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joseph m. hahnl
03-09-2011, 04:21 PM
Time to get rid of the Crappy Aqua Signal, horn and combination bow light.
It has been nothing but trouble since I got it

Found this Perco light . It's only 1/2 inch tall.
http://www.discountmarinesupplies.com/54027248.jpg


http://www.discountmarinesupplies.com/Perko_Stealth_Series_LED_Bi_Color_Bow_Lights.html
Any comments?

realbold
03-09-2011, 04:45 PM
That looks good, if it only had 2 NM visibility. I like to be seen.

gcarter
03-09-2011, 04:56 PM
I'm installing an Accon popup bow light on the TR.
You do have to remember to pull it up before you leave.
I have seen a power version of it, but it's not in their on line catalog.

BlakeSullivan
03-09-2011, 04:57 PM
Not a bad find Im tired of replacing the bulbs in my old one. I just ordered this one so Ill post some pictures when it comes in

joseph m. hahnl
03-09-2011, 05:09 PM
Not a bad find Im tired of replacing the bulbs in my old one. I just ordered this one so Ill post some pictures when it comes in


Could You also Post the specs on the cutout hole.

The Aqua Signal made me open the deck hole up bigger. I may need to make an adapter plate.

joseph m. hahnl
03-09-2011, 05:12 PM
That looks good, if it only had 2 NM visibility. I like to be seen.

Stock light was 1Mi

http://www.discountmarinesupplies.com/icon-76199734.jpg (http://www.discountmarinesupplies.com/Perko_972_Series_Bow_Lights.html)
Perko 972 Series Bow Lights (http://www.discountmarinesupplies.com/Perko_972_Series_Bow_Lights.html)For use on sail or power driven vessels under 12 meters (39'4"). 1 mile visibility.

BlakeSullivan
03-09-2011, 05:17 PM
Will do

BlakeSullivan
03-09-2011, 05:19 PM
I'm installing an Accon popup bow light on the TR.
You do have to remember to pull it up before you leave.
I have seen a power version of it, but it's not in their on line catalog.
I have had bad luck with the power version, the power pole light worked for about one month the stopped working, of course they would not warranty it , so I am going to stay clear of anything but manual opening hardware.

Carbo
03-09-2011, 05:19 PM
Same light I got for my Baby resto. I had the both line chaulks and the lift eye/trim rechromed and the light seemed like the way to go. The actual cutout needed is a 1/4 hole for the wires going down and two small mounting screw holes.

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g196/bigsnook1/100_1224.jpg

Planetwarmer
03-09-2011, 05:42 PM
I wonder how much less power they use than the standard bulb. It would be nice if you could anchor for a longer period w/o draining the battery as quickly,

realbold
03-09-2011, 05:47 PM
I wonder how much less power they use than the standard bulb. It would be nice if you could anchor for a longer period w/o draining the battery as quickly,
LEDs use a small fraction of power vs incandescent. Thats why I'm going LEDs all the way. Plus you never have to change a bulb again.

Planetwarmer
03-09-2011, 05:52 PM
You can also keep the stock hardware and buy these

http://www.ledlight.com/?gclid=CJGAl_zIwqcCFSVa7AodPV1K_g

Planetwarmer
03-09-2011, 06:05 PM
This may be a better source, they are 12V


http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/store/index.cgi?action=DispPage&Page2Disp=/1157.htm&gclid=COPywrrKwqcCFR9NgwodZCmU-A

Ghost
03-09-2011, 07:05 PM
I wonder how much less power they use than the standard bulb. It would be nice if you could anchor for a longer period w/o draining the battery as quickly,

LEDs are AWESOME in this regard. If you're only going to spend on one light upgrade, I'd say go with the anchor light. I bought a couple of the LED Perko white all-arounds and they are FAR brighter than the bulbs and you can go forever without worrying about battery.

(That said, I won't have a boat without a dual-battery system.)

Planetwarmer
03-09-2011, 08:00 PM
LEDs are AWESOME in this regard. If you're only going to spend on one light upgrade, I'd say go with the anchor light. I bought a couple of the LED Perko white all-arounds and they are FAR brighter than the bulbs and you can go forever without worrying about battery.

(That said, I won't have a boat without a dual-battery system.)

You dont need 2 batteries if you have 2 Snickers bars and a paddle!