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txduckman07
04-19-2011, 07:45 PM
Got a couple of questions for those who have done LED accents in their boats. The last thing I want to do is end up with a boat that looks like it came from the set of a "Fast and the Furious" movie. I just want a dim red glow for those late nights on the water. I've seen some do the cupholder mods where they drill a hole in SS cupholders and insert a single LED and wire them all together on a switch (there is even a guy on ebay selling them already made up with the bulbs installed). Or would I be better off doing one tucked up in each side storage compartment and under the dash so that they all shine downward?

I also plan on installing an underwater LED under the platform. Does anyone have a preference in manufacturer?

bzubke1
04-19-2011, 08:38 PM
Here's what I have. They're crappy camera phone pictures so the red looks more orange but you get the idea.

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k58/bzubke1/leds.jpg

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k58/bzubke1/100_2310.jpg

jmvotto
04-19-2011, 11:07 PM
The cup holders have drain holes already in them.
Here is a detailed thread. Ozium think is the brand
http://moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?t=7567&page=7&highlight=lights

For transom lights check out newtys transom led thread. They are visionx I believe..

bzubke1
04-19-2011, 11:08 PM
Yea those are the transom lights I have.

danomite81
04-20-2011, 12:26 AM
I just purchased the superflux 4 chip lights from oznium, they might be brighter than you want but i would check them out.

newty
04-20-2011, 11:02 AM
Yea those are the transom lights I have.

What do you think of the transom light? You happy with it?
I have yet to hear any feedback from anyone on the group buy I did last fall.

Looks good from the pic.

ian ashton
04-20-2011, 11:50 AM
What do you think of the transom light? You happy with it?
I have yet to hear any feedback from anyone on the group buy I did last fall.

Looks good from the pic.

I just installed mine, but I haven't had a chance to test it out at night. I can't see it during the day, lol. The quality is top notch, and the brightness out of the water is incredible, I'm sure it will look awesome at night in the lake!

bzubke1
04-20-2011, 11:57 AM
I love it. I'm always in pretty murky water, about of foot visibility if your lucky and it's still plenty bright. I wanna take it to clear lake one of these days and see how it looks. I get a lot of compliments and questions.

jmvotto
04-20-2011, 12:18 PM
cool thanks was going to me my next project, when green becomes available or i will just do white.
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newty
04-20-2011, 02:49 PM
I had a lot of second thoughts on the white I did on mine until I saw it in clear water. The white looks pretty sweet in clear water.

jmvotto
04-20-2011, 02:51 PM
thanks, thats what we run in . crystal clear water

Love the your pics on the visionx site.

Canuckle Head
04-20-2011, 05:13 PM
cool thanks was going to me my next project, when green becomes available or i will just do white.
.

They will do green as a custom. Small upcharge and extended lead time for delivery though. I decided on going with 2 of the Blue flood beams. I actually bought a 3rd light in the spot beam but my Fresh Air Exhaust is in the way so I didn't install it.

KG's Supra24
04-20-2011, 05:38 PM
bzubke1, how many do you have installed?

Here are some pics of Ozinium LED strips above the cupholders ...


http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/kwgarner24/DSC_0127.jpg

http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/kwgarner24/DSC_0130.jpg

http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/kwgarner24/DSC_0167.jpg

http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/kwgarner24/DSC_0168.jpg

bzubke1
04-20-2011, 05:59 PM
Just one in the transom, one strip above each cupholder and the courtesy lights are replaced with some accent lights from superbrightleds.com.

viking
04-20-2011, 07:28 PM
What do you think of the transom light? You happy with it?
I have yet to hear any feedback from anyone on the group buy I did last fall.

Looks good from the pic.

I have mine installed and operating. Looks good as far as I can tell in the garage :D Snow here yesterday so I'm not holding my breath for getting a water test done anytime soon! It'll be just like your brother-in-law's except only 1!! I like it so far.............I use it about every 2 days

jmvotto
04-20-2011, 10:33 PM
They will do green as a custom. Small upcharge and extended lead time for delivery though. I decided on going with 2 of the Blue flood beams. I actually bought a 3rd light in the spot beam but my Fresh Air Exhaust is in the way so I didn't install it.
Post some pics whe those two hit the water. Newtys looks great with one, two has to be da bomb, three would have been insane....:p

millerda68
06-18-2011, 04:36 PM
Took the plunge today. Ordered 11 of the superflux LED's for the cup holders, a 4" strip LED for under the dash, and 2 of the high intensity floods for the transom. All in white (per the wife's request). I think that should light things up nicely in the evenings.

The plan is to tie these into the courtesy light switch that is in place already. Anyone see any issues with doing that? Should I look at putting the transom lights on their own switch?

T100
06-20-2011, 12:43 PM
KG'S are those red or orange LED strips?



bzubke1, how many do you have installed?




Here are some pics of Ozinium LED strips above the cupholders ...


http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/kwgarner24/DSC_0127.jpg

http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/kwgarner24/DSC_0130.jpg

http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/kwgarner24/DSC_0167.jpg

http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/kwgarner24/DSC_0168.jpg

KG'S are those red or orange LED strips?

sailing217
06-20-2011, 01:48 PM
I too didn't want things TOO bright. Just changed the accent lights to red, and added a cluster to each cup holder area from superbrightleds.com I have a different boat, but my accent lights were just pop out the halogen bulp and put in a T-10 led 5 cluster off ebay. Quick plug and play.
I might pull the trigger today on underwater LEDs from Lumitec. White goes the farthest but we boat in green/brwn water so I'm getting Blue. Wish they had Red but they don't penetrate the water as well as white/blue, plus the 'blood water' effect =:)

you da man
06-20-2011, 05:07 PM
I too didn't want things TOO bright. Just changed the accent lights to red, and added a cluster to each cup holder area from superbrightleds.com I have a different boat, but my accent lights were just pop out the halogen bulp and put in a T-10 led 5 cluster off ebay. Quick plug and play.
I might pull the trigger today on underwater LEDs from Lumitec. White goes the farthest but we boat in green/brwn water so I'm getting Blue. Wish they had Red but they don't penetrate the water as well as white/blue, plus the 'blood water' effect =:)

White and blue are best looking but also best bug attracters as well

KG's Supra24
06-20-2011, 05:43 PM
KG'S are those red or orange LED strips?




KG'S are those red or orange LED strips?

Those are actually red even though they look kinda orange in the pics.

KG's Supra24
06-20-2011, 05:47 PM
T100 ...

Have you checked this thread (link below)? Dusty and I have several of our LED pics on the first page. I believe there are some other LED pics further back but you can see most in first page.

http://moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?t=13917&highlight=winter+project

T100
06-22-2011, 03:19 AM
T100 ...

Have you checked this thread (link below)? Dusty and I have several of our LED pics on the first page. I believe there are some other LED pics further back but you can see most in first page.

http://moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?t=13917&highlight=winter+project

Thanks, I had not seen that thread, sweeeeet look!

STANG KILLA SS
07-10-2011, 06:31 PM
i spent my 4th of July installing some new LEDs in the boat.
used some LED strips that we use on our RC airplanes, and some left over aluminum bar i had from making the custom bimini top.
Total cost was under $30 and took about 2 hours

didnt want the speaker ring look, i wanted more of a undercar neon glow. end result was just what i was after.

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/1936/ledsstrips1.jpg

http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/6019/ledsstrips2.jpg

i wasnt expecting this. it really lights up the tower (reflection) its MUUUUCH brighter in person, hopefully it wont reflect off the windsheild at night, but our windsheild is SO laid back i dont think it will even be an issue.
http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/6691/ledsstrips3.jpg

http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/5092/ledsstrips4.jpg

jester
07-10-2011, 08:09 PM
i spent my 4th of July installing some new LEDs in the boat.
used some LED strips that we use on our RC airplanes, and some left over aluminum bar i had from making the custom bimini top.
Total cost was under $30 and took about 2 hours



Where did you get the LED's from?

STANG KILLA SS
07-10-2011, 10:59 PM
we buy them from hong kong

ChrisK
07-11-2011, 01:48 AM
Took the plunge today. Ordered 11 of the superflux LED's for the cup holders, a 4" strip LED for under the dash, and 2 of the high intensity floods for the transom. All in white (per the wife's request). I think that should light things up nicely in the evenings.

The plan is to tie these into the courtesy light switch that is in place already. Anyone see any issues with doing that? Should I look at putting the transom lights on their own switch?

Millerda, do you have any pics of your transom lights working? I was torn between ordering the floods and the spotlights, ended up going with the spotlights. Including a picture from the boat cruising about 25 mph. I'm real interested in the difference between the two, I was kind of thinking it might be cool to do 2 of each.

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz345/chriskuecker/cb6448a1.jpg

millerda68
07-11-2011, 02:17 AM
Millerda, do you have any pics of your transom lights working? I was torn between ordering the floods and the spotlights, ended up going with the spotlights. Including a picture from the boat cruising about 25 mph. I'm real interested in the difference between the two, I was kind of thinking it might be cool to do 2 of each.

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz345/chriskuecker/cb6448a1.jpg

I don't have them yet. They have been on back order for almost a month now. As soon as I get them installed I will get some pics and get them posted up. I am anxious to see how well they work.

Canuckle Head
07-11-2011, 02:04 PM
Here are my lights Newty. These are the Floods and not the Spotlights:
http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww30/wedeh/Watersports/DiscoMoomba.jpg?t=1310402325

The water was a bit murky so I think they will be awesome in clear water!

ChrisK
07-11-2011, 06:27 PM
Canuckle those are just two of the Oznium flood lights?! I'm thinking those look better than the spotlights I just installed... I might have to go 2 of each

Canuckle Head
07-11-2011, 06:43 PM
Canuckle those are just two of the Oznium flood lights?! I'm thinking those look better than the spotlights I just installed... I might have to go 2 of each

Nuh uh, those are the VisionX lights. The same as Newty put on the back of his boat but X2.

http://www.visionxusa.com/LED-Subaqua/c1_102/index.html?osCsid=4010a3ecb46f2d3faa2eeefbffaae860

Super easy to install and wire in.

millerda68
07-12-2011, 01:09 AM
Talked to Oznium tonight. My transom lights are still on back order. I was told last week they would ship Friday. Now I am being told then shipment should come in Thursday this week. When I placed the order on 6/18 I was told the back order would be a week. At this point just getting a little frustrated at the waiting.

millerda68
07-22-2011, 05:09 PM
Just an update. I received everything finally this week. Planning on using the 3M 5200 adhesive/sealant for the drill through and screws on the transom mount lights, so probably won't be installing them until Sunday night (since it looks like summer will arrive here in Oregon this weekend).

kojack
07-23-2011, 10:23 PM
They suggest to use the 4200. the other 5200 is too strong and if ever one light burn down or something you wont be able to remove them and change them. When I received the instruction for my transom light. It was written in huge Red bold letters. " DO NOT USE 3M 5200". Hope its not too late for you.

millerda68
07-24-2011, 01:30 PM
Thanks! It's not too late. I won't be putting them in until next weekend. Have a business trip coming up and the boat will be sitting for a few days, so all will have a chance to cure out.

I had read on some of the other posts (Newty) that 5200 was used. There was one post with a debate back and forth. I do have a tube of 5200, but will to pick up some 4200.

viking
07-25-2011, 05:46 PM
Either will work but I used 4200 for the simple fact that "IF" i have to remove it I should be able to. Newty did use 5200 but suggested and would use 4200 next time for the reasons stated already.

good luck with the install.

ChrisK
08-09-2011, 05:14 PM
Millerda68, did you ever have a chance to install your lights? Any pics?

tazz3069
08-11-2011, 11:19 PM
I have a set of Abyss light. I love them. very bright. The only thing I hated was drilling a hole in the boat to run the wire. Make sure you counter sink the screw holes. You do not want the gelcoat the chip. I ran the wire up to one of my accessory switches. works awesome.

millerda68
08-17-2011, 11:07 PM
Millerda68, did you ever have a chance to install your lights? Any pics?

Yes, finally got them hooked up this past weekend, but have been on the road for work, so have not had a chance to test the transom lights yet. Will be on the road until next week, so hoping over the weekend once I get home I can get them in the water at night and see how they look.

ChrisK
08-18-2011, 01:45 PM
Sounds good, I'm anxious to see them. You just went with a couple of the oznium flood lights right?