To see as much of the world as we can,
Using the smallest carbon footprint we can,
Spending the least amount of money we can,
Making as many friends we can.

Team Red Cruising

Holiday Gifts 2 - Light

We're slowly replacing the old incandescent lighting with more efficient LED lighting. Two dead fluorescent fixtures were replaced with Aqua Signal "Maputo" lights. They look like fluorescent fixtures, but they're really just long strings of LED's.

The nearly useless light over the galley sink will be replaced with a light on a gooseneck. The existing sink light is positioned very badly. Further, it's an energy hog. The "Cobra" LED light on a gooseneck seems more useful for putting light where it's needed when washing dishes.

We're going to replace the two fluorescent fixtures in the heads with "Maputo" fixtures, also. After this, we'll have just one last fluorescent in the galley. We think that a little "eyeball" spotlight can replace it.

The wires for the last galley fluorescent run in an awkward path that may leave a difficult-to-patch hole. With luck, it will be a smallish hole and some Marine-Tex white will fill it nicely.

Once we've replaced the easy-to-upgrade fluorescents, we can turn to the five incandescents. We've already replaced two bulbs with LED assemblies. We could do five more of those bulb-to-bulb-like-LED swaps. Or, we could replace those five ugly old fixtures with new fixtures and switch to LEDs.