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Old 08-21-2011, 07:15 AM
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I have recently started seeing a lot of people with these cool looking LED kits that mount under the transom/swim platforms of their boats that are very bright. I am looking into adding one of these kits to my boat, both for the extra safetly of the bright lights and the "cool" factor. Does anyone have any experience with these kits, who makes the best ones and are they difficult to install? It seems they would be fairly easy to install, so I'm more concerned with which manufacturer makes the best product. Thanks!!

PS if you have some pics of your light setup, please post them!!


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Old 08-21-2011, 11:20 AM
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I am looking for the same things to put on my boat. A lot of people here have the lights installed. I will be watching for their input as well.
Old 08-21-2011, 03:35 PM
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one of our own started making them.. check out Chris and his web sight www.coastalnightlights.com/
Old 08-21-2011, 03:47 PM
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Underwater I would go with www.Coastalnightlights.com but for the boat I would go with www.xtremeled.com

Check out this video, it is my blackfin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKe_fC72dgk
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Just do a search on this forum and you'll find lots of info and pictures. I've done them myself and fully recommend Chris at CoastalNightLights.com.
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Running coastal lighting like everyone else mentioned on the rear.. Fixed a nissan truck up for my daughter years ago and used the street tubes they use under cars and they lasted till she sold the truck so knew they were tough. Have two kits of 4 tubes each running all the way down the inside of the fountain. Used the red led light strips around the twin Garmins and one simple wal-mart red led light up by the stereo amp mounted on the bar on the top. dash led, top and side lights have their own switch so you don't have to run them all at once and only the ones you want. Lots of guys use rope light in the inside and it works fine. Might even be easier to install being bendable . No issues mounted the tubes and they had their own hard plastic mounts for under car which worked perfect.
Lot of the guys run Blue on the inside. After looking at several that had them fixed that way if I had to do it again I'd go with the blue. Not sure how it affects night vision and red does not bother you but maybe some will post some photos and comment on that...


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Old 08-21-2011, 04:27 PM
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Are there stern lights that fit in the drain plug hole somehow?

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