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LED Interior Dome lights

My brass dome lights are not brass and very tarnished. I'm thinking of replacing them with LED brass dome lights. I came across SeaSense brass or stainless LED dome lights interior for under 40 bucks per light. Has anyone tried these lights and are they any good?

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you probably won't like the color/quality of the light coming from them.
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SD, could you explain that a bit in detail ?
I was about to buy them myself. What's the problem,
light temperature ? intensity ?
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Most LED lights throw a really blue light. It can be hard on the eyes. I saw a boat that had Alpen Glow lights installed and they were really nice. Not too blue at all.
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The absolute best bang for the buck is to use some ABI surface mount lights and then add a Sensibulb.

This fixture is $21.99 ABI 7" Light Stainless Steel they also make it in Titan Tuff brass which is $33.00


Sensibulb $37.99

For under $60.00 per fixture you'll have a killer set up with the same warmth as an incandescent bulb!!

Cheap LED bulbs perform like cheap LED bulbs. The Seasense bulbs are antiquated LED technology and a complete waste of your hard earned money. If you want snake oil there is plenty of it in LED bulbs. Buy from a reputable company using good state of the art technology like Cruising Solutions or SCAD/Sensibulb.
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Light temperature, durability, intensity, coverage, etc... all of the above.

Would second going the Sensibulb route....since they are by far the best solution for interior lighting currently.
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Sounds good. I saw the attractive price and got to thinking. I'll check out the ABI and sensibulb.

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If you are putting the Sensibulbs in a dome as pictured you should be fine. While they may be technically the best..... for me they proved to be very fragile and extremely ugly (a circuit board) because there is no way for me to cover the light/circuit board with a lens. I bought a few last year after MS's recommendation and I certainly agree the light is bright and the color is quite acceptable. The problem I have is that all the ceiling lights (about 10) on my boat are little 2" diameter recessed adjustable fixtures. The wires to the circuit board are floating free and one of them popped off during installation. Again I say MY Problems are only because of MY Specific Light Fixtures, but as for the fragility of the lights themselves I would be very cautious during installation.
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The other benefit of a standard fixture with LED bulb is as the LED technology changes, you will not have to buy all new fixtures to upgrade, only new bulbs.
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Do the Sensibulbs fit in the 5 1/2" ABI fixture? I don't have room for the 7" and I think that 2 Sensibulbs in the 7" is a tight fit.

Also you say $60 per fixture, but my math is close to $100 (2 bulbs + 1 fixutre) or are you only using 1 Sensibulb along with 1 Xenon that's included?



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The absolute best bang for the buck is to use some ABI surface mount lights and then add a Sensibulb.

This fixture is $21.99 ABI 7" Light Stainless Steel they also make it in Titan Tuff brass which is $33.00


Sensibulb $37.99

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