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Old 02-06-2009, 12:11   #16
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Blue Sovereign did you get these prices from MastLight?
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:22   #17
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OK, I quit! I think everyone knows what I think now. I put the info out there, use it as you decide. Or not.
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:47   #18
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ok how about the aqua signal LED?

aquasignal Produkt Katalog

If both the the smaller series 32 and the larger series 43 are rated at 2NM what is the advantage of going with the larger unit.
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Old 02-06-2009, 15:25   #19
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Blue Sovereign did you get these prices from MastLight?
Mate, read where I'm currently located: New Zealand

Note the currency I stated: $NZ

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Old 02-06-2009, 15:47   #20
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Confused Me????...................Uh, what was I saying?????? Oh yeah.......No thats not it either.......Uh,...nevermind!
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Old 17-06-2009, 18:32   #21
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Not all Polar Star 40 bulbs are certified

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The only LED bulb that is certified for use in an aftermarket fixture is the DR. LED Polar Star 40 when used in an Aqua Signal series 40. Dr. LED however is quite misleading in their marketing and their site would lead you to believe all their nav bulbs are certified when they are not and only the Polar Star 40 is in an Aqua Signal series 40 all round.
Just to reinforce Maine Sail's comment: only the Polar Star 40 anchor light bulb in an Aqua Signal Series 40 nav light is certified. In particular, the Polar Star 40 tricolor bulb is not certified. This is too bad, since an LED tricolor light would come in very handy on an overnight passage. I'm not concerned about current drain from an incandescent steaming light, since by definition it's on only when the engine is running.
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Old 17-06-2009, 18:57   #22
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FORGET CERTIFICATION

Evidently, it's possible with approved or un-approved lights to be rammed at night, while at anchor.

SO for the sake of gaining knowledge beyond the original question, I wonder how some sailors proceed to make their boats "legally" visible while at anchor, where another boat "might" ram it?
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I don't care so much about nav lites but what cost effective replacment led bulbs can I use in my cabin lights. I bought a low cost bulb at WM and it was like a night lite
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I found a pretty good selection of inexpensive replacements for cabin lights at http://www.superbrightleds.com/ The LEDs I got from them were brighter than the original incandescent bulbs. You should also check this thread: http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...son-21839.html
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the LED light does one thing good: it doesn't take much amperage. other than that they are expensive and don't produce much light and the jury is out on whether they really last very long. IMHO.
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Perhaps the answer is to have two sets of bulbs- one for anchoring and cruising in US waters, and a set of LED's for every where else. And log it when you change the bulbs over. This way one would have a " legal " set of lights for the US and a more efficient set for passage making
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Old 18-06-2009, 09:52   #27
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FWIW

this conversation led (ha) me to a search for LED bow lights, and I've found this:
Amazon.com: Attwood LED 2-Mile Deck Mount Navigation Bow Light, Stainless Steel: Sports & Outdoors

which should link you to a 2nm distance LED bow light from Attwood for $40.
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