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Old 01 July 2011, 18:27   #1
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LED Navlights

I think it might be time to fit some navigation lights to the A-frame (I've only had that boat for 5 years)
I am looking for some LED lights that don't look too clunky, are made from stainless steel (mostly), approved, built as LED - not just a vanilla lantern with LED bulb, not ridiculously pricey, and of course - they should work for the rated LED lifetime
I like these: LED Sidelights - Vertical Mount , but need stern and masthead lights as well.
Have considered making my own, but then there is the approval thing
Any thoughts or recommendations?
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Old 01 July 2011, 18:32   #2
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I got mine from Channel Ribs.. good price and really happy with it.
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Old 01 July 2011, 21:36   #3
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Don't know about the nav lights, but the Innovative Lighting trailer light set I had years ago pretty much sucked. None of the fixtures were sealed (always a visible water level inside), and though the actual circuits were potted in epoxy, the LED's failed in strings until the lamps were useless (less than a year, as I recall.)

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Old 02 July 2011, 04:34   #4
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I think it might be time to fit some navigation lights to the A-frame (I've only had that boat for 5 years)
I am looking for some LED lights that don't look too clunky, are made from stainless steel (mostly), approved, built as LED - not just a vanilla lantern with LED bulb, not ridiculously pricey, and of course - they should work for the rated LED lifetime
I like these: LED Sidelights - Vertical Mount , but need stern and masthead lights as well.
Have considered making my own, but then there is the approval thing
Any thoughts or recommendations?
Those LED sidelights you're looking at aren't the correct 120 Degree Nav lights are they?

I bought these for port and Starboard lights 4 years ago LED PORT STARBOARD NAV LIGHT PAIR WHITE NAVIGATION on eBay (end time 13-Jul-11 16:16:32 BST)

The ones I bought had stainless covers on and I was extremely happy with them untill I noticed several months ago that one wasn't working correctly. When I opened it up I noticed that the water had seeped in from somewere (probably where the wire goes in though the back) I bought this as a replacement so I made sure it was properly sealed everywhere before fitting it.
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There have been some positive reports of customer support from Nasa and Hella on here recently, worth a search.
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There have been some positive reports of customer support from Nasa and Hella on here recently, worth a search.
I hope this will help I don't know if they ship overseas but is just a phone call to find out.
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Paul;

If you look at the specs for those lights, I think you'll find they're for boats capable of 7 knots or less (from memory.) I used to have a set for my small SIB (which did a lot more than that), but only for the off-chance that I got caught out after sundown. They tended to not last too long, either.

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Old 03 July 2011, 20:22   #8
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I hope this will help I don't know if they ship overseas but is just a phone call to find out.
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They have a solution for international orders
The winner is: Red/Green LED Sidelights, 2-NM , but I did not manage to find anything about approvals, except USCG, (not that it is a big issue for me).
Still haven't found a good solution for the white lights, though, will have to jury rig something

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We have these fitted to the race boat - all on the roof of the cockpit: NAV LAMP LED ALL ROUND WHITE 360 DEGREE WHITE CASE Led Bicolour Navigation Light
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Old 04 July 2011, 09:12   #10
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I originally fitted the Hella 2Nm items. The stbd gave up after a couple of seasons, now on Perko items. The Perko LEDs appear to have a tad more build quality about them.
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