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Underwater Swim Step LED's - Lets See Them!

Discussion in 'Yamaha AR240, SX240, 242 Limited / S / X/ E-Series' started by Weaver1855, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. Weaver1855

    Weaver1855 Active Member

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    Looking to buy and install a couple swim step underwater LED's on my AR, What is everyone using? how many bulbs, do you wish you went more or less, etc..
     
  2. blacksapphirez

    blacksapphirez Jet Boat Addict

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    will be testing it out as soon as water temp warms up enough for me to jump in

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  3. Bruce

    Bruce Jetboaters Fleet Admiral Staff Member Administrator

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    I have not seen lights mounted vertically before. It will be interesting to see how they work.
     
  4. ToddW850

    ToddW850 Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    I too am curious to see how those lights look @blacksapphirez

    As far as mine, got these at West Marine. Drawing a blank on the name at the moment. They were $99 for 2. They are pretty bright.

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  5. Bennie

    Bennie Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    @ToddW850 - Man those look great!! Everything I've seen so far has been either cheap crap or super expensive.

    How do you like them? How bad/easy was the install? Thanks ahead of time for any info you can give!!
     
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  6. VONCE

    VONCE Active Member

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    I got a new depth finder so I have to fish some wires for the transducer. I plan on fishing some additional wires and putting some strip LEDs under the swim platform. I highly doubt they are going to be very effective, but I have a lot of the strip LEDs left and am trying to find more places to put them!
     
  7. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Admiral

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    I think these are actually lasers @blacksapphirez uses to kill snakes.

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  8. Bennie

    Bennie Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    Don't tell @blacksapphirez but the green lights will actually attract the snakes!!! shh...
     
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  9. blacksapphirez

    blacksapphirez Jet Boat Addict

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    green light will not be used. lol

    but i will probably use white most of the time since it is the brightest if i want to tone it down maybe switch to blue :)
     
  10. haknslash

    haknslash Jetboaters Admiral

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    I'm watching this thread too. It will be interesting to see if the way @blacksapphirez has them mounted if they will still penetrate into the water as good as if he were to mount them below the water line. He picked them up for pretty cheap so I'm definitely interested because the other lights out there are ridiculously overpriced.
     
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  11. ToddW850

    ToddW850 Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    Thanks @Bennie. I'm still very happy with them. Install was not difficult at all. My hardest obstacle was getting up the nerve to drill a hole in my boat. I've had them 2 seasons now I believe.

    I will say I lucked out on the port side light. There is a small shelf in the transom for some reason. I drilled JUST above it to feed the wire. I had no idea until after. But other than that, it was just feeding the wires through.
     
  12. T. Turner

    T. Turner Jet Boat Lover

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    Yeah I'm interested in mouting a couple of lights but cutting holes in my boat gives me anxiety just thinking about it.
     
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  13. Weaver1855

    Weaver1855 Active Member

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    Please keep me posted on how these look in the water. I haven't thought about putting the lights in this location. I would think underway these would be out of the water, but I wonder what it would still look like. Thanks for posting the pictures.
     
  14. Weaver1855

    Weaver1855 Active Member

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    Are these the ones you got? The ones installed on your boat look pretty damn bright and these are fairly inexpensive. How long have you had them installed?

    https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west...nderwater-light-2-pack--14996219?recordNum=16
     
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  15. Weaver1855

    Weaver1855 Active Member

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  16. jpass

    jpass Jet Boat Lover

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  17. blacksapphirez

    blacksapphirez Jet Boat Addict

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    these lights are held on by velcro so probably wouldn't be wise to run the boat with them. i would put them in manually after i've stopped :)
     
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  18. redthumper9

    redthumper9 Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    Two Abyss s1800's mounted in between the pumps.
     
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  19. ToddW850

    ToddW850 Jetboaters Lieutenant

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  20. Bennie

    Bennie Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    @ToddW850 - any problems with them shutting off on you or flickering.

    The reviews on the west marine website show quite a few guys having problems with them.
     

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