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Anchor light w/photodiode opinions/options, battery draw

I am trying to find an anchor light for my masthead. Does anyone have experience with this OGM LED light with a photodiode? Also what size and type of battery would be suffiecient for this light? Any recommendations on a solar charger to keep the battery charged? The anchor light and on rare occasions the running lights will be all that will be drawing on the battery.

West Marine link to OGM anchor light. price $187.99

West Marine Annual Catalog - page 302

Are there cheaper options like the Attwood all around LED light combined with a third party photodiode switch? Both the light and the diode switch are each around $60? So roughly the cost of the OGM light.

Or would it be better just to get a cheap 10watt light with a third party diode switch and a bigger battery/charger? If so what size battery and charger?
Any suggestions on configurations are welcomed. I just need a nice anchor light and battery that will stay charged to anchor here in Florida legally.
Thanks for the help.
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