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LED bulbs

Light-emitting diodes, aka LEDs, are constantly learning new tricks. Boat owners looking to update their on-board lighting with energy-efficient LEDs no longer have to replace the entire fixture.

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Instead, they just need to change the bulb. Contoure LED Replacement Bulbs consume 90 percent less power than traditional incandescent bulbs, fit into a variety of existing lamps and compare to a 10-watt Xenon or halogen light. Forget swapping out defective light bulbs: LEDs are shockproof, have no filaments to break and provide 40,000 hours of service. Replacement LED bulbs from Contoure start at $29.95. Contoure International, Inc., Sarasota, Fla. Phone (888) 551-1041.

 This article originally appeared in the August 2009 issue.


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Underwater LED

Designed for small to medium fishing and cruising boats, the Sport S3116s underwater LED produces 9,800 lumens and has a strobe pattern that OceanLED says helps attract fish.