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Switching to blue lighting

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Switching to blue lighting

Postby kkochner » August 5th, 2014, 10:15 pm

I am wanting to switch all my bridge lighting to the blue lighting rather than the white lights. Does anyone know the best place to buy the blue lights? Also do I just need to by replacement blue bulbs or will need a whole new fixture to switch to blue lighting?

Thanks for any info or advise!
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Re: Switching to blue lighting

Postby SomeDayCame » August 8th, 2014, 12:41 pm

I'm a new Carver owner and my boat has read lighting. Not really answering your question I know but wanted to throw this out. Being retired military we always used red lighting at night. This allows for keener night vision and adjustment if you are out with minimal ambient light around. Same thing in planes when we conducted night airborne jumps. Red light in the aircraft while jumping allowed us to see but also keep our night vision intact. Good luck
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Re: Switching to blue lighting

Postby Luv'n Life » August 9th, 2014, 9:14 am

I second the suggestion for red lights. Red does not reduce your night vision. Any other color will.
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Re: Switching to blue lighting

Postby g36 » August 9th, 2014, 9:43 pm

what ever color you go with just open the fixture get the number off of the bulb and purchase the equivalent led dont need to replace any fixtures.

side note i do like the red for night vision and effect. i have noted that my friends that have blue bulbs on their boats get alot more bugs attracted to them than my red lights.
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Re: Switching to blue lighting

Postby kkochner » August 11th, 2014, 11:15 am

Those are some good thoughts...I may have to reconsider although I am not our all that much at night. Still gives me something to think about! Thanks for the responses much appreciated!
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