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LIL' Joe
11-08-2006, 11:00 AM
I have been doing some research this morning, but I have not been able to make up my mind on the LED lights. One advantage to them is the low power usage they require.

Has anyone moved over to LED, and how do you like them? Are they much brighter than other types of lights? I am also looking at UV (Black Light) in a LED bulb. Please also state how many LED lights you are using in your bundle for reference.

Thanks.

rango
11-08-2006, 12:43 PM
jumping cholla jigs has led and black lights you might be interested in. send him a pm and see what hes got to say. i have one of his nightstalking lights im trying out. . the one im using is green, very bright and practicaly indestructible. it may be what you are looking for. he also has black lights.

crip47
11-08-2006, 01:11 PM
Rango, Are you able to make comments on it yet. I've been waiting to see have you like it. I'd sure like to see one in action. It's got me interested. I've called them but have been whating on reports.

GRIZZ
11-08-2006, 02:12 PM
I have been facsinated by LED's for quite a while. I use a LED headlamp that I've had for about 2 yrs now that is still using the original AAA batteries and I use it all the time. I have also upgraded my 4 cell Maglite to LED and its excellent. Batteried last much longer and it makes as much light as the original bulb did. It has a tight defined beam and the light is very white. Be careful though that you get an original Maglite upgrade because there are cheap upgrades out there that arn't made with Luxeons. They have both the cheap ones and the Maglite ones at walmart. I wasn't sure I'd like it at first because of some of the earlier LED flashlights I've used. The difference is the new much brighter Luxeon LED's that are being used now. Avoid the older less powerful LED's that you see used in clusters in flashlights to get decent brightness. The premier LED flashlight MFG is Surefire. They make military Tactical quality lights. I have never seen better flashlights. They have an excellent website and I think BPS sells some of them. They are expensive but you'll never find a better flashlight. My headlight is a Brinkman I got at walmart for $10. Cabeles sells thier branded name of LED flashlights that look like excellent lights as well and they are cheaper than the Surefires and use Luxeons. Personally I love my 4 cell Maglite with the LED.

They are making all kinds of new stuff with LED's now. I havn't tried one but they make lanturns now with LED's that should replace kerosine lanturns. Christmas lights are now available with leds. Fish attracting lights with LED's. I hear they are experimenting with automobile headlights and are already using them for accessory and backup and running lights for cars. Something that really facinates me are LED's use in construction for homes and busnesses for both interior and exterior lighting. LED's have nearly unlimited lifspans and can be inbedded in almost anything in multi colors, and use very little power. I believe they will eventually overtake all current types of lighting for buildings.

http://www.maglite.com/LED_technology_Letter.asp

http://www.surefire.com/maxexp/main/co_disp/displ/pgrfnbr/16/sesent/00

http://www.luxeon.com/

slab-happy
11-08-2006, 02:15 PM
I have been looking into LEDs as over head lights while night fishing. But have not tried them.

I have changed my trailer lights to the LEDs. They are salt water proof, rated to work for a 100,000 hours and are easy to trouble shoot. If not working, you would have a wire connection problem. After fishing all day or half the night, who wants to get pulled over by the police because the trailer lights not working. $40. to $50. dollars to me was a good investment.

slab-happy
11-08-2006, 02:44 PM
I also use the LED head lamps and done a thread on them in the past. I think they are another good investment. I was lucky enought find mine at a wall mart on clearance for $9.00. Whole shelf was full of them for about a week.

http://www.crappie.com/gr8vb3/showthread.php?t=21333

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00022HYR8/dealtime-tools-20/ref=nosim

CrappieMagnet
11-08-2006, 03:05 PM
You may want to try the L.E.D Cluster Lights that True Fisher has on his website www.LobyBaits.com

Here is the link to his L.E.D's

http://www.lobybaits.com/index_files/Page1516.htm

with a short video clip

http://www.dropshots.com/day.php?userid=172907&cdate=20061103&ctime=195025

CM

LIL' Joe
11-08-2006, 03:21 PM
Looks like I am going to have to do more research on this with all the response.

http://www.fogdog.com/fog-optronics-uw-700l-green-led-fishing-light--pi-2247848.html
You can added LEDs to the bottom of this light.

http://www.theledlight.com/led-fixtures.html
Some of these are water proof.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/clearance/7aa8/
House LED lighting.

http://www.ccrane.com/lights/led-light-bulbs/index.aspx
More house LED lighting.

http://www.bluemarlinchronicles.com/sea_master_lights.htm
Fishing lights run off batteries. (Would be nice to not have cords.)

http://www.conquistadortackle.com/NucliEye/NucliEyeExteme.html
LED black light. (Expensive. 2 models.)


http://www.anglerscenter.com/acc_electralume.htm
Tricolor fishing light. (Battery power.)


http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp;jsessionid=T2YW4RGYAVTACCWQNWRCCOIK0BW0GI WE?id=0002034012670a&type=product&cmCat=perf&rid=0180101070502&xpid=k2776&cm_ven=Performics&cm_cat=Affiliate%2Dclick&cm_pla=Shopping.com&cm_ite=DDI%20Link&_requestid=44615
2 Different LEDS on the page anlog with fluorescents.


Research I did earlier today before posting this.

LIL' Joe
11-08-2006, 03:23 PM
How much brighter are these things? It looks like you have to specify how many LEDs are in your light to fully compare it against any other light. Would it take 1,2,3, etc LEDs to be as bright as a regular bulb or fluoresent?

slab-happy
11-08-2006, 03:46 PM
crappiemagnet.... I have seen that on the ice fishing section, "L.E.D Cluster Lights that True Fisher has on his website www.LobyBaits.com" That is what give me the ideal to look into use as over head lights while night fishing on a boat.

I don't think all LED headlamps are the same. I compared my 3 LED light to my neighbor $5.00 Harbor Freight 7 led light and mine is twice as bright. Go figure

CrappieMagnet
11-08-2006, 03:56 PM
I'm sure there would be many ways you could rig them up with the brackets that are already provided with when buying Loby's clustered lights.Perhaps a lightweight aluminum square type tubing with the lights attached to a swiveling base(for directional control),and the whole tubing installed with metal clamp brackets,so they could be removed and used in other portable lighting situations.:D

The more the merrier.Too much light?NAW!:rolleyes:

S.S.Tupperware
11-08-2006, 05:07 PM
superbrightled.com;)

truefisher
11-08-2006, 10:46 PM
Need an answer to your Ice shak lighting...we have sold over 500 hundred of these and everyone a satisfied customer........ Cool burning...up to 24 hours on one vexilar battery, 15 Led Cluster Light, virtually indestructible........2 lights run 13-16 hours on one battery....

Take a lOOk.......available at www.lobybaits.com

Click on link:

http://www.dropshots.com/day.php?userid=172907&cdate=20061103

One man flip style shaks....one light

man flip up Shaks..........two lights

Cabin style 3-5 man .......4 lights

GRIZZ
11-09-2006, 12:24 AM
How much brighter are these things? It looks like you have to specify how many LEDs are in your light to fully compare it against any other light. Would it take 1,2,3, etc LEDs to be as bright as a regular bulb or fluoresent?

Read my post above. I answered that question, and go look at the luxeon website.

rango
11-09-2006, 05:38 AM
Rango, Are you able to make comments on it yet. I've been waiting to see have you like it. I'd sure like to see one in action. It's got me interested. I've called them but have been whating on reports.i dont thiink you will find a tougher light. its appears to be practicaly indestructible. has three led lights, green in color and lights the water as well as any light ive ever used. ive used it on crappie nightstalks and once on a striper night time rodeo. on that night we had 22 participants there was only 5 fish weighed and 4 of em come from my boat and all four of em come out from under the green light. on the other end of the boat we had a white submersible out that no fish was caught under. i honestly cant say if i think green lights out perform whites on crappie but im inclined to beleive on striper they do. on my boat we usually have 6 submersible out when crappie fishing and i only have the one green light from jcj. the rest of the lights are qbeams scattered around the boat. i have no idea what that ratio does for either light but fish are caught all around the boat no matter what color. id say decide wether you wanna go with green or white. if you wanna go with green, then id contact jcj and find out more about their submersible. like i said its a tough puppy and one thats gonna be around awhile

LIL' Joe
11-09-2006, 01:32 PM
Halogen lights are something else to think about. This site actually states they are brighter than the LED lights. They have the candle power and lumens listed here so they can be compaired. One draw back is they will require more power than the LED ones.

http://www.fishinglightsetc.com/RunTime.html

Jumping Cholla Jigs
11-09-2006, 03:10 PM
I have been looking into LEDs as over head lights while night fishing. But have not tried them.


For our night fishing I have 1 overhead light containing 3 high output LED's and it lights the entire boat up better then several coleman lanterns. Only draws 1/2 an amp and is tiny. No need for headlamps or flashlights.

Jumping Cholla Jigs
11-09-2006, 03:13 PM
Halogen lights are something else to think about. This site actually states they are brighter than the LED lights. They have the candle power and lumens listed here so they can be compaired. One draw back is they will require more power than the LED ones.

http://www.fishinglightsetc.com/RunTime.html

We now have LED's that are brighter than HID's or Halogen's. The LED we are currently designing around draws 500 milliamps and is brighter than a 50 watt halogen. Properly focused it is capable of replacing a car headlight.