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mtnbkr738

LED interior Lights- Any suggestions?

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mtnbkr738

Hi all,

I want to replace the stock interior cabin lights (98 Sunsetter) with LED lights....

seems like there are a million choices on Amazon.

Im not looking for cable lights or for my boat to look like a christmas tree...just looking for a nice classy LED Lights to replace the ones on the side panels that shine on the floor and give some ambient light.

Would be nice also to put some kind of floor lighting up in the open bow...but dont know what to do there either.

Any suggestions? Any thoughts??

thx!!

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canyon lake texas malibu

I replaced the interior bulbs with LED bulbs from superbrightleds.com

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Bill_AirJunky

Run a new string on a new circuit. I have both & there are times when you want LEDs & times when you want to find something lost in the boat.

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JulioEstevez

http://www.amazon.com/Partsam4pcs-DE3022-DE3175-FESTOON-DE3021/dp/B00LL374Q8/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1433766379&sr=8-10&keywords=led+bulb+festoon+28mm

Direct replacement in my 02 sunscape, i recently changed the bulbs for these. The light is a cool white instead of the warmer light the original bulbs made. They probably use about 1/10th of the energy, which is a plus..

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jfish1288

Run a new string on a new circuit. I have both & there are times when you want LEDs & times when you want to find something lost in the boat.

That's what I did. I used 2 rolls of theses and just zip tied it under the gunwall.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00DTOAXCE/ref=ya_aw_oh_pii

Not a good picture, looks a lot better in person. The bright lines are a reflection off the side nets, not the light strips.

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mtnbkr738

Hey jfish- thx for the photo...so even with the blue led...you feel its bright enough to walk around ... or is it still pretty dark?.... i know you said your pic was dark... your thoughts? thx

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jfish1288

Definitely bright enough to walk around. It really lights up the whole interior. For the price it was a cheap gamble and I am very happy with it.

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Bill_AirJunky

Yea, my lights are not quite that bright, but it's still plenty to see your way around. But the funky blue light is hard to see colors, so searching for a phone or car keys can be a challenge. So having the regular lights to clean up is necessary for us. Oh, and my transom lights are on the same circuit as the interior LEDs.

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jfish1288

Yeah differentiating between colors in the blue light is tough, so I would keep your existing lights and put them on separate switches. You can run either/or, or both.

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jfish1288

That looks sweet dalt. Can you post a daylight pic showing how you mounted that?

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dalt1

That looks sweet dalt. Can you post a daylight pic showing how you mounted that?

5BF7B990-0F59-41B7-82A0-F82997135473_zpsDouble face 3m tape holding to the fiberglass strip between floor and wall carpet. Will get pic of them attached later.

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dalt1

8F15DB35-B702-4621-8D83-14FBC5D7E391_zpsHere it is.

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tn_rider

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The work was a little more extensive in mine but it's BRIGHT. Have flux chip LED's around the floor hidden in the cornersz

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That Guy

Looks nice. Definitely on my to do list!

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That Guy

Double

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