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Old 03-05-2016, 06:45   #1
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Favorite Lighting Fixtures?

Any suggestions on some nice, economical lighting fixtures?

I'm pulling out my old ones (50 years old and kind of tired). I have one of these red/white west marine dome lights and like it although it's not super bright:
WEST MARINE Economy LED Dome Light | West Marine

So I think I'm going to install 4 of them in the main cabin, one under the hard dodger and one in the v-berth. (the price is right)

But I'd like to add in a couple of bright bare bulb type lights. Or perhaps something else I haven't thought of, for reading. Just wondering if anyone has something they like particularly? West Marine reviews are not that helpful.

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Old 03-05-2016, 08:15   #2
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Re: Favorite Lighting Fixtures?

I'm interested in this also. We have a couple that need replacing.

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Re: Favorite Lighting Fixtures?

Try to see what's available these days. JUst one of many LED vendors.
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Re: Favorite Lighting Fixtures?

Nice and economical don't always go together, there are many potential problems with LED's.
I've learned although it cost a lot more in the beginning to buy from Marine Beam, their stuff works, has good color and no radio interference issues, I still have some Ebay and LED's, but they are supplemental only.
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Re: Favorite Lighting Fixtures?

I choose my 2 favorite places to read installed my best lights there and leds in other places I have yet to find leds I like all thought I have not spent much money but reluctant to spend more on something I have not liked so far??
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