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#12483101 - 10/29/17 09:19 AM Golight for bow
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Registered: 12/26/14
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Loc: Euless
Anybody have one or used one? http://golight.com/gobee-halogen/
Wondering how much light it really puts out and how bright. I know what the add says but 80,000 candlepower and 1000 lumens doesn't sound like that much. I have a LED flashlight that is 2000 lumens and does a good job lighting the world but I have to hold it in one hand while driving the boat and the hand can get mighty cold when it's in the 30's.


Edited by Muzzlebrake (10/29/17 09:20 AM)
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#12483179 - 10/29/17 10:48 AM Re: Golight for bow [Re: Muzzlebrake]
Bobby Milam Offline
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I had one that I used for awhile. It was pretty convenient. Isn't the brightest light out there but it will light up stumps and anything else that you need while driving, far enough out that you can drive safely. Frees your hands. I traded mine and I miss it often.

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#12483195 - 10/29/17 11:20 AM Re: Golight for bow [Re: Muzzlebrake]
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I did this, 1200 lumens, wired to accessary switch (on/off) works great.






Edited by 6BOOMER (10/29/17 11:25 AM)

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#12484051 - 10/30/17 07:33 AM Re: Golight for bow [Re: Muzzlebrake]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Next question. Is it illegal to use anywhere? All I can find on TPWD indicates it is not illegal to use for spotting markers, bouys or other hazards as long as you have the required other lights burning.
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#12484053 - 10/30/17 07:34 AM Re: Golight for bow [Re: 6BOOMER]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Originally Posted By: 6BOOMER
I did this, 1200 lumens, wired to accessary switch (on/off) works great.






Did you build that yourself? What did you use for parts?
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#12484146 - 10/30/17 08:59 AM Re: Golight for bow [Re: Muzzlebrake]
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Yes made myself, used the Bow light and connected an off road led light to it. Connected to an accessory switch for on/off functions. Can also fit a scope cap (2 1/8) over it to protect. Don't have a fortrex to purchase a light for it so come with this. You can purchase the light from TH Marine (1-$50) or Ebay (2-$20) much cheaper and higher lumens. Used for running in the dark only for navigational purpose only AND can be turned off / on with a switch.

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#12484159 - 10/30/17 09:11 AM Re: Golight for bow [Re: Muzzlebrake]
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A spotlight is legal to search surroundings but is illegal as a running light.

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#12484430 - 10/30/17 11:34 AM Re: Golight for bow [Re: tmd11111]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Originally Posted By: tmd11111
A spotlight is legal to search surroundings but is illegal as a running light.


I guess I would be "constantly" searching since I am navigating through trees and stumps.
Would be my luck to meet a GW with a hen house attitude but a ticket would still be cheaper than a lower unit or hole thru the hull or worse yet sunk in 40 deg water.
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#12484445 - 10/30/17 11:45 AM Re: Golight for bow [Re: Muzzlebrake]
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If your using occasionally for safety is fine, running 15 miles with on may be a problem.

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#12484540 - 10/30/17 01:00 PM Re: Golight for bow [Re: Muzzlebrake]
Txduckhunter Offline
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Originally Posted By: Muzzlebrake
Originally Posted By: tmd11111
A spotlight is legal to search surroundings but is illegal as a running light.


I guess I would be "constantly" searching since I am navigating through trees and stumps.
Would be my luck to meet a GW with a hen house attitude but a ticket would still be cheaper than a lower unit or hole thru the hull or worse yet sunk in 40 deg water.


Why would it be a hen house attitude? He'd be enforcing the law as written. You would be breaking said law.
With that said, I have LED's on the front of my duck boat that burn a hole in the night. They are on a switch so that I can turn them on/off if I see someone coming that I would blind with my light. This is rarely a problem due to the fact that there isn't anyone out at 4am besides other hunters. (Who also are running these lights)
I use a hand-help spotlight in my bass boat and just flash it for navigation reference on buoys, etc.

And........go-lights are pretty cool and work well.


Edited by Txduckhunter (10/30/17 01:01 PM)

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#12484545 - 10/30/17 01:06 PM Re: Golight for bow [Re: 6BOOMER]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Loc: Euless
Originally Posted By: 6BOOMER
If your using occasionally for safety is fine, running 15 miles with on may be a problem.


Hope so. There are a couple of places I would have to go maybe 1/4 mile or so to get thru the stumps and there are usually no other boats around that time of morning. Anybody that has run from Jordan ramp up thru Indian Creek on Raybob will know what I am trying to miss.


Edited by Muzzlebrake (10/30/17 01:08 PM)
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#12485162 - 10/30/17 09:31 PM Re: Golight for bow [Re: Muzzlebrake]
Bobby Milam Offline
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That golight is more expensive than the one that 6Boomer showed but the reason is because it rotates with the remote control which is very handy when looking for stumps or landmarks. What I like about it over a handheld spotlight is you have to really stick the handheld out to the side so it doesn't bounce light off the inside of the boat and blind you plus I need one hand for the spotlight, one for the throttle and one to steer.

I had one similar to this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019EWLO36/ref...la-315750845015

That was really nice, had flood light and you could focus it into a really bright spotlight. My wife threw my charger out!

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#12486307 - 10/31/17 04:39 PM Re: Golight for bow [Re: Bobby Milam]
Txduckhunter Offline
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[quote=Bobby Milam]That golight is more expensive than the one that 6Boomer showed but the reason is because it rotates with the remote control which is very handy when looking for stumps or landmarks. What I like about it over a handheld spotlight is you have to really stick the handheld out to the side so it doesn't bounce light off the inside of the boat and blind you plus I need one hand for the spotlight, one for the throttle and one to steer.

I had one similar to this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019EWLO36/ref...la-315750845015

That was really nice, had flood light and you could focus it into a really bright spotlight. My wife threw my charger out! [/quote

I've wished for years that someone would come up with a viable mount for a go light on the top of your stern light pole. That would help eliminate the glare you are talking about without holding a spotlight out to the side of the boat.
Your other option is to have someone (and you better trust them to know how to run the light) operate the spotlight while you run.

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