Re: Aqua Signal Series 44 LED port/starboard bow nav lights
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I replaced the wiring from the lights, through the bow pulpit, all the way back to the port deck locker. This let me get the length of the wire exactly correct. I was having wiring issues anyways.
The routing of the wire inside the light housing took a little thought, but wasn't difficult. I ended up bringing it in through the cut-out at the bottom of the housing. The supplied connectors are very large, but designed to fit snugly inside the housing. Sliding the two halves of the rubber boot together took a few tries before it was overlapped to my satisfaction. I think it will be quite waterproof and I don't anticipate ever needing to take it apart for the life of the light -- that's the joy of LEDs.
One of the mounting screw holes that matched the existing light fixtures was covered by the electronics module inside the housing, so I had to carefully remove it, secure the nuts on the back with tape, mount the housing, reinstall the electronics, and then pull the tape out. It sounds more complicated than it was.
I went with the white fixtures, primarily because I thought they'd look better on the boat and are more unique. They may also stay cooler in the sun which should prolong the lifespan of the electronics inside.
Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA
On Fri, Sep 6, 2019 at 7:51 PM Dan Carlson <carlsdan61@...> wrote: