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Old 07-07-2014, 09:19 PM   #1
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LED replacement to replace bub needed

Anyone with a Gulfstar 36/43 Mark I or II that has the 12 VDC light fixtures located on the walls throughout the cabins? I think the base is an E26/27. It looks like a medium sized regular appliance 110 VAC bulb. I would like to find a replacement LED bulb. I know the fixtures have clip in shades I am not worried about fitting the shade to the LED replacement. Does anyone know the bulbs I'm talking about or an LED replacement for the above bulbs?
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Old 07-12-2014, 09:59 AM   #2
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I am going to try the KOBI Electric Cool 60+19. They operate on 12 VDC generate 800 Lumens at 5000 Kelvin.
I'll let anyone interested know how they work out.
It looks like the original lamp shades will work with them.
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Old 07-12-2014, 10:20 AM   #3
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Bill: I am curious where you found they work on 12 VDC. The specs from the manufacturer say 12 watts @ 120 VDC.

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Billy - I bought bulbs from superbrightleds.com. They are E27-xW8W-G-12V: E27 LED bulb, 8W, 12 Volt AC/DC Warm White. $19.95 ea.
I replaced the lights in the galley and salon, as they get the most use. We wanted to keep the vintage fixtures, so we had to have a bulb that had a bulbous (?) shape to take the clip on shade. Then had to find new shades. Searched all over the net, but amazingly, found them in the West Marine catalog. Now we're happy campers/boaters.
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:22 AM   #5
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Looks like I need to call the distributor and send these back. They are the wrong spec.
Bilgewater I need to order what you have, I don't know how I messed this up I'm going to look at my order.
Guy's thanks for jumping on this and pointing out the problem.
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:33 AM   #6
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BillyIII, 5000 kelvin is a pretty harsh light. To get down to the warm whites 3000 or a little below is much softer. Of course if you need the brightest the 5000 would do it.
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Old 07-12-2014, 01:15 PM   #7
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Here's another consideration, for a few more bucks, more LEDs, higher CRI, good brand I know you like:

E26 & E27 Medium Base Edison LED Bulb 12V, 24V or 32V
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Old 07-12-2014, 04:07 PM   #8
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Bilgewater is this almost an exact replacement? When you say you had to replace your shades was that because of size of the new LED Bulb or the age or deterioration of the original shades?
Here's a link to what might be "the" replacement bulb for our Gulstars?
Compact Edison Medium Screw Base A45 LED Bulb

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Billy - The bulbs I used were very close to the original size. We replaced the shades because of their deterioration. $15.49 each in WM catalog.

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We have a 110 volt lamp on Bay Pelican in which I currently have a 60 watt equivalent fluorescent bulb. Medium base of course E26 / E27 Would love to convert this to a 12 volt LED, but the brightest bulb I have found so far is a 7 watt LED which is equivalent to a 50 watt incandescent. Still looking for a 8 watt LED, 12 volt.
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Old 07-13-2014, 06:21 AM   #11
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Billy - The bulbs I used were very close to the original size. We replaced the shades because of their deterioration. $15.49 each in WM catalog.

Thanks Josh, I'll stick with the size that worked for you fixtures look identical to your pictures.
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Old 07-13-2014, 07:53 AM   #12
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We have a 110 volt lamp on Bay Pelican in which I currently have a 60 watt equivalent fluorescent bulb. Medium base of course E26 / E27 Would love to convert this to a 12 volt LED, but the brightest bulb I have found so far is a 7 watt LED which is equivalent to a 50 watt incandescent. Still looking for a 8 watt LED, 12 volt.
Have you tried using a E26/E27 Medium Base to GU10 Light Bulb Lamp Adapter with a GU10 LED Light Bulb, Warm White, 9 Watt, 12VDC - Dimmable or something similar.

E26 E27 Medium Base to GU10 Light Bulb Lamp Adapter | eBay

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Old 08-08-2014, 08:41 AM   #13
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I was able to return the 110VAC bulbs and get a refund.
Now I'm looking at some of the proposed solutions posted here.
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:15 AM   #14
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My Willard had the same fixtures, medium screw, (shades gone) I replaced the bulbs with 12v compact flouresents 6 years ago. They draw 6W and put out = to 60 watt incadecent if I recall. I got mine at Walmart RV dept. love them...

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Hi

I've had good results buying from www.superbrightleds.com.
Such as their http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...tributes/10908
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