Lifebuoy Light

During a safety gear check we discovered that an 18 month old Italian made lifebuoy light had failed due to extensive interior corrosion. Outrageous! It is supposed to be for marine use and the bit that failed, the mercury switch, had never been exposed to seawater. The failure was caused by condensation but coating the interior bits with vaseline would have prevented it.

A replacement Lalizas light was purchased but but not installed until after we had left Puerto Sherry. It failed when the batteries were inserted.

Six weeks later a more expensive Jotul Light was purchased. This did the job and has operated flawlessly.