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we have a LED anchor light feeds off a cigarette lighter plug in, it looks like a flying saucer shape with 9 led lamps, has a hole in the centre for a cord, made in germany stamped on it but no makers name, can't find it on internet. Does anyone know of these & where we might be able to get another? many thanks
 

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No connection at all but I remember that Salty John, participant on the forums, sells similar via internet.
 

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I have one also. An excellent product which seems to have been withdrawn. I bought mine from a forumite based in South Wales, who was buying them in from Germany. He told me some time ago that they were no longer made. Maybe someone can prove otherwise? The Bebi version would seem to be a good substitute.
 

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we have a LED anchor light feeds off a cigarette lighter plug in, it looks like a flying saucer shape with 9 led lamps, has a hole in the centre for a cord, made in germany stamped on it but no makers name, can't find it on internet. Does anyone know of these & where we might be able to get another? many thanks

I believe you are referring to the Triton anchor light. It looked a good product, designed by a British forumite, I believe, and some years ago we enquired about stocking it. We were referred to the German manufacturer who told us they wouldn't be manufacturing anymore because of difficulties with meeting CE requirements at reasonable cost.

As a result we made our own which you can see on the website.
 

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I reckon this Draper LED LANTERN is well worth considering.

Not automatic of course but has the advantage or disadvantage, depending on your point of view of being battery operated ( 2 C cells) and therefore requiring no cable running to it.
 

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I believe you are referring to the Triton anchor light. It looked a good product, designed by a British forumite, I believe, and some years ago we enquired about stocking it. We were referred to the German manufacturer who told us they wouldn't be manufacturing anymore because of difficulties with meeting CE requirements at reasonable cost.

As a result we made our own which you can see on the website.
Looks good. How much current does it draw?

This one from Force 4 doesn't claim to be LED, but claims 0.1Ah, so I suppose it must be?
http://www.force4.co.uk/968/Force-4-Utility-Anchor-Light.html
 
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Looks good. How much current does it draw?

This one from Force 4 doesn't claim to be LED, but claims 0.1Ah, so I suppose it must be?
http://www.force4.co.uk/968/Force-4-Utility-Anchor-Light.html

I have one, it's not a LED, which I expected, but a very small wattage, incandescent bulb. In fact, 2 bulbs were supplied with mine, ~1 w. and 3 w. IIRC. The 3 watter is the one supposedly giving the 2 M. range, so I thought that the blurb was a bit misleading.
The fresnel lens seems to give a very limited vertical spread of light, so I suppose that helps the maximum range for such a tiny bulb.
 

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That's the Davis Mega Light. As earlybird says it is an incandescent light with two bulb choices. The brighter bulb draws around 400 milliamps (0.4 amps).

Good to know. I'll order one from you.

I have the Salty John light, and excellent it is too, trouble is if everyone in the anchorage has the same light how do I then find my boat in the dark?

The anchorage will be floodlit ;)
 
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