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Need a light for cockpit, please help

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I need help from you light specialists gurus.

I am soon instaling a radar pole on my boat's stern.
While I was doing the thinking, my wife asked me why don't I take the opportunity and install a flood light that can light the cockpit at night..I said it was a good idea.

Here is what I want:

-Light weight, preferably black plastic casing
-small profile, but allowing to be installed on an arm coming out of the pole, for the GPS, with a clamp thing
-LED lamp 12V
-Waterproof
-The most powerful light possible for size
-cheap


Please direct me to a few of these.

Do you think they will have these for sale at the boat show?

Thank you in advance

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I know this isn't what you were asking for, but it's what I use. I just clip it to the end of the boom when I want some light, and it lights up the cockpit like daylight. When not in use I just throw it in a drawer. The best part is the cost, $10 at Walmart. It runs on 2 AA batteries, that I have never had to replace.



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I know this isn't what you were asking for, but it's what I use. I just clip it to the end of the boom when I want some light, and it lights up the cockpit like daylight. When not in use I just throw it in a drawer. The best part is the cost, $10 at Walmart. It runs on 2 AA batteries, that I have never had to replace.

It's not what I want..but I will get one too..thanks Rep for you.

I still need the other one...
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Jabsco makes some........45900 Floodlight > Searchlights Floodlights > Marine > Jabsco - ITT
one of those is in black.
not enough time to search further right now, will try later

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Why don't you just hang one from your Bimini??!!

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G... use any of the stern lights available - while they may have a 2 mile rating - on HG I use them to light the cockpit as they integrate quite nicely and provide ample lighting without blinding you. And you do not need to flood as you can install them into your combing making the wiring that much easier....

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Good idea Jody, thanks

Guys, are the lights you show here LED?? I don't see any saying it's LED.

Please, must be LED
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[QUOTE=camaraderie;435294]Why don't you just hang one from your Bimini??!!
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This is what is use, works pretty good.
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Cam, is that light thing LED?

Where can I find it? Thanks
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