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Good brightness level for boat lift light?

Postby pcbayou » August 1st, 2018, 9:40 pm

Can anyone recommend a just-right brightness level for a dawn-to-dusk security light on a boat lift? I've seen lumens levels ranging from 3,000 to 4,750. I want to discourage ne'er-do-wells, but I don't want to blind everyone on the bayou.
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Re: Good brightness level for boat lift light?

Postby tailwaters » August 2nd, 2018, 9:18 am

Not sure about boat lift lights but I have an 600 lumen spreader light on my boat that is extremely bright. Most of the ones I see on lift are rather dim and off-white. My guess it's because people don't want to attract bugs.
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Re: Good brightness level for boat lift light?

Postby pcbayou » August 2nd, 2018, 9:58 am

Thanks, tailwaters. We're looking at one with LED, which I understand is brighter and whiter than the older yellowish lights. Maybe it will attract a trout or two, or help us spot a flounder. :lick:
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Re: Good brightness level for boat lift light?

Postby Juan » August 2nd, 2018, 4:38 pm

Where's your dock in relation to the boat ramp? I'll check it for flounder for ya. :-D
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Re: Good brightness level for boat lift light?

Postby Blue spinner » August 2nd, 2018, 7:03 pm

the color of the led lamps can go from 6500 kelvin down to 2700 kelvin
the 5000 is a daylight color the 2700 to 3500 is warm white
the 4100 is the color of Cool white like mst office light color
the 6500 is the brightest it is a true white color
the lumens determined the brightness
i used a lot of the 5000 led for outside lighting
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Re: Good brightness level for boat lift light?

Postby pcbayou » August 2nd, 2018, 10:49 pm

It does help, Blue spinner. Thank you. I've decided on one with 4750 lumens, which sounds about right. Better a little too bright than not quite bright enough. And it sounds like it's about the same brightness as neighbors have on their docks.
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