Helm Gage Lighting and Night Vision
This may be so obvious to you old salts that it's redundant.* The boat I'm bringing back to life has a typical flybridge helm.* The instruments are good (tach, oil pres, voltage, fuel, etc.).* However, they are all illuminated with bright, white light.* Net result - near zero night vision when operating at night.* I know I can gang them up on a rheostat to dim, but what I'd like to do is change the gage backlighting to red.* I've been unable to find correctly sized red bulbs.* I saw one boat where the gages were covered with a red transparent "lens cover", but it was obviously a temporary fix (and, I have convex lenses on the instruments I've replaced - tough to fit).* Anyone found a good fix ?* Appreciate the help.