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Old 28-01-2017, 15:28   #16
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LED Lighting Recommendations?

Be wary of EBay and other cheap LED's, the dozen I bought initially were reverse polarity, and I was not going to reverse the polarity of my lighting circuit, or every single outlet. Seems maybe unsafe, making what is normally the ground, hot.
So I trashed the dozen, thought I was saving money, just didn't work out that way.
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Re: LED Lighting Recommendations?

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I've had very good luck with Dr. LED bulbs for my bayonet mount reading lights. Have not ordered anything else from them.
Suijin,

I tried Dr LED bulbs for my nav lights - the red, green and white for the nav and stern lights respectively. They put out so much intereference, that it made the VHF unusable. I contacted them, and basically they said sometimes this happens but no returns. A friend told me parts to buy at Radio Shack (a diode, and a capacitor - I think). Added the parts to each light, and it fixed that. But then the bulbs only lasted about two years with very light usage. I purchased Dr LEDs to replace them - since I had gone thru the trouble of adding the parts to rid the interference - and half of the bulbs they sent did not work. West Marine took them back, but I had enough, and just went back to regular bulbs. I am going to replace the entire nav light fixtures with LEDs. I have a Stecktronics nav/anchor/strobe at the top of the mast now as well, that I use when offshore. It's easier to see in wavey conditions. In the ICW or on the bay, I use the lower nav lights. I know, never both top and lowers at once!

Anyway, I digress. But just wanted to say your experience with Dr LED was a lot better than mine.
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