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Old 21-04-2010, 22:36   #1
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LED Tri-Colour Lights

I have seen somewhere an LED tricolour/ anchor light that will work with just 2 wires up the mast and a controller somehow. Anyone seen these?
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Old 22-04-2010, 12:57   #2
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Lopolight makes one not sure who else does
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Old 22-04-2010, 13:14   #3
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I am just lusting after these. saw them at the show in Jack London Square last week... pretty slick... They have units that have lifetime warrantys and are all one molded unit. not bulbs that are replaced ever...
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orca green marine also makes one, polarity A is Tricolor, polarity B in anchor
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Old 22-04-2010, 13:26   #5
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Yes, we have one.
Bought it in Budget Marine a couple or three years ago.
We have a controller switch at the mast which turns it into an anchor light too!!
Very good piece of kit, but it was expensive, around $300 at the time. Greatly decreased power usage though which was what we were after...
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Old 22-04-2010, 19:40   #6
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Thanks everyone. Now some research.
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Lunasea Lighting, Inc.

I am just lusting after these. saw them at the show in Jack London Square last week... pretty slick... They have units that have lifetime warrantys and are all one molded unit. not bulbs that are replaced ever...
I just purchased a bunch of there lights CCFL and LED fixtures for my rebuild...good stuff.

I spoke to them regarding the Tri-color/Anchor, it has three wires Red/Black/White. Have not seen the price yet but I am expecting allot less than Lopo.

I do not know if Lopo has a 2 wire light...how would you not have your Nav lights on while anchored and while underway the anchor light would be on.

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I *THINK* I remember the cost for the all in one 3 light unit being between 150 and 175, but don't quote me, I looked at A LOT of stuff and may have it confused with something else. But that's what I remember the guy telling us, because we specifically asked.
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Thanks Jack. Lopo light don't have a 2 wire tri/anchor light. Need a loan to get one of those! By the way, our Hylas 47 does not have an autopilot. Going to fit one. Where does the ram attach to the boat on yours?
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Thanks Jack. Lopo light don't have a 2 wire tri/anchor light. Need a loan to get one of those! By the way, our Hylas 47 does not have an autopilot. Going to fit one. Where does the ram attach to the boat on yours?
I designed and built the mount. Pre-built the right angle section with the central gusset out of epoxy and biax cloth. Then laminated it to the hull of the boat 12" above and below with 6" lamination from the gusset to the hull. The mount is about 1/2-5/8 thick.

Instead of adding a arm to the rudder post I made a 3/4" aluminum plate that I bolted to the existing quadrant. I had the advantage of a striped out boat, making access allot easier. The plywood is the interior of the lazerets.


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thanks jack,nice job.
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Lopolight does make a tri color light you and use wth two wires. My original one was the carbon light which they no longer make only had two conductors exiting it. It had some LED failures and Lopo Light replaced it at no cost to me. My new light did have three wires Lopo light supplied a polarity switch (I believe) that allowed the new light to work with two wires. Need to look at the paper work again.

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one set of LEDs illumnate on positive polarity the othe set illuminates with negatative polarity. hence on anchor or nav on at any given time. en orward
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