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Holy Cow posted 05-13-2003 04:47 PM ET (US)   Profile for Holy Cow   Send Email to Holy Cow  
Been reviewing info for the best lights for the console at left, right, front, and rear of console... Found the Attwood Man. I see they offer two lights... 1) is an approx. 2.5 inch round light at ??? watts, 2) is a 3 7/16" L. x 1 13/16" H. x 1 3/16" deep at 3.8 watts and 3) 2 15/16" L. x 113/16" H. x 1/8 " deep 5 watt Festoon bulb lamp all in White or Chrome trim... What does everyone find is a great illuminating light at all four sides for night time use to tie knots and even read by while on the water??? Also is there a BUS BAR for these to tie into under the console??? Hopefully if there is a BUS BAR it is tied into the upper Accessory toggle switch! Looks like a great new Montauk on the water season... The Bet.Kim's Revenge will be on the water at the Vineyard Sound and the Long Island Sound and yes the Indian River Bay in Delaware...
lhg posted 05-13-2003 06:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
I have installed Guest round courtesy lights, 10 watt basic version, #8071. They require a 2" dia hole, and come in a variety of trim ring colors. Highly recommended, and they can be ordered from Shoreway Marine, about $15 each.
Holy Cow posted 05-13-2003 06:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Holy Cow  Send Email to Holy Cow     
Great Show!!! Thanks!!! HC
Holy Cow posted 05-13-2003 06:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Holy Cow  Send Email to Holy Cow     
Ihg... I looked for the Google site for Quest... Do you have the URL??? HC
lhg posted 05-13-2003 07:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
See guestco.com Go to the cabinlight section, where they indicate these courtesy lights, but don't show a picture, unfortunately. If go to this site's Reference section, Transom brackets, you can see one of these in my 25 Outrage, installed in the Beckson access plate near the transom.
lhg posted 05-13-2003 07:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
That photo is not real clear, especially since I used the lights with the black trim ring. You can get them in many colors or finishes.

These lights hold up very well, and are sealed against moisture. I installed mine about 10 years ago, and they still work fine, even with the original bulbs.

boxers posted 05-13-2003 10:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for boxers  Send Email to boxers     
We just finished some courtesy lighting on our OR-20. LEDs are a really nice option. Red ones over the instruments and white ones along the base on the center console and inside. They use 1/10th the watts and are water "proof". The manufactures also claim they will last 200,000 hours. We considered the above and went with the LEDs primarly due to the reduced current draw on the battery. Total up the watts and compare I think 5 watts would power all 9 lights on our boat.
Holy Cow posted 05-14-2003 09:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for Holy Cow  Send Email to Holy Cow     
Boxers... Where or who sells the LED courtesy Lamps/lights??? Let the Cow be with you!!! HC
Barry posted 05-14-2003 10:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for Barry  Send Email to Barry     
Hella www.hellamarine.com manufactures LED lights. They are available through West Marine, BoatUS, Bass Pro, etc.
Holy Cow posted 05-14-2003 08:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Holy Cow  Send Email to Holy Cow     
http://www.unifiedmarine.com/cgi-bin/start.cgi/bcs/catalog/start_product_display_seasense.html?prodid=50023828
These are SeaSense LED Courtesy Lights
tabasco posted 05-15-2003 08:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
Try Defender industries in Connecticut..........I bought mine there and got the best price. Also check on line and print out your best price and then take that to West marine they with price match.
boxers posted 05-15-2003 11:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for boxers  Send Email to boxers     
H Cow, I got mine at West Marine but there seem to be alot of sources if if search by using the "Google" search engine. They now have replacements for the standard bulb sizes 1157 and 1156. Maybe our 13 footer will get the LED treatment this summer. It is cool to think just 2 years ago this LED stuff would have been expensive and very hard to find. I will forward a couple sites we book marked. May the boxer be with you too.
boxers posted 05-15-2003 11:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for boxers  Send Email to boxers     
http://www.radlites.com/LED_Lamps%20.htm an

http://www.kmtparts.com/en-us/dept_43.html

Here are a couple sites with LEDS for sale

Swellmonster posted 05-16-2003 04:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Yeppar! Use the gasket from the lamp, trace it with a pencil, plunge it once with a drill, then use a roto-zip for a top-notch cut!
Get reds and clears with different switches. Red for cool night time effects, and when you have to scrub the bloody fish floor, you need a white lite!

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