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Old 03-05-2011, 03:23 PM   #1
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Dome light lens

** Does anyone have a source for the lens used on the dome lights in Marine Traders?
The lens has an outside diameter of 4 & 3/4 inches. I found a Sea-Dog brand that is
4 & 1/2 inches but nothing at 4 & 3/4".
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:49 PM   #2
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Did you measure both yourself? If not, you and the other source may be measuring differently. It could happen!!! *
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:07 PM   #3
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* Yes*I did. They are made of glass and I was wondering if I cast some out of clear epoxy would they hold up to the heat so the bulb. What do you think?
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Yes*I did. They are made of glass and I was wondering if I cast some out of clear epoxy would they hold up to the heat so the bulb. What do you think?
I wouldn't think so, at least not without yellowing.* It might be cheaper in the end to replace the fixture.* While not cheap, Alpenglow makes flat out the most efficient and best 12v lights out there.* They are located in one of the great marine cities of the world - Eureka, Montana.* www.alpenglowlights.com.

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** Thanks for the link, they do look good. I was trying to fix the two broken ones without having to buy all new ones, so they would all be the same.
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** Thanks for the link, they do look good. I was trying to fix the two broken ones without having to buy all new ones, so they would all be the same.
********* Hi,* If only one is broken sometimes you can switch one out where it only shows singularly.* Like one in the head or some corridor or such.

****************Then you can just get 1 new fixture and use it there.

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** Thank you, that is why I love this forum. Not being the brightest light bulb on the tree I can use all the help that I can get. I can switch out the one in the head and the berth, problem solved. Thans to all.
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Had the same problem, swapped with one in the engine room.
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Yes*I did. They are made of glass and I was wondering if I cast some out of clear epoxy would they hold up to the heat so the bulb. What do you think?
I wouldn't think so, at least not without yellowing.* It might be cheaper in the end to replace the fixture.* While not cheap, Alpenglow makes flat out the most efficient and best 12v lights out there.* They are located in one of the great marine cities of the world - Eureka, Montana.* www.alpenglowlights.com.

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*I have doubts about epoxy, are they flat or do the have shape? *You might be able to cut a new one from acrylic or lexan. *Both come in clear as well as white or textured. *Both are relatively easy to work with. * *A photo of the broken one would be helpful, in advising how to make a replacement.

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RE: Dome light lens

Most of the regular suppliers have dome lights like I think you're talking about. I replaced the one in my galley with one like these:

http://www.defender.com/category.jsp...&sort=products
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