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First off, I dont have a boat (yet) thus I shoot from the bank mostly along rivers locally. I have been using an inverter and running a couple of flood lights (yeah, i know totally ******* lol) so this is a major upgrade for me. But since you can mount these anywhere, I thought you might be interested in knowing about them due to you could mix them into a boat layout.

The two side lights can be pointed in any direction 360 degrees, thus you can point them off at 45 angles, straight forward or spin them around for light behind the front light.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-5-ft-2500-Lumen-Multi-Directional-LED-Work-Light-3PL-TP-DF-24W/203455015
 

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nothing mention about being waterproof, plus what might look to be a good light source would or could be a waste of money.
 

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I think that would be a $100 bad investment myself. Just my opinion, but get lights designed for outdoor/water resistant lights suitable for the task.
 

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yeah, I have been looking at other setups and man are good lights expensive. These were free to me so I am pretty pumped to have something better than a 1000 lumens haha
 

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I love my LED's for numerous reasons, but one reason I dislike them for is the glare. I used to fish with a friend on his boat alot he had the HP's love the HP's for many reasons, but the big factor I didnt like them was the extreme headaches they gave me. The Performance of the HP's were 2nd to none on the Arkansas stained waters. I'm trying to acheive a simlar look from my LED's by using amber tone light film. I got this idea from a post made on another forum. Some seem to have good luck. I bought the yellow amber film & orange amber film. Right now I have the orange tone amber on my left side lights. I have 40W's up front, with 3 27W on the sides. They seem to look good on the ground, Wednesday night will tell the story when I hit the water.

On member from the other forum stated I might have to make a few adjustments to the lights as of removing film from the lens to come up with a more realitic look I'm acheiving for.

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let us know Don. I've been thinking of the film as well.

Are all of yours floods?
the wife & I went out tonight, it seemed the orange amber film was not too bad, most of the pictures were taken in 3 1/2ft to 4 1/2ft of water, the 1/2 covered lights were horrible, was like they were w/o the len film on them straight white almost. But heres some pictures of the fully covered LED's with the orange amber len film. Front lights 40W LED Floods, side lights 27W LED Floods

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I notice the orange amber lights fully covered didnt attract as many bugs like the other light without the orange amber film. The pictures didnt do much justice. I thought they were pretty good. better than the white. I think IMO the orange tint could be less solid in color and more transparent. I'm on a search for the orange amber that is more transparent.

fully covered with orange amber film

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with only 1/2 the lights covered in the len film but figuring out the solution and right combination of film will and is taking time. Trail & error. I tryed the orange amber tint, I can see about 2ft to 2 1/2" ft. as the picture I posted, and I was in 3 1/2ft to 4 1/2 water. But I wasn't totally happy either of the orange amber, mainly of the solidness of the tint film blocking more of the light out , seems to me, but it was better than the straight white light or the 1/2 tinted lights I tested too from my 40W's & 27W's as shown. But one major thing I was impress on was the amount of bugs around my light were cut almost by 2/3" with the orange amber tint. Alot of us have to deal with many of them pest during our night outings on the water. That their was impressive. (those pictures were also on the thread about soften of LED's) Saturday night (weather permits) I'll try out the transparent yellow lens tint and post up more pictures. But what I more exited about is finding & ordered was the "Light Yellow Amber" lens tint , just by the comparision its has is 1/2 tinted as the yellow amber tint. Now that maybe the solutions to this. I love shooting over the HP's but cant stand the headaches I get, I believe those lights are Ideal color and penetration in stained water, love the LED's but the down fall is light glare and lacks good penetration in stained waters.

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What film did you use? So we know what not to get
 

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DonArkie,

Here is the solution you seem to be looking for. Goto ebay.com and type in "Carplite" in the main search box (Or the link below). They sell HPS or Green colored filter covers for 50W LED lights or in your case the square 27W. Also have Custom sizes if needed. I used them and made a world of difference. I bought one at first just to try out and bought ten after that. Got the best worlds of using LEDs with the color of HPS to better penetrate the water and reduce glare. They are made from transparent plexiglass so much much more durable than tint/film. And you can easily remove these in seconds if you want the bright light back for clear water. Hope this helps, just wanted to share what I have found to everyone who had the same issues I had.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xcarplite.TRS0&_nkw=carplite&_sacat=0
 
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