Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: SE Pennsylvania
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I've installed a number of cluster LED's in my Pearson 36-2 with excellent results. I used accent lighting kits from Home Depot for about $35. I've used them to replace the 12 florescent fixtures that came with the boat. They provide as much light as the fixtures they replace and the color is great. These LED's are not intended to be used on DC power and say so on the package, but they worked for me and I've been using them for over a year. You have to make sure the LED fixture has current limiting protection built into the fixture, not the power supply. They provide a lot of light for a little over a tenth of an amp. BTW, the last LED fixture I installed was a high power LED fixture from West Marine. It's dead. It could be the switch or a bad connection but the Home Depot LEDs are still going strong.
My next LED project is to put a red LED fixture over the chart table and in the galley and RED courtesy lighting above the cabin sole. Any suggestions?
If only someone would design and build an LED cluster that would plug in to those incandescent spotlights fixtures that Pearson used.