spotlight bulb replacement

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by GCHOG, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    So it appears that Marinco/Guest/Jabsco is all the same.

    Marinco sells an LED sspotlight:
    http://www.marinco.com/en/23050a

    Does not indicate that the bulbs are interchangeable though.
     
  2. Craig

    Craig Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    410
    Feb 8, 2007
    Maryland
    2006 320 Sundancer
    twin 350 Horizon V drives
    I looked into that one. Its the 7inch version and cost around $600.
    Most SR have the 5inch. Its more of a sealed beam unit than a bulb. Hoping this par36 units fits. Isn't duel beam but I never used the flood much anyway.
     
  3. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    724
    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    Anxiously awaiting your report.
     
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  4. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Let me know how it works out. I would be interested in knowing if it is better than the original halogen. I was looking at one of the spots that was in the 6k range at 2100 lumens.

    -Kevin
     
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  5. Craig

    Craig Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    410
    Feb 8, 2007
    Maryland
    2006 320 Sundancer
    twin 350 Horizon V drives
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  6. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Sounds good so far. Looking forward to the comparison pictures.

    -Kevin
     
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  7. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

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    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    Nice. Just put in my order. hope to install it this weekend.
     
  8. WV 320 Dancer

    WV 320 Dancer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    529
    Oct 28, 2018
    2003 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 350 MAG - V Drive
    So this fits in the standard housing that comes with our SeaRay’s?
     
  9. Frequentflyer

    Frequentflyer New Member

    5
    Jun 8, 2018
    Cambridge, Md
    2005 SeaRay SDA340
    Mercury 8.1L
    Thanks for the update. I don’t hve access to the boat or the housing unit to look myself. From the pictures you sent, it looks like the old light has three wire connection points. The new LED Par 36 just has two wires.
     
  10. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives

    @Craig said it fit perfect in his and it looks like he has a 320DA. So I would guess its a match. If the spot images look good I may try this in the spring on my 340SDA. I wish there was a comparable flood/spot but I rarely used the flood anyway.

    -Kevin
     
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  11. Craig

    Craig Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    410
    Feb 8, 2007
    Maryland
    2006 320 Sundancer
    twin 350 Horizon V drives
    You do have to cut the ends off the existing leads. I'm using heat shrink but connectors.
    Connect the two spot/flood leads to the red wire and then the ground. Then your switch will turn the light on in both positions. The beam to me is like a combination spot/flood
    with more spill. Not a search and rescue beam but much greater utility for around the dock and marker spotting imo. Stay tuned pics coming.
     
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  12. Craig

    Craig Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    410
    Feb 8, 2007
    Maryland
    2006 320 Sundancer
    twin 350 Horizon V drives
    You also have to bend the indexing tabs straight for the new lamp. Much higher intensity with the LED. Bright white light vs yellowish. Wider beam with less throw. I like it. Only 1amp draw vs 7 on the stock.

    LED close
    20190129_180333.jpg
    LED Far
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    Stock flood
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    Stock spot
    20190129_180226.jpg
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  13. WV 320 Dancer

    WV 320 Dancer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    529
    Oct 28, 2018
    2003 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 350 MAG - V Drive
    Very nice and great write up. Thanks for sharing
     
  14. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    I like it. The LED far seems to light up the house in the distance better. Not as concentrated and I think that will help trying to find a channel marker in the dark.

    Considering I have swapped almost everything over to LED this is on my to do list prior to launch.

    -Kevin
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2019
  15. Korkie

    Korkie Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    344
    Feb 2, 2016
    Leonardtown, MD Potomac River / Chesapeake Bay
    340 Sundancer 2006, Garmin 7612, xHD Radome
    Merc 496 Mags, Bravo III Drives
  16. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    How many posts does it take to change a light bulb? :)... Sorry I couldn't resist.
    I have never used that spot light in 5 years and I do a fair amount of night cruising but if you do I like the LED far pic from Craig that's a huge improvement.
     
  17. Frequentflyer

    Frequentflyer New Member

    5
    Jun 8, 2018
    Cambridge, Md
    2005 SeaRay SDA340
    Mercury 8.1L
    Thanks for the write up @Craig! Will definitely be buying one and installing once it warms up
     
  18. tdschafer

    tdschafer Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2009
    Long island , NY
    1997 330 sundancer
    twin 454's, Carb, V-Drives
    Great pics & write up Craig!! Thanks for posting!
     
  19. Mittens

    Mittens Active Member

    520
    Mar 5, 2017
    Huntsville, AL
    2002 340 Sundancer, All Cherry Cabin, Black Canvas.
    8.1 Mercs, V Drives, 4.5kw Westerbeke.
    Super cool to see they make one. Pics don’t make me want to jump in it though... maybe will have to try in person.
     

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