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Old 01-01-2011, 07:29   #46
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A flux capacitor would greatly complicate the circuit with little gain in efficiency (although the EE's here will probably debate that point ad nauseum).

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A flux capacitor would greatly complicate the circuit with little gain in efficiency (although the EE's here will probably debate that point ad nauseum).

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My own experience is that the zero point module is a better power source then flux capacitors.

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Old 01-01-2011, 19:32   #48
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Try purchasing LED bulbs from www.superbrightleds.com. I have been using there products for 7 years in marine applications with none of their products failing. All of my running lights on my Beneteau are LED that I purchased from them.
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FYI. I just replaced an Aqua Signal masthead tri-color fixture and was reading over the documentation that came with the fixture. It clearly states, "The bulbs used in Navigation Lights are part of the approval/certification. Bulbs which are non-approved null-invoid your insurance cover as your lights will not be in line with the regulations/certification".

In the U.S., this is covered under Title 33 part 183.810 Navigation light certification requirements, which states that approval must include "identification and specifications of the bulb used in the compliance test."

Just providing the information, not drawing any conclusions.

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Eric, what you have read is either the result of a poor school system miseducating the author, or snarky snake-oil salesmanship.

""The bulbs used in Navigation Lights are part of the approval/certification."

Yes, and that is more correctly put as "Navigation lights are approved as a complete unit, with a specific bulb(s). If a different bulb is used, the resulting unit is different and the approval does not apply."


"Bulbs which are non-approved null-invoid your insurance cover as your lights will not be in line with the regulations/certification".

Now, that's a total lie, since NO BULBS ARE EVER APPROVED. The more correct way to phrase this is "The use of bulbs which are not exact replacements for the ones originally installed in approved lights results in the entire light/fixture being non-compliant with the approval, i.e. UNapproved. If your insurer requires USCG approved lights, as opposed to simply requiring lights which meet COLREGS standards, then the use of such replacement bulbs may void your insurance terms."

Now, does anyone's insurance actually require USCG-approved equipment instead of equipment that meets USCG (COLREG) regulations? Probably for commercial vessels, probably not for recreational craft.

Whoever wrote those AquaSignal passages should have their high school diploma or GED revoked, and if they've got a higher diploma, they should just be arrested for domestic terrorism. Shame on them!
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