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Old 29 June 2012, 03:59   #1
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Old 29 June 2012, 04:21   #2
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What a farce, have these people not got better things to do, who is paying for all this nonsense, whether you are one lumen in or out on your port light means nothing if you are a tool behind the helm With no regulation about who can jump in and drive off a leisure boat without any qualification, one would think a lumen is the least of their worries. I wonder if these people go home at night thinking, Wow! I have really earned my wages today?

A light with a perfect bulb means nothing in a dirty crappy casing
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What a farce, have these people not got better things to do, who is paying for all this nonsense, whether you are one lumen in or out on your port light means nothing if you are a tool behind the helm With no regulation about who can jump in and drive off a leisure boat without any qualification, one would think a lumen is the least of their worries. I wonder if these people go home at night thinking, Wow! I have really earned my wages today?

A light with a perfect bulb means nothing in a dirty crappy casing
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Old 29 June 2012, 05:11   #4
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What a farce, have these people not got better things to do, who is paying for all this nonsense, whether you are one lumen in or out on your port light means nothing if you are a tool behind the helm With no regulation about who can jump in and drive off a leisure boat without any qualification, one would think a lumen is the least of their worries. I wonder if these people go home at night thinking, Wow! I have really earned my wages today?

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Its these people that you have to thank, for agreeing the systems that you rely on at sea, to make you as safe as you can be.

If you read all the article, it also mentions colour change over time due to vibration, now that would not be good would it.
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Its these people that you have to thank, for agreeing the systems that you rely on at sea, to make you as safe as you can be.

If you read all the article, it also mentions colour change over time due to vibration, now that would not be good would it.
Whats wrong with the good old normal white bulbs with coloured casings, easy access to change bulbs, removable easy to clean covers...
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Whats wrong with the good old normal white bulbs with coloured casings, easy access to change bulbs, removable easy to clean covers...
That's my take on it too...
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Whats wrong with the good old normal white bulbs with coloured casings, easy access to change bulbs, removable easy to clean covers...

Its called progress, I suppose they had this type of discussion in the pubs when electricity came around and superceeded the oil lamp beacons.
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Its these people that you have to thank, for agreeing the systems that you rely on at sea, to make you as safe as you can be.

If you read all the article, it also mentions colour change over time due to vibration, now that would not be good would it.
Car use LED lights all the time, and they dont have the same problems. Just use white lamps and coloured shades.

The specs are there in the annexes to the ROR, easy just comply with them. They have already spend loads of money at IMO drawing them up. The EU is probably spending millions of our hard earned doing the same thing too.

If an organisation was so concerned with safety, I would have thought lobbying for every vessel to have a legal requirement to carry certain safety/distress equipment and for persons using it to have proper taining would be a better use of rescources, that would make us all safer.

Having said that LED lights do appeal to me, less power use, longer life etc etc.
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Misleading title, it clearly reads 'Interesting'

You see a red or green light and chances are you'll recognise it as a red or green light, the LED power light on my tele still looks red after years of stand by and it's not failed yet where as it it were a bulb it would have and I'd have no idea it I'd switch the thing off or not.

Do they really needs a committee to determine the redness or greenness of a light.
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Do they really needs a committee to determine the redness or greenness of a light.
Yes they do,, That's how standards are determined, its what makes the product consistent in its manufacture throughout countries.
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