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Old 10-11-2019, 17:00   #1
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Question UNDER WATER LIGHTING

I'm wanting to put some under water lights under my swim platform, would I get the same effect as to being put below water line on transom ?

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UNDER WATER LIGHTING

No, lights above water will not look the same as lights under water.
Underwater lights are a lot of money in my opinion that serve no function other than to look “Yachty” and each one is another hole in the boat.
It’s a Power boat thing, Sailboats that want to look cool seem to have lights that shine up the mast and blue seems to be the cool color.

I put one of these under my Davits to shine into the cockpit, makes finding my boat at night in a crowded anchorage easy, and cost $12.
I’m shocked for how well it works for $12.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Re: UNDER WATER LIGHTING

No drilling, inductive power, cool idea, but I have no experience w the product.


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Probably not $12.
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Re: UNDER WATER LIGHTING

Underwater lights are good for some types of fishing. Thx-Ace
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Re: UNDER WATER LIGHTING

They're good for night dives. You just follow the glow back to the boat.
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Re: UNDER WATER LIGHTING

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They're good for night dives. You just follow the glow back to the boat.
Also good for photography on night dives/snorkels near the boat. Lights attract all sorts of critters from tiny to big. Got some good video of Tarpon schooling under a boat w blue lights a few years ago.
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Re: UNDER WATER LIGHTING

We love having an underwater light for our boat; it's great entertainment to see what comes in at night. On charter trips we've done in the past we've brought a 24" LED tube light that we drop over the side and connect to the house batteries with alligator clips. On a personal boat, you could have an actual plug to connect the lights instead of alligator clips. We've debated permanent lights for our new boat, but we're not sure about drilling holes in the boat for them, plus it's something else to have to scrape around when cleaning the hull. The induction powered ones above are pretty interesting though.

Here are a few pictures of stuff we've had come in at night; you can see the light in the first picture:





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