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Now that I think about it, I have some pix. Hard to get a good shot at night and the pix don't do them justice, but you get the idea:









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I found this site for replacement bulbs a while back but haven't ordered yet.

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I have purchased all of my interior LED lights on eBay. They can be had very inexpensively. I suspect some of them will not hold up very well in the marine environment but at $1-$2 each, it's worth the gamble.

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in my recent refit we repelced all lights with led's and we recommend using combo red led lights in the head and for a couple of the lights in the main salon for night passages or at the marina. Make for good night lights

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For the benefit of others looking at the thread who have festoon type bulb holders (a metal pointed cap at each end of cylinder, typically 44, 42, 31 mm long). I bought festoon type bulbs with 6 and 3 leds, one of the 6s was red. I found the 6 to be properly warm white while the 3 was much cooler. Since the 6 warm is not as bright as a 10w incandescent, I'll be going with 6s in each of my lamps. Excess brightness does not seem to be an issue.

I got mine from superbrightleds.com and the model number I liked is 4210-xHP6.

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Completely off on a tangerine, but when did the Bay of Fundy move to NY?

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I've recently purchased my first boat a North American Spirit 23, I'm looking to install Interior LED lights, does anyone have any pointers?
I bought a set of these: LED Surface Mount Accent Light - iboats.com

I ripped out the old lights, wired these in and used 4200 to mount them. I've been pretty happy with how it all worked out.
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The statement has been made elsewhere that; you get what you pay for. Maine Sail did an excellent comparison of the various available LEDs here. There was also a caution / update of them here.

I pulled out two black plastic Perko Incandescent reading lamps, and installed two of these;
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Elsewhere in the cabin, I replaced the most used incandescents with these;


All of these are Sensibulb LEDs, available here.
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LED sounds great, but I just finished crewing for three days where the owner had replaced all incandescent with LEDs - they interfered with our radio transmissions...don't know why, but when we doused the lights, no radio problems.
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LED sounds great, but I just finished crewing for three days where the owner had replaced all incandescent with LEDs - they interfered with our radio transmissions...don't know why, but when we doused the lights, no radio problems.
That is part of the argument FOR Sensibulbs vs other LED lights. No RFI.
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