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Old 07 January 2010, 16:06   #1
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Nav lights

hi,
sadly i lost my starboard light in rough weather and i can't find the same one anywhere. Does anyone have any recomondations for nav lights (port and starboard)?
Are LED ones worth the extra?
The white one will be staying on my rib as i don't want to drill any more holes in my aframe.



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Old 07 January 2010, 16:26   #2
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perry i would say not to bother with LED units.

as they cost way more than standard ones and your motor will be runing most of the time you are out so you will be fine for voltage.

just get a matching pair and fire them on

I shall lend you a sharp drill bit...
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Old 07 January 2010, 16:28   #3
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ok thank you.

john's 'sharp' drill bit just wasn't sharp when we were putting on my ariel, hence why it isn't up hehe
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Old 08 January 2010, 04:16   #4
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perry i would say not to bother with LED units.
I am not sure that LED are a write off for RIBS.

True the low power consumption is not so important, but the robustness in an environment of shocks and drops is worth consideration. Also the lifetime cost with no bulbs to buy as/when they do go pop.

The single frequency light is also better for distance, round here you can see the LED head torches that the anglers on the breakwater use from well over a mile away, where a similarly bright bulb would stand no chance.

As for cost, these have come down nicely to around 48 quid. Not ideal as they are hard to mount with the separation from the ARW, but a good example of value.

http://www.smgeurope.com/product_display.cfm?id=3187
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Yep, I went for the Hella 2nm nav lights. A fit and forget item. No bulbs to worry about and also quite bright, yet compact and smart. Also totally sealed against water ingress.
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Got some LED ones and think they're brilliant!

Yes cost here in the UK is expensive, I bought mine from Austrailia for a little over half the price of the UK ones and that included the postage which only took 5 days. However the exchange rate isn't so favorable at the moment, but worth checking still.
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Got some LED ones and think they're brilliant!

Yes cost here in the UK is expensive, I bought mine from Austrailia for a little over half the price of the UK ones and that included the postage which only took 5 days. However the exchange rate isn't so favorable at the moment, but worth checking still.
Hi Andy Happy New Year to you and yours, I see by your posts it has been eventful so far!!
Do you still have a link for your purchase and did you keep the same wiring?

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It was new wiring anyway but a simple positive/negative twin core anyway. Was sourced off of austrailian ebay, even had stainless covers

I'll have a look a little later and see who the supplier was.
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I think I paid about £30 or so delivered for port and starboard and they are worth every penny.
I wouldn't fit anything else now for the lack of maintenance required and the brightness.
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I think I paid about £30 or so delivered for port and starboard and they are worth every penny.
I wouldn't fit anything else now for the lack of maintenance required and the brightness.
Hi Bruce Happy New year to you. can you remember where you got yours?
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