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LED Transom Lights for a 2005 Enzo

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acman    59

Just mount the transom lights on a angle. Have a metal fab shop make u an insert to go between the light and the transom so it shines down. Ran across a boat a couple of years ago at Smith mountain lake in Virginia that did this and the boat while still look like it was encased in a blue ring. Very cool. Of course Smith mountain lake is very clear water though. I think he has then on a 60 degree angle.

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stoked    1,042

Just mount the transom lights on a angle. Have a metal fab shop make u an insert to go between the light and the transom so it shines down. Ran across a boat a couple of years ago at Smith mountain lake in Virginia that did this and the boat while still look like it was encased in a blue ring. Very cool. Of course Smith mountain lake is very clear water though. I think he has then on a 60 degree angle.

We spend a lot of time on SML. The water is very very clear there!

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Shaggs    6

What would be the best for brightest, Green color LED for a boat stored in a slip. I don't want to have any leaks. I have also seen switchable from Green to White so you could just use them as transom Lights or as color accent lamps.

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Wylie_Tunes    137

Shaggs,

 

I would avoid lights that has the LED pod epoxied into a housing or plumbing fitting. IF your boat is left in the water, go with a glass lens as it will need cleaning from time to time.

 

One thing I dont like about the dual color lights; they are half as bright as a single color light. Half the LEDs are one color, half are the other color. With a single color light, ALL the LEDs are one color, so more output. If you want different colors, I would suggest an RGB underwater light and a controller, rather than a dual color.

 

Ive had good success with the Lifeform underwater LEDs.

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Shaggs    6

I would probably just do green and try for glass lens... with the highest lumens possible

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Wylie_Tunes    137

Dont buy solely on lumens as they are unqualified. Each manufacturer uses their own choice in measuring device and method of measuring. Understandably, their goal is to achieve the highest rating. its not the lumens specs are false, its just that you can use company A's lumens to compare to company B's specs. Now, if a 3rd party did the comparison under the same conditions, then now you have something to hang your hat on. The best method is to compare 12V current draw in amps.

 

More qualifiers for a wet slipped boat, bronze (not brass or painted brass) or stainless housing. Billet aluminum may pit in some lakes, faster than others but it would be better than a cheap chrome plated housing.

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pwarning    5

Has anyone experimented with the drain plug lights? I really don't want to put holes in my boat if I don't have to so this seems like a good idea if it works. http://boatpluglight.com/products/brass-triple-head-2700-lumens

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Cdifranco    457

There was some pretty good reviews over on Wakeworld about the drain plug light but I dont have any first hand experience with one.

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stoked    1,042
Has anyone experimented with the drain plug lights? I really don't want to put holes in my boat if I don't have to so this seems like a good idea if it works. http://boatpluglight.com/products/brass-triple-head-2700-lumens

 

Do you have to take the trim tab off just to screw that monster in??

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Shaka    146

Do you have to take the trim tab off just to screw that monster in??

That would be my question as well. I have to take out the plug on the boat ramp for mussel inspection. Also would the plate be able to go all the way up with it in?

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cemulinit    3

I put a pair of Rigid Industries Wake Flame lights on mine. Made the mistake of mounting them too high. When surfing, the light hits the platform too much and really dims their effect. These are an RGB style with controller. Its kind of cool to be able to change the color to whatever you like that night.

 

Might try and install an angle bracket that was mentioned earlier in this post to angle them down a bit.

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