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Old 14 March 2013, 16:46   #21
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But is the human eye more likely to see a flashing or constant light in darkness?.....

I'll get me coat again.....
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Old 14 March 2013, 16:52   #22
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Well the surveyor has just got off the boat after our annual coding inspection on the 50ft power cat. Led nav lights and a clean sheet for No faults. So he was happy enough.

This--
Approvals USCG, IMO, RINA, MCA, BSH, GL, A16, CE

from an advert for aqua signal leds.

Personally I still have traditional bulbs on the rib but reckon an unapproved light that works is always better than an approved one that doesnt
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Old 14 March 2013, 17:46   #23
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But is the human eye more likely to see a flashing or constant light in darkness?.....

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Pete,
totally right, but what will the authority see?
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Old 14 March 2013, 18:25   #24
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Pete,
totally right, but what will the authority see?
Probably not past the font on the paper?
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Old 15 March 2013, 06:36   #25
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Probably not past the font on the paper?
I had a recent MCA spot check last season and report that coding equipment was their only apparent concern (which we passed by the way !) We also do our best to conform to all requirements at all times. Solas. Col'regs etc.

With regard to the "authorities" view on compliance of equipment, It beggars belief that any inspector is likely to check compliance of literally 1000's of component items on any vessel or that any of us will check compliance of all components when purchasing that next vessel, so surely the sensible view would be that the 'best' effective quality equipment, kept in sound working order, is the primary consideration whilst not deliberately flouting any obvious regulation... ?

Recognise strongly held views exist, together with an element of 'pedantry' but didn't expect to unleash all of this, so .... "Happy Days" Guys

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Old 15 March 2013, 06:43   #26
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Ahh! but do they comply with the Colregs?
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Oh! I knew what was coming as soon as I saw the thread title, hence my comment above. Just sat back & waited for it all to start kicking off
FWIW, I've got LEDs on BP.
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And good they are too I'm sure !

Consider myself just a little older, but a LOT wiser :-)
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OK, let me say that all LED's are non-compliant.

I'll stand by that.
Well, except for these guys.

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Seattle, Washington, 25 February 2010 – Dr. LED today announced that it’s White Polar Star 40, Red Polar Star 40, and Green Polar Star 40 after-market replacement LED light bulbs for the Aqua Signal series 40 navigation lights have been certified by a U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) accepted independent laboratory as compliantwith the USCG COLREG 1972 (International Maritime Organization, “IMO”) standards and verified to be in conformance with the navigation light regulations of ABYC A-16. These are the only after-market navigation replacement light bulbs that have received such certifications.
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I had a recent MCA spot check last season and report that coding equipment was their only apparent concern (which we passed by the way !) We also do our best to conform to all requirements at all times. Solas. Col'regs etc.

With regard to the "authorities" view on compliance of equipment, It beggars belief that any inspector is likely to check compliance of literally 1000's of component items on any vessel or that any of us will check compliance of all components when purchasing that next vessel, so surely the sensible view would be that the 'best' effective quality equipment, kept in sound working order, is the primary consideration whilst not deliberately flouting any obvious regulation... ?

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