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Old 05-27-2019, 08:49 AM   #1
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Looking to install a 20”-30” led bar on my hard T-top. Can anyone recommend a brand?? The Rigid brand comes recommended, but damn they’re expensive. I understand the legalities of using it, the dangers, so on and so fourth. I travel and fish at night a lot with 3 children, I don’t want to hit anything(using intermittently), my last one saved me from being hit as I signaled a boater that didn’t see us. Thanks for the input...
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I'd recommend a Go-Light 2020. Your talking about a Light bar, that just throws light out there....Including possible bouncing in your eyes from deck reflection.


What I'm talking about is a true remote control spot light. It will turn 370deg.


Get it from a 4X4 company...not a marine company....Same thing, only cheaper.
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Looking to install a 20”-30” led bar on my hard T-top. Can anyone recommend a brand?? The Rigid brand comes recommended, but damn they’re expensive. I understand the legalities of using it, the dangers, so on and so fourth. I travel and fish at night a lot with 3 children, I don’t want to hit anything(using intermittently), my last one saved me from being hit as I signaled a boater that didn’t see us. Thanks for the input...

Don't over think this. I fish at night mostly, these work just fine, not much $$ and they have been on the fat jax for years. floods on the sides, and a combo flood/spot on the front. You can see the cans just fine with these....

https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...-bar-36w/3669/

simple toggle switch and you're in business....
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I've purchased several different flavors of LED bars, pods, strips, etc... it dont matter what you get, it's over rated and made in China, unless you spend the ridiculous money for rigid or the like...
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Thanks for the input. I’ll probably go the ones Realtor is using. I might just buy 2 for the price, that way I’ll have a back up if the first one goes out. Something else that won’t kill you, but definitely foul up a motor are them dang crab traps!! Seems like they’re always in the line I want to run!! I normally put my oldest son on crab buoy watch. Every one he sees and I avoid he gets a $20!
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If you want the light looking forward,make sure you get the combo beam.... it looks out better than the straight flood beam.... 2 cents....
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Can you expand on the legalities of using them?
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Can you expand on the legalities of using them?
Boats don’t have headlights, and are not supposed to have headlights as they cause navigation troubles for everyone else (other than the user). You can only use spot lights, headlights, light bars intermittently.
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You can only use spot lights, headlights, light bars intermittently.



And then ya have night blindness.
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