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Old 09-27-2010, 05:26 PM   #1
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lookin for some red led rope lights on ebay. found these 2. one is $10 and the other is $86. they are both 6'6" everything looks identical.
http://cgi.ebay.com/12V-RED-LED-rope...item439f6797e1
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I think that they are the same - the second one is for 66 feet... I guess I'm going to need a bigger boat...
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ahhhhh. read it wrong. thanks.
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Have you tried these? I'm wondering what the difference would be between rope lights, leds from yachtlighs and the ones from coastalnightlights. I may be looking for a low cost winter project.
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Have you tried these? I'm wondering what the difference would be between rope lights, leds from yachtlighs and the ones from coastalnightlights. I may be looking for a low cost winter project.
I think both of these guys would be a better bet. I know for a fact that Chris at Coastal Night Lights will stand behind his product, and I believe yachtjim will too. There is also another guy bumster I believe that has some for sale, seems like a stand up guy as well.
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chris's are nice. but it will cost me $96 for 12' of his lights. way to expensive for me.
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damn. the yaghtlights led ribbon is $18 per foot. lmfao. no way!
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chris's are nice. but it will cost me $96 for 12' of his lights. way to expensive for me.
What are you going to do with 12' of lights? I'll tell you what man, the ones you are looking at are full of crap. We had some for decorating some posts and they only lasted like a week, imagine pounding on a boat and getting wet.
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i have had led clear rope lights on the boat for 350 hours all wet saltwater . still working great!
low price as well
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What are you going to do with 12' of lights?
my cockpit is 6' long. the rope lights dont seem super bright. i want the light even, not bright in the middle of the cockpit and dim at the front and back.


found these on yaghtlights.....

http://www.yachtlights.com/item--LED-Rope-Light--RL-LED

$2 per foot is a good price. .
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What are you going to do with 12' of lights? I'll tell you what man, the ones you are looking at are full of crap. We had some for decorating some posts and they only lasted like a week, imagine pounding on a boat and getting wet.
After reading the posts I am starting to see a pattern. But advice being what it is I will offer mine. You get what you pay for. 100.00 to 150.00 to have a top quality product that at least three members here including myself will stand behind. If you think there is a comparison you are wrong. The LED tape you see here for 8 -18 dollars a foot has VHB double sided tape to secure it. No screws no brackets just clean peel and stick. super bright and very even light. Bottom line is you get what you pay for and 8.00 for 6 ft is worth every penny but not a penny more.And you dont get this effect from it. Of course this is only my opinion
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Uh, check out XtremeLED, totally waterproof, these have been under 1' of saltwater for the past 9 days...



Stay away from that ebay crap, it is just that...crap. I'll be sending Rob (Xtreme owner) his 1' strip back when the bulbs crap out in 5 years...about 40,000 hours!
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Bumster, What size is the boat and how many lights are installed to give that effect in your signature?
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Bumster, What size is the boat and how many lights are installed to give that effect in your signature?
Rob,
Marc is going to be falling all over himself...his Osprey is one cool looking boat...
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ya. i think im gonna order the led rope from yaghtlights. im not looking for the look of the boat pictured above. im looking to illuminate the floor of my cockpit, not land an airplane.
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not bashing but, that site sucks. i have no idea what products you offer, what they cost, or how to order em.
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Bumster, What size is the boat and how many lights are installed to give that effect in your signature?
That is an Aquasport 245 he has 4 ft in each gunwale and a 3 ft strip on the frt of the t-top and a 3 ft strip on the rear of the top. the lights are on a two switches so they can be all on or just the top or just the gunwales. 10.00 per ft cut to size with marine grade wiring. The owner is a member here, Flounderpounder
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not bashing but, that site sucks. i have no idea what products you offer, what they cost, or how to order em.
I offer a more personal service because my product can be custome taylored to your application. The site is not meant to sell it is meant to see. bottom line is only you need to be happy with what you purchase. sorry I am unable to help you out.
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its cool to have that personal touch. working for a grocery retailer (publix) i can appreciate that. sometimes its nice to be able to buy stuff online wit the click of a mouse.
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so is the yaghtlights owner a member here? does he stand behind his stuff?
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