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    #16
    to help the situation on my boat, I made a angled mounting base for the switch panel, which is a great benefit even in the daytime.... I do plan to install an "eyebrow" over the panel with a short piece of Low lumin, red strip lighting under the eyebrow so that only the panel is dimly lit at night... but just tilting it up made a world of difference, as some of the ambient light escaping from other devices does gives it a little illumination...


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    NU LIBERTE'
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      #17
      Originally posted by builderdude View Post
      Red is good for night time👍🏼
      Maybe.... There has been a move away from red in aviation. Here's a good article: https://www.passagemaker.com/technic...ntific-blunder
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        #18
        Originally posted by Norton_Rider View Post

        Maybe.... There has been a move away from red in aviation. Here's a good article: https://www.passagemaker.com/technic...ntific-blunder
        Good article....I don’t feel so bad now as I switched my gauges to blue LED’s....may not be soft white or red, but for the 2 nights that I boat after dark it will work.

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          #19
          It does seem that red is not the best color for true vision in the dark, but it does seem to be getting the job done. I'm not a big fan of cabin lights on when cruising in the dark. too much interior lighting seems to create a glare on the windows. I prefer to have my eyes adjusted for any lights or objects outside and around me. After two nights now running red I think she's a keeper.

          LOVE the idea of the tilted out panel mod! Nice work Centerline!
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            #20
            ..... https://www.passagemaker.com/technic...ntific-blunder

            as with so many other things in life, the actual facts that are written by the experts, are only facts until a new group of experts comes up with a different study that seems plausible, and then the "facts" change... for awhile.

            I have tried the white, red and blue lighting at night, and I agree that red is not the ideal lighting for chart viewing or other tasks that it takes our fully focused vision, but as a soft ambient light so that one can move around and keep their "bearings" about them in the dark, a soft red glow gives less troublesome reflection off the windows... a soft white light is much better for focusing our vision, but it also causes a more bothersome glare when trying to see out the windows in the dark.....in my case, I have found the soft blue lights are better for ambient lighting when anchored, but not when underway in the dark..

            everyones vision is a little different, and we can react differently to different colors when stress is a factor, so I dont believe one color or shade of light is ideal for everyones vision at any given time or place...


            NU LIBERTE'
            Salem, OR

            1989 Bayliner 2556 Convertible
            5.7 OMC Cobra - 15.5x11 prop
            N2K equipped throughout..
            2014 Ram 3500 crew cab, 6.7 Cummins
            2007 M-3705 SLC weekend warrior, 5th wheel
            '04 Polaris Sportsman 700 -- '05 Polaris Sportsman 500 HO
            Heavy Equipment Repair and Specialty Welding

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