Radar arch blue lights

Discussion in 'Electronics Q&A' started by filthy_oar, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. filthy_oar

    filthy_oar New Member

    14
    Jul 24, 2017
    boston,ma
    2001 280 sundancer
    2 mercruiser's with i/o
    I'm looking for bulb sizes for blue radar arch lights. I have a 2001 280 Sundancer. Looking to replace the arch and cockpit lights with blue led lights. Any help is welcomed. Thanks
     
  2. GnrlPatton

    GnrlPatton Member GOLD Sponsor

    173
    Jul 12, 2010
    Maple Valley, WA
    Current: 1998 370 Express Cruiser
    Sold:1988 230 Weekender
    Twin Cat 3116T
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  3. filthy_oar

    filthy_oar New Member

    14
    Jul 24, 2017
    boston,ma
    2001 280 sundancer
    2 mercruiser's with i/o
    did you have to do any special installation ? or just unplugg the old lights and replace the bulbs with those ?
     
  4. bracketracer

    bracketracer Member GOLD Sponsor

    283
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Twin 454 Horizons
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  5. GCHOG

    GCHOG Member GOLD Sponsor

    101
    Mar 25, 2016
    Bass River, Viking Marina, South Jersey
    2006 Sea Ray 260 Sundancer
    6.2 Bravo III
    I got the ones GnrlPatton got from Amazon too. 41mm fits right in, no problem. Actually pretty cool. dimmable, change colors, change brightness, program color change, etc. And for $12, you can't beat it.. good luck.
     
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  6. GnrlPatton

    GnrlPatton Member GOLD Sponsor

    173
    Jul 12, 2010
    Maple Valley, WA
    Current: 1998 370 Express Cruiser
    Sold:1988 230 Weekender
    Twin Cat 3116T
    No modifications needed, just dropped them right in, took me 5 minutes tops. They do come in different lengths, so make sure you measure your existing ones and order the correct length of bulb.
     
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  7. mjoplin

    mjoplin Member

    116
    Oct 10, 2016
    Houston, TX
    2005 Sundancer 280
    Twin 4.3 Mercruiser
    Another happy owner of the same lights GnrlPatton bought. We've had them in for a month with no issues.
     
  8. skibum

    skibum Well-Known Member

    Jul 30, 2007
    Perry Hall, MD
    2005 Sundancer 260
    496 Magnum HO
    I got the same ones. Best $13 I've ever spent on my boat that I didn't drink. :cool:
     
  9. jemccollum

    jemccollum New Member

    5
    Jul 29, 2015
    Knoxville, TN
    290 Sundancer 2001
    Mercruiser 5.7 EFI w/ Bravo III
  10. filthy_oar

    filthy_oar New Member

    14
    Jul 24, 2017
    boston,ma
    2001 280 sundancer
    2 mercruiser's with i/o
    Thanks guys
     
  11. Joint Custody

    Joint Custody Member GOLD Sponsor

    73
    Sep 20, 2017
    Lake Powell Utah
    2001 460 sundancer
    twin Cummins 430 hp
    Looks great.
    Question? For the multi color where you able to just use the stock switch on the dash, or is there more to make it work so you can toggle through the colors.
    If not how do you toggle to each color?
     
  12. Jaybeaux

    Jaybeaux Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    246
    Jan 3, 2016
    Upper Potomac River
    420 Sundancer 2004
    Naught On Call
    Cummins 6CTA-8.3's with V-Drives
    9KW Onan Genset
    Joint Custody....pardon the intrusion....I have the same lights as bracketracer. The changing of color uses all the same switches that you already have. You just cycle from On-Off-On-Off-On-Off-On-Off for White-Off-Red-Off-Blue-Off-Purple (order may be different for red and blue, but you get the idea). If you leave them OFF for more than 3 seconds or so, the cycle starts all over with white.

    Hope that helps.

    Jaybeaux
     

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  13. Joint Custody

    Joint Custody Member GOLD Sponsor

    73
    Sep 20, 2017
    Lake Powell Utah
    2001 460 sundancer
    twin Cummins 430 hp
    Thank you.
     
  14. bracketracer

    bracketracer Member GOLD Sponsor

    283
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Twin 454 Horizons
    Thanks, Jay. Yep, nothing else needed. Plug n play.

    Sorry for the mess. Did a bunch of updates to this thing last Winter

     
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  15. Simpsonn8908

    Simpsonn8908 Member

    48
    Dec 18, 2017
    1998 Sundancer 330
    7.4 MPIs V Drives
    Not to revive too dead a thread, but I grabbed these as well. This forum is great for the wealth of knowledge.

    We’re also trendsetters, my parents now want these for their Chris Craft:cool:
     
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  16. Sarah g

    Sarah g New Member

    7
    Feb 20, 2018
    2005 Searay sundancer 280. Beautiful blue hull, and our favorite place to be any day!
    Twin 5.0
    We took this advice and love ours as well!!
     
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  17. DjNiki4

    DjNiki4 Member

    84
    Sep 26, 2016
    NJ/NY/CT
    260 Sundancer
    5.7 MAG 350
    does anyone know the bulb size on the arch for a 260 Sundancer?
     
  18. GCHOG

    GCHOG Member GOLD Sponsor

    101
    Mar 25, 2016
    Bass River, Viking Marina, South Jersey
    2006 Sea Ray 260 Sundancer
    6.2 Bravo III
    If I recall correctly , they are 41mm. (festoon style bulb )
     
  19. DjNiki4

    DjNiki4 Member

    84
    Sep 26, 2016
    NJ/NY/CT
    260 Sundancer
    5.7 MAG 350
    @GCHOG hmm i just ordered a 39mm ... do u think think they'll fit.
     
  20. Mightychan

    Mightychan Member SILVER Sponsor

    104
    Oct 8, 2016
    Panama City FL
    2005 DA 420, AB Dink
    Cummins 6CTA
    So you just click the switch to change the color... But how do you dim them?
     

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