Cockpit light shaded for ombiance
Beginning of January 2017 - Tied up in Marina Mazatlán, Mexico
Here is an old anchoring light we had from a swap meet.
The auto-turn-on\off no longer worked so we pushed the two leads on the little mother board inside the light together. Now we plug it into the 12v cig lighter plug we have in the cockpit and it goes on. It is a little too utilitarian so we went to Home Depot and picked up a shade. The shade makes the light much more hospitable and we had converted it to LED years ago.
New Home Depot shade.
The shade just slid over the plug and onto the top of the light, wala!
Now it gives us just the right amount of light!
We had a string of LED solar powered lights for the cockpit but they were a lot of light.
Also due to some age they would fade out before midnight. Not that we get back that late but at anchor a cockpit light is good so the pangas can see you.