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10-12-2012 12:44 PM
ottos
Re: Interior Lighting

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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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10-11-2012 04:08 PM
olson34
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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.

Dave
"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.
10-11-2012 02:28 PM
MarkSF
Re: Interior Lighting

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.
10-11-2012 09:16 AM
wingNwing
Re: Interior Lighting

We have mostly wood interior, mostly brass fixtures, all LED except the Alpenglo lamp overhead. The new LEDs have very good warm white color and are quite bright, not at all like the first generation blue-white ones.
10-11-2012 09:05 AM
chef2sail
Re: Interior Lighting

Mark,

LED...the power draw is absolutley minimal and they throw off incredible light.

Dave
10-10-2012 10:56 PM
MarkSF
Re: Interior Lighting

Are they the LED or CFL Alpenglows? They make both.
10-10-2012 08:50 PM
chef2sail
Re: Interior Lighting

We have two Alpenglow teak overhead fixture lights in our salon and it has an incredible amount of lumens whilke the power fraw 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.

Dave
10-10-2012 08:27 PM
bradway5
Re: Interior Lighting

and i was looking more of the blue courtesy lighting
10-10-2012 08:27 PM
MarkSF
Re: Interior Lighting

The gold standard seems to be Alpenglow lighting, if your budget covers it. One day, I too will have their overhead lighting in teak, once all the other upgrades on my list are complete....
10-10-2012 08:24 PM
bradway5
Re: Interior Lighting

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...
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