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DIY Green LED strip Fishing lights #8646749 02/28/13 03:20 PM
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Made me some green under water fishing lights.

1. green 5050 150 led/5m Led strip lights (eBay)
2. T12 Fluorescent light bulb protector - Clear
3. 1" PVC end Cap
4. 6" 1" PVC sch 40 pipe
5. 2 - 1" to 3/4" PVC coupling
6. 3/4" sch 40 pvc pipe
7. 1 1/4" PVC end cap
8. pvc glue, silicone
9. Wire and Wire connectors
10. weights (old cast net)

Step 1 get all your [censored] together:



Step 2 - Take 1" pipe cap , 6" - 1" PVC pipe and 1" to 3/4" coupling and glue together with PVC Glue. I add a few old cast net weight inside the 1" PVC to help sink this light.



Step 3 - glue in 3/4" PVC pipe to 3/4" to 1" coupling and star wrapping the LED lights around the 3/4" PVC. You can make the light as long as you want. i made 2 lights with 5 meters of LED strip.



add a light super glue to the end to make sure it doesnt come undone.


Step 4 - Cut off 3/4" PVC pipe add drill hole for wires



Step 5 - no comes the hard part. take other 3/4-1" PVC coupling and put it on the other end of the 3/4" pipe. no glue... Then measure how long you need to cut the T12 Protector. The 1" part of the 3/4-1" PVC coupling will barely fit inside the T12 Protector. I glued the T12 to the one end and let it dry. Gluing the other end is kind of tricking but can be done. you can see the T12 Protector in place in the pic below in step 6

I have no pic but will get some tonight when i finish up the second light

Step 6 - Drill hole in 1 1/4" PVC end cap for wires. tie not in wire so you dont pull them back out. Connect wires to Led Strip Silicon everything up real good and glue the 1 1/4" PVC cap on the coupling.




Re: DIY Green LED strip Fishing lights [Re: Yanta61] #8646763 02/28/13 03:23 PM
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Re: DIY Green LED strip Fishing lights [Re: Yanta61] #8646925 02/28/13 03:57 PM
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I could never get past Step #1 hammer


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Re: DIY Green LED strip Fishing lights [Re: Yanta61] #8647001 02/28/13 04:08 PM
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Could make a good work lite as well.

Re: DIY Green LED strip Fishing lights [Re: Yanta61] #8647390 02/28/13 05:28 PM
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awesome light good job

Re: DIY Green LED strip Fishing lights [Re: Yanta61] #8647407 02/28/13 05:31 PM
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good idea!


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Re: DIY Green LED strip Fishing lights [Re: Fishinfellow] #8650029 03/01/13 04:03 AM
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I LOVE the Buzz Light Year work station! rolfmao


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Re: DIY Green LED strip Fishing lights [Re: Yanta61] #8650906 03/01/13 02:18 PM
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Thanks... Hopefully i can get them tested out this weekend

Re: DIY Green LED strip Fishing lights [Re: Yanta61] #8657758 03/03/13 02:12 PM
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Very nice work!


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Re: DIY Green LED strip Fishing lights [Re: Yanta61] #8657838 03/03/13 02:40 PM
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Those are cool man


Re: DIY Green LED strip Fishing lights [Re: Yanta61] #8659375 03/04/13 12:12 AM
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How much you got in materials, also how do you fish with these, what deeps ect

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Re: DIY Green LED strip Fishing lights [Re: k5blaser88] #8662136 03/04/13 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted By: k5blaser88
How much you got in materials, also how do you fish with these, what deeps ect




Probably have about $35 for 2 lights. I'm just going to throw them over the side of my pontoon and see how they work. Probably fish with them a few feet under the surface of the water?

Re: DIY Green LED strip Fishing lights [Re: Yanta61] #8662177 03/04/13 06:22 PM
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damn you have too much time on your hands. i would of just bought them made already haha

Re: DIY Green LED strip Fishing lights [Re: Yanta61] #8693844 03/11/13 11:16 PM
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good design


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