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Old 03-19-2014, 11:31 AM
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Underwater Lights with Fresh Air Exhaust.

Hey guys I am getting the Fresh Air Exhaust installed on my 09 X45. Question is about underwater lights. I know a lot of people put the lights between the mufflers and I am just wondering if the FAE blocks some of the light if you put them there.

I am considering getting 4 bullet lines lines and putting 2 inside the exhaust and 2 outside, or

2 Abyss Mini Starfish and putting them outside the exhaust.

I think the cost would be about the same, which would work better guys?

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Old 03-19-2014, 11:42 AM
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If you are using the FAE I would go with the 2 Abyss on the outside of the exhaust. I think you would get some reflection from the 4 Bullet Lines lights from the 2 behind the FAE. Also 4 may be too much light.
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Old 03-19-2014, 12:55 PM
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If you are using the FAE I would go with the 2 Abyss on the outside of the exhaust. I think you would get some reflection from the 4 Bullet Lines lights from the 2 behind the FAE. Also 4 may be too much light.
Knox is spot on. The FAE will block the underwater lights if they're installed in the factory position. If you want them to be effective, you'll have to install outside the exhaust.
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:02 PM
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Also 4 may be too much light.
I don't know if there is such a thing as too much.

The stereo could always be louder and better, the cabin lights could have more and brighter, the lights could dance to the bass of the music, the underwater lights could join the dance.

I don't think any of us will ever be satisfied with enough. That's why we buy in excess and then add 10% more to add just a little more awesomeness
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:12 PM
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I don't know if there is such a thing as too much.

The stereo could always be louder and better, the cabin lights could have more and brighter, the lights could dance to the bass of the music, the underwater lights could join the dance.

I don't think any of us will ever be satisfied with enough. That's why we buy in excess and then add 10% more to add just a little more awesomeness
Exactly!! Kyle. This is why I have a boat that I have way way way more money in than its worth. But at least its ALL mine.

But thanks for bringing up this topic. I have 3 underwater lights and the FAE is on my wish list, I hadn't thought about them blocking the light.
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:28 PM
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Thanks for the info guys kinda what I thought might have happend but wasn't sure.

Are the mini starfish a good deal at around $370 per light, or is there a better value in that ball park?

Thanks.
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:32 PM
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Is Sgoyal still making these? There was a TT member last year that was making led underwater lights 9W and 27W. Way cheaper than $370 a piece. Also color plays a huge difference in the lights. White 9W are more closely alligbed with a comparable 20+- watt set. On the same note a blue light that's 27W will be about the same brightness as a 9w white. Not exactly but if your going with blue or some cooler (temp) light you may need the more powerful. But if you want white like I did. Some 9W cheaper ones might suffice.

PM me if you want me to call Sgoyal and see if he is still making them. Maybe someone can link the thread. I'm on my phone right now.

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Old 03-19-2014, 05:34 PM
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Id look at the shadow caster's also, might be easier to get around the fae with those
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Old 03-23-2014, 01:26 AM
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Guys I was looking to put in cheap underwater lights. Anyone have any experience with the drain plug lights? I'd prefer not to put anymore holes through the hull if I can avoid it.


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Old 04-04-2014, 02:19 AM
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If you are using the FAE I would go with the 2 Abyss on the outside of the exhaust. I think you would get some reflection from the 4 Bullet Lines lights from the 2 behind the FAE. Also 4 may be too much light. Knox is spot on.
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