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Old 03 May 2011, 15:58   #11
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I have one of the ARW lights on the seascrew website. Worked perfectly for the last three years.
I have just fitted a EM230 with a ARW lazilas light on top and to convert it to LED I cut out the module and potted into the lazilas. Seems still to work fine and now its even better potted than it was originally.......
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Old 03 May 2011, 15:59   #12
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Hella Naviled 1nM Navigation lights

I had a port and starboard set of Hella Naviled 1nM Navigation lights and both have failed within 15 months of purchase. I replaced the port one with a 2nM one at end of 2010 and now the starboard one has failed. Quite disappointed with the short life of these. They have been used extremely infrequently on my rib and they just do not seem of the quality I was expecting. I have emailed Hella but had no response which again is disappointing.
I wonder if this is a common complaint of this product?
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Old 03 May 2011, 16:37   #13
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This is becoming a theme on here - i.e. failed LED nav lights.

Personally, I'll be sticking with incandescent bulbs for Navigation Lights. A spare bulb set and a bit of fine sandpaper will sort any problem they can have, sod the extra few watts they burn. With a fecked LED cluster, you have no quick fix to hand.
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I've investigated the source of my failure and it's water ingress. The chrome reflector has no more chrome on it as it's turned black and only half the LEDs work. The circuit board is encased in resin, but it can't be that well sealed! I'm going to exract the board carefully this coming week with a dremmel and see whats going on there, I'll report back any findings.
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Anyone any experience of Perko LED lights? They look like the dog's danglies, but I was quoted an 8 week wait for a 48" stern light pole, as it has to be shipped in from the States. Shipped in... I could paddle there and back bleed'n faster!
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This is becoming a theme on here - i.e. failed LED nav lights.

Personally, I'll be sticking with incandescent bulbs for Navigation Lights. A spare bulb set and a bit of fine sandpaper will sort any problem they can have, sod the extra few watts they burn. With a fecked LED cluster, you have no quick fix to hand.
In all honesty I had my incandescent lamps fail regularly. Haven't had this issue on fitting LED lamps over three years ago, still going strong.
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I've got Aqua Signal S32 led nav lights. Stbd light failed near the end of their second season, fitted a new one then a week later the port side went

Trouble is I designed the a-frame to suit these lights so changing type would be a real pita
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I have a Lopolight all round white, still ok after 3 years, touch wood. I had to sell a kidney to buy it though My Hella Stbd incandescent has failed twice in the same time.
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had to sell a kidney to buy it though My Hella Stbd incandescent has failed twice in the same time.
Yes, and each time you sorted it handy and still kept the other kidney safe for the pub...
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Yes, and each time you sorted it handy and still kept the other kidney safe for the pub...
Well, when you put it like that.....
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