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geogilbert

Underwater lights question?

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geogilbert

Any thoughts on underwater lights? Planning to add some to my new rig (2019 22 LSV). Wondering if I should go OEM or something else...

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TenTwentyOne

I have heard a huge amount of rave reviews for Liquid Lumens in the last couple years. I do have a neighbor with them, and they are RIDICULOUSLY bright. I’m going to try them this year, and see how I like them.

i have used both the Lumitec Seablaze X, and Abyss large starfish, on a few different boats, and both of those were top notch lights. I tried Roswell and Lifeform LED on one boat each..... and had trouble with both. The Roswells were also only about half as bright as any of the others I have tried.

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MLA

On that transom, I would suggest a round light, rather then the wide rectangle. Better fit due to the radius of the transom. Ive experienced multiple failures and poor service from Abyss. The light in questions, was their RGB. Never had an issue with any of the Lifeform. I think the old round LF6 is gone and a new LF9 is in the works. They look to be working on a rectangle 20 LED light, but know nothing about beyond that. All of the lumitc seablaze lights are well built, but I would pass on any of them below the "X", unless your lake is crystal clear water. The Shadow Catser round lights are impressive. Their RGB is one of the only ones that can be integrated into an RGB controller thats also driving other interior RGB's. You may not be looking for RGB, but just shows the thought put into the lights. No real world experience with the new Roswell nightwave, but I dont like its design. Its a thru-stud design that requires unimpeded access to two studs through the transom. Some boats would be a no-go to install. Their early light offerings looked to the same as the asian import ebay and amazon lights. Ive been really impressed with the Liquid Lumen. They offer 3 levels of single color right now. 

The Skinnydip would in the price range of the Seablaze X, but the Skinnydip edges it on brightness. The Pipeline is their brightest single color. LL offers housing color options for a little more bling. 

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TallRedRider
28 minutes ago, MLA said:

. Ive been really impressed with the Liquid Lumen. They offer 3 levels of single color right now. 

The Skinnydip would in the price range of the Seablaze X, but the Skinnydip edges it on brightness. The Pipeline is their brightest single color. LL offers housing color options for a little more bling. 

It looks like they also offer an RGBW option as well.  $1595 MSRP, ouch!  

Liquid Lumens runs a 24 Volt upregulator to power their lights, so there is a unit that has to be installed with the lights about the size of a small amplifier.  I think most installs could find space for it, but it might be an issue for someone.  

 

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MLA
48 minutes ago, TallRedRider said:

It looks like they also offer an RGBW option as well.  $1595 MSRP, ouch!  

Liquid Lumens runs a 24 Volt upregulator to power their lights, so there is a unit that has to be installed with the lights about the size of a small amplifier.  I think most installs could find space for it, but it might be an issue for someone.  

 

Yes, but just one level/price point. Did not mean to exclude the RGB Other underwater RGB are $1200 for a pair and controller is additional. 

The step-up voltage converters are not too large, about like a small audio amp. They are ignition protected, so they can be safely placed in engine bay

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ahopkinsVTX

I went with the OEM option. Are they the best on the market? Probably not, but MSRP is 770 ish so after your factored in discount they are fairly priced. Plus they are installed and done. I'm please with their output and we don't have the clearest lake in the world.

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Blenderhead
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My OEM option were Shadowcasters and they kick @$$. This is up on the lift a little so they look a little brighter than when they are at depth.   What brand did your dealer install?  They look fine to me. 

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gregtay

Anyone know what lights Malibu uses as the OEM lights?  @Blenderhead you mentioned your OEM lights are shadowcasters.. did you mean from the factory or from your dealer?

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Blenderhead
8 hours ago, gregtay said:

Anyone know what lights Malibu uses as the OEM lights?  @Blenderhead you mentioned your OEM lights are shadowcasters.. did you mean from the factory or from your dealer?

Good point.  Mine were done at the dealer.   I am curious now as well what comes off the Malibu production line.

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MLA

Ive seem some lately with the Attwood Light Armor series. 

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