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 Post subject: LED lights for night paddling/fishing
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:31 pm 
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Here are some lights I made out of fog lights. They will be great for paddling and fishing at night. With the mounting system they can be easily removed and used around camp on overnight trips. They will run about 12 hours on a cheap 12 volt deer feeder battery.

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Each light only pulls 1/3 of an amp.
The bulbs can be bought here:
http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/ ... n=DispPage

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 Post subject: Re: LED lights for night paddling/fishing
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:50 pm 
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Have you used these lights yet and how do they preform? Do they light up some distance or are they mostly flood? How about power usage? What do you power them with?.......Pretty nosey aren't I :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: LED lights for night paddling/fishing
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 6:57 pm 
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These are flood lights. I am currently building some spots. They pull 350ma each. A 12 or 6 volt "deer feeder" will a pair of them about 14 hours. I am also building some that will throw light 250+ yards for kayaks/ Bows and rifles with an adapter. They are still in the R&D stage but I hope to have everything sorted out in a couple of months. TxRiverRat has one he is testing for me on a bow if you want a unbiased opinion of them.

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 Post subject: Re: LED lights for night paddling/fishing
PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 12:34 pm 
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If you want to see what the real flashlight geeks are up to, visit Candlepower Forums. I spent way too much time there back when I was into LEDs and drivers.


http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/index.php?

For example, here's a howto on putting a high-performance LED in a Maglite:
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/sho ... p?t=238641


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 Post subject: Re: LED lights for night paddling/fishing
PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 4:37 pm 
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I'm a member there also.

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 Post subject: Re: LED lights for night paddling/fishing
PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 8:36 pm 
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Thanks for the reply Darrell. I think I'll have to work myself up something along those lines. Would be handy for a lot of things.

Graybeard...I had no idea there were such a thing as flashlight geeks!

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 Post subject: Re: LED lights for night paddling/fishing
PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 8:58 pm 
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Darrel
Is a guru on these lights ,he rigged a couple smaller ones we used on our bows on the hunt in south Texas and they are BRIGHT and use very little juice.
Ron


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 Post subject: Re: LED lights for night paddling/fishing
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I went to that forum and looked around a bit. Saw one post that looked interesting and started reading it. I think it was written in a foreign language. I knew how to read the words but had no idea what they ment. :oops: But it was an interesting visit.
Bob


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