White Stainless Steel (18 LEDs/5-1/2" Diameter)
Typical marine/rv quality light. As with most round surface mount units of this general design and appearance, sold under various brand names over the years, the frame is good quality, the light itself works fine, but the weak part of the product is the switch. The switch is the usual cheap mini-size toggle. They are very cheaply made in China and sold in bulk to the light manufacturers. These switches are sometimes hard to find in stock in a typical Radio Shack or similar hobby electronic shop, esp. in a small town or out of the way place. Luckily they are easy to find by internet (try Amazon & Radio Shack). The switch will ALWAYS fail much sooner than the rest of the light. In 2005 I bought a boat that had six lights almost identical to this (except not being LED bulbs), dating from the 1970's. They were all in perfect shape except for the switches, which were all bad. Some worked sometimes if touched just right, others not at all. This particular light also has a "waterproof cover" over the switch - it's an extremely thin soft black plastic that will surely wear out after a short time. Maybe it's more to hide the cheapness of the switch than to keep water out long-term. Other than the switch, the rest of the light is good quality overall. The white LEDs are a bluish-white color and very bright. The red LEDs are just right for night-time use to preserve night vision. It's overall a good buy and a good product. Just think about buying a few replacement switches and putting them away for the day when the switch breaks. Or buy aviation quality instead of marine/rv quality items and enjoy the positive difference.
I love Seasense products. Reasonable prices for quality marine stuff. I've used the plastic version in a couple of boats now. Bright, low energy use and the red light option are all pluses to me. The better half wanted the metal look for our new liveaboard. Same reliability and function at about half the price of similar products.
It looks almost exactly like the $80+ LED cabin lights I already have mounted in my boat. The housing is polished stainless steel, is mounted by 3 stainless steel screws (included), and operates with a 3 position (off-white-red) toggle switch like my other LED cabin lights. The differences are: 1) toggle switch is plastic (not metal like on my other units), 2) the 3 stainless steel mounting screws were too short for my mounting needs, and 3) the outer diffusing lens has far fewer refraction angles (the ripples) so it gives out a harsher -less diffused- bluish white light. So, for a fraction of the cost I get a pretty good approximation to my other units, with a few cost cutting compromises. We'll see if they last as long.
I bought these because they cost less than other LED dome lights. The color temperature is very cold (blueish). They probably could be sold as blue LED's instead of 'light white'. The overall lumens is very low too. I couldn't find much about the spec's before buying, so I guess that's my fault. I'll repurpose them and install them in the engine compartment of my boat, so it's not a total failure. I ended up buying the more expensive dome lights from a competitor and am much happier with the color temperature and light intensity.
Bought a few of these but one did fail at the switch - a terminal broke off due to vibration. I could replace the switch, but that's a whole other thing.
I changed out some cheap plastic LED lamps in my teardrop trailer... What a difference. These put off a very clean, crisp, even white light that makes the cabin light up. The red is great for the middle of the night wake ups where you need to see but don't want a bright light hitting your face. Very easy on the eyes. I would highly recommend. Great product, very happy.
These work well but IMO are pretty expensive for what you get, mounting screws are tiny and difficult to mount also the screw holes on the lights needed drilled out because they were blocked by the metal flange that was folded over.
Great replacement for the 30 year old incandescent lights on my boat. Fits all the same mounting holes and wires up easily. Total replacement time took about 10 minutes.
I bought this LED light for my boat's head about six months ago, I find the white light a little dim for my tastes but it is adequate providing you're not attempting to do any fine work. Unfortunately, the switch gave up the ghost after six months, so I have ordered replacement three-way, sub-miniature micro switches from a third party supplier on Amazon.
Quality fixture that works well. Note to manufacturer: Although this is a ceiling dome light, in the v-birth of my boat the wire feed comes from the side. It would be added value if an optional side hole was pre-drilled for wiring, and then a removable plug inserted if not needed. This would have eliminated the need for me to drill a side hole in the fixture.
The white/red option is nice.
Haven't installed yet but built well
Exactly what I was looking for and better price than our local store.