Convert to LED bulbs

Discussion in 'Sport Yachts/Yachts' started by Chris-380, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Active Member

    167
    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    380 Sundancer 2000
    454 Horizon w/V drives
    hello

    Trying to find the correct LED replacements. I have a 2000 380, curious if anyone has a list or working link of what they used.

    I would like to convert the cockpit/arch/instrument to blue

    Then the cabin,


    Any help is appreciated!

    Thank you
    Chris
     
  2. Jaybeaux

    Jaybeaux Active Member SILVER Sponsor

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  3. Great Lakes

    Great Lakes Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

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    2005 390 Sundancer
    GHS Platform
    Bow/Stern Thrusters
    8.1
    Jaybeaux turn me onto these and they’re awesome. They’re clean looking and quality. No regrets at all
     
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  4. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Active Member

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    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    380 Sundancer 2000
    454 Horizon w/V drives
    I appreciate it guys, I was hoping to update the lamps only, not ready to replace the whole fixture yet
     
  5. EKM

    EKM Member

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    Cummins 6CTA
  6. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    I did 100% of all my DC bulbs from LED Wholesalers. That included festoons, automotive style, G4 base task lamp bulbs, storage bin lights, bilge lights. My storage bin, bilge and head lights are those RV style plastic ones that hold an auto taillights style bulb. I replaced with units that have that plug in, but wires to a multi led flat square that is double side taped inside The fixture. They work great. Like this but I am not sure of the base style.
    https://www.ledwholesalers.com/v2/index.php?route=product/product&path=169_171_173&product_id=496

    I used warm white for all because I don’t like the bright white hue. Made a huge difference.
     
  7. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

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    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
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    Check Amazon
     
  8. scooper321

    scooper321 Active Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Jul 4, 2015
    Baltimore, MD
    2003 Sea Ray 400DB
    Twin Cummins 6CTA-8.3
    A word of caution when you do the mast lights: make sure you get bulbs that have 360° coverage pattern. A lot of LEDs only shine in one direction. If you have one bulb in your mast light, an LED bulb like that will not shine all around your boat. It could leave you vulnerable to a collision in the dark. Even if you use two bulbs, you might need one with 225° coverage and another with 135° coverage. Strange numbers, I know. But that’s what my anchor light required. Obviously, if you get bulbs that shine in all directions, you’re covered.
     
  9. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Active Member

    167
    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    380 Sundancer 2000
    454 Horizon w/V drives
    Thanks Scooper 321, luckily the anchor light has been replaced, it was installed backward (per survey), have it correct now. I am going back with the standard incandescent bulb for the NAV lights, people had some concerns, and it was just easier to get the originals
     
  10. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Active Member

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    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    380 Sundancer 2000
    454 Horizon w/V drives
    Thank you! these look to be for the Cockpit, arch, and rear light below the aft storage. I am documenting this with a pic, so when the link is dead, the next guy will have a pic with the info. 51342033-9D09-4D01-9E1D-2F0B08A7ADD7.png

    Edit, the 42mm work for the cockpit lights, but really should go with 40 or 38mm, had to persuade it a little
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2019
  11. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
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  12. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Active Member

    167
    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    380 Sundancer 2000
    454 Horizon w/V drives
  13. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    I believe it is, I will definitely be testing mine after I install the new LED lights. I think it is more common in cheaper stuff, but we have seen some issues here over the years with LED's that overheated and the like, if the electronic filters are not there or properly connected in the components LED itself interference can be the end result.

    On a similar note I have LED bulbs in my office lamps and cannot listen to AM radio with them on, the interference roar overwhelms the broadcast that comes in well enough to hear when the LED bulbs are off. So I'm a believer in the CG warning just because of that experience.

    MM
     
  14. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Active Member

    167
    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    380 Sundancer 2000
    454 Horizon w/V drives
    Thanks Mike, as you mentioned the am radio, I was in the shop of one of my local business' recently. The radio was really staticky. I mentioned they need to adjust the tuner, he flipped the light off and went away. He said "those dang LED bulbs interfere with it".....

    I will def be checking it out
     
  15. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Active Member

    167
    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    380 Sundancer 2000
    454 Horizon w/V drives
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  16. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
  17. scooper321

    scooper321 Active Member SILVER Sponsor

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  18. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Active Member

    167
    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    380 Sundancer 2000
    454 Horizon w/V drives
    It wasn’t the leads, it was the led itself....
     
  19. bracketracer

    bracketracer Active Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Twin 454 Horizons
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  20. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Active Member

    167
    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    380 Sundancer 2000
    454 Horizon w/V drives
    No i had not, thank you!
     

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