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Old 05-07-2011, 14:15   #1
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Just a quick note of good product, and good service. I just re-did the ceilng in the head. While I was at it I figured I would give the Admiral a new light. So I ordered the second overhead light from ttp://www.alpenglowlights.com. I bought my first one a couple of years ago, and again they shipped the item quickly and it was a good product!!!!!!!!!!
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The rest of the boat will go LED, but I'm keeping my red/white Alpenglow for the pilothouse, I like it that much.
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Old 05-07-2011, 15:05   #3
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i did my ericson in alpenglow--i love em-- the replacement bulbs are 10 dollars each, is only down side to them.. but they sooooogoood....
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Old 05-07-2011, 23:48   #5
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Re: Alpenglow Lights

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The rest of the boat will go LED, but I'm keeping my red/white Alpenglow for the pilothouse, I like it that much.
Alpenglow has an all-LED version now, and I believe they will retrofit the LED guts into an old unit.

My (old) Alpenglows had the red nail polish (or whatever they used) on the smaller fluorescent tube start peeling off. I ended up rewiring the "red" circuit and putting in red LEDs (with current regulation) instead.

Old fluorescent or new LED, the Alpenglows are very nice.
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Thanks for the tip!
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Re: Alpenglow Lights

I replaced all of Demeter's cabin lights (14) with alpenglows and have been very pleased. Im using the flourescent 9 watt versions with combo red LED ones at the galley and nav station. I personally have not been a fan of LED only cabin lighting as I find the light produced more suitable for reading lights and not general cabin lighting. Often the LEDs are too harsh but that is changing with a lot of the newer bulbs I suppose. For LED I used sensibulb conversions in all of my reading lights. Very nice warm light and ideal for reading light.
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You can get warm white LED strips that you could easily fit into marine flourescent fixtures that work quite well for area/under gallery/inside locker lighting. See www.marineledscanada.com for examples.
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