Boat lighting

I need to get more light into the cockpit area of my boat. The cabin area is very well lit but you can't see jack shit sitting in the cockpit. Wife probably prefers it that way lol!

I've got a couple of really bright LED's from Jaycar but they're not sealed marine units. The marine ones I can find are not that bright so I'm wondering if the Jaycar ones are okay to use. They will be mounted on the underside of the fibreglass targa and the whole area is enclosed with covers and clears, but it's still a marine environment. I don't care if they only last a few years but my concern is if the corode and stain the glass.

Appreciate thoughts from those with experience.

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I installed Jaycar strip

Thu, 2022-01-20 11:01

I installed Jaycar strip lighting inside clear tube under the gunwales about 6 years ago and it's still going strong. I can change colours and dim the lights depending on what we're doing.


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I've just put in eBay rock

Thu, 2022-01-20 11:29

I've just put in eBay rock crawler lights. They are fully resin sealed and colour change/dimmable also. I used 5 of the 8 provided and there is tons of light. I think the 4 lamp kits is only about $50 delivered. All of the lamps are hidden from the sight line in the boat.


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 Thanks fellas. Those look

Thu, 2022-01-20 12:13

 Thanks fellas. Those look good on your Caribbean Darren but I want light that we can read by etc. so less subtle I guess. I tried LED strip lighting Frosty and that wasn't bright enough either. The Jaycar ones provide the light that I want but just not sure about the suitability.

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