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Old 12-03-2012, 11:12   #46
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I'm now shopping for a new LED anchor light. I saw some recommendations for OGM Orca Green Marine. They were a while ago. Are there any more that people are using and are happy with? I saw some negative comments on the West Marine web site about Aqua Signal LEDs so I'll probably stay away from them. I'd appreciate any comments.

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We have been using the Owl Anchor Light for a couple of years and we love it. It is the brightest light in the anchorage, has an internal photo cell that turns it on at dusk and off at sunrise with no action from us, and draws almost nothing in amps when on. You can't ask for more than that from an anchor light. We switch the main breaker on when we're cruising and never touch it again until we are tied to a dock for a while. You can't beat the price compared to others that don't say as much. Two years and counting with lots of use and all of the LEDs are still burning bright. Chuck
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:58   #47
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I'm now shopping for a new LED anchor light. I saw some recommendations for OGM Orca Green Marine. They were a while ago. Are there any more that people are using and are happy with? I saw some negative comments on the West Marine web site about Aqua Signal LEDs so I'll probably stay away from them. I'd appreciate any comments.

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Old 12-03-2012, 13:20   #48
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Re: LED Anchor Light Update

Thanks for the tips. How do you mount the Owl light?
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Old 12-03-2012, 15:28   #49
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Thanks for the tips. How do you mount the Owl light?
We had to make up a mount using white PVC but it was pretty simple. A short piece of, I believe, 2" pipe and a screw tap cap makes a simple and clean mount. We glued it all together using PVC glue and mounted it on top of our mast. You can get creative and find many ways to mount it. Chuck
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Re: LED Anchor Light Update

I was looking at the anchor lights on bebi's website and they have blue anchor lights. What is up with that? Why would one use a blue anchor light and is it legal?
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I was looking at the anchor lights on bebi's website and they have blue anchor lights. What is up with that? Why would one use a blue anchor light and is it legal?
Maybe you can link to the blue anchor light. I don't see any blue ones or can't remember ever seeing a blue anchor light on their site. Chuck
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Interesting and something new. These lights would not meet requirements in the U.S. but there are many other countries out there attached to the water that don't have the same requirements that we do. Chuck
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Yeah, I saw it and was like... wow... Never seen that before!
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Yeah, I saw it and was like... wow... Never seen that before!
I did get some clarification from Michael. It seems several boaters ask him to make the light as an additional night light while at anchor, not to be used instead of a white all around anchor light. This is to help identify the boat in a crowded anchorage. So he made up more in case others wanted one also. The blue light was chosen so as not to confuse it with any other navigational light. I'm not sure whether that will add to or take away from any confusion, but that was the reasoning. We have often left spreader lights on to be able to pick the boat out in the dark but spreader lights use lots of power. That is until now since we have switched to LED spreader lights. Hope this clears it up. Here's a photo. Chuck

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I did get some clarification from Michael. It seems several boaters ask him to make the light as an additional night light while at anchor, not to be used instead of a white all around anchor light. This is to help identify the boat in a crowded anchorage. So he made up more in case others wanted one also. The blue light was chosen so as not to confuse it with any other navigational light. I'm not sure whether that will add to or take away from any confusion, but that was the reasoning. We have often left spreader lights on to be able to pick the boat out in the dark but spreader lights use lots of power. That is until now since we have switched to LED spreader lights. Hope this clears it up. Here's a photo. Chuck

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Would be hard to miss that one.

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That was my thinking too. If you want to be seen I guess that will do it. But it's also a bit garish. Chuck
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Lord... Even the photo is hard to look at.
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Seems I recall some complaints about Orca and RFI and unresponsive customer support. Versus Bibi and Michael who get pretty much universal praise for an outstanding product AND outstanding customer support. I wouldn't even bother shopping around--and that comes from someone who always shops around.
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I have no problenm with the CFL Alpenglow lights, its the Sensibulb LED lights that cause static when the FM stereo is on. Thinking I just need to add ferittes to these lights although I rarely listen to FM so its pretty low on the priority list. Need to check VHF.


You know I have not contacted Nick maybe I will. Its not a big deal to me and I would not trade the sensibulbs for the world. They are by far the best LED cabinlighting product I have ever seen
I had the same problem with FM interference. Nick replaced all with a new version of the sensibulb. No more noise!
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