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Old 07-12-2020, 07:36 PM
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Gotta get some soon for the upcoming flounder slaughter.

Best available that work on 24v system? I'd just as soon use my trolling motor batteries if I can.
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Priceless, you go slaughter em.
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Slaughter = get 4 as fast as you can.
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Originally Posted by llord View Post
Priceless, you go slaughter em.
i know for damn sure im keeping every legal one i catch up to the limit. Luckily for the flounder, i dont catch legal ones but i can put a clinic on for the 14 1/2" flounder.
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But this thread is about lights.
Can we keep it on topic, at least once?
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Most people are running LEDs these days but in my opinion they don’t cut through the water like old school halogens. If you have an inverter generator already and access to the discontinued sea striker halogen lights that are submergible that would be your best bet in my opinion.
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I've heard good things about Jerry's LEDs, but stopped short on pulling the trigger with the uncertainty of flounder regulations at the time. Glad I didn't in retrospect. I'm running some 12v LED bulbs inside the seastriker housing with good results. I can also run 4 lights all night on a lawnmower battery vs killing a deep cycle in a few hours before. In dirty water the LEDs with white light don't do so well, but they are amazing in the clear water. Most of the guys that gig the rivers seem to prefer the more orange light.
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Originally Posted by CAP1 View Post
Gotta get some soon for the upcoming flounder slaughter.

Best available that work on 24v system? I'd just as soon use my trolling motor batteries if I can.
TIA.
CAP, just because you have your batteries setup at 24 volts you can still use them individually as 12 volts. Just hook up to the post on one battery, not the lead you have in series. You can easily check this with a volt meter.
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Originally Posted by Striperk9 View Post
CAP, just because you have your batteries setup at 24 volts you can still use them individually as 12 volts. Just hook up to the post on one battery, not the lead you have in series. You can easily check this with a volt meter.
True, I was just figuring I could get brighter lights with a 24v system.
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Originally Posted by CAP1 View Post
True, I was just figuring I could get brighter lights with a 24v system.
I actually learned to gig with a guy who set his system up with a generator and 120 AC system. Little wary of using a metal gig with this system, but it was bright!
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I use to run a honda Eu2000i and (2) 200 or 300w industrial bulbs in some custom sea striker housings. For our "dirty" water it did pretty well. I also was kinda nervous about it with metal gigs and 120v but never had a problem. I actually just bought my old boat back from the guy sold it to and he still had all the gigging setup as well. Might go over everything and see about going when the season opens back up.
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I’ve heard good things about swamp eye leds you can change color 2000k yellow (river water) to 6000k white (Wrightsville beach clear water). Thinking about picking some up myself. Currently use Jerry’s led and no real complaints.
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Originally Posted by Wideopen28412 View Post
I’ve heard good things about swamp eye leds you can change color 2000k yellow (river water) to 6000k white (Wrightsville beach clear water). Thinking about picking some up myself. Currently use Jerry’s led and no real complaints.
is the swamp eye lights 12V or 120V?
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12v https://outriggeroutdoors.com/ but I can tell you from experience do not leave them burning while not submerged. At least with jerrys led they get hot and crack/burn. These say use only while submerged also.
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My lights consist of globes like the sea strikers (4 of them) with 2000 lumen LEDs (120 volt) running off of an inverter. I seal the globes with 1” electrical tape so that they are easy to service. Been doing it this way for years. A 27 group deep cycle will run all night without getting low. The set up is quiet and works like a champ
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I use Jerry’s lights and they are awesome. I run 2 on a 1448 on 1 battery. Plenty of light and sometimes use a light bar up the middle if I don’t have the TM on. To me the key is underwater and the light shade. Jerry’s warm chip is amazing and so works in our waters real good


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Jerry's LED's. I run four mounted to a heat sink on each side of the trolling motor and light up everything in plenty of time to make the kill. The deep cycle battery lasts an easy three nights, haven't pushed them any harder.
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Originally Posted by Wickedfisha View Post
I use Jerry’s lights and they are awesome. I run 2 on a 1448 on 1 battery. Plenty of light and sometimes use a light bar up the middle if I don’t have the TM on. To me the key is underwater and the light shade. Jerry’s warm chip is amazing and so works in our waters real good

Do you know which of Jerry's lights you are running?
Get them at Dave's Outpost?
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Originally Posted by CAP1 View Post
Do you know which of Jerry's lights you are running?
Get them at Dave's Outpost?
didn’t know Dave’s carried them. I ordered directly through the NC Jerry’s sales guy. Iv ran them for 2 full years I believe. This will be the third. They are sensitive to oysters since the “lens” is a rubberized silicone material that protects the chip. Iv got the regular warm color singles. They have a few new options but haven’t tried them yet. I had to send 1 back and they replaced it but Iv got another one that shows some water intrusion. For what they are it’s expensive as hell but they work great and have done well for me and a buddy who turned me on to Jerry’s
Edit: Man they have a bunch of new options! When I got mine you had 2 choices. Iv got the regular single 40watt chip ($90) each. Not sure what the other ones would do but they look bad ass

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Originally Posted by Sproly View Post
i know for damn sure im keeping every legal one i catch up to the limit. Luckily for the flounder, i dont catch legal ones but i can put a clinic on for the 14 1/2" flounder.
So, you throw back the shorts you kill ?

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