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I changed the bulbs in my brass lights to LEDs. You have to watch the specs, terms like "warm white" are used to describe a broad range of temperatures, but the actual colour temp spec is usually true. You are looking for around 2700 to 3100K to be similar to an incandescent.

I also changed the flourescent tubes in two old fixtures to warm ones bought on EBay.

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Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
We have two Alpenglow teak overhead fixture lights in our salon and it has an incredible amount of lumens whilke the power draw is .2 mamps. The multiprisims cover is part of the reason. These lights have two white settinngs as well as two red settibngs built in. I replaced our overlead floreecent lights completely with these. Also the white wavelenghth is not glary like most LED and has a softer white light like a regular bulb.

"Plus One" on the Alpenglow product.
Recently a friend of mine put two of the wall lights with the dimmers on his E-38. The quality is evident when you first inspect and turn one on.
So I bought a replacement for our adequate-but-glare-producing florescent galley overhead fixture. Installed it last week. It is Amazing!
Two levels of white and two levels of red. Beautifully made. I chose the 'medium' teak grain and it goes with our teak cabinetry very well. (They have other woods to chose from, also.)

And then it's just nice to find a domestically built and designed light, from a company started by a cruising sailor. I called with some questions about their light specs and the gal that answered was knowledgeable about watts, lumens, and how to compare their lights to others.

As we can budget for it, there will be some more of these in our future.
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Originally Posted by bradway5 View Post
ever seen any of the blue lights for night? I'm in the CG, and the red lights get old after a few months, i would like to get a different color, and blue seems to be a pretty popular option. And i'm having a hard time finding chrome berth lights and cabin lights...
Red has been used for years to preserve night vision for a reason. More recently there is discussion in some circles that other colors do just as well to preserve night vision. I speculate that it is the proliferation of Night Vision equipment and images in the media. After reading various sources, my conclusion is that Red is the best for maintaining night vision, but it may not be so good for reading charts at night. Keeping the red light as dim as practical will also help NV.

Here is a pretty good discussion of the subject.


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