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Keith 01-31-2012 03:47 PM

LED pilot light on 110v circuit
 
I need to install a LED pilot light to show if a 110 circuit is energized or not. I haven't a clue how to start. Help!

Codger2 01-31-2012 07:28 PM

RE: LED pilot light on 110v circuit
 
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Keith wrote:
I need to install a LED pilot light to show if a 110 circuit is energized or not. I haven't a clue how to start. Help!
* * * ** I'm not sure what it is that you're eluding to but is this what you need?

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Keith 02-01-2012 04:56 AM

RE: LED pilot light on 110v circuit
 
No, a permanent light.

Larry M 02-01-2012 05:51 AM

RE: LED pilot light on 110v circuit
 
Keith:* I have bought 110 VAC LED indicater lights from*BlueSea and Newmar.*

rwidman 02-01-2012 06:20 AM

LED pilot light on 110v circuit
 
West Marine sells 120 volt AC LED pilot lights.

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http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...cid=2011Annual


-- Edited by rwidman on Wednesday 1st of February 2012 08:23:38 AM

FlyWright 02-01-2012 10:45 AM

RE: LED pilot light on 110v circuit
 
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rwidman wrote:
West Marine sells 120 volt AC LED pilot lights.

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http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...cid=2011Annual



I bought this LED indicator light from WM as an idiot light to remind me that my inverter is on.* I wired it to a 110v male plug and plugged it into the unused inverter outlet.* Works great and consumes very little current.

Codger2 02-01-2012 12:46 PM

RE: LED pilot light on 110v circuit
 
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Keith wrote:
No, a permanent light.
* * * ** Oh!!* I just turn on a 110V lamp in the salon for that.*http://www.sparkimg.com/emoticons/biggrin.gifhttp://www.sparkimg.com/emoticons/biggrin.gifhttp://www.sparkimg.com/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Shoalwaters 02-01-2012 03:00 PM

RE: LED pilot light on 110v circuit
 
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Keith wrote:
I need to install a LED pilot light to show if a 110 circuit is energized or not. I haven't a clue how to start. Help!
*Keith, You need a 110v neon or LED indicator lamp (both run cool and last long) similar to the pic below.* Get the type with wires about 9" long already attached. Splice on extra wire with heat shrink butt connectors if required. Preferably pick a place on your circuit that already has connections on it: the switch, pump, whatever, so that you don't need to cut into the existing wires. One leg from the lamp goes to to live and the other leg to neutral. It doesn't matter which way round you connect a neon. LED's only work one way round so test before you make it permanent. Hope this is what you wanted.

Mike

Moonstruck 02-01-2012 05:13 PM

RE: LED pilot light on 110v circuit
 
would this work?

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...IAE5rr5ct0V5Io

rwidman 02-01-2012 05:25 PM

RE: LED pilot light on 110v circuit
 
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Shoalwaters wrote:Keith wrote:
I need to install a LED pilot light to show if a 110 circuit is energized or not. I haven't a clue how to start. Help!
*Keith, You need a 110v neon or LED indicator lamp (both run cool and last long) similar to the pic below.* Get the type with wires about 9" long already attached. Splice on extra wire with heat shrink butt connectors if required. Preferably pick a place on your circuit that already has connections on it: the switch, pump, whatever, so that you don't need to cut into the existing wires. One leg from the lamp goes to to live and the other leg to neutral. It doesn't matter which way round you connect a neon. LED's only work one way round so test before you make it permanent. Hope this is what you wanted.

Mike

Neon pilot lamps have one problem - they get dim, begin to flicker, and then fail completely.* The reverse polarity indicators on my boat were neon and they were dead when I bought the boat.

LEDs have a much longer life expectancy than neon lamps.

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