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Spreader Light Fixtures

Does anyone have a spreader light fixture that they can recommend ? A fixture that doesn't need to be globed or sealed with silicone to work properly.
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I have been very happy with these:

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I first installed the swivel ones and water got in in 6 months and destryed them.

I complained and they sent me the ones you don't move. Since the hole is on the side, you can make a U loop with the wire so the water drips bellow the hole. I still applied some sikaflex, just in case, around the hole, inside and outside, but the rubber grommet that comes with them seems fine.


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Free, Not trying to be a smart ___ but I've found the best deck light is the one mounted on my forehead, uses two double A batteries and is alway at an arms reach when on the boat at night. The spreader lights are okay but create way to many shadows when trying to tuck a reef or handle ground tackle ext. On our previous boat I installed a combination steaming/decklight.It work well the three years we had her.
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Bill, I use the headlamp myself when working inside the boat so I can see. But I need to replace my spreader lights as the ones I have have seen better days and those days may have been in the 1980's.
Giu, thanks for the information.
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the bulbs for these lights are tractor headlights by the way
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