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      I am considering replacing my anchor light bulb with an LED cluster. This looks suitable.


      Does anyone have any experience of this or similar products?

      Andrew. (Lady Olivia Bav 42)


        Looks like a nice light…I’ve thought about doing this too, but one reason I’ve held off is that apparently the LED bulbs draw so little that they “trick” the electronic monitoring system on the new electrical panels into thinking the bulb is burned out (thus you must put up with a flashing, rather than continuous, light on the boat outline/light monitor, and you lose the ability to see if a bulb is truly burned out). If your boat is a newer one with this type of panel, this is something to consider, but it’s such a hassle to change the anchor bulb that perhaps it’s worth it. If you do go with this bulb it would be great if you’d put a post up confirming that it fits and how it worked out, as I may well make the change myself for the anchor light (though probably not for the nav lights).

        s/v Battuta (2009 B31)
        Vancouver, Canada


          What you are proposing seems to be the way to go and is a feature of many forums, try YBW. Have you seen this site, seems less expensive than the one you posted.


          Regards, Nick.


            We’ve replaced the bulbs in both the Anchor Light and M/H Tri-Colour with LED’s.
            We’ve an electronic control panel on our 2006 B39 and have had no problem at all. If you anchor regularly it’s a no-brainer.



              I fitted LED bulbs to the anchor light and to the Tri-light, and while the anchor light is great, the physical size of the light cluster for the tri-light inevitably results in considerable overlap between each of the red/white and green/white sectors. Between red and green it is not too noticeable as the original red and green glass (plastic) shades filter out the wrong colours, but in the red/white and the green/white areas, namely at 22.5 degrees abaft the beam, there was very noticeable overlap with the red or green sectors being visible within what should be a white sector, and until very much further aft than they should have been. To combat this I made two “L” section baffles which were cut from aluminium sheet, and made to a size such that they only just fit within the lamp holder. The aluminium was bent in a vice and then stuck with Araldite along the short edge to the sides of the lamp clusters at the points where the LEDs change colour from white to green or red. It has helped to limit the overlap, but not completely, such that probably larger additional baffles would need to be fitted to the outside of the lampholder in addition to the internal baffles.
              Overall, the multicolour LED cluster bulbs, mine cost around £40 at the Southampton boatshow last year, are not an ideal replacement for the old incandescent bulb.[attachment=0:1518vmbc]15012011707.jpg[/attachment:1518vmbc]


                Thank you all for the helpful comments.

                Andrew (Lady Olivia).

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