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Old 12-01-2013, 10:31 AM   #1
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New Leds

We just replaced all our LEDs (most) with these http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...gree/483/1618/ just for future reference with anybody with a Nordy. The original halegons drew 60 AMPs when they were all on, after this I believe it's now 15 amps. Big difference.
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Oliver... I replace a bilge bulb with an LED, and the prongs were "skinnier" than the original bulb's prongs - my concern is vibrating out or intermittent contact.. did your LED's prongs fit as tight as the bulbs they replaced?

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Oliver... I replace a bilge bulb with an LED, and the prongs were "skinnier" than the original bulb's prongs - my concern is vibrating out or intermittent contact.. did your LED's prongs fit as tight as the bulbs they replaced? Thanks,
Yep they went in snug, definitely not popping out.
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Thanks Oliver.. i'll use your web site.. just my bilge lights pull 10amps... will post the difference once I replace...

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Thanks Oliver.. i'll use your web site.. just my bilge lights pull 10amps... will post the difference once I replace... Tks,
Just make sure your sockets are the appropriate for the bulb pins. If your not sure about your socket they sell ones so you could replace them with the socket you want.
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That's an interesting bulb. Is it highly directional (spot beam) or is it as diffuse as the original Halogens?

Also, the bulb in the link you provided is 12V. I thought the N47 was a 24V boat? Or is it 12V?
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My sockets are G4 (4 mm between pins) and these bulbs are G4...a match. The OEM halogen bulbs are 10w and I assume it's 10w because of the heat generated by a 10w halogen bulb. With LEDs there's much less heat and I'd prefer more light. I don't see a higher watt output "bullet shaped" bulb. These bulbs are advertised at 10-15w... do you notice more light or about the same light comparing the two?
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My sockets are G4 (4 mm between pins) and these bulbs are G4...a match. The OEM halogen bulbs are 10w and I assume it's 10w because of the heat generated by a 10w halogen bulb. With LEDs there's much less heat and I'd prefer more light. I don't see a higher watt output "bullet shaped" bulb. These bulbs are advertised at 10-15w... do you notice more light or about the same light comparing the two?
No there definitely not brighter, but since the lights in our boat are so close together it didn't matter.
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That's an interesting bulb. Is it highly directional (spot beam) or is it as diffuse as the original Halogens? Also, the bulb in the link you provided is 12V. I thought the N47 was a 24V boat? Or is it 12V?
It diffuses the light, although there not as bright as the halogens. Some 47's were ordered with 12 volt and others 24 volt ours happens to be 12 volt which I like because its more common for everything.
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Thanks... my lights were "spec-ed" @ 10w of light - not enough for old eyes, and if I wanted to, I could change the fixtures with ones that used the higher w output round LEDs... not real high on the to-do list, but swapping out bulbs in the meantime would save the amp draw...

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We found these at Lowe's for G4 replacement at less than $10. It's the equivalent to a 20 watt bulb (190 Lumens). They also had replacements for 10 watt G4s. This site gives some pretty good performance values when changing from incandescent to LEDs

http://www.lightingfacts.com/Downloa...ance_Scale.pdf
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Thanks... my lights were "spec-ed" @ 10w of light - not enough for old eyes, and if I wanted to, I could change the fixtures with ones that used the higher w output round LEDs... not real high on the to-do list, but swapping out bulbs in the meantime would save the amp draw...

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I think you want to look at the lumens specs vs. wattage specs. The lumens are the measure of light, the wattage is the measure of power consumed. I have 20W dimmable LEDs in my kitchen recessed lamps that are the same color tone, illumination pattern and brightness of the 90W halogen bulbs they replaced. They put out 1035 lumens in a warm white 3000K light. Same light, very little heat and lower consumption.

I'm not suggesting these for boat use, but as a comparison to halogen. They consume up to 78% less power.

90 Watt Equivalent Soft White Dimmable Performance LED PAR38

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Thanks Larry & Lena... can't hurt to try one of these and compare the difference in light - OEM and these side by side...
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Roger Al... the comparison charts I've been seeing use wattage as a measure of the bulb's brightness output... comparing for example a 60w light bulb with a comparable LED bulb.. the restriction is the size of the recessed light reflector in the fixture in the cornice above the windows - they are only the size of the OEM G4 halogen bulb... the salon light fixtures are larger and they may accommodate a bigger LED bulb and emit more light than the OEM 20w..

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They look good. What brand, part #?
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They are Superbrightleds brand, here's the link: http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...led-tower/906/
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I just bought 20 of those for .49 each. Considering they are pennies to make, $25 each definitely is paying for somebody's pension.
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I just bought 20 of those for .49 each. Considering they are pennies to make, $25 each definitely is paying for somebody's pension.
Hmmm.... Tell me how long yours last, just curious.
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