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Ok so I finally got me a new aluminum boat for "me" fishing. The question now is who has experience with the off-road light bars???? I'm about to light shit up.
I've got a good good battery that I spent some change on that has 225 minutes at 23 amps. So I can get two light bars with 60 degree flood beams with 5500 lumens each drawing 4 amps a hour. From my math I figure I can get 6-7 hrs of light out of a charge? Is this about right? Also has anyone used the off-road bars for floundering yet?
 

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Unless you can find some with extremely low color temps you may be disappointed at the water penetration. Most of the light bars are "extremely" white. It will suffice in gin clear water but anything less will give you problems. Have you thought about extra warm, 50 watt LED floods?
 

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Hunter makes a good point to consider. I wasn't sure about light penetration couple of years ago, till I went on his boat. I changed the very next week.
Good lookin boat. Good luck on the build. Paint looks awesome.
 

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Unless you can find some with extremely low color temps you may be disappointed at the water penetration. Most of the light bars are "extremely" white. It will suffice in gin clear water but anything less will give you problems. Have you thought about extra warm, 50 watt LED floods?
No but that's exactly why I asked. So I need to look for a warm led flood light?
 

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Yes warm white. THEY should be around 4200 to 4800 lumens if I remember right. Go to eBay type in 50 watt 12volt led.
You can get a better price.
 

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That's them. I've been running 6 of them for the last few years. They're legit. I'm going to HPS though because of fishing 3-4 consecutive nights during busy season and I'm tired of having to stress over getting batteries charged back every day. For rec fishing though; can't beat them IMO.
 

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Is that a 15' G3? Looks exactly like mine. Great little boat. Mine porposes if I don't have somebody up front but I think a stingray fin will fix that.
 

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Is that a 15' G3? Looks exactly like mine. Great little boat. Mine porposes if I don't have somebody up front but I think a stingray fin will fix that.
Yea it's a G3 1548 2015. Bought it yesterday from harts marine. I have not run the boat yet but it looks pretty quick lol.
 

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That's them. I've been running 6 of them for the last few years. They're legit. I'm going to HPS though because of fishing 3-4 consecutive nights during busy season and I'm tired of having to stress over getting batteries charged back every day. For rec fishing though; can't beat them IMO.
Hey Josh this Frank over in Mobile, I have a quick question are your LED lights both 12 volt and or 120 volts I don't think they make them that way but someone a while back told me they make them that way Im looking to buy 4 50 watt warm white LEDS 120 volts thanks man.
 

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Yep, that's what I have. What do you have on it for power? Mine flies with a little suzuki 25 hp or least as fast as I want to go. I just use two of the starfire lights for floundering and it works great. simple and I can be loaded in 5 min. Not sure why there are so many elaborate light setups but maybe I need to go on one and see what they're like. Show us your rig when you get it complete! I think you'll like that little boat.
 

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Hey Josh this Frank over in Mobile, I have a quick question are your LED lights both 12 volt and or 120 volts I don't think they make them that way but someone a while back told me they make them that way Im looking to buy 4 50 watt warm white LEDS 120 volts thanks man.

To my knowledge they have to be one or the other. Every place I've ever bought them from required you to choose AC or DC lights. I believe a different driver is required depending on which power method you choose. My lights are 12-30v DC. I run them on 24v.
 
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