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#11696746 - 06/29/16 09:25 PM For those with LED deck lights
lodell23 Offline
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Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 652
Loc: Denton TX
Are they worth the money/do you use them? I can see the compartment LEDs being super helpful, but how useful are the deck lights if they take away from your night vision? Also which deck color would be best? I like white but I imagine that would be too bright for night time. Thanks!

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#11696765 - 06/29/16 09:30 PM Re: For those with LED deck lights [Re: lodell23]
nitroslim Offline
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Registered: 06/30/07
Posts: 1709
Loc: Ft. worth
I like mine. I have red. On when I fish at night. Turn them off when you run. Mine are not to bright but you can see the deck and your feet.

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#11696863 - 06/29/16 10:26 PM Re: For those with LED deck lights [Re: lodell23]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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Registered: 11/02/14
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I have them....they suck. They are too bright for night fishing. I guess they'd be better on a ski boat. Lol
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#11696901 - 06/29/16 10:49 PM Re: For those with LED deck lights [Re: lodell23]
David Burton Online   confused
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Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 1963
Loc: McKinney, TX
The blue strips I had on my previous boat were not helpful in tying knots, but finding tools and lures were easy with them. My current boat has the rigid deck lights, that may be too bright, I haven't fished in pre-dawn yet, but tying knots or doing work in the driveway has been a breeze!
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#11697127 - 06/30/16 07:11 AM Re: For those with LED deck lights [Re: lodell23]
Mike Yeager Offline
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Registered: 07/31/14
Posts: 754
Loc: Cypress, TX
They won't help you night fish, they are too bright. They do look cool though and are pretty easy to install. You can't really run with them after dark either. They do help you find your co-angler though.
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#11697150 - 06/30/16 07:21 AM Re: For those with LED deck lights [Re: lodell23]
Mike Yeager Offline
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#11697154 - 06/30/16 07:22 AM Re: For those with LED deck lights [Re: lodell23]
Mike Yeager Offline
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#11697156 - 06/30/16 07:23 AM Re: For those with LED deck lights [Re: lodell23]
Mike Yeager Offline
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#11697188 - 06/30/16 07:41 AM Re: For those with LED deck lights [Re: lodell23]
721Phoenix Offline
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Registered: 08/13/07
Posts: 2058
Loc: Downtown Tomball, Texas
I have the red ones, to me they help to keep from stepping on rods when launching.

Plus if the opportunity ever arises I throw the stripper pole up front and watch the show under the red lights.
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#11697752 - 06/30/16 11:57 AM Re: For those with LED deck lights [Re: 721Phoenix]
Insurance man Offline
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Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 724
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: E5Zero
I have the red ones, to me they help to keep from stepping on rods when launching.

Plus if the opportunity ever arises I throw the stripper pole up front and watch the show under the red lights.
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#11697760 - 06/30/16 12:01 PM Re: For those with LED deck lights [Re: lodell23]
the skipper Offline
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Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 2989
Loc: nederland, TX
They are mainly just for looks for most people. You can install a dimmer to make them better for night fishing.

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#11697772 - 06/30/16 12:06 PM Re: For those with LED deck lights [Re: lodell23]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 01/20/09
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Loc: Houston, TX
I think they look goofy. In compartment lighting I can appreciate. Deck lighting is useless to me. No use in daylight, can't see to run and probably not legal, and of no use night fishing.
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#11698116 - 06/30/16 02:53 PM Re: For those with LED deck lights [Re: lodell23]
Dr. Chase Offline
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Registered: 04/17/06
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Loc: Benbrook/Granbury/Whitney/Stil...
they are cheap and easy to install. i have red and they are great for night fishing. i can see everything in my boat and it adds a little light to get an idea where you're casting when there's no moonlight. most of all, they look cool and the chicks dig em. to answer your question, yes and yes.

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#11698123 - 06/30/16 02:55 PM Re: For those with LED deck lights [Re: fouzman]
Dubee Offline
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Registered: 07/17/11
Posts: 1515
Loc: Godley Tx
Originally Posted By: fouzman
I think they look goofy. In compartment lighting I can appreciate. Deck lighting is useless to me. No use in daylight, can't see to run and probably not legal, and of no use night fishing.


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#11698129 - 06/30/16 02:57 PM Re: For those with LED deck lights [Re: 721Phoenix]
Dr. Chase Offline
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Registered: 04/17/06
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Loc: Benbrook/Granbury/Whitney/Stil...
Originally Posted By: E5Zero
I have the red ones, to me they help to keep from stepping on rods when launching.

Plus if the opportunity ever arises I throw the stripper pole up front and watch the show under the red lights.


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