Before spending the winter in Arctic Norway, knowing we would be spending a lot of time below on the boat during the winter darktime, we replaced our old dim, inefficient overhead lights with Alpenglow fluorescents. What a difference! They give off a warm natural light and are beautifully designed and built. Not cheap but worth it.
Phyllis has sailed over 40,000 offshore miles with John on their McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, most of it in the high latitudes, and has crossed the Atlantic three times. As a woman who came to sailing as an adult, she brings a fresh perspective to cruising, which has helped her communicate what they do in an approachable way, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 18 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.
I could not agree more about Alpenglow. Great lights and worth the price for longevity, versatility, customer service and looks.
Are you still using these for interior lighting? Do you have any recommendations for LED interior lighting?
Yes, still using the Alpenglow lights and two years ago we bought a bunch more of their new lights that use LEDs and are equally happy. Great product.
Same here, although we are on the original version. While I prefer LED “warm white” for spotlights, the Alpenglow lights up the whole pilothouse and the red/night setting is excellent for non-disruptive work.
Have 4 Alpenglow fluorescent overheads & 4 LED wall lamps, installed a few years ago. All very good looking. The fluorescents are trouble free. But I have had problems with two of the four LEDs – crappy diodes (?) twice & switches not working twice.
Thanks for the info. Sounds to me like Alpenglow had a bad batch of components. Did they respond well and fix the problem?
I asked Alpenglow about this. Problem is I’m in Ireland. I agreed with them that shipping was too high & to fix these here at my expense. BTW this purchase was more like 7 yrs ago. Alpenglow might have fixed this problem since then.