John Macdonald makes a low-wattage anchor light from odds and ends – plus an outlay of 99p

Needing a low-wattage light for use under my cockpit cover and also to double as an anchor light, I shook out the contents of my scantling bag to look for suitable components. There I found a 12V plug, a length of electrical flex, a cable clamp, a cable connector and a 12V LED white light block. All that was needed to complete the job was a reflector. This came in the form of a garden light from the local 99p store from which I removed the solar bulb and replaced with the LED block. Half an hour’s effort with a screwdriver and pincers then produced the result shown – a 99p dual-purpose cockpit lamp!

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