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Old 09-09-2011, 06:05 PM   #1
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Default New Floundering Rig... LED lights

After much debate. Over halogen or led lights, I chose led.
Halogens would use more battery and would actually cause me to by another battery. Alto LED are Expensive, I don't have to by another battery and will Last 24 hrs. The light output is suppose to be exactly the same.

The LEDs are circular around the tube. the deflector shield has Mirror Vinyl on it to reflect light back downwards and to keep it out of my eyes.

The noodle on the front will float my lights exactly the depth I want them at.

The mounting bracket is a rod holder from walmart. I drilled it out to accept the pvc. This bracket allows the rig to move as the water and waves move. It will also flip over inside the boat to cruise from site to site.

Taking it out for the first time tonight, will post how it does.
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:16 PM   #2
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Are those the Aqua Stars LEDs??? That looks like a sweet set up.
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YES... I have 2 of the 192's and 1- 552 magnum

http://www.fishinglightsetc.com/AquaStarLED.html
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Make sure you let us know how they do, I would love to go to LED's
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:25 PM   #5
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Those look awsome...it looks like they float/pivot???? Excellent idea! My only constructive comment is it looks like they extend a little deep below the floaties....it may be dragging when you get real shallow. Please let us know how they work out!!!! I'd love to see how you mounted them to pivot! The mounts look like the bases for rod holders???

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Old 09-10-2011, 12:58 PM   #6
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Ok like any new thing there is usually adjustments. Lights need to be closer to the float, to avoid hitting bottom.

As far as light output???? water clarity was horrible, so I can't give you a definite answer on that one, just yet.
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I am also curious on the outcome of how well they work.
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I had two of the large Auqua Star LED Lights at the end of my dock. I pulled them yesterday permanently due to the amount of maintenance, (barnacles). I too planed on mounting them for flounder gigging. I love your setup. What is the flotation made from, foam pipe insulation? I just purchased a Carolina 16 dlx for gigging and was going to go the generator route but wanted to give this a try first. I hope it works out as I am not looking forward to a noisy generator.
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That looks like a really good setup. You put some thought into that.

I'm old enough to remember when what everyone wanted was a 12V 1000 lumen bulb with that huge mogul base.

Those things we old 12v streetlight bulbs from who knows how long ago.

LEDs have changed a lot of what we do, especially around boats and trailers.
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looks great!! Please let us know how they work. I want to convert over from halogen.
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