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Old 30 May 2012, 04:44   #1
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LED battery navigation lights - any ideas?

Hi guys,

Finally got a new Bombard Aerotec 380 to replace my Zodiac 3.1 and it is awesome! So much more stable and comfortable.

Anyway, looking to get some battery powered navigation lights for it - but so far not had much luck searching on the internet. Anyone got any good recommendations? Specifically looking for an all-round white on a telescopic mount that I can attach to the bench.

Thanks

Tim
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Old 30 May 2012, 08:59   #2
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I got suction cup LED bow and stern(engine mount) from Innovative Lighting.
Just mount them when needed.
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Tim , I assume you mean small battery and not 12v battery ?

I had a look round ( what I think was) the innovative lighting site , but cant see anything suction mounted .

But an all round white mounted to the transom would be ideal for a 380 ....

I did find this ;

http://www.iboats.com/Attwood-Portab...view_id.885841

which seemed ideal as anything ....
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I had the Innovative and one other brand; basically the same thing; neither impresed me much. Unfortunately, for what you're looking for, they're about the only game in town.

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Thanks guy. Yes the Attwood set up looks like what I'm after. Doesn't seem to be much on the market for this kind of thing.

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Oh, yeah; Attwood was the other brand. Basically the same lights.

Though just after I no longer needed them, they came out with an LED version, which should help with battery life.

My main problem with them was with water ingress though. Didn't use them a lot, so they sat in the boat for the most part; invariably they were useless when I could have used them.

jky

Might look at jury-rigging regular mounted LED nav lights on a small block and pole, and power it with 6 C or D cells. A little more work, but will probably be more robust.
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Hi guys,

Finally got a new Bombard Aerotec 380 to replace my Zodiac 3.1 and it is awesome! So much more stable and comfortable.

Anyway, looking to get some battery powered navigation lights for it - but so far not had much luck searching on the internet. Anyone got any good recommendations? Specifically looking for an all-round white on a telescopic mount that I can attach to the bench.

Thanks

Tim

Where will you use them or what will be its benefit?
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Remember if your boat is CAPABLE of more than 7 knots, you will need side lights aswell.
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..... but something is better than nothing, even if it isn't strictly by the book.
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I just have some of the emergency type battery powered ones that yachties use .

Too much clutter & hassle for me with all 3 lights in a small 3.5 mtr sib , so I cut down the red & green lenses and re glued it into a single bi red/green lens then made a clip so that it can be just slipped onto the edge of the spray dodger ,

All around white light was then just fixed to an aluminium decorating/ painters extension pole that extends to well over 2 metres high that can be clipped onto the transom with small plastic pipe clips .
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