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Old 11-02-2010, 22:31   #1
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Thumbs up Sailor's Solutions' ZED01 Mini Warm Light LED

Hey everybody,

I thought I'd share my recent purchase of the ZED01 Miniature Warm White LED Replacement Bulb. It is sold by Sailor's Solutions, the same folks that made the Sensibulb. Here's a link to the product:

LED lighting, soundproof, Sailor's Solutions Inc.

I liked the Sensibulbs I picked up, especially for their brightness and warm light- they really put out a nice glow. But they don't fit in the small overhead fixtures on my Beneteau 393. So, I bought four of the ZED01's as a trial to see how they worked.

As you can see from the pictures below, they really are the same size as a G4 Halogen (that's a 5W halogen beside it). They fit perfectly into the small fixtures on my boat. The third pic shows two lights, one a 5W Halogen, and the other a ZED01. Can you guess which is the warm halogen bulb?

(Some of you may be wondering why a 5W halogen was used for comparison instead of a more standard 10W- the fixtures of all the puck-style lights on my boat are actually rated 5W max.)

Sooo.......the light on the left is the ZED01 LED! It is much brighter (probably equivalent to a 10W bulb), and IMO very warm for an LED.

So far I am very happy with my purchase. Shipping from Sailor's Solutions was FAST! I ordered this product at 11pm at night on 02/08, and it arrived this morning 02/11. I can't comment on the longevity, which is a big question when shelling out $35 for each bulb(!), but since lighting was my 3rd biggest energy user on the boat, and considering Sensibulb's high reputation, I think for me it is a worthwhile investment. This is especially true with 2 very little kids who don't quite grasp the concept of energy conservation!! If you can't beat them join them!

Hope this helps!

Frank
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Old 11-02-2010, 23:59   #2
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Do a search on Ebay for LED bulbs, and your going to be surprised.
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:26   #3
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Martinini,

I'm not surprised at all, I've seen all the bulbs on Ebay. I've heard these were sometimes put out a "weird" or cold light, or didn't last, or used a lot of energy compared to ther Leds. Have you tried any of them? Want to offer your review?
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Yes I am using leds purchased on ebay throughout my boat and they are functioning perfectly. If you visit West Marine or take a look in their catalogue you will find the same ones on ebay for $15 or even $30 dollars cheaper. then there is here too Bulb Lookup.
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I didn't see these bulbs on there..? Anyway I just wanted to share my experience with this product for those looking for a Sensibulb-made-for-small-fixtures solution. This manufacturer did say that if you mention www.cruisersforum.com he'll give you 10% off. I might gamble and try one of those "puck light" bulbs, but they look a little big for my fixtures. I do like the price, though!

Thanks- Frank
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Thats great, and yes that link was more for Nav Lights. This is a more varied supplier of LEDS Super Bright LEDs - Boat, RV and Other LED Bulbs
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my 2 cents worth , I bought a about a dozen Sensibulbs from Sailors Solutions and after 3 years one failed I sent it back and got a new one in the mail free! it happenedd the next year and i sent it back and like magic i got one in the mail free again no qustions asked, I like the way sailor Solution does Biz and trust them! So I will support them by trying my best to give them my biz!
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