Wedge bulbs are popular in Lagoon Cats and Hunter sailboats as well as in many overhead domelight fixtures and bell shaped reading lights.
There are two wedge base types in marine applications:
- 4.6mm, W2x4.6d sub-miniature wedge base
- 9.5mm, W2.1x9.5d miniature wedge base
Most wedge bulbs used for illumination are the standard 9.5mm type (W2.1x9.5d). Some gauges, panels backlights, and courtesy lights such as the Cantalupi Rondetto, use the smaller 4.6mm type (W2x4.6d).WHICH TYPE SHOULD I CHOOSE?
Choose the Matrix,
type or the larger Constellation
for large round overhead domes lights where you need lots of light and want the emitter centered in the fixture. Its free-form design allows the socket base to be "soft-coupled" from the emitter board so that you can orient the LEDs independent of the socket orientation.
Smaller dome lamps and console lights work great with the 10-LED side mount X-Beam
drop-in replacement. Super bright and quite compact.
Choose the Tower
type for Sconce lamps, shaded lamps, courtesy lights, or other lamp were 360 degree isotropic output is important.
Popular 4.6mm sub-miniature base numbers are 74, 2707, 2721, 2723, & 2741.
Popular 9.5mm base numbers are 194 T10 T-10 147 152 158 159 161 168 184 192 193 194 #194 259 280 285 447 464 555 558 585 655 656 657 906 912 921 1250 1251 1252 2450 2652 2921 2825 12256 12961 2521 2525 W5W. Our wedge bulbs replace all types.