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Re: LED's Integrated Into Boats Popular?
The first thing we changed to LED was the galley lighting. We went from 6 amps to not even a noticeable meter deflection!
Running lights were next and boy, what a difference in power consumption. After doing the spreader lights, we now use them whenever we want, as long as we want, for the slightest reason. Compared to the tractor bulbs I've used for so many years, the LED spreader lights are brighter and have already outlasted the old bulbs.
We really hate the fancy yachts that come into the anchorages with all their underwater LED's on at nite, though. Too intrusive. I would like one, under our fishing station; I believe it would be a real boon to night fishing.
As we find fixtures, we are replacing the interior lights as well. The LED's are indeed power savers and I IMO well worth the cost.
One note; when changing the red and green running lights, you must use the bulb of the correct color; white is not the proper bulb to use.
Another thing I've been told regarding LED bulbs is that heat will destroy them, so don't leave your anchor light on 24/7.
Last edited by capta; 01-14-2013 at 02:22 AM.