LED anchor lights.

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44c
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LED anchor lights.

Post by 44c » Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:09 pm

Discovered this too late to be any good to me, :x but could be useful for others:



http://www.bebi-electronics.com/



From what I've read on other sites, the "Owl" anchor light is extremely bright, and uses LESS THAN 1/10 of an amp!



And will cost you around $60 delivered.



It's even available with an auto on/off function, although at 0.09 amps you could just leave it on all the time...

Boothy
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Re: LED anchor lights.

Post by Boothy » Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:03 pm

Had a look at the website above and discovered this mob is defunct.
But have risen from the grave....

http://frankenbebiproject.org/index.html

Any thoughts on insurance issues???

puremajek
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Re: LED anchor lights.

Post by puremajek » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:49 am

As a follow up from another sailor
Yes, I got onto this site and joined their email when my light first broke. Unfortunately it hasn’t progressed in a few months now so not sure what is going on.

In any event, I purchased an anchor light from this mob in argentina.... $60 including post, quite well made it would appear so will see how it goes.....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRI-COLOR-ANCHO ... 1266684088

Hope this helps others
James
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dennisail
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Re: LED anchor lights.

Post by dennisail » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:52 pm

I usually make my own for less than a couple of bucks by retrofitting LEDs into existing fixtures. But even Whitworths sells ISO LED nav nights now for $25.

The tri colour unit for $100 is cheap enough to just buy for sure. I would add a diode in series with it as 14V max is a bit low incase you are charging at night for any reason. Also for those wanting a tri colour masthead light without the extra wiring, you can use diodes to activate either the anchor light OR the tri colour with the same wire by supplying different polarities.

But if its just an anchor light you need retrofitting a cheap $1 LED is very easy and n practice as bright most of the boats in a crowded anchorage.

This is the crap I got for $40 when I asked the rigger to put an LED up there when he done my rigging. Was very dim from some angles since one half has exactly zero LEDs on it.
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I made my own by joining 2 x $1 LEDs back to back. Current draw is small enough to be ignored. It is very bright from all angles and if you felt like putting in slightly more effort you could triangulate 3 together for even better results.

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