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Old 13 July 2010, 19:33   #1
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LED Lighting for a rib

Trying to track down LED nav lights and stern light for my rib. Finding them to be very expensive. Having real difficulty tracing a good stern light, does'nt need to be LED. Anyone got any ideas ?
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I had Aquasignal lights on my Humber, which seemed ok. All the LED ones seem to be stupidly expensive, not really sure why. I just had the normal bulb ones and they were fairly bright, apart from the need to change the odd bulb I'm not really sure what the point is of LED ones for several times the price.
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Trying to track down LED nav lights and stern light for my rib. Finding them to be very expensive. Having real difficulty tracing a good stern light, does'nt need to be LED. Anyone got any ideas ?
Try all round white?
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apart from the need to change the odd bulb I'm not really sure what the point is of LED ones for several times the price.
Well, the need to change the odd bulb, for one.

Lower current draw is another factor. Nice if you have lights on while not running the motor for long periods.

I have no idea why the LED's are so much more expensive. I assume it's trying to reclaim R&D and certification costs, but it sure seems like it's pretty straightforward prrice gouging...

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Fit normal ones then upgrade the bulbs to LED bulbs.

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Well, the need to change the odd bulb, for one.
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Certainly on a race boat we were forever replacing bulbs as the constant pounding used to break the filaments - LEDs solved that for us!
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