The effect of
the green light in water is far superior to other colors of light.
This effect allows the light to penetrate farther. The superior
light penetration and design does several things; virtually 100% of
the light is submerged in the water, not floating on the surface;
the area affected by the light is much larger with a 360 degree
range; the larger area affected by the light attracts more bait fish
as well as game fish to your targeted area.
Our light is built rugged, we use
schedule 40 Clear PVC pipe. Not that weak acrylic that the import
lights use. We use a 4 foot green fluorescent tube that is bright
and will produce a 30 foot light circle in the clear waters of Lake
Powell. Our light has a 15 foot power cord with standard battery
clamps at the ends.
Our light draws less than 2.0
amps, so you don't have worry if you take a nap on the boat and
wakeup the next morning, You will still be able to start the boat.
You can do both. If you float
the light you can use the surface light to light your rod tip and
the line. This will make it easier to see fish strikes. However the
light will draw more bugs in this position. If you sink the light
this put more light at depth and less at the surface. This tends to
cause some problems with the fish getting wrapped around the cord of
the light. We prefer to connect a 4 lb. down rigger ball to the
light, this will float the light vertically and only the top of the
light will be above the surface. This causes the surface of the
water to act as a reflector and send most of the light down. This
position also tends to draw less bugs.
brightness of the light is 3000 lumens. This is when the bulb is
new. As the bulb ages the brightness will get less and less. All
lights tend to do this over time.
brightness of the 4 foot light is 3000 lumens. This is twice as
bright as the 2 foot model. The 2 foot bulb has half the life of the
4 foot bulb.