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AQUA SIGNAL Maputo LED Ceiling Lamp

Model # 11012812Mfg # 16530-7

$82.99

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Product Description

Multipurpose LED light has rocker switch to control both red and white light. Overall length is 16" for a very bright output in engine rooms, storage lockers, and work spaces. Surface mount.

  • Light Style: Utility light
  • Voltage/Draw: 12V/500mA
  • Fixture Material: Plastic
  • Lens Material/Description: Clear plastic
  • Switch Type: Three-position rocker switch-white/off/red
  • Fixture Dimensions: 16"W x 4 1/2"H x 1"D
  • Mounting Hardware: Four mounting screws required, sold separately
  • Warranty: One year

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Aqua Signal Maputo LED Ceiling Lamp
 
3.6

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright (6)
  • Long life (5)
  • Reduces energy costs (5)
  • Runs cool (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • General lighting (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (3), Quality oriented (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (8)

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4.0

Good light

By Kaiser

from Austin, TX

Verified Reviewer

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      Best Uses

        Comments about Aqua Signal Maputo LED Ceiling Lamp:

        The housing is just plastic and not terribly attractive, but the guts of the thing seem to be good quality and of current technology (i.e. it's not one of those old-style LED strips jammed full of tons of domed through-hole LEDs. There is one strip with 12 SMT red LEDs and another strip with 12 SMT white LEDs). You access the mounting holes by removing the translucent cover over the LED strips.

        The primary complaint I saw in other reviews is that the rather thick wires just come out the back so you can't mount it flush to the ceiling - but if you're handy with a soldering iron that's pretty easy to fix. I removed the wires that came on it and soldered on some slightly thinner* wire that goes into the cavity in the housing rather than out. Thre is a nice channel along the edge of the light that you can run the wire along, and then you just have to cut a small notch in the plastic wherever you want the wire to exit the housing. It ends up being exactly the product that everyone says they want and it took me all of 5 minutes to do (though to be fair I'm an engineer with easy access to materials and irons and a lot of experience using them)

        *it comes with 20AWG wire with a super thick PVC jacket. I used 18AWG but with a thinner jacket that made for an overall smaller diameter wire.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        1.0

        returned product, didn't work

        By inquirer

        from islamorada, fl

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • One Side Doesn't Work

            Comments about Aqua Signal Maputo LED Ceiling Lamp:

            bought two. looked perfect for my needs on a small 21' coastal cruising catamaran. each hull has its own solar recharged 12v 10ah battery (florida keys so charging is not a problem). batteries runs aqual signal nav lights, anchor light, gps, vhf and a few other items with no problem split between sides. not all things run at once. with all things off and the battery fully charged this light will only turn on the red side and not the white. but it will turn on the white on a larger car sized battery. i demonstrated this at west marine. everyone was confused. a call to aqual signal while at west marine on my third visit confused their tech person as well. we pulled other brands of red/white lights off the shelf and put multiple units together as well as my aqual signal anchor light that i brought with me (we then had had 16 leds together) and the white and reds all worked simultaneously without a problem on that 10ah battery. only the aqual signal units will not work on white by themselves! it took three trips to west marine to convince them i'm not stupid. 180 driving miles wasted. the new units i got were 25% the cost of the aqua signal unit and work fine (west marine brand LED surface mount accent light 4red/4white). if you have lots of battery power maybe these are a good buy but if you want them on a small sail boat don't waste your money. aqual signal should let people know that these will not work on lower power batteries!!!! there are no warnings nor instructions that provide such information about this. fortunately west marine returned them without question -- especially after i proved that i wasn't wrong! last comment, the aqua signal person said they would get back to us with an explanation, so far no response.

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            • Personal
             
            4.0

            Excellent refit item

            By Bruce

            from BVI

            Pros

            • Bright
            • Long Life
            • Reduces Energy Costs
            • Runs Cool

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Lighting
              • Kitchen

              Comments about Aqua Signal Maputo LED Ceiling Lamp:

              Started by replacing dead flourescent fixtures, now have replaced every light on the boat (11) with these, great illumination and can leave them all on for less power than one old incandescent. Only drawback is the lack of wiring run/space under the fixture.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              3.0

              Wrong Dimensions

              By verdespider

              from New York, NY

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Bright
              • Long Life
              • Reduces Energy Costs
              • Runs Cool

              Cons

              • Dimensions Are Incorrect
              • No Recess For Wiring

              Best Uses

              • General Lighting
              • Kitchen

              Comments about Aqua Signal Maputo LED Ceiling Lamp:

              Aqua Signal lists the dimensions of this light incorrectly. The lamp is 16"L x 3.125"W (NOT 4.45"). Was trying to replace an old lamp and needed to cover a fairly large hole in the cabin ceiling. The slim width is problematic for my application. Otherwise this seems to be great lamp with the red/white options. White seems to be fairly bright too.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              It's good. "Like."

              By Rick D

              from Redwood City, CA

              About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Bright
              • Reduces Energy Costs
              • Runs Cool

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Lighting

                Comments about Aqua Signal Maputo LED Ceiling Lamp:

                It's definitely bright enough to light up a boat head or engine room. I have one in the head now, and as my 12V fluorescent bulbs in other spots die I'll replace those lamps with this model.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                4.0

                I'm going to buy another !

                By Don

                from Essington, Pa.

                About Me Life long boater

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Bright
                • Long Life

                Cons

                • No recess for the wiring

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Aqua Signal Maputo LED Ceiling Lamp:

                  Having a recess on the bottom for the wiring would make this light much easier to install.Overall I think it's a great light.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great Light - small complalint

                  By Jeff

                  from Atlanta

                  About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Bright
                  • Long Life
                  • Reduces Energy Costs
                  • Runs Cool

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Lighting

                    Comments about Aqua Signal Maputo LED Ceiling Lamp:

                    Great light and much brighter than expected

                    The only reason it is not a 5 is that there is no recess on the bottom for the wiring or connectors. You have to raise it off the mounting surface somehow to fit in the crimped barrels if you cannot stuff the wires back into wherever you are mounting it and line that up with the end of the fixture where the wires come out.

                    Extending the side plastic to make a skirt and create a recess under the light would make this a GREAT product. Another option would be to provide a gasket of a complimentary color to provide for the same recess.

                    Where I mounted the two lights I installed was not very visible so I just snugged down the front and left the rear of the fixture elevated. If the wife complains I will seal around the fixture with silicone and be done with it.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Excellent brightness. Versatile.

                    By McFurseal

                    from Auckland, New Zealand

                    About Me Costly but worth it, Value Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Bright
                    • Great saloon light
                    • Long Life
                    • Red helps night vision
                    • Reduces Energy Costs
                    • Runs Cool

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Lighting
                      • Versatile saloon light

                      Comments about Aqua Signal Maputo LED Ceiling Lamp:

                      Replaced two flourescent in our yacht's saloon with two of these. The white light is brighter and better for reading etc. The red is great to give those below an excellent light at night when night vision retention is essential. A very versatile light.
                      We will buy another for the head and perhaps one for the master cabin too.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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