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Old 12 May 2008, 13:20   #11
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Yes we have used the combination one, and it was very well made indeed. Hunton Ribs use them as standard - they are an option on our Ribs. Highly recommended if you have the budget for them, but LED lights are available elsewhere for less - we fit those as standard and will not fit light bulb nav lights to our boats ever again.
..and which LED's do you fit for those with a modest budget? NASA?
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Old 13 May 2008, 05:51   #12
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..and which LED's do you fit for those with a modest budget? NASA?
Hella Naviled nav lights available from Bainbridge amongst others - http://www.bainbridgemarine.co.uk/co...CategoryId=122

Hope that helps?
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Hella Naviled nav lights available from Bainbridge amongst others - http://www.bainbridgemarine.co.uk/co...CategoryId=122

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Nope, the Hella 'all round' is a 'munter', you can keep those.
What's the NASA masthead/allround like? The Loppytlight is the thick end of 200.
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Nope, the Hella 'all round' is a 'munter', you can keep those.
What's the NASA masthead/allround like? The Loppytlight is the thick end of 200.
We only use the Hella port and starboard lights with a separate stern or all round white on a pole - not sure a bout the NASA ones I'm afraid.
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Would this do the job in a normal holder?

http://www.marinesuperstore.com/posi...dpartno=100165

Hope so I've got one coming next week
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Led Bulbs

Are these any good then?
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I've been trawling the www at length re. the LED nav subject. I've bought the Hella P&S LED's, but don't go much on their 'all-round' white. Other options are the stumpy Aqua Signal, the NASA Supernova and the Lopolight. No one appears to know much about the NASA and the bracket looks flimsy and the Lopo is pushing 250. A fortune for one navlight unless you're in the Cookee league. So, that leaves 'Old Stumpy'.
Oh yeah, Perko is a good old fashion Yank manufacturer that do make a LED , but you'll a quiet 2 days to nav their sit.
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Thisis what I've got on my RIB, only cost 15 plus postage, about 25 all in and delivery was within 7 days. Looks really smart in it's stainless housing.
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The Winter 2007 issue of the RYA magazine has an interesting article about LED nav lights. Worth having a read if you're in the market for new lights.

It seems that installing LED nav lights that will continue to meet Colregs colour requirements and be reliable over a length of time is difficult as there is no internationally accepted standard. They reckon that to date the BSH (German Federal Maritime & Hydrographic Agency) standard is "arguably the most rigorous LED navigation lamp standard and takes into account many of the concerns regarding long term LED performance." Other markings to look for are USCG, A-16 or RINA which, according to the RYA "are indications of competent independent testing of certain features required in some countries."

Seems like it's a bit of a minefield. I guess you pays your money and takes your choice!
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Got USCG moulded onto my lamps, they're 1nm ones, but do all my cruising inshore around the Solent and IOW.

I can't see the justification on how expensive these lights are over here. Buying a lopolight and a couple of Hella's will set you back 300
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