Cabin light bulb replacement

Discussion in 'Electrical Stuff' started by Aguyindallas, May 23, 2017.

  1. 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 again....

    cliff
     
  2. Mittens

    Mittens Active Member

    461
    Mar 5, 2017
    Huntsville, AL
    2002 340 Sundancer, All Cherry Cabin, Black Canvas.
    8.1 Mercs, V Drives, 4.5kw Westerbeke.
    just found some non polarity sensitive, BA15S larger bulbs (33 SMD) and ordered a set to try in the bilge. Once they come in will report back. $9.99 for 2, there is 4 in the bilge... will make sure they work before I go for a second round... I have lots of LEDs I have not used haha in my trials. I also did my nave lights in LED, but thats a whole other argument and lessons people want to tell you on here. They are brighter then the factory for sure. both the BA15s Colored ones (red and white) for the bow, and the small festoon 360 white ones (one front and one rear) for the light on the arch, and the rear 41mm festoon on the transom.

    also the light in the storage locker in the rear has one thats helpful when hooking up power. one LED in there and BAM can see everything.
     
  3. 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
    which LED bulb does the white stern light on the transom take?......I am thinking of putting some really bright LED bulbs in the engine room.....even thought about using a bright LED rope light around the perimeter of the deck opening for the ER to insure I have good lighting all around with minimum shadows....

    cliff
     
  4. Jaybeaux

    Jaybeaux Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    285
    Jan 3, 2016
    Upper Potomac River
    420 Sundancer 2004
    Naught On Call
    Cummins 6CTA-8.3's with V-Drives
    9KW Onan Genset
  5. 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
  6. Mittens

    Mittens Active Member

    461
    Mar 5, 2017
    Huntsville, AL
    2002 340 Sundancer, All Cherry Cabin, Black Canvas.
    8.1 Mercs, V Drives, 4.5kw Westerbeke.
  7. Jaybeaux

    Jaybeaux Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    285
    Jan 3, 2016
    Upper Potomac River
    420 Sundancer 2004
    Naught On Call
    Cummins 6CTA-8.3's with V-Drives
    9KW Onan Genset
    Mittens, lights that are part of USCG mandated navigation lights (port, starboard, anchor, stern, etc) have to meet USCG standards. Just changing a bulb to LED may not meet the requirements.

    Jaybeaux
     
  8. Mittens

    Mittens Active Member

    461
    Mar 5, 2017
    Huntsville, AL
    2002 340 Sundancer, All Cherry Cabin, Black Canvas.
    8.1 Mercs, V Drives, 4.5kw Westerbeke.
    As I stated I previous post, someone would come in here telling me what was legal and not. Haha. They are brighter the factory, and it’s my boat, did not ask anyone’s thoughts on it. Giving information for those that want it.
     
  9. cstinehour

    cstinehour New Member

    26
    Dec 16, 2017
    2008 350 Sundancer, Raymarine C120
    T-VD 8.1 S Horizon DTS MPI MIE (T-370 hp - 276 kW)
    I have been looking for over an hour on the forums on how to disassemble this cabin lighting fixture on my 2008 350 DA. I don't see a slot to insert a screwdriver blade to pop off the lens cover. I have tried to twist it off rotating clockwise and counter clockwise to no avail.

    What am I missing?

    Chris
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  10. saltydogz

    saltydogz Member

    208
    Sep 15, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay
    2008 350 Sundancer
    -Prevs Boat: 290 Amberjack 2005
    Twin MerCruiser Horizon 8.1L (375hp) w/ V-Drives
    Look at the flat part of the lens (not on the side of the fixture), there is a small slot that you can get a small screw driver in a pop the lens off and get the the bulb.
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  11. cstinehour

    cstinehour New Member

    26
    Dec 16, 2017
    2008 350 Sundancer, Raymarine C120
    T-VD 8.1 S Horizon DTS MPI MIE (T-370 hp - 276 kW)
    THANK YOU!!!
     
  12. mares1

    mares1 Member

    44
    Apr 3, 2007
    Sea Bright
    340 Sundancer 2002
    6.2 merc
    Do you have a list of the led bulbs u used. Thank you got your help.
     
  13. IndySherb

    IndySherb New Member

    1
    Sep 9, 2016
    Baltimore
    2007 Sundancer 44
    Cummins 500
    On my DA44, I cannot get this fixture out to replace the bulb and it is specifically the one in the gangway to the forward berth. I have removed 4 others and they were tight but this one is not budging and now have damaged the bezel. I need help.
     
  14. cstinehour

    cstinehour New Member

    26
    Dec 16, 2017
    2008 350 Sundancer, Raymarine C120
    T-VD 8.1 S Horizon DTS MPI MIE (T-370 hp - 276 kW)
    If you are talking about the fixtures that have the two spring clips I find one of the side screws on the vertical surface and pry that down below the liner. I then find the other side which is 180 degrees to the other side. I pry it down. Now both spring clips should be vertical. Don't grasp the fixture by the area by the screws to pull down. Rotate your fingers 90 degrees so when you pull down the "mouse trap" spring clips do not catch your fingers when you pull the fixture out. I used a huge 12" screw driver with a 5/8" tip to pry with. I slid a wood paint stirrer between the tip and the liner to protect it.

    The first two took me 20 minutes and my fingers got snapped by the springs. I then figured it out and they took 5 minutes. The admiral says I'm not the brightest bulb! No pun intended.

    The replacement bulbs had led's on all four sides. They were pretty white. I would prefer a warmer light. On Amazon they were:
    10-Pack G4 LED Bulb 12V DC, 10W T3 JC Halogen Light Bulbs Replacement, 1.5W / 110 Lumens, Warm White 3000K, G4 Bi-Pin Base Lamp $9.88

    They were too dim for the shower. I used: HERO-LED BG4-15T-WW Standard Back Pin G4 LED Halogen Replacement Bulb, 3W, 30W Equal, Warm White 3000K, 5-Pack(Not Dimmable) $19.95 for 5. These were great!

    West Marine also has a great selection and if you take your bulb in they can get your replacement. At a buck a bulb for the ones on line I can try others.
     
  15. mares1

    mares1 Member

    44
    Apr 3, 2007
    Sea Bright
    340 Sundancer 2002
    6.2 merc
    Thank you
     

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