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Old 15 October 2007, 16:46   #11
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That looks seriosly cool. Im thinking about this at the moment and am planning on some red LEDs. Those would be good in red.
They were realtively cheap also, 8 Euros/pcs, and that was from a not cheap marine shop.
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Old 15 October 2007, 19:33   #12
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That looks seriosly cool. Im thinking about this at the moment and am planning on some red LEDs. Those would be good in red.
Erm, probably a silly question - but if both sides of your boat are glowing red, how does the other skipper know which round you are?

Just a late night thought...
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Old 15 October 2007, 19:52   #13
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Being LEDs I take it they draw near zero power ?

I've been looking at these but never seem to get the night running in to warrant it.
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Old 16 October 2007, 02:31   #14
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Being LEDs I take it they draw near zero power ?
Some specs are here:
http://shop.malthouse-marine.com/ind...=184&parent=43

They do indeed draw tiny amounts of juice. After I fitted mine I tested the current for the LED nav lights + LED deck lights and found the light in the switch pannel drew 10x more than the actual lighting setup.

Now to replace the switch pannel!

As for red/navigation issues, if you set them low then they will illuminate the deck more than shine outwards. Also you actual nav lights should be far far brighter thus leaving another vessel in little doubt.
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Old 16 October 2007, 06:47   #15
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Good price.

Is that £7 per LED ?
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Check out places like Maplin and Halfords etc - plenty of car based stuff that will work on boats.
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Old 16 October 2007, 09:03   #17
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I've seen the Halfords LEDs. £4 for 4. But they don't have that stainless flange as per http://shop.malthouse-marine.com/ind...=184&parent=43
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You can get a selection pack of LED's if you can't make up your mind £7.99 Here
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Old 16 October 2007, 14:35   #19
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44 LEDs.

Switch all those on and you would think you were on speed
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As The Grocer rightly pointed out, using red lights in any other format than as navigation lights would greatly cause confusion. You may think deck lights would not be visible to another rib, but from a high ship's bridge they would indeed be seen.

Use of red in any other way would definately contravene SOLAS.
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