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Old 06-28-2011, 04:42 AM   #16
bnoft
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City: Lottsburg, Va
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Amazing Grace
Vessel Model: Ocean Alexander 52 Sedan
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RE: Florescent lights in Engine Room

Amazing grace had been outfitted with 4 florescent fixtures (2 bulbs in each) by a PO. The fixtures were "open", no cover. As only one bulb in each fixture would work, I removed all 4 and replaced with LED fixtures from Lowes (about $50 ea.); tied into the wiring for the old fixtures. I opted to retain the 120V connection as I can run the LEDs thru the inverter. The ER is now bright enough to be a hospital ER.
Bill Noftsinger
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