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Old 28-01-2009, 17:30   #1
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Lighting options. Need advise.

I have these normal light fixtures seen below. They are 5 1/2 in. diameter. I hate the fixtures but I like the warm amber light. I just wish it were brighter.

So, I come to you for options. What can I do here that won't break the bank, provide good bright light and of course won't hog power?

I'm also considering replacing the bulbs with some of those new magic ones. Do you leave the cover on with those? All of my covers fall off regularly.
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Old 28-01-2009, 17:35   #2
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OK, these are the lights.
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Old 28-01-2009, 17:37   #3
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BTW, I don't need the lights to have a red option. There is a red light at my chart table that lights the whole cabin.
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Do a search. There are many threads on here about all kinds of lighting. Some very current threads.
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I would probably change the whole fixture, but if not, at least try a Sensibulb. I think you'll like it! LED lighting, soundproof, Sailor's Solutions Inc.
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i spent 3 years looking at leds by far sensi bulbs are the best....jt
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I have and the problem is, I don't know alot about it and most of the threads I have read seem to be talking about different types of lights or cutting edge high dollar technology.
I'm just looking for the guy who says, I used to have those lights but got these new ones from so and so for $50 and they fit perfect. I love them.
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We recently installed Sensei bulds in half the Dome fittings in our boat. While their light is better than many of the competitors that we tried they are still not as warm as the incandesants. Right now we have the port side LED and the starboard incandesant (so we can remember which to use at Anchor).

Mixing the two sets when power is plentyful gives a fairly pleasant light, running only LEDs when power is scarce is livable but could be better.

DrLEDs might be the last major brand for us to try.

I'm afraid that the other bulbs we tried (even some at $30 a piece) were just not comparable, nor particularly pleasant.

This thread is very useful.
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