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Re: LED spreader lights recommendations

Postby themikehyde » Jul Mon 31, 2017 5:34 pm

Robert, yes, I see the Caprera2 supports dual color, and dimmable, without a special dimmer switch. I think I may have to try a pair of those. Got them on my Amazon list.
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Re: LED spreader lights recommendations

Postby ocnslr » Aug Sat 12, 2017 8:18 pm

ROBERTH wrote:Was just reading about the Lumitec. They are dimmable and also in either white or red or white or blue, both dimmable. Nice feature.


I replaced the big halogens with these a few years ago. Got them in the white/red combination, and it's great to be able to have dimmed red when fishing at night. Or for that "red light district" look at the dock... :D

I also placed the strip version of these under the gunwales, so the same dimmable red or white capability.
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Re: LED spreader lights recommendations

Postby Fishtales » Sep Sun 10, 2017 11:23 pm

I went with powder coated metal ones and the powder coating is starting to come off. I think I will go with plastic housings from a reputable dealer.
I used the Lumitec light bars under the gunnel and they are great. White or blue and dimmable via the switch. Check them out. Much nicer and an easier install than a lot of light strips out there.
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Re: LED spreader lights recommendations

Postby ROBERTH » Sep Mon 11, 2017 1:26 am

Fishtales, was it the lumitecs that the powder coating is coming off?
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Re: LED spreader lights recommendations

Postby Fishtales » Sep Tue 12, 2017 11:55 pm

no. I can't remember the manufacturer. I used Lumitec light bars under the gunnel after messing with cheaper options and only having them last a couple of years. The Lumitec bars are great.
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Re: LED spreader lights recommendations

Postby ROBERTH » Sep Wed 13, 2017 12:21 am

Ok, good to know. Thanks.
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Re: LED spreader lights recommendations

Postby Fishtales » Sep Wed 13, 2017 11:16 pm

yes, no special control required either. you toggle the helm switch on and the lights come on bright white, if you toggle again dim white, again bright blue and again light blue.
There is a time window between toggles so you don't have to go through them all when turning off. the case is great and it mounts very easily with a couple of screws.

on my boat I changed the bulbs in the circular perko lights mounted in the step on the walk with blue led. I then spliced in the lumitec bars mounted under the gunnel. if I need white, the lumitecs do the job even with the blue bulbs in the perkos. all blue cockpit lights are nice...
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Re: LED spreader lights recommendations

Postby SkunkBoat » Oct Wed 18, 2017 2:29 am

eBay ...US Spreader Led Marine Navigation Lights (Set of 2) for Boat (Flood Light) 12v...$25 a pair...BRIGHT!
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