Sunday, August 15, 2010


Well, a second florescent lighting fixture on board BIANKA went out the other night. In the past I would send them back to the manufacturer and get them refurbished. But the price keeps going up. Seems like it might be a good time to convert these fixtures to LED technology. This has been on the TODO list for awhile.  FYI BOAT BITS has a link to a French Sailing magazine that recently did some tests on a number of LED lights. In the meantime I continue to use the solar powered Lightship units on board which continue to provide enough solar powered LED illumination in critical areas (like the head) that getting the defunct fluorescent fixed is not a super critical issue. Always good to have a backup I say.

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