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First, I guess they used candles, then came oil lamps. With the invention of electricity, incandescent bulbs took on the role. Now, LED's are taking over the market.
But this guy has 'em all beat!
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That's funny ,good pic .
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Great shot need more sunset pics like it

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Technology geek indeed... going with the thermonuclear anchor light.

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I guess they would be real popular in a crowded anchorage.....


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that's a real solar powered light!

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Perfect example of the dangers of one of those non Coast Guard certified LED anchor lights!

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Re: Anchor lights

Ironically, on a clear, dark, moonless night, coming into an anchorage, those LED anchor lights appear to a bright star - not an anchor light. I can't tell you how many times I've entered an anchorage area and damned near plowed into an anchored boat because that LED light looked exactly like a star, and in the darkness you could not see the boat until you were right on top of it.

I always have a bunch of solar powered lawn lights attached to stanchions so that light is just above deck level. Not only do you know it's not a star, but additionally, it lights up the cabin top and deck as well. No question as to whether there's a boat in front of you when you're lit up like this. Plus, it makes getting around on deck at night a whole lot easier. Think about it.

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Ironically, on a clear, dark, moonless night, coming into an anchorage, those LED anchor lights appear to a bright star - not an anchor light. I can't tell you how many times I've entered an anchorage area and damned near plowed into an anchored boat because that LED light looked exactly like a star,
Gary - if you were watching where you were going instead of trying to get a fix on that "star" with your sextant - you would have been fine.

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