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Old 26-01-2006, 10:01   #1
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Marine lighting source?

Anyone have a good source for good quality but inexpensive marine lighing fixtures? I need to add quit a few lights to Invitation and I want good quality but I don't want to get raked on the price.

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Depending upon your definition of “good” and “inexpensive, ”good quality but inexpensive marine lighting fixture” might represent mutually exclusive specifications.

I’d expect to pay on the order of $100 for a high quality light fixture, and under $25 for a standard quality light.

Some better light fixtures available from:

Alpenglow Marine Lights L.L.C.
P.O. Box 415, Eureka, MT 59917
Te;: (406) 889-3586 ~ Fax: (406) 889-3585
E-mail: bob@alpenglowlights.com
Web: http://alpenglowlights.com/

Imtra Corporation
30 Samuel Barnet Boulevard, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 02745
Tel: (508) 995-7000 ~ Fax: (508) 998-5359 ~ Toll Free Fax: (800) 989-2580
Email: contact@imtra.com
Web: http://www.imtra.com/marine_lighting1.html

ABI INC / PRECISION LIGHTING
City: SANTA ROSA,CA
Tel: 707-765-6200
EMail: abiinc@yahoo.com
Web Site: www.abimarine.com
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Thanks Gord May - your always a great source of information.
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Also the Taylorbrite CCF (cold cathode florescent) lights are great. We have five installed on a 40' keelboat, and my wife wants two more where we have space. Warm white, rugged and about 25,000 hour lifecycle. Lots of light for 0.67 amps at 12v

Mounted the rew+white units so that if the switch is pushed in the direction of the helm, the red night vision light comes on. If it's pushed forward, the white light comes on.

ABI LED in the spaces with little room - Titan gold finnish seems to hold up well.
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SailorPaul,

Thanks for the suggestion. I ordered a catalog.
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I got some really nice fixtures from Ikea of all places! They are 12 volt fixtures that come with a 110 volt transformer. I threw the transformer out and just wired them in place of my existing lights. They ran about $30 each! I saw comprerable fixtures down here in Florida going for $100. Amazing what you can find by reading the lables.

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