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Ron Burgundy

Shelter lights

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Has anyone purchased the shelter lights from Gander? I bought the $10 string yesterday. I put the batteries in and turned them on. They worked fine, maybe not bright enough but if not I'd return them. 10 min later I smelled this strong plastic smell. The battery had melted through the bottom of the flashlight piece? It's definitely going back. Any recommendations for lighting my 4-man Ice Cube?

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Besthongkong led strips are the best and brightest that I have seen. I've used the pucks from Northern Tool too; they are decent for the price, just not as bright, durable or waterproof as the 12volt LED strips. The rope lights are dim in comparison to both mentioned above.

LB

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I have the Besthonkong and as blueroof said they are the best I've seen. I have two strips in my house and usually only use one.

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BHK is the way to go.

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Here's two BHK strips in my Fish Trap Guide, and the amount of lighting they put out...bright enough to read.

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I use the ( led lights) with a gel type battery. battery will last for better than 8hrs & the lights are bright they can light a 10' by 15' room

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Another vote for Best of Hong kong. I had the cheap ones from Gander, no comparison! BHK are about 50 times brighter!

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I will go with everybody else BHK lights. I have 2 strings in my 7 X 14 and they work better then the ones I had in there and the battery lasts a lot longer.

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Do you have to get them from their website or are they sold around Roch any where?

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I remember someone saying that Lake Ripley Bait and Tackle in Litchfield,MN was selling them, maybe give them a call. Otherwise you'll need to order them from the BHK web site. It takes a month to get them, so if you are looking for something for this year you might be better off picking up a puck style at either Northern Tool or Fleet Farm.

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I got mine off the website.

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I think delivery is running a little quicker these days from BHK.

Not sure if Lake Ripley has then in stock anymore.

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Mine took two weeks.

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3 BHK strands are lighting my 6.5 X 17 fish house. I love them! Only problem is, I've already lost a couple of LEDs off each one. It's a little disapointing, but they still put out a great amount of light. The house also has regular RV type lights in it, but when compared to the BHK strands, there's no comparison. BHK win HANDS DOWN! I can't even use the RV lights anymore \:o

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Mine also took about 2 weeks back in October. I think they were on back order when everyone was waiting a month or more to get theirs.

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I picked up the ones at Northern Tool last night after work and I think they'll do just fine! Thanks for the input though guys.

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 Originally Posted By: Ron Burgundy
I picked up the ones at Northern Tool last night after work and I think they'll do just fine! Thanks for the input though guys.

I ran three of the Northern lights in my Otter Lodge on a trip to Red a few weeks ago. Two in front over the holes, one in back.

Plenty of light, though I may go to 4 lights. The batts that come with the lights are lame and only last a few hrs.

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hovermn: When I got my 2 strings of lights from bhk 3 bulbs were out. I sent them pictures and they are sending me another set. FREE Now I have 3.

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What is the part or order number for the Besthongkong led strips?

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BMS48W for the 48cm white strips (most here have 2 of these), and BMS96W for the 96cm white strips.

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 Originally Posted By: Nutty Fisherman
hovermn: When I got my 2 strings of lights from bhk 3 bulbs were out. I sent them pictures and they are sending me another set. FREE Now I have 3.

That's great news! Thanks for letting me know! Hopefully they'll support my issue as well. \:\)

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