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Old 26 February 2012, 08:12   #11
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6.1mtrs of these draw 0.85amps also note i have not sealed other end of the cables
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Old 26 February 2012, 08:21   #12
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trust me these will out live your boat

simply solder to your existing cables then shrink wrap or use 3M silicoln connectors
Where do I get some?

I want some deck lighting.
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Old 26 February 2012, 08:34   #13
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I've had to replace 2 led's in 3 seasons so far, at 80-90 a pop I'm wondering why I bothered...
I replaced one on my last boat...2yrs Got new one F.O.C... maybe a Ribcraft thing?
They do work well too.. when they are!
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Old 26 February 2012, 08:34   #14
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Where do I get some?

I want some deck lighting.
err me
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Old 26 February 2012, 14:11   #15
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6.1mtrs of these draw 0.85amps also note i have not sealed other end of the cables

sorry 12.2 mtrs is 0.85amps
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Old 26 February 2012, 15:22   #16
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ok .. heres another stupid question then .. Maglite for example sell a replacement LED bulb kit, can you get an LED kit that you can interchange ?
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Unless you pay top money LEDs are a waste of money a lot of land-rover guys get them and say they don't last
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I do a lot of work with LED technolgy at work for normal and external lighting purposes, money isn't the only reason for poor reliability.
In fact the most expensive external ones I ever fitted from a very large company at 550.00 apiece have experienced a 40% failure rate despite being from a very large reputable company with a full guarantee. The cheaper ones fitted elsewhere are so far 100% OK.
In general they are extremely reliable and any issues are usually driver related.

The ones shown here are about four years fitted, have been moved on the boat in position when i fitted the A frame last year and still work reliably.
The red and green light were around 35 delivered from the antipodes and the ARW about 30-40 delivered from down south over the internet.
I personally wouldn't go back to notmal lamps now even if the whole lot failed tomorrow, I had far more problems and poorer reliability before I fitted them.
However you pays your money and takes your choice.........
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Old 26 February 2012, 19:42   #19
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I bought some of these and used them in my standard fitting. So far after 12 months I think it's great! MUCH brighter, for less power, and touch wood, no problem :-)

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/vie...id=54119039421
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You can get LED strip lights in white or other colors starting from ~US$6 per foot (ordered from China). These can be cut every 3rd LED to make shorter strips.

I replaced the lamps in my nav lights with short segments of LED. For example, for the anchor light I just took as 6 LED segment and looped it around on itself to make a ring with the LEDs on the outside. I then glued this into the bulb housing. I did similar things with the red and green lights. Just replaced the bulbs with LED strip segments.

These are brighter, connect right up to 12V, should be more durable.

I also use 3 LED segments around the boat for courtesy lights, locker lights, map lights, etc.

They turned out very well.
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