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#10711888 - 03/20/15 07:09 PM LED Lights in Rod/Cargo boxes
SFAJACKS44 Offline
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Registered: 07/18/14
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Loc: Conroe
Thinking seriously about putting LED strip lights in my main cargo boxes. My gut tells me to use red to keep my night sight from being effected too much but not sure how useful it would be as opposed to a brighter white. Blue would be an option as well. Suggestions?
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#10712312 - 03/20/15 09:47 PM Re: LED Lights in Rod/Cargo boxes [Re: SFAJACKS44]
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You can add a dimmer to the wiring and it will solve that problem.
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#10712378 - 03/20/15 10:12 PM Re: LED Lights in Rod/Cargo boxes [Re: SFAJACKS44]
bluebonnet2 Offline
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Registered: 09/17/07
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Loc: marshall, tx
good evening,

i have 'em in my charger..............love 'em....white.......

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#10712750 - 03/21/15 07:18 AM Re: LED Lights in Rod/Cargo boxes [Re: SFAJACKS44]
Kevin R. Offline
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Registered: 03/22/13
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Loc: Crossroads Texas
I had blue in mine but put white in them after a few times out. Put them facing out form you and they won't affect your vision much. The blue made it hard to tell color and I found it hard to see any detail.

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#10713512 - 03/21/15 03:07 PM Re: LED Lights in Rod/Cargo boxes [Re: SFAJACKS44]
Ricky J. Offline
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Loc: Joshua, Texas
I know a guy that used red and said every worm is the same color in red light. Im going with white in mine
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#10718686 - 03/23/15 08:31 PM Re: LED Lights in Rod/Cargo boxes [Re: SFAJACKS44]
johnhawk865 Offline
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Registered: 03/16/15
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does somebody have a picture on how illuminated the led strip lights are?

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#10725705 - 03/26/15 11:20 AM Re: LED Lights in Rod/Cargo boxes [Re: SFAJACKS44]
Flyer Offline
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Registered: 04/22/13
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Loc: East TX
I put white strips in mine. Lights shinning down and tucked up far enough you can't see them from looking in without looking for them. That way there is no direct light to interfere with night vision.

IT works great because I can open them up and find and / or tie something if need be under the surface of the compartment. Then close the lid and they are all hidden.

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#10725854 - 03/26/15 12:13 PM Re: LED Lights in Rod/Cargo boxes [Re: johnhawk865]
Stump jumper Offline
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Originally Posted By: rnger208
does somebody have a picture on how illuminated the led strip lights are?
they make different brightness. I believe the 3850s are the dimmer ones. I put the 5050s under my bed rails in my truck and they are pretty bright. I have a left over piece I am going to mount under my dash in the boat. If I remember when it gets dark I will take a pic of the little strip I added under the dash in my truck. Not sure if the bed lights will give the right perspective.


Edited by Stump jumper (03/26/15 12:19 PM)

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#10728003 - 03/27/15 10:07 AM Re: LED Lights in Rod/Cargo boxes [Re: SFAJACKS44]
texasbass1 Offline
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Registered: 02/12/05
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I put white in mine and as others have stated placed them so the light isn't shining directly into my eye. I put them in both rod boxes, tackle storage areas and in the back. Now that I have them installed, I don't know why it took me so long to do it. What a difference.

I'll try and remember to get a picture to show how well it lights them up. But you can go on the websites Blue water lights I think and they have nighttime photos, that are pretty accurate.


Edited by texasbass1 (03/27/15 10:09 AM)
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#10728314 - 03/27/15 12:02 PM Re: LED Lights in Rod/Cargo boxes [Re: SFAJACKS44]
Stump jumper Offline
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Here are pics of the ones in my truck. You can kind of see the diff between shining down and to the side.

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#10728439 - 03/27/15 01:02 PM Re: LED Lights in Rod/Cargo boxes [Re: SFAJACKS44]
Flyer Offline
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Registered: 04/22/13
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Loc: East TX
That one shining down is more like what it looks like in my rod boxes. I don't even see the harsh glow from the strips though. They are tucked back far enough in you can't even see that.

I did do all storage compartments except the ice chest. The bilge area is the only one that was not wrapped all the way around the opening.

I only had just enough left to do one side.

I also found them cheap on eBay and / or Amazon. less than 20 bucks for a 16ft roll and all came form an American shipper.


Edited by Flyer (03/27/15 01:02 PM)

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#10739485 - 04/01/15 05:38 PM Re: LED Lights in Rod/Cargo boxes [Re: SFAJACKS44]
Page Offline
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Registered: 08/06/07
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Loc: Longview, Texas
Check out Bluewaterled.com
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#10739672 - 04/01/15 07:14 PM Re: LED Lights in Rod/Cargo boxes [Re: SFAJACKS44]
Mulkey Offline
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Registered: 10/01/12
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SFA. You can look in the trade thread under led for you boat & trailer that is were I post picks of the installation I have done. Or you can check out my Mobius Marine Leds Fb page. I would be more than willing to help you out. Just PM me if you are interested.
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#10792282 - 04/23/15 09:43 PM Re: LED Lights in Rod/Cargo boxes [Re: SFAJACKS44]
ddmm Offline
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Registered: 01/05/12
Posts: 315
Loc: Haslet, TX
put white LED's from Blue Water in my sons boat. Put them in every box plus the livewell, yep even in the livewell, helps finding the fish when fishing working mans tourneys. Wired them to the same switch used for the original interior boat lights. Used a hot glue gun to help with sticking them on. Also used the glue gun to secure the wires around the boat.

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#10799559 - 04/27/15 12:14 AM Re: LED Lights in Rod/Cargo boxes [Re: SFAJACKS44]
Hookset Brother- Martin Offline
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Registered: 06/26/13
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Loc: Bullard, TX
thetacklesmith.com has awesome inexpensive LED light kits
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