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Old 07-14-2008, 03:45 PM   #1
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Default How to mount the hps lights.

Thinking about ordering a couple and was wondering how the mount worked.

I looked at several pictures on here, but none were close enough to see details.

What am I going to need to mount the hps lights?
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Old 07-14-2008, 04:27 PM   #2
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Well first you need to post a pix or link of the ones your looking at.




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Old 07-14-2008, 05:09 PM   #3
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<LI type=disc>sorry,</LI>

<LI type=disc></LI><LI type=disc>1/2-inch NPT die-casting swivel fits standard J-box. </LI>
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Default RE: How to mount the hps lights.

I drilled a hole through the angel iron on my set up, then put the box on the under side to hold it on there and make theelectrical connections.

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That mount I would not want on a boat. It's designed to hang on a box attached to a building.



Buildings don't move. Boats not only move, but get pounded at times.



A light mount that breaks can be a real pain if some rough weather kicks up.



The mount breaks, but the wires leave it dangling to get torn up and beat the crap out of your boat.



You want a bail / Yoke mount.



Look at the optional mount for this one.



http://www.affordablelighting.com/ho...dcutsheet.html




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Default RE: How to mount the hps lights.

So can you take the 1/2"npt mount off and mount it using a U bracket?

These were the least expensive lights I saw at $42. Everything else with a U mount is $86
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Default RE: How to mount the hps lights.

Check this site out http://www.e-conolight.com/Product/EFamily.asp

Flounder9.75 posted it, It's were he got his from.

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Default RE: How to mount the hps lights.

Those are halogens not hps lights but I guess it doesn't matter. It looks like he made the mounts himself by bending stainless steel and drilling holes into the housing to bolt the mount to.

I guess I could do this also, I was just hoping to find one of the inexpensive hps lights with a good base mount on it already. I hate to buy something and then have to drill holes into it.

I guess I could drill the holes here and be able to use a similar mount.

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Default RE: How to mount the hps lights.

as long as you seal the holes with rubber washers on both sides you should be fine. im seriously kicking around the idea of switching. do they really cut the dirty water better then the halogens??? and do they work as good as halogens in clean water???
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FlounderAssassin (7/15/2008)as long as you seal the holes with rubber washers on both sides you should be fine. im seriously kicking around the idea of switching. do they really cut the dirty water better then the halogens??? and do they work as good as halogens in clean water???
Thats the $276 question. Do 6 hps lights at $276 allow you to get an extra $210 worth of flounder that you wouldn't have seen with6 halogens at $60.

I know its not just about the money, but sometimes it is.

Of course if I hadn't just spend $875 on a generator this wouldn't be such a hard decision. I'm also looking into getting a railing for the front and a generator platform for the back.

This flounder obsession is becoming expensive. :banghead
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