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Old 01-19-2018, 12:33 PM   #21
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Mr. OT. You're welcome. Yup, pricey but you never stipulated cheap. If you want cheap I would have suggested buying a 120v fixture and re-purposing it for LED's either through the use of a suitable bulb (MANY readily available on e-bay) or the use of LED lighting strip that you would cut to your own specifications.

The "custom" 12v fluorescent fixtures in our saloon were in the slow process of expiration so I removed the 12v ballasts and the bulbs and installed self sticking LED which I purchased in a reeled strip, cut to length and affixed snap-on connectors. Easy-peasy. Retained the original "look" and no more bulb changes (well not for 10,000 hours evidently).

Mr. bh. Just saw your post...Don't encourage him.

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Old 01-19-2018, 12:39 PM   #22
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Give these folks a call or query, yes you can actually talk to a knowledgeable person there about boat lighting. Excellent service and quality, and a cursory look tells me they can muster something up for the OP.
https://store.marinebeam.com/interior-led-lighting/
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Old 01-19-2018, 12:40 PM   #23
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Which folks, George? As one Whaler owner to another...
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Old 01-19-2018, 02:43 PM   #25
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Try Marinebeam.com

Been very happy with their Bulb replacements and fixtures..
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We did our whole boat with Dr. LED 3 years ago. All bulbs/fixtures still working great.

Perhaps a dome light LED conversion kit would be your answer?

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Old 01-19-2018, 03:46 PM   #27
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I have fixtures throughout the boat that take 1156 single contact bayonett bulbs. I bought a bunch of cheap LED replacements that were not as bright as the original incandescent. Then I bought a set of these for $16.
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LUYED 2 x 1440Lumens Super Bright 1156 3014 144-EX Chipsets 1156 1141 1003 7506 LED Bulbs Used For Backup Reverse Lights,Xenon White

Wow what a difference!!! Easily twice as bright as the incandescent bulbs. Maybe 3X the cheap LEDs. No need to replace the fixtures.
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Old 01-19-2018, 04:03 PM   #28
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OldToby can you post a pic or link to what you are looking for?

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This is the light I ordered, thinking it would operate on 12V DC. Alas, it requires 16V.
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Also www.superbrightleds.com. I’ve purchased a couple from there when the Ebay lights didn’t have enough lumens.
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Old 01-20-2018, 10:47 AM   #32
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Here is something similar:

https://m.aliexpress.com/s/item/3281...yuyEX#autostay

The 6w model is exactly the size you are looking for and if you need many I am sure you can find cheaper by buying in bulk.
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Old 01-20-2018, 02:46 PM   #33
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This is the light I ordered, thinking it would operate on 12V DC. Alas, it requires 16V.


Are you sure it NEEDS 16V. That is an odd voltage. I have LED that operate on from 10-30V DC. I have seen ones that range from 8-19V. Lots of others are some other voltage range that would cover both a 12VDC & a 24VDC system.
They may have meant it will operate on up to 16V which is the typical range needed for operation on a so called 12Vdc system which can range from 12.0 up to 15V.

Post the actual website address and maybe there is something there that is a bit more specific.
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This is the light I ordered, thinking it would operate on 12V DC. Alas, it requires 16V.
Dc to DC converters are available on eBay.

https://www.ebay.com/i/291626461269?chn=ps
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Added expense, less energy efficient and another point of failure.

Unless you want dimmable anyway.

Otherwise best to find lights designed to put out their best output in the 12-13V range but will tolerate 10-15V+.

Samples first, then in bulk.

Heard good things about Narva out of Australia
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Old 01-21-2018, 11:06 AM   #36
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Try ebay
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Old 01-21-2018, 11:39 AM   #37
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I tried to find the light you posted but the closest is 85-245AC, not DC.

As asked post the actual address to the light you bought, not a screen shot. Maybe it is ok but need to see what they say about voltage range.
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Old 01-23-2018, 12:40 AM   #39
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I don't mean to sound rude, but if you can't find a suitable LED fixture, you are just not doing the work, there is a million options out there.
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Old 01-23-2018, 09:13 AM   #40
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The fact there are so many choices makes sourcing the right ones harder not easier.

The whole point of an online forum is for us to seek help from the community hive mind. Ideally people have real experience with links to specific SKUs that fit the bill, but sometimes it takes time for that to surface.

For people to snarkily imply we're stupid or lazy for asking is not helpful.
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