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    What would be the more accurate color for the masthead light, emergency stern light and rudder stern light? I have cool white and warm white LED's.

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  • #2
    white.................
    Resident Luddite

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    • #3
      LOL, smartaxx. Guess I fell into that.

      Many shades of white. Just like many shades of black to paint a submarine hull.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Ken_NJ View Post
        LOL, smartaxx. Guess I fell into that.

        Many shades of white. Just like many shades of black to paint a submarine hull.
        **** me! WHITE. White!!!!! Pure as snow, the polar opposite of black... white!
        Resident Luddite

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        • #5
          LOL got the message loud and clear sir!

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          • #6
            Ken,

            We were actually warned (1:1 Scale boaters) that use of cool white led's in the Navlight Housing actually changed the color, especially the BiColor combo lights many smallcraft use.

            THAT being said, the white lights (Masthead/Stern) should go with a "Daylight white" as opposed to the bluer "Cool White"
            Warm or Neutral: Which is the White for You?

            I'm ALSO going to say it depends on your subjects time period, I'd say led's were NOT fashionable until mid 2000.

            Older boat, get "warmer", newer go daylight.

            Stay away from the blue tone of "cool". (and former Torpedomen lurking in the people tank).

            v/r "Sub" Ed

            Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
            NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
            USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-USS BLUEBACK-USS PATRICK HENRY-K432-U25-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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            • #7
              Thanks Ed for the info. Appreciate it! Took a quick look for LED's in the 3500-5000 range. Couldn't find in 1.8-3mm size I need.

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              • #8
                If you want the warm light look for 2700K.

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                • #9
                  Already have the warm white, see first picture. Looking for the daylight temperature LED. If not I'll probably go with the cool white and dim it since its too bright.

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                  • #10
                    BTW,
                    The all-around white light on the rudder is only the anchor light. The white light in the aft edge of the sail is the NORMAL stern light.

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                    • #11
                      Can’t put one in the rudder that came with the fittings kit.

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                      • #12
                        Yes you can. I got ready for it here... https://forum.rc-sub.com/forum/build...615#post148615

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                        • #13
                          Well I’ll be damned. Too much talent around here.

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