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mattrix posted 05-20-2008 03:12 PM ET (US)   Profile for mattrix   Send Email to mattrix  
[What is] the Perko [number] for the [minature incandescent light] bulbs [used in the Boston Whaler 210 VENTURA navigation light]? Could someone measure one for me in millimeters?

Does anyone make an LED replacement for this size yet?

THanks

bluewaterpirate posted 05-20-2008 03:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
I changed all my light on my 210 to LEDs. Removed all the Perko and deep-sixed them.
mattrix posted 05-20-2008 03:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for mattrix  Send Email to mattrix     
Could you provide me with the part #'s of the navigation [lamps] you bought?
jimh posted 05-21-2008 12:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Miniature incandescent light bulbs are generally sold under a common numbering system used by most manufacturers. You can often find the generic lamp number on the base or on the glass bulb itself.

Here is a good source of information on miniature incandescent lamps:

http://www.cml-it.com/cgi-bin/start.cgi/lamp_products.html

I think bluewaterpirate means he replaced the miniature incandescent light bulbs with LED replacements. I don't think he installed all new navigation lamp fixtures.

(In these discussions the preferred usage is: light--what is seen by other vessels; lamp--what makes the light; light bulb--light source inside the lamp.)

bluewaterpirate posted 05-21-2008 08:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
I removed the Perko navigation lights and replaced them with a pair of Innovative Lighting LED SS Sidelights. The Perko's were not getting the job done.

http://www.byownerelectronics.com/store/image.php?type=T&id=17132

http://www.byownerelectronics.com/store/product.php?productid=17132& cat=483&page=1

Tom

jimh posted 05-21-2008 08:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I guess I should have known Tom better. :-)

I have noticed that they don't make incandescent light bulbs like they used to. These new ones burn out much faster than the old ones.

mattrix posted 05-21-2008 08:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for mattrix  Send Email to mattrix     
I found out on my own that [the miniature light bulb] is a #71 and is very common. It is also 1-1/8-inch long or 28.6-mm. I found replacement LED bulbs that will go in the factory fixtures.
handn posted 05-21-2008 09:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for handn  Send Email to handn     
The bulbs are generic. You can buy a replacement at an auto parts store cheaply. Just take the old bulb with you. I am interested in Blue Water Pirates solution. I am on my second set of Perko's. The heat from the bulb makes the lenses hot and they crack when hit by cold sea water. Once they crack water gets in and the end is near.
tombro posted 05-21-2008 10:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for tombro  Send Email to tombro     
Those Perko #71's are an annual spring replacement/repair, and I, too, am interested in the LED switch.

Tom--What was involved in the swap...just wiring? Drilling?

Thanks!

bluewaterpirate posted 05-22-2008 06:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
You'll need to enlarge the wire hole to 0.375-inch. The LED's have two wires and are very easy to install.

Tom

tombro posted 05-23-2008 07:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for tombro  Send Email to tombro     
Thanks, Tom.

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