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Old 08-20-2014, 11:00 AM   #1
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The other night I saw a john boat rigged for floundering with some sweet LED lights. The lights were less than a foot off the water and probably pointed at about twenty degrees toward the water. These guys lit up the shoreline for hundreds of yards around them due to the reflection off the water. To the inexperienced observer, me, it seemed that a lot of light was being wasted. How do all you pros determine height and angle of light? What's the ideal setup? Just curious, it looks like fun and I'm always admiring your catches. Thanks


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Old 08-20-2014, 03:52 PM   #2
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u got to play with them
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Yep...and think ahead when your building mounts.....Build adjust ability into them.

Once they are adjusted and locked down...There is no more messing with them.
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Yep...and think ahead when your building mounts.....Build adjust ability into them.

Once they are adjusted and locked down...There is no more messing with them.
Exactly, think ahead when you are designing them to eliminate a lot of wasted time and money.
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The higher to a certain level produces more usable light. Each light setup will be slightly different.
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I like my halogens about 20" above the water, and tucked in close to the edge of the boat. I get less, almost zero reflection from the water that way. I have no clue what the angle is, I turn them down for really stained water and up, almost straight for very clear water.
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Thanks for the replies! So I guess standing on the front of my bay boat with a mag light won't be ideal....


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