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Old 03-22-2008, 09:39 PM   #1
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Default 12V sealed beam car headlights?

Would the Halogen sealed beam 12 V car headlights work for underwater flounder lights? Anybody tried them? Are they too dim? Wpuld they drain a battery too quickly? I'm a complete flounder ROOKIE, just trying to find a easy cheap way to try this style of 'fishing' Thanks
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Old 03-22-2008, 10:09 PM   #2
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Default RE: 12V sealed beam car headlights?

Never have heard of anyone using them before. One thing that comes to my mind would be finding a way to keep your conections dry at the back of the head light. Im sure with a little african enginuity it could be done.
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Old 03-22-2008, 10:56 PM   #3
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Would they have to be kept dry? They will corrode, but I don't THINK they would short out if wet...but I haven't tried it enuff to be sure.
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Old 03-22-2008, 11:16 PM   #4
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Here is a 12V headlight. Works very well, minimal battery draw as well. The bulb is installed on the end of a large PVC sewer fitting, all electrical connections are protected.



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Default RE: 12V sealed beam car headlights?

Been there, done that (in the 70s).Sealed beam head lights are worthless. Too many other viable options.
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Old 03-24-2008, 01:04 PM   #6
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Default RE: 12V sealed beam car headlights?

If your going 12v here's a go set up Starfires they don't draw much.(amps)

Link to one set up.

https://www.pensacolafishingforum.com...93&posts=8

Here's a Link to the old board ( gigging section) with several different setups and some good threads overall.

<U>https://www.pensacolafishingforum.com...iew.asp?fid=42</U>
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Old 03-24-2008, 01:34 PM   #7
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Default RE: 12V sealed beam car headlights?

I made two lights like this that are connected they are pretty bright I'll post a pic when I get a chance im actually looking to sell them if anyone's interested

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Old 03-24-2008, 01:38 PM   #8
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http://www.thejump.net/fishing/floun...igging-rig.htm
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Old 03-24-2008, 04:25 PM   #9
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Default RE: 12V sealed beam car headlights?

Check out the link in the above post. I know I've posted the same link a few times on the forum. It's cheap, easy to make and, I find it to be quite effective although I wade. I actually made a few for one of my teachers last year. I've actually changed my design to make it more compact for my needs. My battery is a lawn tractor battery and easily lasts for 3 hours. The battery can be towed behind in a tube but I put it in a backpack. It can get heavy which is why most people use the tube. However, a highbeam obviously focuses light rather than spreads it. If you are focusing on a wide area get some type of flood lamp. On the other hand, since I wade, it works just fine.
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