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Old 21-09-2015, 20:26   #1
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32v globes

Hi Macca from down under.

Have a 55' Chris Craft Constellation which I run in from dock at 240v, step down to 110, then have 32v and 12v lighting and accessories - so a little bit of a night mare.

Currently trying to find 32v light globes and am having difficulty.

Also have been told that 30v LED globes will also be ok in my 32v system and handle the voltage difference easily.

I note that LED globes which take 12v/24v are on the market so it sounds feasible to me.

Any advice out there form the big blue wonder?

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Old 21-09-2015, 21:16   #2
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Re: 32v globes

Standard bulbs are on Amazon for about $15US for 2. About the same for Ebay. Don't know how shipping would work. LEDs seem to be voltage tolerant. I have some 18w LED overhead panel lights that have the same light as a 100w bulb and run on 65 to 240v.
My boat only had a 12v system when I bought it. A little weak for a boat this size. I went to all 110v lights, partly because of choices in lighting. When cruising w/o a generator running or at anchor, I have an inverter that supplies 110/220v and a 48v battery bank that charges either off 220v or a 48v alternator on one of the mains. Now I rarely run a generator unless I'm anchored for a couple days.
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Old 23-09-2015, 20:29   #3
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Re: 32v globes

Hi Lepke

MAny thanks for your reply.

With our poor AUS$ against yours - these globes are getting quite expensive.

Will search again on ebay and the like.

MAny thanks

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Re: 32v globes

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Macca.

https://store.marinebeam.com/32v-led-lights-1/
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Old 24-09-2015, 20:11   #5
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Re: 32v globes

Hi Gordmay,

MAny thanks for your speedy reply.

Yes these are options we are looking at at the moment.

Afraid i hate electrics as usually, what I can see - I can fix - but electrics - well - what is hidden inside those cables ---???

With this change to LED's - do you need one of these converters for each globe - or does one converter do the whole boat?

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Re: 32v globes

The lights I'm changing to now are rated 18 watt, but are also available in 3 -15 watt, too. I picked the 18 watt because it had about the same light as a 100w bulb. See picture. It comes with a power supply that is marked ac 85-260 volt incoming. I have a large inverter system that is always on, but you could run more than 2 dozen of these lights on a small 500 watt 12v to 120ac inverter. I paid $18.50US each light.
I have a wood boat. The edge of the light is about the thickness of a saw blade kerf. So I took trim wood and made boxes with an inside groove that holds the light. I replaced 120 ac florescent lights that were protruding below my overhead beams. These new lights tuck in between the beams and give more headroom and more light. And they're small enough to fit places the florescent fixtures don't fit. Hopefully lasting longer that florescent bulbs.
I got these on Amazon, but Ebay probably has them, too.
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Hi,

many thanks.

Will check on Ebay and Amazon.

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