Replacement Nav Side Lights

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Replacement Nav Side Lights

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I am planning on re-lamping my entire rig with LED bulbs. I have been logging part numbers as I go along, but if anyone already has a complete list, that would be great.

Anyway, my port nave light was not working and I opened her up to grab the bulb. The entire inside is corroded and a giant spider hive. Also, the plastic lens is very brittle and practically disintegrating.

I was looking are replacements and it looks like there is a 1-for-1 replacement part made by Perko. But I was considering these 100% sealed LED lights from Atwood.

http://www.attwoodmarine.com/store/product/3530

I am curious if anyone used these and if there are any complaints.

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I installed the same nav lights about a year ago. They work great. The footprint is a bit smaller than the original nav lights they replaced on my international, so they looked a bit messy until I repainted the topsides. The tell-tale LED on the top of the housing is great, as I can see it well from the flybridge to assure myself the lights are on.
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How "Messy" was it? About the only thing I figure is an exposed screw hole and possibly a few square inches of mix-matched gel coat. The former can be easily filled with a dab of silicone or epoxy.

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It was no messier than you are expecting.
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I think it's a great idea!
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They arrived via UPS yesterday and they are pretty robust for the money and the "marine" designation. I fired them up in the basement and they really do throw off some light compared to the tiny incandescents they are replacing. I was looking at sealed LED stern units, but I think I am just going to go with replacement bulbs for the stern and top lights.

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bjanakos wrote:They arrived via UPS yesterday and they are pretty robust for the money and the "marine" designation. I fired them up in the basement and they really do throw off some light compared to the tiny incandescents they are replacing. I was looking at sealed LED stern units, but I think I am just going to go with replacement bulbs for the stern and top lights.
I hope the plan is to replace the bulbs with LED equivalents? That is what I did on my F32 and the President.
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ready123 wrote:
bjanakos wrote:They arrived via UPS yesterday and they are pretty robust for the money and the "marine" designation. I fired them up in the basement and they really do throw off some light compared to the tiny incandescents they are replacing. I was looking at sealed LED stern units, but I think I am just going to go with replacement bulbs for the stern and top lights.
I hope the plan is to replace the bulbs with LED equivalents? That is what I did on my F32 and the President.
I am. In fact, if you know the bulb types for the top lights, I would appreciate that. My stern is a 42mm Festoon.

I am actually compiling a list of all bulb types to post once completed.

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