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Old 07-27-2015, 07:28 AM   #1
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Led color for engine room and Navigation lights

Replacing light bulbs throughout the boat with led modules. Have been using warm white in the living areas. Wondering if people think the cool white is a better light color for the engine room and whether it is move visible as an anchor light.

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Old 07-27-2015, 07:40 AM   #2
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Cool white in the engine space and for your anchor light.
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Yes, Pure white/superbright LED's. Here's a link for what we did after following Nautibeaver's suggestion.

Post 7 and 56 give the details.

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Old 07-27-2015, 08:27 AM   #4
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I went with the cool white in the engine room it is amazing now I see all the stuff that needs further cleaning
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I went with the cool white in the engine room it is amazing now I see all the stuff that needs further cleaning
After we installed the new lights I realized how dirty the engine room looked. A typical boat project. You finish one and create another.
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:53 AM   #6
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After we installed the new lights I realized how dirty the engine room looked. A typical boat project. You finish one and create another.
Yes and I was able to see things well when my water heater blew up on the 4th of July
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Old 07-27-2015, 10:39 AM   #7
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Cool (aka bright) white in the engine room.


3NM forward-facing masthead light/2NM aft-facing light for anchoring. It happens to be a cool (bright) white, but no color choices were offered; it all came with the Attwood fixture.


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Old 07-27-2015, 10:44 AM   #8
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Cool (aka bright) white in the engine room.


3NM forward-facing masthead light/2NM aft-facing light for anchoring. It happens to be a cool (bright) white, but no color choices were offered; it all came with the Attwood fixture.


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yes cool=bright

I really like it in the engine room and my wife wants the same in bathrooms
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Old 07-27-2015, 12:00 PM   #9
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Agree with the cool white 5500-6000K for the ER. I simply swapped out my incandescent bulbs and it made a significant difference. I just don't want them that bright in a living areas.
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