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Old 02-29-2012, 07:42 AM
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thinking about lumitec seablaze 3's and a12 pro ocean led....anything else i should be looking at? how is the shadowcasters? gonna do 2 down and 2 back and also add the a12 pro at the center engine...
Old 02-29-2012, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by BluewaterPlacek View Post
thinking about lumitec seablaze 3's and a12 pro ocean led....anything else i should be looking at? how is the shadowcasters? gonna do 2 down and 2 back and also add the a12 pro at the center engine...
Well all of the lights you are asking about are top notch. The brightest of the bunch is the Shadow-Caster SC-10 then the Sea Blaze 3 and finally the Ocean LED. The best bang for your buck though is the SeaBlaze3. I dont know when you are planning on making this purchase but we have a 20% off special going on right now for THT members and we sell all 3 of these underwater lights and more on our website. If you are interested go follow the link and it will take you straight to our underwater LED lights then add the light of your choice to the cart and enter the code "thtdeal" in the coupon code box to see your extra discount. The discount is off of your entire order so if you need anything else while you are there add it to your cart. Only catch is that the deal ends tonight so you would have to be in the market now. Check the picture below also it gives a good comparison. thanks

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Never heard any complaints about ScarabChris' lights.
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coastalnightlights.com.Save yourself alot of money and go with chris' lights
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Use either Chris at Coastal Night Lights or Lumitec lighting Seablaze 3. Both are great.
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thanks chriss' lights look great just a little bulky for my application.. i have had seablaze on my last boat and liked them but always looking for something brighter...proly gonna run 4 seablaze and 1 shadowcaster-10....thanks for everything guys
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Default Lumitec Seablaze 3

Just mounted 3 blue Seablaze 3 yesterday on my Rinker 340. I installed 2 on my last cruiser and they were great.




Can't wait to test my new install next weekend!


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The problem with the SeaBlaze 3 they are powder coated aluminum. which equals disaster in fresh and salt water. I would take a look at Lumishore. they are the brightest surface mounts on the market. they also offer color select and color change lights, so you don't have to make up your mind on one color.
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you cant talk about lumishore on tht. half the people on here would die if they knew the pricing on them when they can get a light for 200 bucks. HA
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you cant talk about lumishore on tht. half the people on here would die if they knew the pricing on them when they can get a light for 200 bucks. HA
The problem is how often do you want to replace them? I have four lights on my boat. I changed the ocean LED's 4 times. that's right 4 times 4 lights.

Lumishore SM50's are around $650 out performing lumitec and Ocean LED. do the research.
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Originally Posted by ColorchangeB View Post
The problem with the SeaBlaze 3 they are powder coated aluminum. which equals disaster in fresh and salt water. I would take a look at Lumishore. they are the brightest surface mounts on the market. they also offer color select and color change lights, so you don't have to make up your mind on one color.
Well actually Lumitec SeaBlaze3's are hard coated anodized alluminum not powder coated, and anybody who knows coatings will tell you that hard coat is virtually indestructable. You are not comparing apples to apples here. At retail the SeaBlaze3 is $300, quite a bit cheaper than the lumishore. And possibly the best feature of all the SeaBlaze3 is manufactured right here in the good old USA!
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Originally Posted by ColorchangeB View Post
The problem is how often do you want to replace them? I have four lights on my boat. I changed the ocean LED's 4 times. that's right 4 times 4 lights.

Lumishore SM50's are around $650 out performing lumitec and Ocean LED. do the research.
Which Ocean LED did you have? The Lumitec is SeaBlaze3 is $300, less than half of the SM50.
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Well actually Lumitec SeaBlaze3's are hard coated anodized alluminum not powder coated, and anybody who knows coatings will tell you that hard coat is virtually indestructable. You are not comparing apples to apples here. At retail the SeaBlaze3 is $300, quite a bit cheaper than the lumishore. And possibly the best feature of all the SeaBlaze3 is manufactured right here in the good old USA!

People come on here because they want a product that lasts not a product you SELL! Aluminum below the water line is a terrible idea. It's called sacrificial anoid. Sea Blaze3 light has a 30 degree beam, and only 10,000 running hours with 2.5 amp hours. Ocean LED is at least plastic molded and has 40,000 hours, running 1amp hour. Lumishore has aluminum chassis for heat but is over molded with polymer, 50,000 hour life, 1 amp hour draw, dual voltage, and 60 degree beam for more light at the transom.

I've done a lot of research on this, that is why I am recommending the best option for today, and 10 years from now.
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Im with you colorchange im doing the 150 color change lumishores. problem is most people want to save a dime now even though it will cost them a dollar in the future. Not saying that any lights you mentioned are bad MB just a general statement.
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Im not dissagreeing with either of you that the Lumishore is a good light. I just wanted to make sure to correct colorchange claim about the powder coat. I also wanted to point out that comparing the Lumishore to the Lumitec is comparing apples to oranges. There is a light for everyone, personally I wouldnt use anything other than the Shadow-Casters, just depends on how much $ you want to spend.
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MB, the Lumishore's are a bit more expensive I agree. I just think people should explore all options before shooting from the hip like I did with the Ocean LED's. I really regret my decision and the cost of fixing some of the fiberglass below the water line also sucked.
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Can the aluminum case of the Sea Blaze be painted with anti fouling paint?

Bonding required for the aluminum case?
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From lumitecs website

q. Should I paint the underwater lights?

a. Performance will not be affected if you do not paint the lights. However like any underwater fitting you may experience growth if the parts are not coated with an appropriate anti-fouling paint. You MUST use aluminum-safe bottom paint, and you should not use non-safe paints in close proximity to the SeaBlaze lights.

q. What type of bottom paint should be used when mounting the SeaBlaze Underwater Lights to the transom?

a. We recommend using Trilux 33 Antifouling Aluminum Bottom Paint with your SeaBlaze Underwater Lights. Any pre-existing bottom paints on the transom with high copper content should be removed within a 1 inch border around the SeaBlaze housing. The removal area can then be coated with the Trilux 33 Antifouling Paint or other “Aluminum Safe” bottom paint.
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When it comes to underwater lights the Lumishore's are the best but, They are also the most expensive.
The Shadowcasters are a great light and they are made in Fl. Probably the best bang for the buck.
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ColorChangeB is right and stats alot of good facts about Lumishore, You only want to buy the lights once. I have the Lumishore SM50 Surface-Mounts in blue on my 31 Fountain, here are a few shots with my phone camera in REALLY MURKY WATER, and one trailer shot. They have awsome penetration in clean clear water and look great while underway, I will gets some pics and repost with the Nikon D90 SLR camera shots.
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