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Old 01-31-2012, 03:47 PM   #1
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LED pilot light on 110v circuit

I need to install a LED pilot light to show if a 110 circuit is energized or not. I haven't a clue how to start. Help!
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:28 PM   #2
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RE: LED pilot light on 110v circuit

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I need to install a LED pilot light to show if a 110 circuit is energized or not. I haven't a clue how to start. Help!
* * * ** I'm not sure what it is that you're eluding to but is this what you need?

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Old 02-01-2012, 04:56 AM   #3
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RE: LED pilot light on 110v circuit

No, a permanent light.
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:51 AM   #4
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RE: LED pilot light on 110v circuit

Keith:* I have bought 110 VAC LED indicater lights from*BlueSea and Newmar.*
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West Marine sells 120 volt AC LED pilot lights.

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West Marine sells 120 volt AC LED pilot lights.

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I bought this LED indicator light from WM as an idiot light to remind me that my inverter is on.* I wired it to a 110v male plug and plugged it into the unused inverter outlet.* Works great and consumes very little current.
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* * * ** Oh!!* I just turn on a 110V lamp in the salon for that.*
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I need to install a LED pilot light to show if a 110 circuit is energized or not. I haven't a clue how to start. Help!
*Keith, You need a 110v neon or LED indicator lamp (both run cool and last long) similar to the pic below.* Get the type with wires about 9" long already attached. Splice on extra wire with heat shrink butt connectors if required. Preferably pick a place on your circuit that already has connections on it: the switch, pump, whatever, so that you don't need to cut into the existing wires. One leg from the lamp goes to to live and the other leg to neutral. It doesn't matter which way round you connect a neon. LED's only work one way round so test before you make it permanent. Hope this is what you wanted.

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would this work?

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I need to install a LED pilot light to show if a 110 circuit is energized or not. I haven't a clue how to start. Help!
*Keith, You need a 110v neon or LED indicator lamp (both run cool and last long) similar to the pic below.* Get the type with wires about 9" long already attached. Splice on extra wire with heat shrink butt connectors if required. Preferably pick a place on your circuit that already has connections on it: the switch, pump, whatever, so that you don't need to cut into the existing wires. One leg from the lamp goes to to live and the other leg to neutral. It doesn't matter which way round you connect a neon. LED's only work one way round so test before you make it permanent. Hope this is what you wanted.

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Neon pilot lamps have one problem - they get dim, begin to flicker, and then fail completely.* The reverse polarity indicators on my boat were neon and they were dead when I bought the boat.

LEDs have a much longer life expectancy than neon lamps.

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