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Old 07-21-2019, 12:56 PM
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Question Anyone suggest a good battery powered LED nav light?

I'm not going to put an electrical system on my boat, there's nowhere to run the wires, just bare aluminum everywhere. Battery powered lights are the way to go. Does anyone have any recommendations for specific products? I'll be in Canada soon so I can get some stuff delivered from Amazon. I've looked already and there seem to be a lot of red/green lights, but all the ones I've seen are just a red/green plastic cover on an LED flashlight. They don't have that 270 degree coverage that the bow light is supposed to have.

I remember the stern light we had when I was a kid. It had a white cover and emitted a soft light. By contrast, all these battery-powered LED stern lights emit a piercing white light which several reviewers have said was distracting or blinding. I might just leave this light out altogether if I can't find a good one.
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This company has some pretty innovative small boat products including battery powered nav lights: https://www.railblaza.com/
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I checked, they have a bow and stern set for...$174.99! Yikes...it's great equipment but my whole boat was only $450. I had really hoped to get this done for under $50.
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Walmart has $30 kit. Works great now and stern light I have one in my boat for emergencies
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There are over 5,000 of them for sale at Ebay! That is where I would start looking
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Originally Posted by foggysail View Post
There are over 5,000 of them for sale at Ebay! That is where I would start looking
Ebay suspended my account. After years of buying from them, they locked me out and said, "You will provide a US phone number NOW." For data mining my personal information for profit, I'm sure. I can't buy from them any more, unfortunately.
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Years ago I made a Light system for a 13' inflatable, using a 12 V U1 sealed garden tractor battery. I ran not only the navigational lights, but depth sounder/chart plotter, and engine start (25 hp) Should be real cheap in China for a U1 battery. Make a bracket, and any off the shelf LED light will work for the boat (Red and Green). The all around light, will be similar clamp the pole on the transom, or make a socket.. Just run the wire fore and aft from the battery. You don't even have to have a switch--just undo the terminals when through. Charge up at home. Probably be done for less than $75 US (in china),.
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01B3M2BOG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I had that set on my Jon boat...never had a problem.
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It would be a shame to have a bright stern/all around white light, don't want anyone to see you do you? a stern light is not optional, neither is an anchor light.
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quality product, Marinebeam.com
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check out the navisafe lights here: https://www.defender.com/category.js...550&id=2312556
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I had that set on my Jon boat...never had a problem.
That's the one that the reviews said the stern light was blinding. That wasn't an issue with yours?

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