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Mast light Bulb

Post by 1-Tntimbo » Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:03 am

My mast light quit working, I removed the bulb with intentions of replacing it, but have lost the bulb.

Does anyone have the correct bulb number for replacement. (2000 26X)
Thanks,
Tim

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Re: Mast light Bulb

Post by RussMT » Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:11 am

Are you talking about the steaming light..forward facing fixture?

Don't know about the X, but the M uses a 42mm festoon bulb.

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Re: Mast light Bulb

Post by 1-Tntimbo » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:16 pm

26X bulb did not look like that, has flat drum type ends.
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T

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Re: Mast light Bulb

Post by RussMT » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:30 pm

Then you probably need this kind of bulb

http://www.amazon.com/Brightech-Generat ... 55&sr=1-41

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Re: Mast light Bulb

Post by Tomfoolery » Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:31 pm

Here's a recent thread on that, including LED replacements. I have pics of mine on the second page, for reference. http://www.macgregorsailors.com/forum/v ... ad#p300252

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Re: Mast light Bulb

Post by K9Kampers » Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:05 pm

RussMT wrote:Are you talking about the steaming light..forward facing fixture?

Don't know about the X, but the M uses a 42mm festoon bulb.

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1-Tntimbo wrote:26X bulb did not look like that, has flat drum type ends.
Thanks,
T
I recently replaced my :macx: steaming light bulb. The original was a filament style festoon bulb. The new LED bulb has the cone-shaped contacts and came with cup-shaped adapters that slid over the cone ends to fit my style light assembly.

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Re: Mast light Bulb

Post by Cougar » Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:52 am

The mast light in an :macx: needs a barrel end festoon bulb, such as this one: http://marineledshop.com/navigation-bul ... el-festoon
I put one in last winter and it's exceptionally bright.

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Re: Mast light Bulb

Post by RussMT » Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:30 am

My guess is the cone shaped ends would work, however if it must be barrel ends, how about this one.

http://www.amazon.com/LEDwholesalers-Aq ... ulb+barrel

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Re: Mast light Bulb

Post by 1-Tntimbo » Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:29 pm

ordered from amazon, thank you

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Re: Mast light Bulb

Post by Tomfoolery » Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:44 pm

AFAIK, this is the original masthead (steaming) light, as found on my :macx: .

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Looks like the bulbs ends are flat, with a small dimple in the ends.

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Re: Mast light Bulb

Post by Chinook » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:19 pm

If you want to replace with LED, replacement bulbs are available which come with multiple terminal caps, including pointed and flat caps.

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Re: Mast light Bulb

Post by RussMT » Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:11 pm

Tomfoolery wrote:AFAIK, this is the original masthead (steaming) light, as found on my :macx: .


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Looks like the bulbs ends are flat, with a small dimple in the ends.
Tom, that looks like an old style festoon bulb. It pinches in from the ends, so I do believe the cone end style would still work. I manually bent the ends of my connectors to add more spring tension to hold it in tighter. Looks much like the M steaming light if you ask me.


Also should be noted that LEDs are polarity sensitive. Festoons are easy to reverse polarity by inverting it if not lighting up.

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Re: Mast light Bulb

Post by Phil M » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:25 pm

RussMT wrote:My guess is the cone shaped ends would work, however if it must be barrel ends, how about this one.

http://www.amazon.com/LEDwholesalers-Aq ... ulb+barrel

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I finally got around to ordering an LED from this company. I installed it and it is quite bright too. Maybe now I will actually use this light once in awhile. :) Because of the electrical consumption, I never used the old filament bulb. :|

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