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.
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. www.contoure.com
This article originally appeared in the August 2009 issue.