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Old 01-13-2014, 12:50 PM   #69
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Originally Posted by Richard W View Post
Are you? Have you checked the government and consumer recall lists? Here is a sample of well known brands with LED problems ...

Some LED light bulbs catching fire |
LED Light Bulbs Recalled by Lighting Science Group Due to Fire Hazard |
LED Candelabra Lights Recalled by Infinity Green Products Due to Fire Hazard (Recall Alert) |
Manufacturer recalls 554,000 LED bulbs from four major brands

Was the Chinese LED manufacturer even registered and their product vetted for household use? No ... not traceable, a gray market product? Too bad!

To each his own ...
I am not taking the chances, especially with a gasoline powered boat, no sir!
Richard, did you actually read the articles you posted?
Did you think about how they apply to a boat?

I started going through the articles you posted with great interest. Then I realized at they are not about led lights per se. They are about led lights and their built in 120 volt power supplies.

This is not applicable to a boat. I do not know how your boat is wired, but my current boat, and the 5 other ocean going powerboats I've owned utilized 12 volt lighting.

I'd be happy to read some articles about the subject at hand, which is 12 volt led lamps, specifically interior lamps. Do you have some data on them?
Kevin Sanders
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