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Re: In search of the perfect 12v, LED lantern

Interesting website. I like the products. Wonder how long the shipping would take?
Shipping rates are reasonable.

I'm definitely buying the Owl anchor light, with 5 meter tinned cord, with cigarette lighter end. Come on State Tax Return.

Thanks so much for that link.
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Re: In search of the perfect 12v, LED lantern

I think that the Davis Mega-Light sounds like the best lead for me. It has the draw of an LED, but the warmth of an incandescent ... and it just plugs into 12v ... no batteries, solar.
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Re: In search of the perfect 12v, LED lantern

Actually the mega light just comes with a dim incandescent bulb, and a brighter incandescent bulb. The dim one still draws about 5x more power than a typical LED would. No magic there, just a power miser from the pre-LED age.
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Re: In search of the perfect 12v, LED lantern

I have some G4 LED replacements in my cabin reading lamps that draw .05 amps. So if this draws .11 that's not too bad. For the cockpit I just want a warm glow vs. a bright cool overpowering light.
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Re: In search of the perfect 12v, LED lantern

+1 on the Davis Mega Light. Works great as a cockpit light hanging from the boom. I extended the cord another 15' to get it a little higher when I anchor out.
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Re: In search of the perfect 12v, LED lantern

I use one of these-works great

Amazon.com: Coleman CPX 6 LED Work Lantern: Sports & Outdoors Amazon.com: Coleman CPX 6 LED Work Lantern: Sports & Outdoors


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Re: In search of the perfect 12v, LED lantern

I use an Ikea hanging lamp, like this:

I just changed the plug to a "cigarette lighter" type plug, installed an adapter in the "Edison" bulb socket, and plugged a 1W G4 LED array into the adapter. You can buy 12V LED arrays that screw directly into Edison sockets, but this way the one in the lamp can also double as a spare for my G4 reading lamp fixtures.

Normally, the lamp hangs over the table in the main cabin. But I can unplug it, move it to the cockpit, and hang it from the boom when needed (when in the cockpit, I plug it into socket normally used for the tiller pilot).

One BIG advantage to this little lamp over most others is that the "bulb" is pretty deeply recessed in the fixture. That way, it can be adjusted so that it doesn't shine directly in anyones' eyes, wiping out their night vision. I can steer the boat while someone is reading in the cabin and it doesn't bother me to have the companionway wide open, as the light reflected into the cockpit is rather dim.
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Re: In search of the perfect 12v, LED lantern

I second the Bebi light also.
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