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Old 06-07-2016, 02:00 PM   #1
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How many lumens do you use for your flounder light, when wading?
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Old 06-07-2016, 03:37 PM   #2
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I don't wade, but I would say as many as you can get. The more light the better you can see.
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Old 06-07-2016, 04:05 PM   #3
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I think it depends more on the required battery you have to carry and how much time you want...
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Is 500 lumens a good start???
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I don't wade much either. But I live on the Eastern shore where we have jubilees and I have used many different lights over the years. 3 years ago I made this light. It is a 27 watt led that I attached to a piece of pvc pipe. I bought a small 12 volt game type battery. It puts out about 2100 lumens and the battery will probably last 10 hours. I really don't know how long it will last because it has never went dead on me and I will charge it after 2 days. The light set up cost me about 80 dollars. You can drop it in the water, it doesn't get hot and I put the battery in a backpack with two bottles of water. It has been the best thing I have found. Its amazing when I walk by someone else that has the propane type lantern or some type of handheld flashlight and then I light up the area. Its bright, last a long time and cost a reasonable amount. I will try and add the pic.
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Old 06-08-2016, 10:23 AM   #6
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I have friends that use the handheld pistol grip led lights and they work ok but are limited on the coverage area for the light. With the one pictured above, I can see everything around me for 20 feet easily providing the water is clear.
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Old 06-12-2016, 02:23 AM   #7
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I built 2 wading setups.. N

1 - 500 lumen single light LED. Works perfectly.

2 - two 500 lumen single light led. Works better but has more drag because of the 2 lights..

The drag isn't much of an issue bc you are moving at a snails pace. It can fatigue your arm after a while, especially if you are off the beach.

I use a 12V game battery in a fanny pack, strapped across my chest. Sometimes I'll use the battery from my 12V cordless drill that does the job as well
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Old 06-12-2016, 09:44 AM   #8
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before you build or buy, check out LOOMISLED. he has a really nice flounder light package for about 100 bucks. i have some of his legs on my boat rig, and am very pleased with them. he has some demonstration videos on his lights that will you whether you build your own or buy his products. hope this helps.
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damn spellcheck got me on the LEDS. no i don't have his legs mounted on my boat.
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I run the Flounder Pro it has 2500 lumens and is real bright. I carry a 7 AH battery in a fanny pack and it lasts 5 plus hours.
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