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SV Demeter 27-05-2016 06:57

LED Spreader Light Recommendations
 
Looking at adding LED spreader lights to our mizzen mast and see lots of options. Would like recommendations on quality lights. Mainly want to light up the aft deck so I can see what Im grilling lol. Mizzen spreaders are probably 15' off the deck so I dont need lights that are going to give me sun burn. Thanks

alctel 27-05-2016 07:10

Re: LED Spreader Light Recommendations
 
I have two of these on my spreaders, highly recommended.

https://store.marinebeam.com/18-watt...preader-light/

Ridiculously bright and draws ~1.5 amps at 12 volts - out of all the things i've upgraded and added, it's probably the thing that gets the most 'I should get one of those' at the dock

a64pilot 27-05-2016 08:20

Re: LED Spreader Light Recommendations
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by alctel (Post 2130430)
I have two of these on my spreaders, highly recommended.

https://store.marinebeam.com/18-watt...preader-light/

Ridiculously bright and draws ~1.5 amps at 12 volts - out of all the things i've upgraded and added, it's probably the thing that gets the most 'I should get one of those' at the dock


18 W is a lot, it's not "too" much? I'm guessing that is about as bright as an outdoor flood light for a house?
I wonder if you could dim these things, that would be ideal?

captjcook 27-05-2016 12:56

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I have these...two flavor dimmable, one switch awesome!

http://lumiteclighting.com/product/c...ication=marine


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sy_gilana 27-05-2016 13:03

Re: LED Spreader Light Recommendations
 
You can get truck tail lights, the reversing light is white. Its bright enough for us, and, at $15.00 odd not a train smash if you don't like them. Hermetically sealed, and they fit in the older John Deere Tractor lamp holders that are already on the spreaders.Pair of 2 LED 4" Round Back-up Reverse Light Kits Include Grommet, Plug Clear Lens White Light Truck Trailer RV 25108C-WK



alctel 27-05-2016 13:30

Re: LED Spreader Light Recommendations
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by a64pilot (Post 2130474)
18 W is a lot, it's not "too" much? I'm guessing that is about as bright as an outdoor flood light for a house?
I wonder if you could dim these things, that would be ideal?

Normally I use them if I'm trying to fix something in the dark, or work out what the rattling noise is - then the more light the better. If I need less light, for instance just puttering around at night on deck tidying, then I'll use my foredeck light.

They also do a 15watt version

https://store.marinebeam.com/15w-led...ght-for-boats/

rourkeh 27-05-2016 14:45

Re: LED Spreader Light Recommendations
 
These guys make an awesome product line. LOPOLIGHT Navigation lights
They are expensive but the quality and design are worth the $$$

skipgundlach 28-05-2016 10:37

Re: LED Spreader Light Recommendations
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by alctel (Post 2130430)
I have two of these on my spreaders, highly recommended.

https://store.marinebeam.com/18-watt...preader-light/

Ridiculously bright and draws ~1.5 amps at 12 volts - out of all the things i've upgraded and added, it's probably the thing that gets the most 'I should get one of those' at the dock

Manufacturer claims much brighter than 100W incandescent. Not so much - but I think at the height of spreaders, that would be a minimum I'd want.

From Google:

How many lumens is a 100 watt light bulb?
To replace a 100-watt incandescent bulb, look for a bulb that gives you about 1600 lumens. If you want something dimmer, go for less lumens; if you prefer brighter light, look for more lumens. Replace a 75W bulb with an LED bulb that gives you about 1100 lumens.

From the site:

It is only 6-1/4" (W) x 1-3/4" (H) x 3-3/8" (D), and while it fits in the palm of your hand, it seriously outperforms any 100W incandescent spreader lamp.

clip...

Output: 1200 Lumens

My math tells me that they must have had a 75W in mind...

Still, lots of light.

Sailorbob8599 28-05-2016 11:25

Re: LED Spreader Light Recommendations
 
Did I not recently see on this forum a posting, from someone telling us they used an LED underwater flood light they found in a store catering to pond owners? Apparently sells for very few $$'s

Bulawayo 28-05-2016 14:35

Re: LED Spreader Light Recommendations
 
I use LED lights made for 4x4 off road use. We have two powerful jobs on the spreaders that are looking forward and slightly downwards for creeping into bommie strewn area's after dark as well as LED tube lights, in yellow in the cockpit.



Quote:

Originally Posted by SV Demeter (Post 2130418)
Looking at adding LED spreader lights to our mizzen mast and see lots of options. Would like recommendations on quality lights. Mainly want to light up the aft deck so I can see what Im grilling lol. Mizzen spreaders are probably 15' off the deck so I dont need lights that are going to give me sun burn. Thanks


Frugal 28-05-2016 14:49

Re: LED Spreader Light Recommendations
 
I have built a couple of spreader lights from waterproof LED strip, cool white. The originals were stuck (sticky back) directly on to the spreader and after 5 years had issues with leaking current. The present set are glued to poly-carbonate strips and have separate ,port, stbd circuits.
The led strips come in 5 meter rolls and with 300 led's at around $20 a roll.
You have the ability to cut them ( minimum 3 LED's) to your choice.
My choice is 150 led's a side and at around 40 watts each supply enough light to illuminate up to 20 meters around the boat.
They are dimmable with resistors in the circuit. Their length gives them a minimum shadowing effect and they are unobtrusive.

Hudson Force 28-05-2016 15:09

Re: LED Spreader Light Recommendations
 
If the request for a quality light means reliable and long lasting, then I've installed a pair of good ones, but they are inexpensive $13 12vdc automotive "back-up" lights on eBay about ten years ago.....

http://www.cruisersforum.com/attachm...2ca88bc716.jpg

http://www.cruisersforum.com/attachm...b990bd60bd.jpg

The large surrounding black gaskets made for a nice mount.

UNCIVILIZED 28-05-2016 16:14

Re: LED Spreader Light Recommendations
 
Anyone ever mount a Red set, so that you still keep most of you night vision, after sorting out a mess on the foredeck?
The red ones being in addition to some white ones, on a different switch

jason902 28-05-2016 20:01

Re: LED Spreader Light Recommendations
 
Probably not for the OP but I came across the following light bars on ebay, they sound promising for high intensity spreader lights

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HBWT 29-05-2016 01:02

Re: LED Spreader Light Recommendations
 
+1 for the LED backup lights. I mounted a pair on our mast, 700 lumens each, 2 watts power, IP68 rated and a 10 year warranty!!! Oh and they were only $40 for the set. Works perfectly and plenty of light from our spreader at 22 ft.


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