Originally Posted by beau
I am at the wiring
stage for interior
lights, in my 39ft power trimaran
Led's are more reliable? and don't give off heat, and use less power but are they really "bright" enough, for say, a reading light.
Halogen, I know are brighter but I don't like the heat they generate
Can I have some advise please.
YES!!! The new Sensibulb
, that just began shipping
last week, is nearly 40% brighter than the ones I tested back in December 2008. LED BULB REVIEW (LINK)
When I plugged them in I was STUNNED!!
According to Nick, one of the owners of Sensibulb/SCAD, they have had four output upgrades since I ordered my last bulbs in 2008. This most recent change is a major change from the two emitter design to a single
While many other LED's have remained unchanged in technology, output and color temp and dropped the price
accordingly, as their technology became like a dinosaur saddle, the Sensibulb price
has remained the same but the technology is and has always been totally cutting edge and the "latest and greatest".
I honestly did not think it could get much better than the ones I have been using but it has. I bought one of the first Sensibulbs to ever hit the market at the first boat show
they displayed at. That bulb is still going strong and has LOTS of use on it.
The new ones are about equal or better than a 20W halogen and the color is very warm and pleasing. While not cheap
they are about the best you can buy and also have no radio interference
something that plagues other LED bulbs. With LED's I have found that you do get what you pay for. I own three different generations of the Sensibulb, as well as many other LED bulbs, and the Sensibulb is just an AMAZING product. Yes, you may pay more but you actually get more.
I have no vested interest in the Sensibulb company but am willing to pay the premium as I have found no equal or substitute at any price.
The new one has only one teeny tiny LED emitter as opposed to two of the last model but is still the brightest LED interior
bulb I have seen. I have seen 10 emitter bulbs not even half as bright as this new Sensibulb...
June 2010 Sensibulb (even Sensibulb does not have a photo of the new ones):