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Rick O Reel
06-15-2011, 09:27 AM
I am in the market for buying some 12 volt underwater lights for night fishing. If you all would please share with me what works best for you. Name brand,colors,flouresent or halogen,where to buy for best price. Least maintenance. Thanks

"G"
06-15-2011, 09:30 AM
Myself.....I prefer the Reel-Lights I like the larger size green ones, they are great all LED's......very low amp draw and you buy direct from the manufacturer. see the link in my signature

Bob # 1
06-15-2011, 01:20 PM
I am in the market for buying some 12 volt underwater lights for night fishing. If you all would please share with me what works best for you. Name brand,colors,flouresent or halogen,where to buy for best price. Least maintenance. Thanks

Brand name: Reel Lites (http://www.reel-lites.com/)
No maintence, 50,000 hour (17 years) low amps draw compared to other types

shipahoy41
06-15-2011, 02:05 PM
I have purchased three reel-lites and they work great from the bank or from a dock or boat. You will love them. The manufacturer is my dad, Bob Spare.

blueball
06-15-2011, 04:41 PM
i just bought a green flour. light from academy sports for $20 ,probally about 2ft long

slab-in-the-box
06-15-2011, 08:25 PM
Q-beams by Brinkman. $13.99 at academy. Submersible halogen white light, very bright, always bring the crappie in.

jigflinger
06-15-2011, 09:26 PM
We used standard 12 volt incandescent bulbs in rubber sockets. These work great as long as you submerge them in water BEFORE you connect them to the battery. Of course you need pretty clear water because even a 100 watt bulb doesn't put much light underwater.

huntinslabs
06-16-2011, 09:46 AM
Q-beams by Brinkman. $13.99 at academy. Submersible halogen white light, very bright, always bring the crappie in.

+1 I use the Qbeam starfires. But I am gonna give the L.E.D.'s a go next time I need to buy some.

Bob # 1
06-16-2011, 03:47 PM
+1 I use the Qbeam starfires. But I am gonna give the L.E.D.'s a go next time I need to buy some.

The L.E.D.s will last 2-3 days on one battery charge (Lawn mower type) with 17 year life span on the bulbs

boatstall
06-16-2011, 03:55 PM
Aurora LED green. Love it. 3 years and still looks and works like new. Haven't seen Bob #1's LED's yet, as I don't think his were on the market when I purchased the Aurora.

Ken Kinser
06-16-2011, 03:55 PM
I like the Q-beans for the money 13.00 they work great i have 2 and have had them 3 yrs

jimp
06-16-2011, 07:40 PM
Bought a submersible green light from BPS this past weekend for $18, hope to try it out under water this weekend. Pretty bright just messing with it in the shed, only pull 1/2 amp per the packaging.

Olgrey
06-17-2011, 12:08 AM
I have never fully understood the sizes/brightness of these lights. Would the 306 LED or 408 LED green lights be bright enough to use beside a boat for a couple guys to crappie fish around? Thanks.

Bob # 1
06-17-2011, 07:02 AM
I have never fully understood the sizes/brightness of these lights. Would the 306 LED or 408 LED green lights be bright enough to use beside a boat for a couple guys to crappie fish around? Thanks.

Answer
Yes either/or the 306 or 408 would work great. Even the 100 will work. In the testimonials (http://www.reel-lites.com/Testimonials.html) most were based on the 100's before the introduction of the larger series. The reason for the larger sizes was customer demands. Like buying a car.........some customers wanted the bigger engines, yet all cars have 4 wheels.

If you are fishing in murky waters would go with the larger LED's to pentrate the dark side.
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