Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last
Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
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We had the same issue years ago and never determined what the problem was, but when we replaced it with an LED, the problem went away. Once I read that some incandescent bulbs will operate less than full life if the voltage is greater than or less than 10% of the bulb's rating. I can't find that reference, but that could be the cause, or a bad batch. Next time you are up there, bring a multi-meter and check the voltage. It that is the issue, an LED will solve the problem because of its wide range of voltage. I would also coat the new bulb base with corrosionX to ensure good contact, but the problem could be where the wires connect to the mast-top fixture.
On Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 10:22 AM, joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: