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Old 05-22-2011, 05:28 AM
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I have a Contender 23 Open and one of the flood lights isn't working, bad bulb I think. They are the kind of lights that look like a older car headlight, halogen I think. Can I just replace the bulb in it, or will the whole light need to be swapped? Also, where can i find a replacement for it?
Old 05-22-2011, 10:07 AM
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Pull the light. My floods on the fountain were a standard light from the auto part store for like 5 bucks. You can go that route or swap them for leds
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Originally Posted by BakermanJr View Post
I have a Contender 23 Open and one of the flood lights isn't working, bad bulb I think. They are the kind of lights that look like a older car headlight, halogen I think. Can I just replace the bulb in it, or will the whole light need to be swapped? Also, where can i find a replacement for it?
How many boaters does it take to change a light bulb? ;?

Lokk at it and see. If there's a way to get the bulb out and a socket that connects it, then you can just replace the bulb. Look for a number on the bulb. Take it to an auto parts store and see if they can match it. Or call the manufacturer of the light fixture and ask them for a replacement.
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Yep I would swap them out with led's. they use alot less power!
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The easiest thing to do is to remove the 2 screws on the back and open up the case. the bulb should have 1 wire attached to it (the other is the ground). If I recall, it is a 55w halogen H3 bulb which is available at any autoparts store, walmart, etc.

I actually swapped my bulb for an LED bulb purchased on EBAY from Hong Kong. I did have to dremel out the housing a bit, but for about $8, I now have 2 LED lights which use minimal amperage. They are not as bright as the halogens, but I would estimate that they put out closer to a 35w equivalent. For me, this is more than enough.

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