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Old 06-11-2018, 06:34 AM   #21
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So you are happy with the brightness.

Seems a good choice. Maybe I could find a G4 socket, or simply the hollow pins to attach to wires and slide that LED onto them.

Maybe something like this a G4 socket could slide into a gutted B15d socket to hold it. They are only $1 a piece.

Yep, brightness in our case was easy. Possibly also impacted by having about 6 or 7 of those overhead in our saloon and a couple in the galley.

Marinebeam has LEDs that fit a bayonet socket, i.e., 1142 replacements, as well as bayonet-to-G4 socket adapters.

https://store.marinebeam.com/ba15s-b...141-1142-1156/

Probably everyone else does, too.

Some of the earlier generation LEDs I used when we first switched... lost a few diodes. As I went to replace those, I saw the signs of severe overheating on the older ones. At that point, I decided "cheap" wasn't a virtue.

The better LEDs are designed to work within a 10-30VDC range, partly to apply to both 12V and 24V fixtures, and partly to deal with fluctuating DC current as is common on boats.

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Old 06-11-2018, 07:21 AM   #22
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Yep, brightness in our case was easy. Possibly also impacted by having about 6 or 7 of those overhead in our saloon and a couple in the galley.

Marinebeam has LEDs that fit a bayonet socket, i.e., 1142 replacements, as well as bayonet-to-G4 socket adapters.

https://store.marinebeam.com/ba15s-b...141-1142-1156/

Probably everyone else does, too.

Some of the earlier generation LEDs I used when we first switched... lost a few diodes. As I went to replace those, I saw the signs of severe overheating on the older ones. At that point, I decided "cheap" wasn't a virtue.

The better LEDs are designed to work within a 10-30VDC range, partly to apply to both 12V and 24V fixtures, and partly to deal with fluctuating DC current as is common on boats.

-Chris
Another vote for Marinebeam. They offer multiple choices for most replacement bulbs or you can buy entire fixtures. Not the cheapest, but they will entertain modest discounts if you tell them you’re doing the entire boat. We’re converting all the DC bulbs on the boat and there’s simply no comparison between the brightness they provide vs incandescents. I’ve had one of their flashlights for years and am very satisfied with their quality.
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Not only fixtures, but have changed any screw in application to LED. They generally run cooler in a screw mount. If you see them begin to blink, then they are failing.
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