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h20king 04-27-2012 12:32 PM

Docking light LED conversion
 
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This is to good not to share.Any of you that have docking lights or halogen tower lights know how much power they draw.When I would turn mine on my volt gauge would drop to 10 volts and my perfect pass would go crazy which I believe is the norm for boats with halogen lights.I did a bunch of research and decided to try and convert my docking lights to LED'S .I found some MR 16 replacement bulbs on E Bay and placed my order.The bulbs have three 3 watt LED's and for the price I figured if they don't work no big deal.Bulbs arrived and to my surprise were a plug and play conversion.The light output is equal to or greater than the fifty watt halogen bulbs that I had before.I went with the cool white which puts out an advertised 560 lumen and is a much whiter light than the halogens.This is probably one of the cheapest best bang for the buck mods I have done and install was 10 minutes or less. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rotundity-9W...item231c81e14d

Txjole 04-27-2012 12:35 PM

So your the guy driving around at night with your DOCKING lights on so that no other boat can see your navigation light to tell which way your going?

h20king 04-27-2012 12:39 PM

No not the guy driving with them on at night but I have been guilty of using them to pick up riders while doing a late night stealth session.

Txjole 04-27-2012 12:49 PM

I can understand that. I was out the other night and half the boats on the water had them on like headlights running on plane.

rugdr 04-27-2012 1:48 PM

Hey h20King, you mind posting a picture from a couple of feet back, so we can see the light output. I just did the same thing myself with a couple of LED bulbs from Lowes and they were terrible. They actually were dimmer than the halogens I had in it from the factory, so I took them back. These look great, so I would just like to see the light output from a little bit further away.

Our boat ramp only has 1 street lamp in it, so coming in at night and trying to see the dock is quite a task. We have used a spotlight before, but the dock is around a small group of trees, and it just puts out almost too much light. Thanks.

h20king 04-27-2012 3:51 PM

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Here is a pic from a different angle.I will swing by the shop this weekend and get a pic at night from a couple feet back for you.What watt LED did you try?? each one of these lights has three 3 watt LED'S so they are super bright


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