Amber LED 'porch light' switch in light--reasonable price?

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Amber LED 'porch light' switch in light--reasonable price?

Postby kayakrguy » Sat Oct 14, 2006 5:18 pm

I am looking for a LED amber 'porch light'--one with a switch in the base
for night time use for those ineveitable late night visists or when returning to the T afterhours.

Has anyone found such a beast at a reasonable price? I have thought of using LED amber running lights with a switch wired in to be able to turn them on and off.

I am trying to keep all my cabin and area lights LED to keep power demands to a minimum....

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Postby Leon » Sat Oct 14, 2006 6:11 pm

I built my own with an oak base and a lense fron a standard porch light. Didn't cost much and it works great. An amber car light could be adapted to do the job.
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Postby asianflava » Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:43 pm

You could always use a regular porch light and out an LED bulb in it.
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Postby bdosborn » Sat Oct 14, 2006 10:26 pm

I'd use a regular porchlight and stick one of these in it:
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Postby kayakrguy » Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:38 am

Gentlemen,

Thanks for the suggestions....I am curious--the LED light array has what looks like a 12 volt plug on the end....correct?

Thanks again!

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Postby bdosborn » Sun Oct 15, 2006 12:18 pm

Yes, you're correct. You might be able to match the lamp base with the porchlight you want so its plug-n-play. Or just cut the plug off the array and hardwire it. The porchlight I have has a bayonet type lamp and I didn't see any LED arrays with that type of plug.
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Postby bdosborn » Sun Oct 15, 2006 12:27 pm

P.S. The porchlight is the one place I didn't use LEDs. I wanted a lot of light in all directions and the LEDs are more directed. We don't leave our porch light on very much, just tend to use it when we want to light up the area around us, i.e. "What was that, was it a bear? Turn on the light and see..."
LEDs work great in the galley though:
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