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Old 02-11-2018, 07:45 AM   #1
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$ 1.29 project

Many boats do not have overhead lights that are operated by a wall switch .

So operating them requires feeling for the tiny of/on switch .

This can be a PIA for the owners , but a Super PIA for guests attempting to navigate in the dark.

Removing the tiny lever switch and installing an old style pull chain switch can improve the std of living for all.
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:02 AM   #2
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what about the red light
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Problem solved! Programmable even...

https://www.us.kohler.com/us/Nightli...T120400001.htm
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I would spent more time on the throne with this!

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Might need sunscreen with 24volt systems.
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:13 AM   #6
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My last boat had bulkhead switches, this one only on the fixture itself. I hate it. I'd wire in some sort of remote but don't want that much parasitic load on the house bank all the time. The wires run through inaccessible places, so hard wiring new switches is not an option.

It's a really poor design, not sure why so many boats are set up this way.
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It's a really poor design, not sure why so many boats are set up this way.
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Might this be the answer to retro-fit wireless wall switches?

Leviton WSS0S-P0W Wireless Self-Powered Remote Switch
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Might this be the answer to retro-fit wireless wall switches?

Leviton WSS0S-P0W Wireless Self-Powered Remote Switch
$821.22 for a light switch?
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Yes that's pretty spendy. I'm guilty of not looking at the price after searching for piezoelectric light switch.

I attended a talk some years back by a high end yacht designer who thinks well outside the box (sorry, I don't recall his name). He used piezoelectric devices in his designs. One was piezoelectric light switches to place switches anywhere the owner wanted without having to pull wires. He did a number of other clever things with piezoelectric as well. A creative thinker.
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https://www.amazon.com/acegoo-Wirele...MK0DF1K40TC4WN

$29 bucks
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Would be nice, but it doesn't work on 12v.
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Greetings,
Mr. BB. "$821.22 for a light switch?" Obviously priced for government contracts...
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These work well.
https://www.bunnings.com.au/magic-li...-pack_p4351039
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This:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/200m...ceBeautifyAB=0

If you search you can find from 1 to 12 channel switches.

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My boat has floor level LED courtesy lights throughout the boat. There is enough reflected light to see the other lights switches. The effect is similar to aisle lighting in a movie theater or on an airplane.

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I just saw a ‘light switch’ where the switchplate is all LED so it lights the area. Battery powered surface mount.
I thought...what a great idea, but where would I use this..
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Wow! I did not know how lucky I am my 36 Island Gypsy has bulkhead mounted switches for all overhead lighting. Nice feature, also seems a 3way switch arrangement to light the salon from near both port and starboard doors. Besides that the hanging locker in the forward cabin has a door switch to illuminate the locker upon opening the door. Boat also has 6 exhaust blowers--2 in engine compartment- one in each head--one in the shower and one above the cooktop.

Lucky Me--just sayin JohnP
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Okay,
Nobody wants to talk to you now...��

Yes. Dang you re lucky!
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Somehow, I just never considered wall switches...
Never had them on a boat.
Now I want them.
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