Yep, that's me! Our optolamp 5 in one anchor/tri color/strobe/fast strobe/vertical light has let us down and is now flashing like a Moroccan fishing boat
and I'm the anchorage idiot
These lights come with various wiring
options, but since we just wanted nav and a photovoltaic anchor
light we went with the basic 2 wire install, replacing our existing anchor
light. This method should only allow you to select nav, anchor or off using the supplied 3 way switch.
It's worked perfectly since installed 10 months ago, but now it's turning itself on at dusk and strobing. Turning it off and back on again seems to fix it and it stays on like it should.
Any ideas on how to troubleshoot it would be much appreciated. I'm thinking a loose connection is unlikely and the most likely is a messed up circuit in the 'smart' light. Hopefully the manufacturer will honour any warranty if it is a problem with the light.
I've emailed the supplier to ask the story, but wanted to see if any others had similar experiences or guesses on troubleshooting the problem.
Yeah yeah I know I should have stuck with the kerosine lantern hanging in the rigging
, bloody newfangled electronics!