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    Want to Replace Guage Lights with Red Bulbs 20xx Vintage Gauges

    I want to change out some burnt out bulbs in my gauges with red night style lights. Does anyone have source or part number for these? Gauge vintage is 20xx Faria gauges.
    Port: Sassafras River Georgetown, MD Bayliner 2000 2855 7.4

    http://www.chart.state.md.us/video/v...50fa36c4235c0a

    #2
    The best thing to do is pull a bulb to get a number or physical description and then go to a source like Direct Electric online. They have a large assortment of incandescent and LED bulbs.

    Greg
    Newport, Oregon
    South Beach Marina
    1986 3270 with twin 110 HP Hino diesels. Name of boat "Mr. Darcy"
    Past work history: Prototyping, tooling, and repair for Reinell,. General fiberglass boat repair starting in 1976.
    Also worked as heavy equipment mechanic, and machinery mechanic for over 30 years.

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      #3
      I did a little research. Faria gauges use a 194 GE bulb. Quick search for 194 series bulb brings up quite a manufacturers and styles
      Port: Sassafras River Georgetown, MD Bayliner 2000 2855 7.4

      http://www.chart.state.md.us/video/v...50fa36c4235c0a

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        #4
        I replaced all my Faria gauge lights with LED bulbs, I used Blue however. The 4”diameter gauges used a larger 360* bulb, the 2” gauges a smaller 240* bulb.
        i think I got them from BrightLEDlights.com. Very easy to choose what will fit.
        Lake Hartwell, GA
        2012 BR 185 - 3.0 TKS
        1999 Chaparral 233 Sunesta Ltd., 5.0 Volvo
        1987 SeaRay 300 - Twin 454’s
        1993 Yamaha Waverunner III VXR
        1993 Yamaha Waverunner III
        1995 Yamaha Waverunner III GP
        1995 Yamaha Waverunner III VXR PRO
        1996 SeaDoo GTX
        1999 SeaDoo GTX

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          #5
          I tried the blue LEDs but couldn't see the black indicators on the gauges, had to switch to red. (the blue was pretty, though)
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            #6
            At a buck each the shipping may cost more than the bulbs
            https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...SABEgJ8t_D_BwE
            P/C Pete
            Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
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              #7
              easy solution: Teleflex makes a red cover for the bulbs used in gauges. All that's necessary is to remove the bulb, slide the cover over it and reinsert. They go about a buck each, but are reusable on a new bulb if one blows. That's what I did in my 2452
              Captharv 2001 2452
              "When the draft of your boat exceeds the depth of water, you are aground"

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                #8
                Originally posted by Pcpete View Post
                At a buck each the shipping may cost more than the bulbs
                https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...SABEgJ8t_D_BwE
                Yep that’s it Pete.....superbrightleds...I know that red is better on the eyes for night operation, I only am out at night with this boat 1 time per year for fireworks on an adjoining lake
                Lake Hartwell, GA
                2012 BR 185 - 3.0 TKS
                1999 Chaparral 233 Sunesta Ltd., 5.0 Volvo
                1987 SeaRay 300 - Twin 454’s
                1993 Yamaha Waverunner III VXR
                1993 Yamaha Waverunner III
                1995 Yamaha Waverunner III GP
                1995 Yamaha Waverunner III VXR PRO
                1996 SeaDoo GTX
                1999 SeaDoo GTX

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                  #9
                  Red was once the standard for nighttime lighting. But now they say blue or green work at night also. But they key is still to keep the lighting level down as much as possible.

                  I have blue incandescent bulbs with inline resistors to dim the 2” gauges to match the 4” gauges. Then the lighting is even. Beyond that I have a BlueSeas dimmer suppplyiing the gauge lighting to dim the backlighting of the gauges to suit.
                  Jim McNeely
                  New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
                  Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
                  Brighton, Michigan USA
                  MMSI # 367393410

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by JimMc View Post
                    Red was once the standard for nighttime lighting. But now they say blue or green work at night also. But they key is still to keep the lighting level down as much as possible.

                    I have blue incandescent bulbs with inline resistors to dim the 2” gauges to match the 4” gauges. Then the lighting is even. Beyond that I have a BlueSeas dimmer suppplyiing the gauge lighting to dim the backlighting of the gauges to suit.
                    Jim...on another note...is Bouroughs’ actually remodeling or is that the sign that they “left in the window” when they shut the doors..?
                    Lake Hartwell, GA
                    2012 BR 185 - 3.0 TKS
                    1999 Chaparral 233 Sunesta Ltd., 5.0 Volvo
                    1987 SeaRay 300 - Twin 454’s
                    1993 Yamaha Waverunner III VXR
                    1993 Yamaha Waverunner III
                    1995 Yamaha Waverunner III GP
                    1995 Yamaha Waverunner III VXR PRO
                    1996 SeaDoo GTX
                    1999 SeaDoo GTX

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by captharv View Post
                      easy solution: Teleflex makes a red cover for the bulbs used in gauges. All that's necessary is to remove the bulb, slide the cover over it and reinsert. They go about a buck each, but are reusable on a new bulb if one blows. That's what I did in my 2452
                      My Ritchie compass had a white light in it. I called them to see if they had red light for it. The tech said they did not make one for my compass. She said just use red nail polish. I did that, work great. Pretty simple
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                      Port: Sassafras River Georgetown, MD Bayliner 2000 2855 7.4

                      http://www.chart.state.md.us/video/v...50fa36c4235c0a

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