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Old 08-18-2015, 05:42 AM   #1
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To all my fellow Flounder Gigging Buddies out there I need a little advice. I am redoing my light setup and I am planning on using the 150 Watts HPS from Econo Lighting or the 400 Watts 16' x 16" HPS using a Honda Eu2000i generator. Need some input for what model lights are better. Thanks ahead of time for any information you can provide...
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Go with the 150's. The 400's are a waste IMO. The water will only absorb so much light before it starts reflecting some of it back at you and causing problems. Not to mention the fixtures are huge and cumbersome. You will have to build remote boxes for the internals to get rid of the weight otherwise they will self destruct on the front of the boat and your generator is gonna be screaming. I can go on and on...
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:28 AM   #3
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Thanks 5 Prongs can you tell me what model of 150 Watt to buy????

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Old 08-18-2015, 09:44 AM   #4
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Thanks 5 Prongs can you tell me what model of 150 Watt to buy????
You need the hpf not the npf. They have the capacitor in them.
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Old 08-18-2015, 11:35 AM   #5
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Does anyone use LED lights for gigging? GA Power is changing all their outdoor lighting to LED's over 400,000 state wide. We just finished an Autozone all their outdoor lighting were LED's.
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Old 08-18-2015, 12:26 PM   #6
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Go with the 150's. The 400's are a waste IMO. The water will only absorb so much light before it starts reflecting some of it back at you and causing problems. Not to mention the fixtures are huge and cumbersome. You will have to build remote boxes for the internals to get rid of the weight otherwise they will self destruct on the front of the boat and your generator is gonna be screaming. I can go on and on...
I'm on my 7th year with the 400's and have not had a single issue. All , I've done is replace my bulbs. If it were anything but HPS, I would agree about the reflection issue, but I've gigged fish in 8 feet of water and can go when most folks couldn't see.My generator runs just over idle with running 3 of the 400's.
I can go on and on how well they work.
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What bamafan said. years ago I started out with the seastriker setup, went through several expensive LED setups, then took his advice and went with the HPS. Yes you can gig fish with all the different setups. Once I went with the 400's it was a game changer. Being able to see in murky conditions with the hps allows you to go more often. I have never used the 150's but I'm sure they work well. How much money you want to spend is the biggest factor. I have the Hubbell's which are a top of the line commercial grade-granted saltwater and bay chop takes its toll on anything-
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I'm on my 7th year with the 400's and have not had a single issue. All , I've done is replace my bulbs. If it were anything but HPS, I would agree about the reflection issue, but I've gigged fish in 8 feet of water and can go when most folks couldn't see.My generator runs just over idle with running 3 of the 400's.
I can go on and on how well they work.
I've gigged with Bama and can confirm that his generator barely runs above idle with the 3 400's he's got. I run the 4 150's and have seen fish in over 10 ft of water. My gig is 10 ft and I could touch bottom to get em.
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kmerr80, Mine are also, Hubbel and am not familiar with the eonolight Hps lights. I repainted mine this year with truck bed coating from autozone. This stuff is tough as nails and no water period can get to the metal.It's in a blue 16.5 ounce can. Don't use the liner as it is too thick. Lights looked better than new.
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Can somebody take me gigging I need to learn I'll buy gas ice and beer
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