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MarcHall 11-14-2012 10:53 AM

Alpenglow Lights
 
If my memory is correct I purchased the first Alpenglow lights for Crazy Fish at the Long Beach Boat Show in 1989 where Crazy Fish sat of the show floor prior to being launched.

Over the years I replaced all of the overhead lights with Alpenglow Compact Flourescent Lights (CFL). I have been pretty happy with them although on occasion the bulbs needed to be replaced and I always wished for a bit more light out of them - but low power draw and very little interference with the HAM radio.

Recently Alpenglow has begun producing the overhead lights with LEDs, so I purchased one, liked it and then saw that Alpenglow would upgrade my existing CFL lights to LED. A couple of the existing ones had the red LED option and this time around I decided to upgrade all of the them with the red LED option. So in two shipments they all were mailed off to Alpenglow and upgraded.

They are all now installed on the boat and I am quite happy with them. Energy use is as stated. The color temperature of the LEDs is great, the low power setting works great of general use and the high power setting puts more light then the old CFLs at high power which is great when doing work on the boat at night.

I am happy to have LED overhead lights of the same exact form factor as my old lights using all of the same holes thru the headliner and that Alpenglow provided an upgrade path for my existing lights.

Highly recommended.

Marc Hall
Crazy Fish, Crealock 37, Hull 207

Faster 11-14-2012 11:06 AM

Re: Alpenglow Lights
 
Good news!

Can replacement LED units be ordered or does the fixture need to be sent to them?

Rough idea on the costs overall?

tdw 11-14-2012 03:20 PM

Re: Alpenglow Lights
 
The Womboat has AlpenGlow fluoros throughout and I have no real complaints other than at best, they are less than inspiring visually. Nonetheless I'd retrofit the things with LED if possible provided the colour temperature is OK. We've tried a number of LED lamps on board, all supposedly "warm white" and none to my eyes satisfactory.

(Warm White ..... originally this was 2700k but recently has been extended to 3000. Some LEDs claiming Warm White are up to 3600.)

MarcHall 11-24-2012 01:07 PM

Re: Alpenglow Lights
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Faster (Post 948242)
Good news!

Can replacement LED units be ordered or does the fixture need to be sent to them?

Rough idea on the costs overall?

The fixtures need to be sent in.

Upgrades depend on what you have and what you want. I had a couple with both the red and white light option and I had all of them upgraded to have both red and white light.

Pricing is pretty well documented on their website.

Marc


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