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Updated on
12/10/17


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We ship to the lower 48 States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands only.

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For questions or to order by phone please call:
(562) 423-4879
You can easily order by phone.

 For Thinlite Indoor Fluorescent DC Lighting please click on this link 19 Thinlite Indoor Fluorescent Lights


Please use the following links to go to each model on this page, the 24 volt version will be listed right after the 12 volt version:















Thinlites carry a two year factory warranty.

Replacement fluorescent tubes






20 Thinlite Outdoor Lights

Everything priced on this page is in stock

We ship UPS Monday through Friday and
Priority Mail Monday through Saturday.
 
For indoor Thinlites, please click onto the link to
the left.

For a replacement lens for your Thinlite please
click onto the following page link to see the
lenses we stock:

For a replacement ballast for your Thinlite please
click onto the following page link to see the
ballasts we stock:

Contact Us   For more information on Thinlites please use this link.  http://www.thinlite.com  

Thinlite outdoor d.c. fluorescent lights.
We stock these with both clear or amber lenses.
The clear lens will produce more light but if you are in an
area where flying insects are a problem you may want to
choose the amber lens.

All of the dc fluorescent lights on this page, especially the
VFI series, are being used in portable emergency shelters.  

 
thin-lite mod. 162 fluorescent light Please click on image for a larger picture.

Thinlite mod. 162 outdoor 12 volt d.c. fluorescent light.
Weather resistant, bottom mounted switch.
16 watts (uses 1.4 amps), 800 lumens.
Dimensions: 12.875 by 3.80 by 2.75".
Uses two F8T5/CW fluorescent tubes, included.
Available with either a clear or amber lens.
We have had one of these mounted over the doorway of our
main stock room for over seven years.
To see the LED version of this light please click on this link: LED 162P

Currently we are out of the amber lenses - they are due back in
around 12/15/17.<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Currently we have 1 in stock.       

PRICE: ( TL - 162 )        $ 54.50 each                          

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Thinlite mod. 163 outdoor fluorescent light, 12 volt, 15 watt. Please click on image for a larger picture.

Thinlite mod. 163 outdoor 12 volt d.c. fluorescent light.
Weather resistant, bottom mounted switch.
15 watts ( uses 1.3 amps), 800 lumens.
Dimensions: 18.5 by 3.8 by 2.75".
Uses one F15T8/CW tube, included.
These make excellent engine room lights in marine applications.
Available with either a clear or amber lens.

To see the LED version of this light please click on this link: LED 163P

Due to the popularity of the LED163P lights, we no longer stock this
model.
We can special order these - as Thin-Lite builds their lights to order, the
lead time usually runs about four weeks.
For more information and pricing please click onto the following link:

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Thinlite mod. P263 outdoor 24 volt d.c. fluorescent light.
Weather resistant, bottom mounted switch.
15 watts ( uses 0.65 amps), 800 lumens.
Dimensions: 18.5 by 3.8 by 2.75".
Uses one F15T8/CW tube, included.
Available with either a clear or amber lens.
This model has a Radio Frequency Interference suppressed
ballast for use around sensitive electronic equipment.
These make excellent engine room lights in marine applications.
Very popular for use on Sea Ray boats with 24 volt d.c. systems.

Because of the demand for the LED version of this light, we no
longer stock this fluorescent model.

We can special order these - as Thin-Lite builds their lights to order, the
lead time usually runs about four weeks.
For more information and pricing please click onto the following link:


To see the LED version of this light please, which we do stock,
click on this link: LED 163P

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Mod. P263CSRNS24  24 volt

This is a special order light that we no longer stock.
We can order one for you and the build time is four weeks.

This uses the same housing as the 163 and P263 lights but is designed to
be used on a Sea Ray boat.

As this is set up as an engine room light it has a plug in the bottom where the
switch would be on the other models and a hole on the top for the power
wires.

This fixture has No Switch.

P263
C = clear lens
SR = Sea Ray
NS = no switch
24 = 24 volt d.c.

Because of the demand for the LED version of this light, we no
longer stock this fluorescent model.

We can special order these - as Thin-Lite builds their lights to order, the
lead time usually runs about four weeks.
For more information and pricing please click onto the following link:


For the 12 or 24 d.c. LED version, which we do stock with a switch,
please click onto the following links:


or


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Mod. P263CSRNS28  28 volt

This is a special order light that we no longer stock.
We can order one for you and the build time is four weeks.

This uses the same housing as the 163 and P263 lights but is designed to
be used on a Sea Ray boat with a charging system set up for 28 volts.

As this is set up as an engine room light it has a plug in the bottom where the
switch would be on the other models and a hole on the top for the power
wires.

This fixture has No Switch.

P263
C = clear lens
SR = Sea Ray
NS = no switch
28 = 28 volt d.c.

We no longer stock this fluorescent model.

We can special order these - as Thin-Lite builds their lights to order, the
lead time usually runs about four weeks.
For more information and pricing please click onto the following link:


For the 12 or 24 d.c. LED version, which we do stock with a switch, please click
onto the following links:


or

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thin-lite mod 167 outdoor light Please click on image for a larger picture.

Thinlite mod. 167 outdoor 12 volt d.c. fluorescent light.
Weather resistant, bottom mounted switch.
30 watts (uses 2.1 amps), 2180 lumens.
Available with either a clear or amber lens.
Great for areas needing a large amount of light.
Very popular for use on service / utility vehicles as well with
food service vehicles.
Dimensions: 36.5 by 3.80 by 2.75"
Uses one F30T8/CW tube, included.
These make excellent engine room lights in marine applications.

We no longer stock this fluorescent model.

We can special order these - as Thin-Lite builds their lights to order, the
lead time usually runs about four weeks.
For more information and pricing please click onto the following link:


You can call us at (562) 423-4879 for availability and pricing.   

For the 12 or 24 d.c. LED version, which we do stock, please click
onto the following links:

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Thinlite mod. P267 outdoor 24 volt d.c. fluorescent light.
Weather resistant, bottom mounted switch.
30 watts (uses 1.05 amps), 2180 lumens.
Available with either a clear or amber lens.
This model has a Radio Frequency Interference suppressed
ballast for use around sensitive electronic equipment.
Great for areas needing a large amount of light.
Very popular for use on service / utility vehicles as well with
food service vehicles.
We have been selling many of these for use in the engine
rooms on boats with 24 volt d.c. wiring.
Dimensions: 36.5 by 3.80 by 2.75"
Uses one F30T8/CW tube, included.

We no longer stock this fluorescent model.

We can special order these - as Thin-Lite builds their lights to order, the
lead time usually runs about four weeks.
For more information and pricing please click onto the following link:


For the 12 or 24 d.c. LED version, which we do stock, please click
onto the following links:


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thinlite vfi 30pt Please click on image for a larger picture.

MODEL VFI-30PT and VFI-230PT (Wet Location)  Watts: 30

These are excellent for use as a worklight in wet or severe weather
applications as well as for portable emergency and utility use.
Extremely durable and safe.
Also used as part of an emergency lighting system due to its versatility.
Very popular for mounting on boats in engine rooms as well as on the flying bridge
and in recreational vehicles.
These have been selling well to manufacturers of portable emergency
shelters and emergency vehicles.
Many people upgrading the engine room lighting in boats are choosing these
due to their ability to withstand water and the high light output.  
We also stock the optional mounting brackets shown below.

Lamp: One F30T8/CW (included)
Voltage: 12 VDC
Amps: 2.1
Lumens: 2175
12" long SJT2/C leads with ring terminals
All parts are replaceable.
Mounting brackets available separately - see description below.
1.5 " outside diameter x 44.25" long
Weight (kg):  1.70 lb (0.771 kg)

We no longer stock the 12 volt VFI-30PT fixture but can special order
them for you.

The current build time is running about four weeks.

For pricing and special order information please click onto the following link:


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Same as above but in 24 volt d.c. with a Radio Frequency
Interference suppressed ballast (Thinlite calls this the mod. VFI-P230PT)
Voltage: 24 VDC
Amps: 1.05

We no longer stock this fluorescent model.

We can special order these - as Thin-Lite builds their lights to order, the
lead time usually runs about four weeks.
For more information and pricing please click onto the following link:


For pricing and special order information on the LED version please click
onto the following link:



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thinlite vfi mounting bracket
Optional mounting bracket for the Thin-Lite VFI series lights.
Sold in a pair.
Has four mounting holes on each bracket.

These brackets are limited to stock on hand.

Currently we have 1 pairs in stock.

PRICE: ( VFI BRACKET )                    $ 12.75 per pair

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A NOTE ON HOW WE SHIP FLUORESCENT LIGHTS:
We ship using oversize boxes.
Filing a claim on damaged merchandise can be a time-consuming and
frustrating process that you don't want to go through.
Your time is valuable and it should be spent using the products we sell,
not wondering what to do with a broken item.  
We have had excellent results with Fedex ground, the cost is very reasonable.  
Priority mail shipping is also available.  
We pack and ship this way to keep both you and us from having to deal
with damaged goods.  

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