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I replaced all of my interior lights with SensiBulbs, red and white. I'm glad I did.

Here's an album of photos showing the illumination:

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Beware of LED fixtures that are not regulated -- their lifespan shortens drastically when voltages go over spec.
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If I were starting from scratch, I would definitely go with LEDs, even if it was standard fixtures with LED replacements. The good LEDs produce nice light, and they're easy on the batteries.

And I'd highly recommend Marinebeam LEDs. Half the cost of Sensibulbs, good quality circuitry, just as good light to my eye, and no radio interference, unlike the interference I got from my 2 Sensibulbs.
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I found the strip LED lights at an electronics store while buying something else. I haven't seen them in a catalog. They are available in various lengths and are so light they are attached with 2 sticky foam pads - included with the light. They can also be attached with 2 very small screws. They come in different colors. The leds are in a plastic tube for protection. There are many strip type lights available, most are the flexible type, but these are not.

Here is a link to LED bulbs that I have heard good reviews of but I have not tried them myself. Marine LEDs Canada
I believe the company owner is a CS owner. Very well priced too.
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That looks cool! I'll pick up one and see how it compares. Have not had any RFI from SensiBuilbs with SSB or VHF. YMMV...
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It's not a great picture but here is the strip light I mentioned. It is about 7" long.
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