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Old 28-01-2017, 14:28   #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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Old 28-01-2017, 14:44   #17
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Re: LED Lighting Recommendations?

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

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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