Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-22-2021, 08:42 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
City: NEW PORT RICHEY
Vessel Name: M/V Intrigue
Vessel Model: 1985 Tung Hwa Senator
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 125
New interior lights purchase and install.

When I was looking for newer LED lights to replace my 35 year old interior lights i did not see much detail on the many selections. So I took a chance on several models after research and purchased several hundred dollars worth for the old trawler. The previous lighting was dismal. Anyways I took some time to video some details on several of them. Hope its useful. https://youtu.be/9l7yS7jQmlQ
__________________
Advertisement

Barking Sands is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2021, 11:13 PM   #2
Guru
 
City: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island
Vessel Name: Capricorn
Vessel Model: Mariner 30 - Sedan Cruiser 1969
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 1,691
I replaced all my interior and exterior lights with LED's. I have those rectangular jobbies and I must say I really like them. I like having various power levels and blue lights in my case for night vision. For my Nav lights I didn't replace the fixtures but instead just added LED bulbs, they are definitely brighter.

My anchor light is also LED going on and off automatically at sunset and sunrise as many do with incandescent bulbs.
__________________

rsn48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2021, 11:29 PM   #3
Veteran Member
 
City: Lincoln
Vessel Name: Looking for the prefect one
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 31
Great information and ideas. As we are in the process of looking for our new to us boat, I'm sure I'll have to do similar. Thanks
Wildbill is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2021, 12:19 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
City: NEW PORT RICHEY
Vessel Name: M/V Intrigue
Vessel Model: 1985 Tung Hwa Senator
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 125
Rdn48..I have a set of those rectangular ones too. Everyone sells them and they are cheap. But they do work darn good and are reliable. I put them on my big JD Zero turn and my diesel pressure washer..😆. Love those things. I have to repair a few things on exterior and then paint. Then I can fo my exterior lights. Hoping the cost of the underwater lights comes down by then.
Barking Sands is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2021, 12:21 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
City: NEW PORT RICHEY
Vessel Name: M/V Intrigue
Vessel Model: 1985 Tung Hwa Senator
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 125
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wildbill View Post
Great information and ideas. As we are in the process of looking for our new to us boat, I'm sure I'll have to do similar. Thanks
New lights make it feel much more modern. And leds reduce the amp load. Its a smart and easy upgrade
Barking Sands is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2021, 12:33 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
City: Seattle
Vessel Name: CHiTON
Vessel Model: Tung Hwa Clipper 30
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 303
I bought 10 of these red LED lights to replace all the incandescent bulbs in my upper and lower gauges. Perfect for night vision.

I have a sister ship to Barking Sands and went cheap on the LED conversion for the cabin lights. I replaced the original switches with a 3 way switch so that I could add a red LED strip in each. I also replaced the original white incandescent bulb with LED. Kind of a tedious project, but the prior owner had already bought the LED bulbs.

I was just looking for how to upgrade my V berths lights. Looks like Barking Sands has done the research for me. Thanks.
__________________
Marco Flamingo
Marco Flamingo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2021, 01:24 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
City: NEW PORT RICHEY
Vessel Name: M/V Intrigue
Vessel Model: 1985 Tung Hwa Senator
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 125
Marco thanks for the link.

Here is the links to the ones I got as well.

Saloon red/white light https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Sconce light https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Under cabinet https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Goose neck https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Barking Sands is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2021, 08:12 AM   #8
FF
Guru
 
FF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 21,628
Depending on the build quality some LED lights will buzz like crazy ob different radios.


If you are an AM radio fan buy one light before a dozen.
FF is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2021, 01:16 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
City: NEW PORT RICHEY
Vessel Name: M/V Intrigue
Vessel Model: 1985 Tung Hwa Senator
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 125
Quote:
Originally Posted by FF View Post
Depending on the build quality some LED lights will buzz like crazy ob different radios.


If you are an AM radio fan buy one light before a dozen.
I have an LED that is installed near my garage door opener. Its one of the ones that screws in a regular socket but has three "wings" of LEDs. The RF interference is so bad out of that thing I have to be within feet of my GDO to use the remote.

I suspect most of the RF output is in the poor converters when using AC powered LEDs? Seems a straight 12 volt DC LED set ups should be RF free but I have not confirmed that.

Just as a note- I just received the last two saloon dome lights and they are here in front of me. They actually do have a tag on them that claims no RF interference.

The under cabinet lights I installed in the boat are AC converted to DC so I wonder how much RF they put out. However they were replacing very old flourescent/ballasted fixtures. Those aren't great either.
Barking Sands is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2021, 04:31 PM   #10
Guru
 
Xsbank's Avatar
 
City: Pender Harbour, BC
Vessel Name: Gwaii Haanas
Vessel Model: Custom Aluminum 52
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 3,785
Whatever you do when buying leds, make sure they are not rated 12v. You need 8-30 volts rating or similar because you don't have a 12 v system, you have a 10 to 15 volt system and your bulbs will bake far too soon from being run out of their rating.

Watch your voltmeter when you toggle your windlass or are charging the batteries.
__________________
Don't believe everything that you think.
Xsbank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2021, 04:42 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
City: NEW PORT RICHEY
Vessel Name: M/V Intrigue
Vessel Model: 1985 Tung Hwa Senator
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 125
Good point XSbank. Some LEDs are very very poor. These all had a decent range rating. The Sconce lights are actually 10-28 which is impressive. The Overhead salon was 10-15 but I tested them in the video down to like 8. The Sconce is actually 10-30 volts. Pretty impressive. And both the Sconce and gooseneck have built in USB plugs. I am pretty happy with them so far. I will report if there are any premature failures.
__________________

Barking Sands is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Trawler Port Captains
Port Captains are TF volunteers who can serve as local guides or assist with local arrangements and information. Search below to locate Port Captains near your destination. To learn more about this program read here: TF Port Captain Program





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012
×