Originally Posted by svtrio
More details please on specific diodes, capacitors and placement you used to cure your rfi on Dr. Led bulbs.
I've several I'm getting round to installing...
owner who was an electrical
guy*suggested*similar.**Got*the*parts*at*Radio*Sha ck,*and*cost per*light*fix*was*about*$3.**Not*real*difficult*to *do,*especially*since*I already*changed*out*all*of*the*Aqua*Signal*25*unit s*to*the*newer*ones*that
After doing the modification, I wrote them back*and*told*them*it*worked.**(Thought they might even be so helpful as to post a solution on their website, but of course that would be acknowledging they have a problem, I guess!) They*responded*that
THat said, the run time for the LED's was not good. At the time, we primarily used the boat
as a day sailor, and the NAV lights were rarely used. Seems like even then we were changing out either the red, green or white bulbs every two years. I carried spares. West Marine ran a clearance on them about a year ago, and purchased two of each color: red, green, white. One of the greens worked, and one white. The other four would not light. That was final straw, and I removed all of the fixtures and replaced with Aqua Signal 33 LED's. I also have a Stecktronics NAV/anchor light combo on top of the mast
that we use in NAV mode offshore
or at anchor
(and the AS33's are used when in the bay or on the ICW
, where waves are not issue. These are mounted on the bow pulpits and stern davits
Sorry about all of those asterisks. I copied this from a post I made on the Seawind
users forum at the time, and apparently spaces come over as asterisks!