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Cameron    5

I would like to install tower lights on my '17 Supreme S238. Facing both the front of the boat and down to the swim board for night surfing as my underwater lights obviously do not do the job.

Who has done this?

What have you used? Light bars? Round lights?

How did you wire them?

Pictures if you have them.

Thanks in advance.

Once i compile some ideas and decide what i want to do whether it be this summer or over the winter i plan to turn this into an install thread for others to get ideas from.

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InfinitySurf    286
On 7/4/2018 at 4:58 PM, Cameron said:

I would like to install tower lights on my '17 Supreme S238. Facing both the front of the boat and down to the swim board for night surfing as my underwater lights obviously do not do the job.

Who has done this?

What have you used? Light bars? Round lights?

How did you wire them?

Pictures if you have them.

Thanks in advance.

Once i compile some ideas and decide what i want to do whether it be this summer or over the winter i plan to turn this into an install thread for others to get ideas from.

I have small round LED lights on my tower...1 facing forward and 1 facing back like you mentioned. I also have an blue LED light just above my swim platform and its perfect for night surfing....enough light to see, not too much light to blind you. I have been behind a boat that had much brighter lights and it was harder to surf cause if you looked up, you got blinded and saw spots for a while, lol. As far as wiring...mine came this way from the factory but I believe that most towers are pre-wired for lights, maybe one of the other Supreme guys can confirm.

1st pic is night surf trip at Lake Norris over Fathers Day.

2nd pic shows a little more...actually last year at Lake Norris, friend of mine riding behind my boat.

3rd pic shows the lights on my tower. Like I said, pretty small but works very well and I opted not to install underwater lights cause I am plenty happy with how my setup works now and I don't get to do it much anyway. I point each light at the wave right behind the boat and it lights it up pretty well. (The do not work nearly as well looking forward since they are not super bright and it ends up reflecting off the bow)....they work ok as docking lights tho.

I think I remember that @Nick213 installed some Rigid Brand lights on his tower, they have some nice ones and I am sure they are a bit brighter than mine. I have also seen people put the light bars on middle of tower, IMO that would be a bit too bright tho.

EDIT....I learned from last year.....take GLOW STICKS with you, so much easier to find the rider and be safer. Some people tape them to board too....would suck to lose a board at night. I only go when its clear sky or full moon to minimize chances or issues there....or getting boat in a bad situation.

 

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Cameron    5

Thanks for the response @InfinitySurf

My underwater lights came from factory. Do you have any pics of the surf platform light you speak of?

It could be an option but mounting and wiring would be fun since i do not have it from factory.

As far as i know my tower is not wired for lights but i will make a phone call to see for sure because that would be awesome if it is.

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InfinitySurf    286
10 hours ago, Cameron said:

Thanks for the response @InfinitySurf

My underwater lights came from factory. Do you have any pics of the surf platform light you speak of?

It could be an option but mounting and wiring would be fun since i do not have it from factory.

As far as i know my tower is not wired for lights but i will make a phone call to see for sure because that would be awesome if it is.

The blue LED light above the swim platform is just one of those smaller rectangular ones, maybe 1.5" wide X 1/2" tall (but anything would work if its rated to get wet and is sealed....I saw some of the Centurion boats had them under the waterline as well)....I would think you could easily wire it into the underwater lights, that way all 3 turn on at same time. Mine is wired in with my courtesy lights on interior which are also blue.

I will try to remember to get a picture this weekend.

I just looked it up, similar to the one in link below (one at bottom). Don't know if its "Atwood" brand tho

https://www.carid.com/attwood/1-5-blue-oval-led-micro-light-with-stainless-steel-bezel-mpn-6350b7.html?view=814081&utm_source=microsoft&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=53463042&utm_content=4181287608

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Shaka    146

I have the Rigid Dually's facing forward. They also make a flood for backwards lights. One cool feature is you can snap on different color lenses.

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Cameron    5
18 hours ago, Shaka said:

I have the Rigid Dually's facing forward. They also make a flood for backwards lights. One cool feature is you can snap on different color lenses.

Rigid would be the way to go just really expensive, might have to wait until next summer.

I like the light bars because they are easy to install with the round bar clamps you can buy.

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h20king    795

Vision X with the dimmer is my recommendation

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Nick213    586

H I trust your advice but it looks like there more of a off-road light. I’m not seeing any marine lights or marine advertisements. 

Even though I went with  “non marine” ridgid lights they still advertise and have a “marine series” version.

Like I said I trust your input just inlighten us on why you recommend vision x over rigid if you will.

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Cameron    5
On 7/9/2018 at 0:52 PM, h20king said:

Vision X with the dimmer is my recommendation

I run a vision X on my truck because i couldn't afford the rigid and love it

11 hours ago, Nick213 said:

H I trust your advice but it looks like there more of a off-road light. I’m not seeing any marine lights or marine advertisements. 

Even though I went with  “non marine” ridgid lights they still advertise and have a “marine series” version.

Like I said I trust your input just inlighten us on why you recommend vision x over rigid if you will.

Interested as well. Although the light bar on the tower wouldn't be seeing any conditions that a bar on a vehicle wouldn't be seeing so being marine rated on the tower isn't as much of a concern.

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wheels    150

I have 4 of those exact lights on my tower and they work great. 20 degree beem

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