Originally Posted by sdowney717
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.
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.