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Old 25-04-2016, 09:39   #16
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Re: Which tricolour/anchor light should I buy?

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We've had an OGM tir-anchor for about 5 years and couldn't be happier. It's inches from our VHF antenna and I haven't noticed any interference. It's vastly brighter than my incandescent deck level nav lights.
Another vote for OGM - I have zero interference in my radio with the light right next to it and I love the light sensor idea to switch on the anchor light when it gets dark.
Recently bought an Aqua Signal as a spare (huge discount), but I've seen reports since that complains about interference with this light - have not tested this for myself though.
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Re: Which tricolour/anchor light should I buy?

Euro Marine Trading used to carry the lights used by the Volvo Boats. But from their website, I don't see them there any longer, at first glance.
Though one would think that the gear that such boats use is fairly bulletproof. Albeit with a price to match.

Still, if you're needing hardware of such quality, investigating what's used in such circles might by worth it.
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Re: Which tricolour/anchor light should I buy?

Hmmm... all their distributors seem to be in the USA. I wonder what's available in the UK?
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We are very happy with our Stecktronix unit. The photocell .....
Just tried googling this - it's never heard of it! Are you sure it's Stecktronix?
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Old 25-04-2016, 12:20   #20
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Re: Which tricolour/anchor light should I buy?

In the Dutch magasin "Zeilen" (May 2016) there is a test of these tricolor-lamps. The AquaSignal 34 LED/Tricolor/Anchor is doing it very well!
Probably you can have a look at the test via a question for that (because you are "playing in the mud"!) to: info@zeilen.nl.
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Old 25-04-2016, 12:49   #21
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Re: Which tricolour/anchor light should I buy?

On the OGM. I believe mine is about 10 years old and no issues. It looks bullet proof. Seems to be one of the most expensive, but...
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Re: Which tricolour/anchor light should I buy?

When we had the boat built I installed an Orca Green Tricolor... It is an LED, Anchor/Tri-Color and White Flashing Light.

I have no preference on the make of Light, but would suggest you find one that has a WHITE FLASHING LIGHT.

When we were cruising, I found the White Flashing Light invaluable in crowded anchorages when friends are looking for you. A number of times I turned on the white flashing light for boats looking for the anchorage as well. Obviously in an emergency, a white flashing light would work as a great visual aid.

To make sure it wasn't turned on accidentally, I wired the Flashing Light to come on only when both the anchor switch and tricolor switch are on together.

I also don't think the Photocell on an LED Light is worth the price since even if you leave the light on, you are only drawing about 1/10 of an amp.

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What about "LopoLight" very smal and expensive, but TOP quality from Denmark!
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Re: Which tricolour/anchor light should I buy?

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Just tried googling this - it's never heard of it! Are you sure it's Stecktronix?

The Stecktronix light is also USCG verified. Here is a link to their site...

Innovative LED Lighting Products

I believe we have the STM-402WA. This is the one with the strobe feature.

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Would anyone have a link to the Stecktronix unit?

Mr Google is coming up blank...
I searched on "Stecktronix marine LED" and found them. Here's the link...

Innovative LED Lighting Products

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I guarantee that my optolamp units have ZERO marine radio interference, or your money back.

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Re: Which tricolour/anchor light should I buy?

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I know nothing about this tricolor, so forgive my ignorance, but it seems like many nav lights using LEDs, particularly multiple small LEDs, have inaccurate cross-over angles. In the link that you provided, the image shows multiple LEDs on the port and starboard sides that are visible from dead ahead. It makes me wonder if the LEDs are sufficiently focused to keep from having a big red/green zone ahead.

The older vertical filament tricolors from Aquasignal, Hella and Peters and Bey had remarkably accurate angular cut-offs, and there was virtually no ambiguity as to which sector you were looking at.

Anyone notice this problem with some of the LED lights?

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Re: Which tricolour/anchor light should I buy?

Believe Orca Green and OGM is the same thing.

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Re: Which tricolour/anchor light should I buy?

[QUOTE=Sandero;2105818]I just installed an AquaSignal series 34... waiting for the mast to be stepped. Looks well made and easy to install.[/QUOTE

Testing while the mast is horizontal is wise. Same for fitting one with mast standing, the light and wiring can be bench tested. That's a little tip that I picked up on this forum!! My rigger wishes he had thought of it before having to go back up and fit a replacement light!
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Believe Orca Green and OGM is the same thing.

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Orca Green = Orca Green Machine = OGM = Misea for a little while (changed name back to OGM).
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