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LED Lights That Fit in the Drain Plug

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    Has anyone tried the LED lights that are made to fit into the existing drain plug fittings? Is one bright enough under water? I do not really want to drill into my hull underwater for lights that might not work for very long and I do not do a great deal of night boating. I would, however, be willing to spend $30 or so on a screw in light that can be removed and set back to stock. Please share your thoughts if you have one.

    Thank you.

  • #2
    Heres my experience with drain plug lights. On trailer boats that get the bilge plug removed after use, strains the lights power cable with the constant threading in/out. Outboard engines, lower units or center mounted wake plates can block the light, creating a shadow. Center mounted wake plates often can prevent the installation of some of these lights, while others, will interfere with the plates travel, once installed.

    As the price of a light goes down, so does its output and often times build quality. Smaller lights typically have less output then larger lights.


    • #3
      What kind of water you boat in also matters. Our lake is real cloudy so no way this would work, but if your water is clear it might work better.
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      • #4
        The lakes are pretty dark and "tea" colored thanks to the Cyprus trees. I do not have any mechanicals that would interfere with it but those are good points. You are both confirming what I thought which is... this is sort of a waste... Thank you for the feedback.