Well done on the upgrades so far. It is amazing the difference some small details like the chrome finish can make. Your pics really bring this out. Flooring looks great too.
Good luck with the stairs, whatever you decide to do.
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09-01-12, 17:06 #111
09-01-12, 17:24 #112
Nice stuff Bart
I would make the bottom step a trapezium! But that's just personal choice
I love the chrome conversions - great stuff
Until recently, as you know, I have said i hate LED lights inside. Over christmas in Caribbean I was on a boat with new LED lights from www.quickmarinelighting.com. For the first time, these were good enough to use imho. Good enough CRI, I mean, as well as colour temperature. subsequently I checked, and it turns out they are using the top/new Philips LED. On my next boat I'm pretty sure I will be switching to LED all over now, 100%, provided I can see how they dim (on the boat I was on, there were no dimmers so i couldn't check, but Quick do offer dimmers)
09-01-12, 17:42 #113
I do have a few of the latest philips leds at home (ok in gu10 format and 220V, 2.7K)
They are good (at least imho) but still dimming with proper electronic dimmers is a bit naff. They do dim up to say 30-40% then they more or less switch off. OK, that may not be a big deal, but dimming DOESNT make their light softer (as in warmer and anyway proper as halogens are...)
They just are clinically dimmed, no flare, no quality when dimmed
Still would do it rather than having to load my small craft with more batteries (saw Bart has 24 of them!!! and I only have 6...) or run the engines/genny often.
09-01-12, 18:00 #114
Thanks Virtuvas. Yes dimming just swicthes them on/off at a certain Hz, using switching transistors, so doesn't alter the colour
I'm going to change a few on my boat for the Quick product just as an experiment. But i do feel we are approaching a point where interior LEDs are close enough to halogen that they can be used. In which case, hurrah!
09-01-12, 18:23 #115
I'm sure that technically it can be done, but I'm afraid we 're not yet there,
I won't change completely to LED lights unless I'm sure I can recreate this kind of atmosphere:
but I will put my prepayment to BCM on hold,
and have a look at Quick LED lights in Dusseldorf,
and perhaps even try a few of these lights
thanks for the link!
09-01-12, 18:53 #116
I guess mimicking halogens would force companies use RGB LEDs and drive them with a circuit tuned to alter colour temp vs pwm freq. Ugly from an engineering pov but should work and would probably not be feasible or economical to run.
09-01-12, 19:17 #117
10-01-12, 23:31 #118
11-01-12, 17:10 #119
As I say, it isn't the solution for BA but interesting to see another and different form the mainstream solution.
I look forward to seeing more photos of the progress with keen interest. Please keep the photos and reports coming, it helps me cope with the winter blues. Cheers Wakeup
11-01-12, 17:21 #120