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Woodhead

2016 23 LSV docking light add on.

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Woodhead

My 2016 did not come with the docking lights but I do have the buttons for it on my dash display. I am talking about the lights that go in the vertical flat spot on the outside of the hull under the nose.  I have searched the crew forums for hours and it looks like it is a dealer only item. Does anyone know where I could find these lights other then the dealer? I would like to purchase and install myself but can’t seem to find them .....anyone ?

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formulaben

I am willing to bet you a beer that the wiring for the optional docking lights is hidden there somewhere the in the bow area.  I'd find that first before making any light purchase.  The good news is that you have the luxury of choosing your aftermarket or OEM lights. There are LOTS of options out there, and odds are that you'll find something you like better than the OEM lights.  Not sure about your model year, but as an example on my boat the factory lights were fairly big halogen lights (high power draw and heat) that required a big oval hole to be cut into the boat.  I went with a mostly flush LED light set that only required a single 1/4" hole for the power cable and 3 small drilled screw holes for installation.  A huge improvement to the OEM halogen option.

Another consideration is what you'll use them for.  I use them strictly for "docking" meaning I don't want or need a lot of light, just enough illumination to assist with docking or trailering at night.  At full nighttime conditions a really bright light will kill your night vision once it is turned off.  If you're wanting something to light up the beach or surfer or whatever then a high powered tower light might be more appropriate for your needs...but please don't be that guy with the super bright light on while cruising or surfing.  In addition to killing the drivers night vision (think avoiding objects on the water) it's illegal and makes it nearly impossible for other boaters to see your nav lights and react/navigate appropriately.  Also note that even low powered docking lights are usually installed near the nav lights, so having them on while cruising has a similar effect.  /rantoff

Some examples below.  If you find the wiring it should be a pretty simple installation.  Just remember to chamfer the holes you drill, especially the ones where screws go in!

https://www.northernmarineelectronics.com/innovative-lighting-led-docking-light-mirrored-stainless-steel-585-0220-7/

https://discountmarinesupplies.com/collections/docking-underwater/products/sea-dog-4059511-cree-docking-lights-sdg-4059511

https://www.fisheriessupply.com/attwood-led-docking-lights-6522ss7

 

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Pnwrider
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This is what the newer style led docking lights look like. I did some quick searching a few weeks ago and couldn’t really find anything similar. 

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Woodhead

Yes those are it perfect. I cannot find them anywhere?!?!.

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Eagleboy99
25 minutes ago, Woodhead said:

Yes those are it perfect. I cannot find them anywhere?!?!.

If you are referring to the TecNiq E60's....  https://www.covertlights.com/e60/  Covertlights seems to stock them all.  You might save a couple bucks if you source them on Fleabay, but IIRC other members have bought at Covert.

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Pnwrider
1 hour ago, Eagleboy99 said:

If you are referring to the TecNiq E60's....  https://www.covertlights.com/e60/  Covertlights seems to stock them all.  You might save a couple bucks if you source them on Fleabay, but IIRC other members have bought at Covert.

He’s referring to the pic I posted. Those e60s look like what the older Malibu’s use. 

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Woodhead

Ok so it looks like it’s a dealer only item. Dang !

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Texoma LSV

Just a thought... I dock my boat at night a couple times a year and always have someone riding with me. 

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tbullard
7 minutes ago, Texoma LSV said:

Just a thought... I dock my boat at night a couple times a year and always have someone riding with me. 

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Just be careful where you set it down until it has cooled off. I still remember the Qbeam sized hole melted into the seat of my uncles truck where I set it down while hot.

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Texoma LSV

 

7 minutes ago, tbullard said:

Just be careful where you set it down until it has cooled off. I still remember the Qbeam sized hole melted into the seat of my uncles truck where I set it down while hot.

:Doh: Good point! Just found and bought a water proof spotlight that floats! Will charge from the boat receptacle. Dealer wanted $800 plus to add docking lights. I'll try this first. 

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=nocry+spotlight&crid=39JSCAFBHTHTH&sprefix=No+cry+spot%2Caps%2C182&ref=nb_sb_ss_sc_1_11

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Pnwrider
3 hours ago, Texoma LSV said:

Dealer wanted $800 plus to add docking lights. I'll try this first. 

Out of the dealer for under a grand? Sounds like a good day! 

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Woodhead

Lol that red one is the exact one I already have and it is great. Very bright for sure. 

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