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Old 24-09-2014, 07:55   #16
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Re: Need Lighting Advice

Originally Posted by Ladycitrus View Post
Hello everyone, I am new to this site but i have a few questions, looking for advice and this site looks to be the most helpful.

I have been looking for a few lighting options for my boat. I can't decide on which lights are the most reliable with the best lumens light output?

I also am replacing some halogen lights with LED's, G4 type i am thinking, i saw some converters, any suggestions?
G4 halogens on an 18' bowrider? Interesting . . .

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Re: Need Lighting Advice

I also build my own LEDS from raw components (currently used in RVs).

One thing to look for is LEDS that are rated for both AC and DC. YOU DO NOT WANT THESE. If they are rated for both, they have a bridge rectifier. I have found the vast majority of driver boards with a bridge rectifier are very noisy, I mean super noisy. I look for drivers rated for only DC, or I disable the bridge rectifier (involves desoldering).

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