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bubblehead1

LED lighting

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bubblehead1

I couldn't find any old strings with what I need, so here goes a question for anyone who can answer it.

I currently have DC incondecent lighting, 50 watts in my perminent house. I have heard that LED are much more efficient and can give you longer life on your batteries.

Can anyone tell me, what wattage LED lights I should be looking for, and do they work well? I have a 7' X 12' house. I am currently using two light fixtures with 50 watt bulbs, normally use only one, unless playing cards or changing tackle.

thanks,

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Surface Tension

I bumped up the 1"2 volt rope lights" topic. I think thats what you were looking for.

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Ed Carlson

For that application you may wish to go with the 3 cluster 12 V LED trailer marker lights, one set at each hole. Less wattage and plenty of area directed light.

They are available in Red as well as Yellow. If you shop around you can get them for $3.50 per light cluster. Try Wall Mart in the Auto section.

Wire them in a series and put them on a dimmer switch with a push on/off switch.

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R_B

I use fluorescent lights. They use under 1 amp and are close to as bright as the 50 watt. The 50 watt lights use 4 amps. I looked at going with LEDs but found that the fluorescents light an area much better, although LEDs do use even less amps. I have 5 lights in my 8x14 and ran them for 4 days, along with my radio, on one deep cycle battery.

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Dan Wood

I use fluorescent as well. I haven't seen LEDs yet that put out the light quality that I'm looking for - although I'm still interested in finding those...

I run (2) 18 Watt fluorescent (equal to about 80 watts incandescent). These provide some great uniform light and only draw 3 amps for both lights. I run them off a 18 Amp hour battery. The only downfall I see with fluorescents is durability. You need to protect the lights when your moving...

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Trouthunter

I made LED track lighting for my portable. I get something like 60 hours from 4 bulbs on a single charge from a 7amp battery, like you would use in your vexilar. Puts out great light and the "track" lighting feature makes each fixture aimable. Each bulb draws only 33mA. Pretty cool stuff! They dont put off much heat and light up the house much better than a lantern. No crazy shadows since there are 4 fixtures spread around the shack. I put them in my Fishtrap Voyager.

Interested in seeing plans or photos?

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ChuckN

I use a flourescent light in my perm and portable. They are found in some auto/hardware stores in the auto departments. They are used to help in emergencies, however I wouldn't use one for fixing a car. smile.gif They have alligator clips and a cig lighter plug.

I affix it with tape (and a little foam to absorb the shock when travelling) to the top middle frame inside my Otter Lodge and the wiring runs through the other poles to the back of the sled, and to my battery in the sled.

The slickest way I have found through trying everything out there, and the best light source for glowing all of your lures. grin.gif

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Hookmaster

Chuck,

Do you use a full size deep cycle battery to run the fluorescent lights?

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Hookmaster

Trouthunter,

I would like to see pix and plans on your LED lighting.

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ChuckN

Yes, I use a deep cycle in the Otter, but I've ran this light on a vex battery and countless hours on my lawn tractor battery also. They hardly draw any juice at all.

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fishin789

Trouthunter,I'd like to see the plans and pic of your track lighting. you can send them to:

fishin789 at aol.com

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Ben1022

Trouthunter, I would also like to see your plans for the lighting...got the same house and don't like the lantern shadows. Thanks for any and all info.

[email protected]

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KrashR

Trouthunter, I wouldn't mind seeing the pics of your lighting. Please send to udtp001 at umn dot com. Thanks

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Genofish

Trouthunter

i would like to see pictures of the LED setup.

email me at [email protected]

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FishnBear

TroutHunter if you have the time could you send me some pictures or plans too. Sounds like you did an awesome job!

[email protected] Thanks

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river-rat4

Trout-

You said in your post let you know if we would like pics or details. Please send some this way. Thanx- RR4

btunell (at) att . net

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TV BOY

I have replaced all but one of my 8 domelight style bulbs with led "bulbs" that have 30 LEDS per "bulb". They give off a lot of light and draw a fraction the juice of incandecent bulbs, and will last hundreds of hours longer.

They are a "whiter" light and I found it easier to see line to tie knots with the regular light (that's why i didn't change all the bulbs.

I can't post a link, but do a google search for "superbrightleds" and you can see them. They seem expensive but they are the cheapest I've found on the net

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Duffer

trout send me some pics i have been looking for a good way to set up some led lights. [email protected]

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Trouthunter

Ok, Ok...it'll take me a a day or so to take some pics and get the docs up to date...but worth it! If you want...send an email to bd (at) trouthunter.net and i'll forward the info on to you when I have it ready...I'll collect email addresses from this site too.

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Ears

I would like some pics too..I have a new otter lodge and could use some ideas.

spellacy3112 @ Yahoo (dot) com

Thx much

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smallieobsession

would love to have the info...

send to: stevethomps at yahoo dot com

thanks!

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mudman

I'll bite too

Lets see them pics

[email protected]

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Northland Sportsman

Trouthunter, please send picks of your setup to me also - [email protected] I have a Voyager and it sounds like you have a great system for lighting. Thanks!

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folke2000

Trout,

Could you send pics my way [email protected]

Thanks

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