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Old 01-12-2019, 09:18 AM   #21
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On scandvik and voltage flux be sure wire size and breaker can handle additional current. I installed 5. You may have to evaluate your circuit and go from there.
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Old 01-13-2019, 03:18 AM   #22
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These are LED sign modules. You can get them in sealed versions too. I use them in a lot of places on my boat. You can either use the string of modules as is, or cut them apart as needed. You can get self stick or screw on types.

They come in multiple colors or even RGB. You can get IP67 rated modules. The single color modules work out to less than $.50 each. They come in 12 or 24 vdc. An eBay search for "LED modules" will return thousands of listings.

I use them in compartments inside my boat and also for exterior lighting. Been 6 years so far with no failures.
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Old 01-14-2019, 02:37 PM   #23
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I recently installed a string of LED's in the hanging lockers (aka "closets") on Smartini, and installed magnetic switches to turn them on automatically whenever any of the doors is opened. My wife and I agree it's one of the best improvements we've made to the boat in 2 1/2 years since we got it.
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Old 01-14-2019, 04:50 PM   #24
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These 12 volt strips are enclosed in a lensed aluminum housing attached by clips to the structure...... excellent upgrade t o our OA Classico.....no more flashlights.
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Old 01-14-2019, 05:21 PM   #25
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We converted every light on our 35 Sealord to LED using Dr LED conversion kits. More light and the ammeter barely moves in comparison to the draw of incandescent bulbs. Still looking for some good LED deck floods though. Tons of well priced automotive LED flood lights available however not in white. If you want it in white it seems the same flood light by the same manufacturer is called 'marine' and twice the price.

I can understand how an unregulated LED strip wouldn't fare well. A simple 12V zener diode and appropriately sized resistor on the strips would fix that issue however. Zeners are designed for that purpose, to regulate voltage fluctuations.
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We converted every light on our 35 Sealord to LED using Dr LED conversion kits. More light and the ammeter barely moves in comparison to the draw of incandescent bulbs. Still looking for some good LED deck floods though. Tons of well priced automotive LED flood lights available however not in white. If you want it in white it seems the same flood light by the same manufacturer is called 'marine' and twice the price.

I can understand how an unregulated LED strip wouldn't fare well. A simple 12V zener diode and appropriately sized resistor on the strips would fix that issue however. Zeners are designed for that purpose, to regulate voltage fluctuations.
I installed some of these Hella flood lights and I'm very happy with them.

https://www.defender.com/product.jsp...576&id=3682418

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Old 01-14-2019, 05:33 PM   #27
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For closets and under counter lights I used these. They are really high quality with anodized cases and integral lenses. They can be set to go on when power is applied or by touch. I've had them on board for 3 years with no issues. I'm thinking of installing a full set of them in my ER. Some of the best lights I've ever seen.

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Old 01-14-2019, 06:04 PM   #28
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I bought 50 meters of LED strips while I was in Istanbul for the equivalent of less than $1 per meter. I used about 25 meters on the boat to light up the engine plus every storage cupboard I have After about 4 years now, they are all going fine.
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Old 01-15-2019, 06:14 PM   #29
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Truck backup lites

NAPA sells after market, bolt on backup lights. Great light output but incandescent. Easy mount.
Unless you spend big time down there the power drain shouldnt be a problem
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I like the results, and other ideas. I just installed LED strips to my dining and galley, for the first time there is light there. Also I used the AC type that has a "hand wave" on/off feature.
For my ER I am looking at an AC set and a DC set, which would replace the AC incandescent and the DC incandescent lights. I am considering running the DC off an inverter.
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Awesome improvement!!
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