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The light in my head blew out this morning. It looks like a normal household incandescent bulb (no markings that I can see), but it's for 12VDC. I can't find anything that looks like it on Defender, SailorSams, or SailorSolutions. Ideally, I'd like to find an LED replacement for it, but any LED replacement must have the same shape as the incandescent because the lampshade clips onto the bulb. If no LED exists, a replacement incandescent bulb would be fine. Any idea what this is?
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If it's 12V isn't it your purpose to conserve your battery power and be able to live anchored out away from shore power without loss of your 12V supply? I'd give up the fixture for the advantage of LED! I have a 70's boat too and I take every step to give up the old power pigs! I'd say go with an LED and adapt the shade Take care and joy,Aythya crew

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The light in my head blew out this morning. It looks like a normal household incandescent bulb (no markings that I can see), but it's for 12VDC. I can't find anything that looks like it on Defender, SailorSams, or SailorSolutions. Ideally, I'd like to find an LED replacement for it, but any LED replacement must have the same shape as the incandescent because the lampshade clips onto the bulb. If no LED exists, a replacement incandescent bulb would be fine. Any idea what this is?
Would help if you posted a photo of it or at least said what make/model fixture it was. BTW, I'd second CF's recommendation to replace with an LED bulb.
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If you decide to keep that type, you can buy them at WamMart or other places that sell RV parts.

You can also find compact fluorescent ones but they are harder to find and don't have the same shape.
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The light in my head blew out this morning.
It's good that you can admit it--hell, the light in my head blew out years ago, or so my wife tells me
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I can't post a photo because I don't have a camera. I have ordered a new one, and it's been nearly two weeks, but it hasn't arrived yet. I think my description is pretty good though. I'm nearly certain I could screw a standard 120V household incandescent bulb into this socket (obviously it wouldn't work, or at least wouldn't work right). Are there LED bulbs in this form factor? I'd rather not have to replace the fixtures... I have 4 of these and I think they really add to the character of the boat. Also I am unaware of any LED area light fixtures. It seems they're all reading lights or ceiling mount lights. These lights I have are wall mount, and have a little shade. It looks like a mini pin-up lamp. Neither the bulb nor the fixture have any identifying marks that I can see.
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