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Old 20 October 2008, 14:29   #1
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battery operated anchor lights

I have been here before but can anyone tell me if these nav lights are ok, I need to try to get one for top of A frame for small safety craft- looking to get a tri colour with options of all round white and port/starboard option all on a battery !
Powerflare LED Signal?
NaviLight Tricolour LED Navigation Light (battery powered)?

Any others worth considering please?
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Old 20 October 2008, 16:50   #2
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I bet you'd be able to power a small set of nav lights/bicolour+all round white with LED bulbs in for a couple of days using a small sealed lead acid battery that could be put in a box on the A-frame.
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something like this?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LED-Portable-N...d=p3911.c0.m14
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Remember that you need a 1m height difference between the all round white and red/green for a powerboat - tricolours indicate a sailboat !

"From INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS FOR PREVENTING COLLISIONS AT SEA (d) A power-driven vessel of less than 12 metres in length may carry the uppermost light at a height of less than 2.5 metres above the gunwale. When however a masthead light is carried in addition to sidelights and a sternlight or the all-round light prescribed in Rule 23(c)(i) is carried in addition to sidelights, then such masthead light or all-round light shall be carried at least 1 metre higher than the sidelights"

I use an LED bulb in my all round light (on a pole) but a conventional bulb in a combined red/green at the front - underway the bulb and all round are powered by the power from the outboard (whilst battery is being charged). At anchor, the LED all round (now an anchor light) keeps power consumption very low.
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