- similar in footprint
- have a switch on board
- have a night lighting option
- are affordable.
- not more cheap/cheesy than the originals.
- Have space in the housing for the bulky butt splices used to connect OEM fixture to the boat's wiring.
|Princess Auto, C$14.99|
The LEDs were mounted in snug fitting holes arranged around the perimeter of the light source, and the micro switch was installed at the same and as the supplied switch. The leads were taped over when done. It is not necessary to glue in the LEDs.
It works fine. The SPDT switch supplied with the fixture permits wiring the LED toggle switch so that it is powered only when the fixture is off. In other words you can't use both at the same time. The orange/white wire is +12vdc, the black is to ground.
|Modified fixture with LEDs, micro toggle switch, and resistors.|
The following website wizard simplifies the LED circuit design. You input your parameters, it outputs a schematic. http://led.linear1.org/led.wiz
All done for around C$20 per fixture!