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Looking to replace with LED bulbs. Any suggestions or previous discussions anyone can share?? '94 4788. Thanks

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1994 4788 Bayliner ONNA MISSION

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LED replacement bulbs 30 Jul 2017 00:19 #2

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On one boat, I replaced several fixtures, but that took
a bit of wiring and lots of time, but not too much money.
On my boat now, I just bit the bullet and bought replacement
bulbs ($14 each, ouch) but it didn't take any time. I didn't
replace all 17 fixtures' bulbs, just strategic ones used more
often. Just 5 bulbs, so far.

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I have G4 LEDs. I got them here, but the link no longer works.
www.hero-ledstore.com/back-pin-g4-12v-ac...20w-equal-p-755.html
I went with the warm-white ones.
The standard G4 bulb is 10W, but the ones in the link are 20W.
I'm only using these for straight on-off lights.

For the dimmable lights, I have another type that work great, from superbrightleds.com
www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/led-bi-...e-g4-base-white/489/
They're more expensive, but they work with the dimmers - whereas the other ones don't.
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joni wrote: Looking to replace with LED bulbs. Any suggestions or previous discussions anyone can share?? '94 4788. Thanks


There are several threads on this. We replaced all of ours on our previous 4788. As you have probably figured out, on the 4788, just the G4 lights number about 57, and then there are another couple dozen wedge and bayonet lights. Therefore, cost per bulb is very important!! We found that the eBay or Amazon G4 bulbs that are $1-3 per bulb range work great! Every bulb we bought worked and we never had a failure. No need to pay 5-10 per bulb. Decide whether you want warm or cool white (color) and try a few sample bulbs . The electrical power to light these drops to 1/10 or less of the Halogens. It is well worthwhile!
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LED replacement bulbs 30 Jul 2017 05:00 #5

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I replaced most of my bulbs with LEDs. I looked at a lot of places and saw a huge variance in price. I'm sure the expensive bulbs are the best, but as there are so many on a 5788, it made it hard to justify the expense. I eventually found some in China. I bought them on Alibaba... they had lots of 10 that cost about $35.00. Though they were cheap, they seem to work well. I haven't had any problems with them and as they didn't break the bank, I could afford to carry extras....




I hope this helps,

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LED replacement bulbs 30 Jul 2017 10:37 #6

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I'm going LED as well. Higher initial cost but longer life, lower fixture temperatures, lessening the current/ load on the wiring and reduced/ slowed battery draw to me. are worth the price. Has anyone found a red LED replacement/ part # for the gage backlighting bulbs? Much easier to see at night with red lighting....greatly cuts glare.
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Great info thanks....have you found a place to purchase the G4 light covers???

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1994 4788 Bayliner ONNA MISSION

Anacortes, Washington

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What is the best wattage for replacing the old bulbs, They are on ebay from 3 to 15 watts.
Lee

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joni wrote: Looking to replace with LED bulbs. Any suggestions or previous discussions anyone can share?? '94 4788. Thanks


I source most of the salon and cabin LED's from various vendors on eBay. The G4 back-pin lights are around $1 each. For the lights in the galley and pilothouse, I wanted extra bright lights so went with the lights from hero-led.com. I used these in warm white.

www.hero-led.com/extended-backpin-t3-jc-...nt-5pack-p-5196.html

While some of the cheaper LED's have failed over time (be sure to buy spares), I've never had a hero-led bulb go bad.

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