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Old 28 October 2014, 04:51   #11
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Having now fitted a 12W bulb in place of the original 6W, the white all round is much brighter. That is of course stating the blindingly obvious ... but as an almost free upgrade I would very much recommend it rather than just replacing like for like.
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Have you checked the wiring can handle double current? 1amp vs 0.5amps
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Have you checked the wiring can handle double current? 1amp vs 0.5amps
I didn't, but I honestly doubt it will be an issue unless the boat was wired up with something really puny, in which case physical durability would be as much of a concern. Typical lightweight wiring is probably good for about 5 amps.
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