Originally Posted by Seasick Steve
- NASA Super Nova Combi Tri Anchor LED
- Aqua Signal LED Tricolour Anchor HSG
- Lalizas/FOS LA-71311
- Mantagua 75 LED Tricolour with Anchor
Anyone have any experience of any of them? Or any others?
Sorry, no direct experience with any of these. One thing to watch for is the radio interference
you might get with an LED light. You certainly want LEDs up there, but some lights will seriously interfere with VHF reception
, especially if the antenna
is at the masthead too.
Don't rely on the manufacturer claiming that the light meets FCC requirements -- it might meet the requirements, but still interfere. The requirements aren't nearly tough enough to prevent this kind of interference
Marinebeam is a vendor that seems to know what they're doing when it comes to radio
I personally have the Amazonia tri-color / anchor / strobe from Optolamp. This has been working well for many years and many miles, and puts out zero radio interference. The electrical
interface is a bit quirky (reversing polarity for tri/anchor) so if you consider this one make sure you will be able to control it the way you want.