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#5928433 - 09/14/15 04:30 PM LED Light Bar???
RiverRunner Offline
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Registered: 10/29/04
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I know some of you guys are running light bars. What size and watt?

I have heard a few say to go with Cree, but I am open to any brand as long as it is reliable.

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#5928583 - 09/14/15 06:14 PM Re: LED Light Bar??? [Re: RiverRunner]
1 Year Wonder Offline
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Cree is the brand of bulb.

There's a gazillion of um now. I bought a SeeLite from Mack's. get as big as you can fit on yo rig.
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#5928634 - 09/14/15 06:47 PM Re: LED Light Bar??? [Re: RiverRunner]
pervis Offline
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I'd like to know also looking for one for my rhino and one for my John boat

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#5929055 - 09/14/15 10:44 PM Re: LED Light Bar??? [Re: RiverRunner]
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I bought a 20" 14,400 lumens Cree last year off amazon. Works awesome.
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#5929368 - 09/15/15 09:01 AM Re: LED Light Bar??? [Re: RiverRunner]
Teamjefe Offline
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We use the 40" light bar from Plashlights. Built in League City. Have not had a problem yet over 3 years. We own 8 of the light bars too

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#5929393 - 09/15/15 09:11 AM Re: LED Light Bar??? [Re: RiverRunner]
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I went with the 54 inch 300 watt for the airboat and the ducktoon boat. Get as big as you can afford and\fit on your boat. In open water you can't tell where you're going. The good thing is when you finally see something it will be a long way out.


Edited by wal1809 (09/15/15 01:14 PM)
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#5929485 - 09/15/15 10:05 AM Re: LED Light Bar??? [Re: RiverRunner]
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Cree is the brand of chip the led's use and is generally considered to be the best. I ordered mine cheap off ebay and they get beat up pretty bad in the salt water and open air storage and they still work great. I have them on my 15' aluminum duck boat.. 24" combo beam on the front, two 6" - one on the stern pointing back and one on the motor hood pointing forward (lights up the inside of the boat like high noon).






Some things to look into IMO are:

The ability to stay waterproof with prolonged exposure to weather and salt water/air.

Cree LED

Spot/Flood combo for the bigger bars. You'll be surprised how much area a flood beam will cover.

I will say that if you're using it on a boat, bigger is not always better as the high humidity in the air will reflect the light right back into your eyes (like high beams in the fog). Wal is right though.. If you can mount them up high like on a t-top the big ones will work much better.


Edited by DuckCoach1985 (09/15/15 10:07 AM)
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#5929492 - 09/15/15 10:08 AM Re: LED Light Bar??? [Re: wal1809]
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Originally Posted By: wal1809
I went with the 54 inch 300 watt for the airboat and the ducktoon boat. Get as big as you can afford and\fit on your boat. I'm open water you can't tell where you're going. The good thing is when you finally see something it will be a long way out.


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#5929719 - 09/15/15 12:34 PM Re: LED Light Bar??? [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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Originally Posted By: DuckCoach1985
Originally Posted By: wal1809
I went with the 54 inch 300 watt for the airboat and the ducktoon boat. Get as big as you can afford and\fit on your boat. I'm open water you can't tell where you're going. The good thing is when you finally see something it will be a long way out.


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