Originally Posted by mikereed100
I have read through this excellent and informative thread and am baffled by one particular. Why is everyone calling Mainsail
Easy answer.. When I originally posted that my screen
name was Acoustic. Unfortunately, it was Maine
Sail on just about every other forum I frequent so I asked the admins to change it, which they gladly did. I am now Maine Sail on all the sailing forums
I belong to in order to avoid confusion. Many posters, like myself, are here there and elsewhere so it keeps it easy and I only have one screen
name across all forums
Acoustic was the name of a previous boat I owned. Considering I buy & sell boats fairly regularly I stopped using my boats names...
Array G4 Bulb
Interesting find on bulbs. Some things that stick out to me though when comparing apples to apples or specs to specs.
The Sensibulb was reported by Practical Sailor to have a 150 lumens of output and a 120 degree beam width. The G4 in the link is 90 degree beam and only 53 lumens. That means that it would require nearly three to equal the same level of brightness as the Sensibulb if we are to believe the specs. Also the new Sensibulbs being shipped are now 35% brighter than the ones Pratcical Sailor tested.
Three bulbs at 8.95 is about $27.00 you can buy a Sensibulb for about $36.00 but you also get a wider beam, no radio
intertference, a well designed and temperature regulated power supply that yields a 50,000 hour life expectancy, vs. a claimed 20,000, and a "brightest LED on the market guarantee". While the Sensibulbs are COSTLY they are very, very well designed and perform better than any bulb I have found, and yes I am still buying
bulbs when I find them and yes there is still a LOT of snake oil
going on and some very bogus temp, beam and output claims being made.
$8.95 is a great price
so I may order one to compare and add to the mix. I would bet these are going to last a decent amount of time provided not supplied with lots of over current
Interestingly enoguh you can't shoot a camera
directly at bulbs to determine light output as it over exposes that part of the sensor or film, that is why I shot indirect lighting on the garage door as opposed to direct. A 150 lumen bulb and a 25 lumen bulb will look nearly identical when shot stright on with a camera
due to overexposure.
Thanks for the link, I will check one out.. I'd love it if they made them in red as I am currently looking for some night vision bulbs..