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    Posted: 26 Feb 2017 at 12:27pm
does anyone know the wattage of 'normal' ie bayonet type Tricolour & Anchor lights on CO32 - all the info on the web seem to be confined to volts (yes we know they are 12 volts but in sizing new cables but it's the watts that dictate the cable size)
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l.e.d. ones are only  5W (.33amp ). Filament ones are about 25W (2amp ).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote moongirl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 2017 at 4:04pm
Thanks for the response. I think I will size cables on 25 watt just to be safe. Will look at LEDs.
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Night sailing with LED nav lights takes away battery angst.  No more mental calculations of hours x amps.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote moongirl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Feb 2017 at 9:54pm
I think I will bite the bullet & replace my lights to those specifically made for LEDs. I have noticed quite a few articles saying that replacement LEDs are non-compliant in fittings not designed for their use!
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