Solar LED strip lighting

 Hi all does anyone know where I could get the above from? I've seen them on eBay but wanted to get them quicker if possible. Just want to have some extra light on the boat at night.

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 Solar don't work at

Thu, 2021-02-25 11:16

 Solar don't work at night.........

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 Yeah surprising hey? That's

Thu, 2021-02-25 12:14

 Yeah surprising hey? That's why they build in a battery I think 

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 So thats why people dont put

Thu, 2021-02-25 12:15

 So thats why people dont put solar lights in their garden!!!!

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Ahhhhh now I see, sort of.

Thu, 2021-02-25 12:41

 What's wrong with regular leds and using the boat battery?. Or have you decided to go totally green?!? 

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 Nah not green at all SF. If

Thu, 2021-02-25 15:26

 Nah not green at all SF. If I was then I wouldn't be a keen fisho! Just seemed an easy way to get more light without having to hardwire anything. My wife picked up some solar rope lights which will help if I can work out how to rig them properly. I'll also see if I can change the globes in the extsiting lighting to LED's I think.

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I bought

Thu, 2021-02-25 13:05

I bought these www.jaycar.com.au/rgb-led-flexible-strip-lighting-kit-with-effects/p/SL3954 and changed it to a battery connecting and ran the lights through clear tube for added protection. Can dim the lights, change colour to red for night vision and in the case of our recent trip to the Mandurah canals go full party mode with medic spray and glowsticks driving around the canal Xmas lights. Still going strong 4 years later

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Red Led

Thu, 2021-02-25 18:56

 Red Leds work best at night

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 Frosty has nailed

Fri, 2021-02-26 07:06

 Frosty has nailed it...

 

Clear tube is the G O....

 

Use some heavy leader, tape it onto one end of the strip light, push leader through the 10mm clear tube, use a bit of lube, get someone to hold the ass end of tube while you pull the leader ( a little jiggling wil help )  through and get the strip light all the way into the tube..... Coon both ends to waterproof and protect and walla, years worth of cheap lighting...

 

Ebay is the go, find an Aussie seller, surely if you've had your boat for more than 5 minutes you can wait a week for your lights to arrive...

 

If not support a local shop and pay ten times the price....

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Korr sell a kit that does all three Red, White and Blue

Fri, 2021-02-26 08:09

Specifically for boat use, fully sealed with all switching .....can't recall what it cost but it is now much cheaper than when I installed  

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 I just ordered one of the

Fri, 2021-02-26 08:16

 I just ordered one of the supernova 6 led kits for the boat. Recently put one under my van and was impressed enough to order another. It's controlled by an app on your phone. Any amount of different colour combinations . 

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This is just going to burn in

Fri, 2021-02-26 08:29

This is just going to burn in my brain until I eventually buy one!! Do you reckon I could retrofit just the controller to my existing LED lighting?

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 I don't think so. It's

Fri, 2021-02-26 08:53

 I don't think so. It's pretty spliced in. You can use the code adc15 and get 15% off if that helps. 

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Cheers Dodgy

Fri, 2021-02-26 09:00

Cheers Dodgy

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 Thanks for all the replies

Fri, 2021-02-26 11:41

 Thanks for all the replies fellas. The LED rope lights the wife bought look like they'll do the job nicely. Should give plenty of light and they're already in a tube! I don't need coloured ones so this should be fine.

Have a great long weekend all!

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 Dave do you usually wear a

Sun, 2021-02-28 08:28

 Dave do you usually wear a purple dress when fishing?

 

I'm not knocking you, i love the colour and really makes your eyes stand out....

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 Yeah Boon I like the freedom

Mon, 2021-03-01 19:00

 Yeah Boon I like the freedom a dress gives you when fishing, but as a die-hard Eagles fan, never purple! This one was actually a skirt in the form of a fishing towel which legend says helps protect the fish.