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  • It works!

    posted by brdenver on 04/10/2011
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    - Blue light is as bright as the white
    - Blue light doesn't scare fish/White light does
    - Great for attracting squid (East Coast of Australia) at night (either light works)
    - Light casing is strong
    - Long Battery life
    - Light floods enough to be useful
    - Water resistant

    Cons:

    - Cheap packaging/box
    - Could be brighter
    - Can't use both lights/ends at once
    - One button for both lights
    - Lights are on opposing ends
    - Power plug is just squash-in type
    - Kit comes with UK power-plug (but compatible Australian type was only $5 at local electronics store)
    - Hard to mod this one
    - Not water-proof (and would love to submerge this one)
    - Could be smaller for the light it produces

    OtherThoughts:

    Personally I'd love to be able to easily get into and modify this light because it has such a nice big barrel and reflector size.
    I had to fabricate (not difficult) a plate screw-in so I could mount it to the side of the boat. Worked a treat once this was done.
    Great result over murky water and we were able to net squid from the boat with either light. The blue light attracted mainly small fish and the white seemed to scare them off making it easier to spot the the translucent squid and cuttlefish. Most fish swim over curious about the light and we didn't see many fish again after a first look.
    Also had a good result from shore, over a short jetty. Blue light attracted fish. It does not work like a magnet, just an attraction. Closer to shore the light attracted bugs as well, which meant the fish stayed around a bit longer.
    Works best really close to the water with as much down angle as you can give it. Don't expect instant results, but in densely populated waters like we have in Australia, you will get results.

    Bottomline:

    It does what it says it does.

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