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Going to use it very seldom, mostly dodging lobster pots and mooring balls, maybe 5 times/year, so I don’t need $1000 one.

Saw threads on here, so do not want a flashlight! Durabrite nano $325, lumitec capera2 $225, pair rigid dss pro flood $325, acr rcl 85 $450?

The acr‘s seem pretty tough, strong, a lot of light, remote included. Not sure if I can get away with one nano. The other two get good reviews.

Just looking for a really tough one, that can take some weather and give me a few hundred yards.
I bought a Black Oak LED, about 7 inch wide by about 4” tall. One year in mounted on forward edge of cabin top, still working great despite frequent heavy salt spray. Used it this morning in fact. Works great.
 

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i bought 2 24" led light bars from amazon 2 for $79.00. Stuck one on my 07 Chevy Silverado and it has 10 trips up the Alcan on it 5200 miles each way still working fine.
 

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I bought a Black Oak LED, about 7 inch wide by about 4” tall. One year in mounted on forward edge of cabin top, still working great despite frequent heavy salt spray. Used it this morning in fact. Works great.
Heard good things about Black Oak also.
 

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Black oak’s are good. I’ve got a 32” flood/spot comb by opt7 on my truck that’s pretty decent for the price.
 

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JB tackle in Niantic, CT still has some durabrite mini sport spots in stock. I saw them there a few days ago. Iw ould give them a call and grab one. 860-739-7419. Ask for Kyle if he is available. They will treat you right and do shipping. They also have nano's in stock.
 

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I think the sport would be pretty close to what you want to spend and be quite a bit brighter than anything listed. They discontinued them because they want all american made now, but they are though little lights.
 

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No worries... sounds like you got what you needed at a good price.

FYI that ACR $1400 light is likely the RCL 100 LED. Very popular light, and has an aluminum housing as opposed to the plastic on the less expensive RCL 85/95.

Happy to share further info, so let me know if any other ACR questions.
Not to hijack this thread, but I am curious about ResQflare, and it being able to replace flares, that would be handy on my boat for around the river and beachfront.

Could you provide a link for this? Thanks
 

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So are the Durabrite lights able to keep up with sodium floodlight? Having worked on some commercial boats in Southeast Alaska for years I am used to being able to light up a massive area. Are LEDs finally able to compete? I have run some cheaper Amazon Cree 12v Offroad lights on my personal use crabber for a few years and they have held up, but they didn't have the power to illuminate the water when running on step with nothing to reflect off of. Is there another brand that does big LED floodlights?

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