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Molded spreader lights. Source?

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  1. CTdave

    CTdave Senior Member

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    Hi all.
    I've been hunting with no luck for a pair of spreader lights for my Hatteras Sport fish. I need to replace the old style aluminum halogen lights which are rectangular & very "boxy". I've seen boats with lights molded into the rear/underside of the hardtop but I recall seeing aftermarket lights that have fiberglass housings which from a distance, look like their molded into the hardtop.
    I could custom fabricate a pair but it's obviously going to take some time. Anyone know who makes these?

    Best,
    DD
  2. Pascal

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    Like these? I just pulled a pair as I replaced them with small LED floods which don't require to be hidden due to their small size. Going to use the holes for speakers.

    If that s what you re looking for, make an offer. Was going to throw them on Craig list They need new lexan covers (easy to cut)

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  3. Capt J

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    No I think he wants the ones that mount on a flat surface (not recessed). I know what you're looking for but don't know who makes them. Call Pipewelders in Fort Lauderdale as they used to use what you're looking for on their hardtops and would know the source.
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    Please keep the thread posted if you find them. I've looked also with no luck...
  5. CTdave

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    Thanks Pascal but Capt. J is right. I'm looking for the ones that mount on the flat underside of the hard top which is only about 1" thick. I'd like to get the molded look, kinda like yours but inverted.
    This is the type of light I have now (in white)

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  7. CTdave

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    Here's something I just found by Attwood. My concern would be the brightness as compared to my existing 24v halogens and I can't tell if the light angle would be enough to aim just aft of the cockpit (into the water). I would prefer white fiberglass & more of a rectangular design but this might be a good option. What are your thoughts on brightness?
    From the description:
    Compared to its 55-watt halogen competition, the Attwood LED Docking Light draws a fraction of the power while producing a brighter output, 5 watts at 12VDC each. The Attwood product also transmits light in a much broader pattern as opposed to a narrow beam generated by today’s competitors.

    At less than 1" in thickness, the lights are designed to be mounted directly to the surface of the hull. With only a small hole for wiring and 5 screws for attachment.

    Dimensions: 4-1/8" H x 8-1/8" W x 3/4" D


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  9. CTdave

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    I found a place in NJ who sells several different styles. There not cheap (estimate $1000-$1400) but it depends on what lights (you supply) you want to use. I'll keep working on it & will hopefully post some photos of the operation!

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  10. shawn

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    Is this the Dave that a 42 Post years ago.

    Shawn
  11. CTdave

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    Hey Shawn, yes it's me! As I recall, you has a 42 as well? The name is on the tip of my tongue....Something Fishy?
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    Hi Dave: It's me and still have the Post. You have a good memory Something fishy. Last I remember you had the 50 Bert do you still have it? I have the Post in Westerly RI and was along side your old one until Mike passed.
  13. Pascal

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    I recently put in a pair of lunitech led floods to replace the halogens in th ceased box. they're about 1" tall and 4 " wide, very low profile, no need to mount them in any box and they are very bright.

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