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squeeg333
10-04-2011, 03:41 PM
Has anyone found a place to source more courtesy lights like are installed from the factory? I'd like to put a few more in, since I think the factory didn't install enough. I'd like a few more... any ideas?

brain_rinse
10-04-2011, 04:44 PM
I haven't looked but have thought the same thing... a couple more would be nice.

KG's Supra24
10-04-2011, 05:25 PM
Earmark has casings that look similar to the factory.

I replaced all my factory bulbs with superflux lights from ozinuim.

newty
10-04-2011, 06:33 PM
Bam! http://www.google.com/search?q=hella+easy+fit+courtesy+lights&hl=en&safe=off&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7GZAG_en&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=2HiLTobJFqymsALclYjOBA&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CEgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1402&bih=708

I put 2 more in my boat a couple years ago and love them.
You can see all 4 in this photo from my carpet replacement thread.

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mnpracing
10-04-2011, 07:31 PM
Bam! http://www.google.com/search?q=hella+easy+fit+courtesy+lights&hl=en&safe=off&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7GZAG_en&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=2HiLTobJFqymsALclYjOBA&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CEgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1402&bih=708

I put 2 more in my boat a couple years ago and love them.
You can see all 4 in this photo from my carpet replacement thread.


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You wouldn't happen to have the part numbers for the ones that match factory do you?

squeeg333
10-04-2011, 07:40 PM
Newty, I could have swore that you did this. Thanks for jumping in on this!!

Oh, and how Hella Easy are they to install??

newty
10-04-2011, 07:45 PM
You wouldn't happen to have the part numbers for the ones that match factory do you?

Just make sure you look for the chrome cover with while light and you'll be set.

This appears to be the exact light and is the cheapest I've found.

http://www.marinepartssource.com/productsmfgnew.asp?mfg=Hella Marine&mcat1=5&mcat2=1&mcat3=0&category=8560 Series Easy Fit Courtesy Lights&mfgcategory=8560 Series Easy Fit Courtesy Lights

newty
10-04-2011, 07:58 PM
Squeeg, Yea, just a hole for the wire and two small pilot holes for the screws. the chrome cap has adheasive on it that makes it stick to the clear light part. Pop one of yours off and you'll see what I'm talking about.

And yet another mod that can be done with out a sewing machine!

squeeg333
10-05-2011, 04:10 PM
Theoretically, one could use a sewing machine during this mod if one wanted to though, right??

chawk610
10-06-2011, 01:16 PM
My .02... which means nothing... but forgoe the courtesy lights and do LED's. I installed LED's and wired them to the courtesy switch in like 2 hours... I am actually thinking of disconnecting the courtesy light in mine.

KG's Supra24
10-06-2011, 01:25 PM
My .02... which means nothing... but forgoe the courtesy lights and do LED's. I installed LED's and wired them to the courtesy switch in like 2 hours... I am actually thinking of disconnecting the courtesy light in mine.

That's worth both pennies

Razzman
10-06-2011, 02:10 PM
After having put in the LEDs, the floor on my LSV is still too dark and I want more light down there. I saw on a thread on WW how MB is putting small LED lights around the floor perimeter, livewell lights to be exact and they look real nice. I'll be going that route as I don't care for the super glow LEDs emit when you put too many in the boat.

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brain_rinse
10-06-2011, 03:23 PM
That looks pretty cool too, Razz. Or what about using theater aisle lighting and replacing the gray plastic "baseboard"?

As an example, here's the first google result for theater aisle lighting: http://www.vistamfg.com/?page=product&product_id=26

sandm
10-06-2011, 07:53 PM
there must be a cheaper alternative. $16 for those interior lights that must have a total of $3 in materials seems like a lot of markup.

sandm
10-06-2011, 08:14 PM
how about this one? and maybe discount for several?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MARINE-BOAT-LED-MOUNT-ROUND-COURTESY-LIGHT-OEM-/270692542303?pt=Boat_Parts_Accessories_Gear&hash=item3f0688675f#ht_3458wt_1165