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Foredeck & Sky Lights
The uplighting is for aesthetics.
Avemar’s foredeck light had stopped working before I bought her.
It appeared that a wayward halyard shackle or some other impact had busted out the bottom section of the steaming and deck light combo. In any case, everything below the working steaming light was missing except for the electrical wires. I did replace the steaming light halogen bulb with an LED bulb.
I installed LED lights a year ago, pointing down from the spreaders at the foredeck for working up there at night.
The lights I used are white when they are turned on, and they change to blue if you flip the switch off and then on again.
From day one, I loved the new lights, but I thought it looked strange to have the top part of the mast in darkness when I was looking at Avemar from the dinghy or ashore and even viewing from the boat.
So, in the midst of an arm’s length of to-do projects, I bought two more of the same LED lights and installed them pointing up, using the same wire and bolts used for the downlights.
It’s purely an aesthetic boat project, but I’m very happy with the results.
Several other boats have asked about the lights I use now and I’ve shared the link below.
I know there are other lights that look identical to these on Amazon, and they are 1/3 of the price of these, and they may be great too, but when I bought mine, these were the only ones I could find, and these had good reviews.
I’m very happy with the ones I purchased and would recommend them to a friend. I guess that is what I’m doing now!
I paid full price for these and don’t have any connection to this company and don’t make any money if you click that link to view or buy the lights.
I just hope my experience and recommendation helps you, if you are searching for updated spreader deck lights for your sailboat.
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