a wider area, so a good LED flood light could require dozens of LEDs as well. Which would either make it expensive--or junk.

Would installing several (4? 6?) recessed LED fixtures in the cockpit coaming do the job for you? That still wouldn't be a flood light, but it might give comfortable illumination without getting in the way of anything. There are plenty of recessed or flush fit LED lights sold for use in cabins, some more water-resistant than others.

There are also LED versions of the traditional Coleman lantern that use a large array of white LEDs, pretty reasonably priced because there is a mass market for them. That would work as a cockpit light--and since they have their own batteries as well as 12v adapters, it could be used in the cabin, ashore, etc. as well. A reasonably simple cost-effective solution, just hang it on the boom or pole of cockpit floor, as needed.
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How about a small oil lamp?

I assume it is for anchoring.

You can fill it with citranella(?) oil and it will keep the bugs away.

Uses no power.

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