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
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!