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  1. mark 10

    mark 10 New Member

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    I have a 06 50' conv has a million recessed light thru out , lots have burnt out , just learned how to keep my fingers from getting mouse trapped , I let my wife open them , LOL,. Question is g4 bulbs halogen , to replace them whats best led? Is it worth the price ? or just replace with original equipment
    If i start to replace with led Im gonna have to replace all because light is going to cast different , right ?
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    PS need to be fully dimmable
  3. Capt J

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    It's well worth it. I did a 62' Sunseeker Predator about a year ago. Owner uses the boat quite a bit, living on it about 7-8 days a month, sometimes more. We have had ZERO bulbs burn out in that year. Also, with all 65 lights on at the same time, they're using 1.8 amps of electricity combined. I went with Scandvik 10 watt replacements, they work perfectly with the dimmers and were reasonably priced and available in 12 or 24 volts, cool or warm white. They are brighter than the 20 watt G 4's they replaced. They weren't much more than g4 Halogens. The 20 watt replacements are usually too big for most fixtures. What you can do is convert one room at a time, starting with the salon, then save whatever good bulbs you have for other rooms if you want to do it a little at a time.
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    where'd you find em? Ill order them tday. Thanks
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    If you have a choice of color you want a color temperature of 2000*k- 3000*k for natural lite above 3000*k the light gets very white and harsh .
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    I got them from Lewis Marine Supply. They're a wholesaler and have a NY location. I personally prefer the 2600K warm white as it mimics halogen color.
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    We replaced all our G4 bi-pin halogen bulbs with bi-pin LED discs from marinebeam.com. The product at the time was called Force 12 or some such, although they may have newer options by now. Dimmable. Most of ours were side pins, a few back pins. Not inexpensive, but well worth the price, mostly to improve our electrical budget at anchor, and partly because of issues with previous, less expensive, LED replacements. And we've got better, brighter light (more lumens) now.

    First replacements -- from other sources -- were of lesser quality, several of the individual diodes on a disc would fail, and during replacement most showed signs of excessive heat on the backplane.

    "Warm" white, color temp around 2700°K, is reasonably comparable to incandescent lighting.

    We did our replacement a "room" at a time, staring with areas we use overhead lighting a lot (saloon, galley, head) and eventually moving to the exterior cockpit lighting and staterooms.

    -Chris
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    i used imtra led's to replace my g4 bulbs, they make them for side mount or top mount. i'm very happy with the color and they are dimable
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    Best place I have found to buy led bulbs is Amazon. I did an 80' yacht for under $300.00 can't beat the price. Have not had to change one this whole year.
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    I did an entire 62' Sunseeker, turned out to be 65 lights. We haven't had to change a single one in a year either. By this time I would've changed out 10 halogens or xenon bulbs. What was most impressive is with all 65 lights on (24v), we're only drawing 1.8 amps.
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    I got a couple of Dr Led G4 leds today to put in closets where I don't no like having heat building up close to fabric when the door isn't shut all the way. Very nice but $17 a piece vs $3.28 for the xenon/halogen. I like how they have both horizontal and vertical pins, you just the ones you don't need

    Hard to justify on a boat with plenty of power...

    I did some searching on amazon and found some that may work... but fall in the "of a deal is too good to be true" category. Some are listed at 1 3/4" diameter which is too big unless they included the pins...
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    I got the Scandviks from Lewis for less than $8 each. I'm paying almost $5 each for Xenon's. At that price it makes it a no brainer for me.
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    I ll look up the Scandviks. 24v?

    I paid $3.28 for halogens yesterday at West with the pro discount
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    Yeah Scandvik 24 volt. I went with the 10 watt replacements due to physical size requirements, they are brighter than the 20w Halogens they replaced.
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    I redid all of my recessed halogen lights (40 or so) with new led fixtures and I think I have had them 2 years now and I love them. Without looking up the invoice I think I paid 7000 L&M. I had the bi pin halogen bulbs and the problem with mine was the female part would get corroded and a new bi pin bulb didn't work unless you pushed it to a certain position. An hour later you fiddling with it to get it working. Part of my expense might have been a transformer that was necessary