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Old 04-16-2012, 03:40 PM   #1
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One of the round cabin lights is burned out. Does anyone know if you can replace these with LED?

Where does everyone buy stuff like cabin lights? Is there a good on line site ?
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:55 PM   #2
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those are easily replaced with led's...however ...you might have to experiment with color selections cuz some led's will be rather blue or yellow...some don't have alot of light lumens comparatively speaking...I was thinking of changing over to led's...I tried it out in my radar arch and they just don't illuminate the cockpit like halogen lites do....

dr. led.com is one place...west marine had them...and several other marine stores are stocking them now...

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How do you remove them? Do they snap off or unscrew?
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the covers just snap on.....give a little twist and it should pop right off....the base is screwed to the overhead.....then the bulbs are 2 prong and will pull out..

now remember that the led's are polarity sensitive....if they don't work one way..flip it around...


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SP is right on as usual with his advice. I replaced two dome lights in the aft sleeping berth, because the little toggle switches stopped working. The bulbs were fine, but the switches must not be very high quality. Anyway, I used these LED dome lights from West Marine:

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...classNum=50578
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You don't need to replace the entire light fixture, you only need to replace the bulb. This was the case even if we were talking about the old halogen bulbs. Seapuppy had it right, turn the light a 1/4 turn CCW and the light will pop off. If it's really hard, then once you pop it off, slight unsrew the mounting screws and that should help future replacements.

Here is a link to a post I made some time ago. These particular bulbs are very very close to the warmth of the original incandecant bulbs.:

http://www.maxumownersclub.com/forum...849-LED-Lights
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