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atthelake
05-02-2011, 02:36 PM
Has anyone seen or heard of Liquid Lite ? It's an underwater LED that just replaces your drain plug, no drilling no hassle (allegedly) I am thinking about it but still a little antsy.

http://theliquidlite.com

chawk610
05-02-2011, 02:57 PM
looks like a good idea... but a bummer cause my drain is underneathe the boat...

G-Star
05-02-2011, 03:03 PM
These guys also have something similar. Not sure what the light output would be like from 1 relatively small light.
http://www.oceanled.com/component/oled_products/item/20.html

Huskie05
05-02-2011, 03:32 PM
seems like a great idea, work a call into the company. Testimonials look promising.

Brian B
05-02-2011, 04:03 PM
Subscribed! Very cool not having to cut or drill the transom!

atthelake
05-02-2011, 06:12 PM
These guys also have something similar. Not sure what the light output would be like from 1 relatively small light.
http://www.oceanled.com/component/oled_products/item/20.html

For the 6 light it was 800 Lumens, not the brightest by any stretch BUT $350 and no drilling. It would be interesting to try out and see if it would be worth the grand or so to go whole hog. I phoned Mike today and asked him, he said some prowake guy bought a blue and white one (One for his MC, the other for his Nautique) and he was going to send pics asap. He'll post on website when done.
For 350 it's pretty cheap R&D

Brian B
05-06-2011, 08:34 PM
Bump!......

Brian B
05-09-2011, 05:35 PM
Are underwater transom lights legal? I'm guessing no......

Kyle
05-09-2011, 06:23 PM
Some lake patrols do not allow them while driving the boat above no wake speed. Some do though.
They claim it looks like flashing blue lights like a cop boat and imitating a police boat is frowned apon. Although I have rarely run mine on at speed but it looks cool.

I love mine and use them while parked. In the cove or backed in at a restaurant. Everyone will stop to look. Get ready to answer a lot of questions if you are in your boat when a croud walks down the dock and it's glowing like crazy.

Justjoe
05-09-2011, 06:43 PM
Are underwater transom lights legal? I'm guessing no......

Legal shmeagal....here we go again...

kskonn
05-09-2011, 07:26 PM
so has anyone tried these lights yet?

jeffbare
05-09-2011, 08:44 PM
Has anyone seen or heard of Liquid Lite ? It's an underwater LED that just replaces your drain plug, no drilling no hassle (allegedly) I am thinking about it but still a little antsy.

http://theliquidlite.com

I just copy and pasted this to www.thehulltruth.com, it will be interesting if anyone on THT has any experience with them. THT has a ton of members, and mostly fishermen, that would use these.
Link to the post: http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-forum/350228-has-anyone-tried-these-underwater-lights.html#post3740343

jeffbare
05-10-2011, 01:48 PM
I found another post on THT, discussing the drainplug lights that has some decent information.

Here is the link: http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-forum/324357-drain-plug-underwater-light.html

The first post from someone with experience:
I have the OceanLED drain plug light. Its more robust than I thought and its nicer than a drain plug as I do not need a wrench to put it in anymore because the part the light is affixed to is cast stainless and gives you essentially a "handle" to turn the plug into the hole. The unit is threaded in 2 locations so there are 2 modes of draining, the first is unscrew 4 or so turns and the light comes out 3/4" allowing water to drain but as the assembly is threaded in 2 locations the light will not fall out you have to unscrew it another 6 turns to remove it from the threaded hole.

its shines light pretty well and it cost me less than $175

DemolitionMan
05-10-2011, 02:19 PM
Are underwater transom lights legal? I'm guessing no......

Probably not. But neither is surfing after sunset.:D

KnoxX2
05-10-2011, 03:03 PM
Probably not. But neither is surfing after sunset.:D

I have never done that!!!!!!:rolleyes::D

kskonn
05-10-2011, 04:10 PM
that light is pretty impressive in that pic

Cobra Rob
05-11-2011, 09:51 PM
I might have to chance it and get the big one. I imagine with the swim deck it would look better and more defused.. :cool:

StuSX
05-14-2011, 11:06 AM
I am going to take one for the team on this one... Any idea what size plug my 2006 X15 has in it? I don't want to get in the water to take it out, and there are no numbers on the outside I can see... It's 50 degrees this weekend in Michigan.

The liquid lites website says I need to tell them the plug size....

I'll post pics and a review once I install it. Going with the Green color 3 light.

jeffbare
05-23-2011, 07:48 PM
Can't wait to see the results. I'm thinking of getting one for the BF200.

Cobra Rob
05-23-2011, 09:24 PM
I finally got the boat out of storage and was looking at it.. I am not sure it would be worth it seems the trim plate and related HW might block a lot of it???

atthelake
06-07-2011, 01:48 AM
I am going to take one for the team on this one... Any idea what size plug my 2006 X15 has in it? I don't want to get in the water to take it out, and there are no numbers on the outside I can see... It's 50 degrees this weekend in Michigan.

The liquid lites website says I need to tell them the plug size....

I'll post pics and a review once I install it. Going with the Green color 3 light.


Any luck yet bud???