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Old 06 April 2008, 08:36   #1
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battery operated anchor lights

Looking for an anchor light to operate by battery and placed on A Frame hanging or magnetic? any ideas and are these any good
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Automatic-Anch...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 06 April 2008, 11:15   #2
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Looking for an anchor light to operate by battery and placed on A Frame hanging or magnetic? any ideas and are these any good
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Automatic-Anch...QQcmdZViewItem
Hi Ian,

They are very good, and they are available for less than the eBay price as your link.

An LED version is also on the verge of release, which promises to be just as bright but have massive battery life.

As you know the Powerflare:
http://shop.malthouse-marine.com/ind...d=195&parent=0
... Is another option, and they also function as a distress beacon and come in various colours of light.

We are working on a prototype bracket for them, the idea being that a white one can be held in permanent place and coloured ones can be added as appropriate.
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Great so I can spend less, I like that, any idea where those e bay lamps are sold?

If I go for powerflare how can I fix it around A frame but only when needed as I have nav lights but oversight in build meant all round white cannot be switched independantly and has been wired very nicely, so well I need hours to get into the wires, so just want to carry a lamp for if and when needed.
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Great so I can spend less, I like that, any idea where those e bay lamps are sold?

If I go for powerflare how can I fix it around A frame but only when needed as I have nav lights but oversight in build meant all round white cannot be switched independantly and has been wired very nicely, so well I need hours to get into the wires, so just want to carry a lamp for if and when needed.
www.saltyjon.co.uk is the UK distributor and he has them for the same price, I will see if I can find the link to the place I saw them cheaper; but I think I would hold on for the LED version.

As for the Powerflare, if you want to be able to hang one up as and when then an arrangement like half a door hinge would be fine. The Powerflare has a lanyard eye that is capable of supporting the thing at right angles.

Failing that, fit the open topped version of our bracket and place whichever colour you fancy in it at the right time.

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www.saltyjon.co.uk is the UK distributor and he has them for the same price, I will see if I can find the link to the place I saw them cheaper; but I think I would hold on for the LED version.

As for the Powerflare, if you want to be able to hang one up as and when then an arrangement like half a door hinge would be fine. The Powerflare has a lanyard eye that is capable of supporting the thing at right angles.

Failing that, fit the open topped version of our bracket and place whichever colour you fancy in it at the right time.

http://www.saltyjohn.co.uk even
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This is a new product that might fit the bill for many people.

www.navilight.net

Comes with a magnetic base and also a corresponding piece with a velcro strap for tube mounting (or anywhere else).

The website shows a number of optional mountings but we haven't seen those yet.

Available as all-round white or tri-colour

RRP is £49.95 (stock available and will be on website shortly).
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I just intend to use an anchor light by switching via diodes and putting an LED lamp in the top lamp. A marine 100AH battery should run one of them for ever and by putting a couple of diodes in the circuit I can have a switch that switches on just the anchor light and another that switches on all three for nav lights.
I got the LED replacement lamp for a couple of quid from these guys
http://www.aceparts.com/
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Simple mounting bracket for Powerflare

Sorry for the delay, but here is the first prototype for a Powerflare bracket - such as would suit use while at anchor.

Pretty much any 8mm post with a supporting base will hold the light nicely...
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Ok s thats the planned unit, does it hold unit and can it be removed when not in use? When will they be available?
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Ok s thats the planned unit, does it hold unit and can it be removed when not in use? When will they be available?
The all round whites are not in stock yet, I expect about one week. The brackets will be made to order, so also about a week.

The Powerflare slips off the post and the bracket itself could be attached however you fancy, cable ties would be a good temporary fix.
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