your boat lights might not be considered, it is now possible to replace
just the bulbs.
bulbs now becoming available for many different types of socket, so you
can easily replace almost all your boat’s filament bulbs.
However you might want to consider replacing the masthead lights if you
have a sailboat.
masthead LED will be much less likely to fail than a filament bulb so
reducing the frequency of having to climb up there to replace bulbs.
they can be wired and fused in the same way as
fittings led nav lights are polarity sensitive, which could
in the whole light, rather than just the bulb blowing should water get
LEDs are like a normal diode in that they conduct power in
one direction so will light up only when the power is of the
correct polarity and can be damaged if connected the wrong way.
LED bulbs for use with conventional navigation light fitting must be of
the proper emitted light frequency.
white light LEDs emit a narrow spectrum of light made up of relatively
few colors, which will be absorbed at differing rates by
Using the wrong type could result in making the light less visible and
possibly altering the appearance of the color.
As with any electrical
equipment, led lights must be protected against the
corrosive nature of the marine environment.
Beware of some cheaper led nav lights as they may not conform to the
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