Aqua Signal Series 44 LED port/starboard bow nav lights

Dan Carlson

Has anyone replaced the SM original Aqua Signal series 40 port and startboard bow nav lights with the Series 44 LED lights.   It looks like it could be pretty straightforward, but:
1) I was not clear if I need to purchase new mounting plates? (What they recommend looks identical to what is currently on the series 40 lights) and 
2) one of the reviewers made some comments on the wiring connections on the series 44 light only working with 18-22 gauge max size wire? 

Anyone with experience on these?

Thanks and Regards,  Dan & Lori Carlson on SM#387, sv BeBe (in hurricane storage at Shelter Bay Marina, Panama)

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