Originally Posted by sjk1000
Thanks for the quick reply Bill. It's only a white bulb I need - an LED alternative to the white radium 1230U in the link. I'm overwhelmed with options - warm white for bicolour, required lumens, covered/bare LED, are they as long lasting or does the 2year warranty indicate that they last just over 2years... etc. I'll take a look at the Cruising solutions site to see what they offer.
Best wishes , Steve
You are welcome, Steve.
Let me mention while it is logical for us to think- when upgrading to LED bulbs in our navigation
lights- that we should get the same color as the incandescent lamp we are replacing. However it doesn't work that way. A white LED will NOT work behind colored lenses [it will be very dim because the colored lens will absorb most of the light- passing only the color that matches the lens...] White LEDs only work with clear navigation
lens applications [e.g., steaming, anchor
, or stern lights.]
use the same color LED as the lens it is shining through. [You will find plenty about this if you perform an internet
Call Cruising Solutions and speak with Maeve. As a fellow sailor she will help you get the right bulb (which I believe is the one I linked for you in my first post.) They are the only source I have found for the bi-color LED for your bi-color bow light. There may be others.