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Old 29 June 2012, 05:44   #11
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Yes they do,, That's how standards are determined, its what makes the product consistent in its manufacture throughout countries.
You wouldn't happen to work for the ISO by any chance
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What a load of utter b...ocks, a light is an effing light, white with a coloured shade job done, what will happen next? a standard of bulb you MUST have that complies or you are in the sh.t, so what do people do, don't bother with any at all.

These people thrive off talking sh.te to each other over expensive lunches, then sit around the table with their coffee and danish pastries all paid for by someone else, what gets me is that they think what they are doing is important There are far more stupid regulations within boating that need addressed other than ffing bulbs KEEP IT SIMPLE, EASY

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Old 29 June 2012, 05:47   #13
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What a load of utter b...ocks, a light is an effing light, white with a coloured shade job done, what will happen next? a standard of bulb you MUST have that complies or you are in the sh.t, so what do people do, don't bother with any at all.

These people thrive off talking sh.te to each other over expensive lunches, then sit around the table with their coffee and danish pastries all paid for by someone else, what gets me is that they think what they are doing is important There are far more stupid regulations within boating that need addressed other than ffing bulbs KEEP IT SIMPLE, EASY

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Old 29 June 2012, 05:59   #14
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You wouldn't happen to work for the ISO by any chance
No I don't, however in my business (Telecommunications) I rely on the standards to ensure the equipment all fits together correctly and works.

So I appreciate their work.
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Will they calculate how many people it will take to change and LED bulb? They will have to consider the lack of screwing so less people needed to turn the ladder while the bulb fitter held the previous screw in bulb. But then I guess you have the H&S aspect, so lookouts, coned off areas, do not cross tape, warning signs stating 'do not look at bulb', some daft people with then close their eyes if they see another boat approaching, and some may try to fit it with their eyes closed has anyone done a risk analysis of this?

But then again I am sure there will be a RYA LED bulb changing course appearing soon!
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Its called progress, I suppose they had this type of discussion in the pubs when electricity came around and superceeded the oil lamp beacons.
How droll, I was more referring to the fact that LED bulbs in marine applications do not seem to be at a constant standard yet and until they are I will continue using old bulbs, their limitations are known and I carry spares. Walk around something like SeaWorx and you'll see different LED buoys with a vast array of different LEDs, until there is some uniformity why risk it.

Also if the colouring on bulbs is going due to vibration use clear bulbs with covers. The covers do eventually fade (~8 years) and cost about 2.50 each to replace... Cheaper, easier...
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Have you seen the LED rabbit vibrators, don't know what the life expectancy of the bulbs in them are, but seem to be waterproof to IPX7 and suffer sever shock as well

Mind you those type of people on these sort of committees normally don't have a life, so I expect they still fumble around in the dark
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What a load of utter b...ocks, a light is an effing light, white with a coloured shade job done, what will happen next? a standard of bulb you MUST have that complies or you are in the sh.t, so what do people do, don't bother with any at all.

These people thrive off talking sh.te to each other over expensive lunches, then sit around the table with their coffee and danish pastries all paid for by someone else, what gets me is that they think what they are doing is important There are far more stupid regulations within boating that need addressed other than ffing bulbs KEEP IT SIMPLE, EASY

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Even "traditional" nav lights have to comply with standards, regarding colour, viewing angle, power, etc. That's why certain lights will only accept a specific bulb. As LED lights become more reliable & standardised, they will replace filament bulbs. They will become a fit & forget item, especially on yachts, where climbing a mast to change a bulb will be a thing of the past.

I'm sure someone will bring out a set of LEDs in orange
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I'm sure someone will bring out a set of LEDs in orange
I think you will find hovercrafts have them already
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