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Old 01-02-2019, 12:51 PM   #1
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Question Marine Trader Labelle Curtain Lights

Hi All, purchased a MT Labelle 43 a few months back and have done a lot of work to bring her to live aboard status. We moved in two weeks ago and are loving it. My question is this: do any other marine trader owners have a picture of the Curtain Lights that were installed in the Aft Cabins of these boats? Mine were removed and I would like to replace them, but I have no idea what the fixture looks like. these lights, 3 on each side of the boat, are controlled by a combo switch next to the bed that reads Curtain Lights. This switch also turns on the Candelabra fixture which is on the aft bulkhead.

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Old 01-02-2019, 02:53 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard. Chances are you will not be able to get the original lights. Probably wouldn’t want them anyway since there have been so many improvements in 12 volt lighting. I would find some LED lights that will fit and have the color of light that you like and go with them. They will save you a lot of power in the long run over incandescent lights.
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Old 01-02-2019, 04:04 PM   #3
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What the heck are curtain lights??
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Curtain lights? Do I need those?
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Only if your curtains are afraid of the dark.
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:14 PM   #6
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Yes I would replace them with LED, I am just interested in seeing the original fixtures/what they looked like. I have already upgraded all of the original fixtures, that are left, to LED and saved a ton of amperage. Love this boat, she is my Baby. Thanks Comodave!
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This is why they are called curtain lights, because the switch says so!
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I just threw all of mine out on my CHB 35. I doubt they were original though, since there was blank wires at the very end of each section.
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Hi All, purchased a MT Labelle 43 a few months back and have done a lot of work to bring her to live aboard status. We moved in two weeks ago and are loving it. My question is this: do any other marine trader owners have a picture of the Curtain Lights that were installed in the Aft Cabins of these boats? Mine were removed and I would like to replace them, but I have no idea what the fixture looks like. these lights, 3 on each side of the boat, are controlled by a combo switch next to the bed that reads Curtain Lights. This switch also turns on the Candelabra fixture which is on the aft bulkhead.

Thanks for any information you can provide!

Howard
I have a 1985 Bestway Labelle - The " curtain light fixtures" are the same ones aft as in the salon. They hold 2 of the long bulbs like are used in aquariums ..

I removed mine and added LED lighting with remote control capacity from phone or bedside remote .

I also found a great retrofit for the Salon and cabin ceiling lights that removed the " eyeball" light and retrofitted that bulb and the florescent fixture with LED
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Old 06-28-2019, 08:43 AM   #11
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Thanks Paramedic62! I do not have the curtain fixture in the salon either, as they were removed and replaced with track lighting. However, you description lets me imagine what they were. Can you point me to the LED lights you replaced them with, I am keen to put something there and the remote feature would be nice.

I replaced all of the 12v bulbs in those square fixtures in the cabins with LED bulbs and they barely pull any amps at all. However, they are not pretty fixtures and my plan is to replace them all with the round fixtures with the cut glass like on the rear covered deck. I found a nice source of those out of England, just have not gotten around to ordering them yet. I like the way the cut glass prisms the light about the ceiling
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