Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Supermaramu Mizzen Spotlight


Andrew & Kate Lamb
 

Hi Mike

 

It is a direct replacement so fits in without changing the housing.

 

Andrew

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2014 11:12 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Supermaramu Mizzen Spotlight

 

 

Hi Andrew,

 

Did the replacement bulb fit into the existing housing or did you replace the housing as well?

 

Mike

 

From: "Andrew Lamb andrew.lamb@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2014 9:00 AM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Supermaramu Mizzen Spotlight

 

HI

 

I recently changed my mizzen sealed beam lamp with an LED lamp that is a good fit – this was from http://www.boatlamps.co.uk/

 

 

Was not cheap but if it has a longer life then I thought it would be worth it – the light is slightly more blue that the original but is very bright.

 

Andrew

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2014 10:23 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Supermaramu Mizzen Spotlight

 

 

Hi everyone,   As with most SM's ( and maybe 54s ?) I have spotlights on my main and mizzen masts.

 The bulbs are both Sealed Beam, GE 4505 28v 50w.

I rarely use these lights. In 14 years I have not changed the bulb on the main ....but the mizzen bulb burns out at the least use. I must have replaced 5 or 6, and they are a crazy price.

Has anyone else experienced this issue? Any suggestions as to the cause?  As they are designed for aircraft and rated at 28v they should be easily rugged enough .It defies logic to think that for that bulb alone there is somehow more than 28 volts being delivered. 

 Has anyone found an LED bulb that fits the same holder ?

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Corfu, Greece

 

 

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