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Old 06-05-2011, 05:46 PM   #1
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I'm about to upgrade my setup and want to know exactly what some of you suggest. I've heard alot about the HPS lights and figure maybe that's the way to go. Where can I get them at and which ones? I'm running a honda eu2000. Suggestions?
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:57 PM   #2
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dont go in the boat much but when we do we have 2 750, 1 500, and 2 250 watt halogens.....it lights it up pretty good but not the best......I have a friend who has 2 of the stadium lights like you see at a football field and it is the brightest rig I have ever seen.
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I have a friend who has 2 of the stadium lights like you see at a football field and it is the brightest rig I have ever seen.
Yea....But what are they......Really?

HPS..or MH? Obviously you do not know. Oh and what wattage?

These are 400watt HPS.



You can run 2 of these and 2 -150's and your Honda will run on whisper mode at aprox 1/3 throttle. IE: 5hrs to the tank of fuel.


Halagens will draw more amps.
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Stewart Irby Electrical
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Travis , ive seen HPS lights in action and they cut thru water very well . would be a good investment .
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Yea....But what are they......Really?

HPS..or MH? Obviously you do not know. Oh and what wattage?

These are 400watt HPS.



You can run 2 of these and 2 -150's and your Honda will run on whisper mode at aprox 1/3 throttle. IE: 5hrs to the tank of fuel.


Halagens will draw more amps.

No man I do not know the watts or the specifics on my friend's rig...I was just saying that is freaking bright. You seem angry at me for not knowing......sorry for upsetting you for no reason at all.
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:53 PM   #7
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How much difference is there between the 250s and the 150s? Those 400s seem a bit much, and kinda bulky for my taste but they look as if they would light up the world. Im assuming Stewart Irby Electrical is where your telling me to look QUIG, would this place be located in pensacola? Im thinking of probaly running 4 250s unless theres not enough difference to justify getting them over the 150s. I looked on that EcoLight site but they are sold out for awhile when i checked. I need them soon.
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Also, It would be nice if one of you pros would just point to the right light for me and make things easy. When you start talking about capaciters and ballasts, its almost foreign language to me. I know alittle bit about it but not enough to justify wasting any time or money when i have some people on here who know what the deal is. Thanks fellas.
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:35 PM   #9
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I had some custom 400 watt HPS light fixtures made (aluminum) with remote digital ballasts. Also put six 150 self contained HPS fixtures on the boat. Everything you ever wanted to know about lighting, suppliers, costs, etc. is right here:

http://bow.fishingcountry.com/forums...hp?13-Lighting

Do it right the first time as I re-rigged mine from halogen to hps. I prefer hps as the light output (lumens) is 10 times what I was getting from the halogens. It is also easier on my eyes. The cost is a lot more however.

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A few more things...I would try halogens first.
They are very cheap - mine were less than $25 and were 500watt.
I ran ten of them and gigged quite a few flounder with them. I switched because the hps are easier on my old eyes. Some love them and some hate them.

If anyone needs some 500 watt halogens....cheap, let me know.
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