Spotlight bulb...

diggin2day1diggin2day1 Long Island, NYPosts: 899Member ✭✭✭
So my spotlight bulb blew out last week and I needed to order a new one. Only the "spot" portion of the bulb worked since I've owned the boat(didn't even realize there was a "flood".... since that was blown out before I bought the boat). So I got the model number off my remote jabsco spotlight and ordered the corresponding jabsco bulb- model 67296-0000 from Go2Marine.com for a cost of $76 shipped.  I had searched around and couldn't find the jabsco bulb any cheaper. When the bulb arrived the lens was scratched and I noticed that it was actually a GE bulb model GE 4700.... So I searched the net and found "replacementlightbulbs.com" and the bulb for $23.78!!!! I ordered it and the bulb fits perfectly and is a sealed/waterproof bulb with spot & flood features. It is a 5" diameter bulb. 
Yes, I returned the other bulb for a full refund and saved myself over $40. I did search for an LED replacement but wasn't able to find one. 

RIP-OFF JABSCO BULB from Go2Marine.com:
WITH SCRATCHED FACE:

NEW GE 4700 BULB(same but 1/3 price!!):

AND AS A BONUS.... AN OLD SCHOOL RINKER OFF THE BOW OF MY BOAT IN MY MARINA:

Comments

  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 1,313Member ✭✭✭✭
    Great find, thanks for posting the details!!!
    Wine-N-Down -- 2006 342 Express Cruiser

  • LaReaLaRea Alexandria VirginiaPosts: 2,026Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Good one.  Order placed.  

    I wonder if the flood element has a shorter lifespan.  Yours was burned out when you bought your boat ... same here.
  • reneechris14reneechris14 Pawcatuck river CTPosts: 1,026Member ✭✭✭
    I always thought the S was for slow and F for fast silly me. Good info will keep the #
    2005 Rinker FV342  boat name "Ten Forty"  Pawcatuck river,Ct
  • diggin2day1diggin2day1 Long Island, NYPosts: 899Member ✭✭✭
    I always thought that the switch was setup like that so you could operate it and position the spotlight where you wanted it without blinding people. Lol
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 3,671Member ✭✭✭✭
    Mine was out to when I bought, unfortunately I spent the bg bucks...used it once other than trying to spot gators at the marina...
  • LaReaLaRea Alexandria VirginiaPosts: 2,026Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mine gets used mainly when a crew member is busting a hot dance move up on the foredeck.  
  • WillhoundWillhound Lake Simcoe, Ontario, CanadaPosts: 660Member ✭✭✭
    Yeah...mine gets used after a few brewski's at the marina to call my buddies over for a beer. Sort of like the Bat Light. Boated after dark years ago....not any more. 
    "Knot Quite Shore"
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 3,671Member ✭✭✭✭
    I did use it one time at night and worked great...good backup.
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 5,290Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mostly the filaments can not handle the boat jarring, banging waves etc
  • LaReaLaRea Alexandria VirginiaPosts: 2,026Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    My bulb didn't have a broken filament.  They both looked fine.  I had always assumed that I'd have to replace either the remote or the entire light fixture.   

    I replaced the bulb yesterday.  Took 15 minutes, and now I have spot plus flood lights.  Thanks @diggin2day1
  • diggin2day1diggin2day1 Long Island, NYPosts: 899Member ✭✭✭
    @LaRea - when my bulb blew out the filaments looked good too. I actually tested for voltage at the bulb before replacing it. 
  • LaReaLaRea Alexandria VirginiaPosts: 2,026Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    So easy to do.

    Remove the retainer screw at the bottom.  Pry out the ring/bulb assembly.  Note the positions of the three wires, then unscrew them.  Put new bulb in retainer ring, reattach wires, reassemble.  

    I forgot to do one thing:  polish the light before taking close-up photos.





  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 5,290Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    That is so old school. Where is the LED??
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 3,671Member ✭✭✭✭
    I use mine to spot gators...their eyes glow at might when you hit them with lights..
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 5,290Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    But your not on your boat RAS
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 3,671Member ✭✭✭✭
    Nope. Have some minor issues yet do plan on putting in tomorrow to check leak.
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