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Old 04-20-2014, 01:37 PM   #1
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Default DIY wadeing lights are done!

Our flounder gigging lights are done!! Next for the cooler modifications and new gigs. I figure I can use these on the kayaks also. Each light is 900 lumen and draw .660 amps. Tested the single with an 12v - 8 cell AA battery pack and after seven hours still had 9.5v and was still bright. That was with some Rayovac batteries, so I figure when I switch to the rechargeable ones I should get longer run time even with the two light set ups. Have about $100 total into all three.
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Old 04-20-2014, 02:13 PM   #2
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That is too cool!! Very interesting and I see a market there for you... keep up the great work. Now that you have interested everyone that is going to want one...(listen close)....how much are you charging for the plans, and for those that don't want to build it....already prebuilt, tested, and ready to go??? Make sure you can accomodate those that want one or two shipped!!
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Wow!!! That's is really really cool!!!!!!
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Good looking lights
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:59 AM   #5
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Just saw these lights on another site. Very nice.
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Old 04-21-2014, 12:10 PM   #6
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those look great, I am in the process of making a few myself. How did you waterproof around the bulbs? just silicone?
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Thanks for all the compliments on the lights.

Saw some pictures on the web and used them for guidance. This next weekend I will post some pictures with the approximate measurements and fitting sizes and where I got my supplies.

Not planning on selling many at this point but hopefully the pictures I will post will help those that want to build their own

The lights are waterproof to begin with but I use silicone to mount them in the PVC so if I drop it in the water nothing will get on the inside where the batteries are.

I am going to make some extra battery caps with cords attached to them so I can hook them up to a external battery for longer run time.

Plan on making the gigs soon - saw several good designs on different sites to try. I may buy some - if I remember right someone on here was selling them.
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what brand MR16 did you use and why?
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Here is the link to the lights I used. Got these due to lumen output, low amp draw, waterproof and price. They took about a week to come in.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251405713994...84.m1497.l2649
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Ohh wow, that's a killer deal compared to the price/lumens of the LED MR16's I think I am going to follow suit and use the same ones. Thanks for the info 7.3
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