Cabin light bulb replacement

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  1. Aguyindallas

    Aguyindallas New Member

    108
    Apr 11, 2012
    Lake Lewisville Texas
    2004 320 Sundancer
    8.1 Merc with BIII
    Anybody have any tips on how you replace the bulb in this type of housing? [​IMG]


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  2. Mittens

    Mittens Active Member

    457
    Mar 5, 2017
    Huntsville, AL
    2002 340 Sundancer, All Cherry Cabin, Black Canvas.
    8.1 Mercs, V Drives, 4.5kw Westerbeke.
    I replaced them all on my 340. AC and DC mains, all the projector reading, and bathroom lights.

    also the cockpit floor, and arch lights, and the storage locker on the platform. Nav lights red and greena nd anchor/running.
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2017
  3. Aguyindallas

    Aguyindallas New Member

    108
    Apr 11, 2012
    Lake Lewisville Texas
    2004 320 Sundancer
    8.1 Merc with BIII
    I'm almost done with replacing everything to LED....but I can't figure out how to get these apart to access the bulbs.


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  4. searay495

    searay495 Member

    373
    May 26, 2008
    Long Island Sound
    2006 380 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 V drives
    8.1 Horizons
    Pretty sure you pull the light out of the ceiling from the outside ring. On my boat it was in pretty tight and I needed to start the separation from the ceiling with a flat head screwdriver, but be careful of the material on the ceiling. Once out you can access the bulb.
     
  5. alnav

    alnav Member GOLD Sponsor

    789
    Sep 16, 2009
    West River, MD
    40 MY
    QSB 425
    Agree on pulling them out by the outer ring. If they are the fixtures I think they are, they are held in by pretty strong springed clips. Watch out for those as you pull them out because if they catch one of your fingers it will really smart as I have found out the hard way more than once.
     
  6. Aguyindallas

    Aguyindallas New Member

    108
    Apr 11, 2012
    Lake Lewisville Texas
    2004 320 Sundancer
    8.1 Merc with BIII
    Thank you folks...that worked. Quite a bit of force to get them out, but it worked.


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  7. Aguyindallas

    Aguyindallas New Member

    108
    Apr 11, 2012
    Lake Lewisville Texas
    2004 320 Sundancer
    8.1 Merc with BIII
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  8. DocPete

    DocPete New Member

    8
    Oct 28, 2017
    Sundancer 310 1998
    V-drives
    What are the AC and DC bulb types?
    Thanks
     
  9. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    My overhead fixtures look like the same ones and they take G4 2 pin 12 volt bulbs. I got warm white ones from Amazon for a good price and they work great.
    Use a plastic scraper to get them started. The pull down points are 90 degrees off from the swivel points.
    Once you do the first one and get the hang of it the rest will go quickly.
     
  10. George48051

    George48051 New Member

    14
    Oct 16, 2010
    Chesterfield, Michigan
    250 Sundancer 1998
    340 Sundancer 2000 (new 2014)
    7.4L Mercruiser
    Hi, I have a 2000 340 Sundancer and looking to replace the 120VDC bayonet style bulbs in the recessed ceiling light fixtures. Do you know what is the LED replacement? It is not a screw in type.
     
  11. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    the two recessed lights in my 2001 340DA are dual purpose lights....they have a screw base bulb for the 110VAC side (shown below) and a G4 style push in bulb for the 12VDC side (also shown below).....

    [​IMG]
    this incandescent bulb can be hard to find but I found it at Amazon...
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0046IUV3S/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I don't know if there is an LED version of this bulb...

    I used these LED bulbs to replace the incandescent G4 bulbs throughout the cabin....
    [​IMG]
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XTMYQTM/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    cliff
     
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  12. DocPete

    DocPete New Member

    8
    Oct 28, 2017
    Sundancer 310 1998
    V-drives
    The screw in type on my ‘98 310 are European base bulbs. I found on Amazon LED bulbs with good color, less draw, cooler running, no flicker and higher light output.
    E14 3 watt dimmable bulbs.
     
  13. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    This is just my opinion so take that for what it is.

    I messed with these lights 3-4 times before replacing them. The amazon bulbs worked, some burned out quickly others were just slightly not correct, not all the color temps were the same ... then I gave up an bout limited mirage. They fit perfectly and look awesome. They can be had for 40 bucks each. 3 other boats on my dock have changed to them after coming on my boat.

    Just my thoughts and opinions.

    Josh
     
  14. Mittens

    Mittens Active Member

    457
    Mar 5, 2017
    Huntsville, AL
    2002 340 Sundancer, All Cherry Cabin, Black Canvas.
    8.1 Mercs, V Drives, 4.5kw Westerbeke.
  15. Mittens

    Mittens Active Member

    457
    Mar 5, 2017
    Huntsville, AL
    2002 340 Sundancer, All Cherry Cabin, Black Canvas.
    8.1 Mercs, V Drives, 4.5kw Westerbeke.
    And the 12v LED bulbs I used for the same 2 over head lights and the 3 bar/kitchen/downward facing lights on the same switch.

    LED Disc Type G4 Base Back Pin 10 SMD 145 Lumen Bulb Replacemnt For RV Camper Trailer Boat Marine Cool White (2 Pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007MF7Z36/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Q.kOAbBPR3SCQ


    The end result is omthe AC switch does he 2 overhead LEDS, or the DC switch lights both over hears and 3 galley ones. All same color.
     
  16. Mittens

    Mittens Active Member

    457
    Mar 5, 2017
    Huntsville, AL
    2002 340 Sundancer, All Cherry Cabin, Black Canvas.
    8.1 Mercs, V Drives, 4.5kw Westerbeke.
    Here is what I used i the head. (They also fit the bilge lights) They fit in the fixture, and are smart so they don’t care about polarity, and ware waterproof with shower.. really make head bright.
    HQRP Waterproof BA15s Bayonet Base 15 LEDs SMD 3528 LED Bulb Cool White for #1141 #1156 Jayco RV Interior / Porch Lights Replacement + HQRP UV Meter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BWAAQHE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_QelOAbNHYEVDB


    Here is what I used on all the directional/adjustable lights. 3 in v birth 2 at couch, and 3 in aft.

    MUMENG 10 PCS G4 3W 260LM LED Lamp Lighting Bulbs DC 12V Non-dimmable Cool White Light Replacement of 30W Halogen Lamp Use in Many Household https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019W89L7I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_LdlOAbSHZEEKB
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2018
  17. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    thanks for all the info on the LED bulb replacements.....did you replace the bulbs in the two floor courtesy lights in the cockpit that are below the steps for the side decks?.....

    cliff
     
  18. Mittens

    Mittens Active Member

    457
    Mar 5, 2017
    Huntsville, AL
    2002 340 Sundancer, All Cherry Cabin, Black Canvas.
    8.1 Mercs, V Drives, 4.5kw Westerbeke.
    Yes I replaced those as well, BUT they are a ba15s base, but have to be super short to fit into the lense as it’s short. They look just like the arch fixtures that hold 41mm bulbs but dont.. not sure why. But here is the link.

    https://www.superbrightleds.com/mor...67-led-bulb-12-led-tower-ba15s-retrofit/3698/


    Also here is the link to the mini flat 194 / wedges that work with the small foot lights in cabin (stair and by the step to the bed)

    Jtech 10x T10 8-SMD White LED Car Lights Bulb W5W, 147, 152, 158, 159, 161, 168, 184, 192, 193, 194 2825 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AQB8JFQ?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf


    And here is the link for the gauge LED replacements
    YITAMOTOR 20 PCS T10 Wedge 5-SMD 5050 White LED Light bulbs W5W 2825 158 192 168 194 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Y1CF55I?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
     
  19. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    thanks but the link for the ba15s base bulbs did not post....

    cliff
     
  20. Mittens

    Mittens Active Member

    457
    Mar 5, 2017
    Huntsville, AL
    2002 340 Sundancer, All Cherry Cabin, Black Canvas.
    8.1 Mercs, V Drives, 4.5kw Westerbeke.
    Also a note, on all the BA15S bulbs. The way that base works there is not “flipping” it to make polarity work with the LED. So you have the option of finding a smart LED that does not care, getting lucky, or flipping the white and Black 12v wires at the fixture.

    My head was wired correctly, my bildge was backwards, and only one of the step lights in my cockpit was backwards... seams searay did not give a crap which way as incadecsnt bulbs work either way.... again this only
    Matters to the BA15s bulbs as there is no way to flip them. Center is posative, outer is neg... on the festoon and dual poles, and wedge 194 you can just flip the bulb till it works.

    Above I posted a smart BA15s that works in bilge and shower.. but to Big for steps.
     

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