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Old 30 June 2004, 08:44   #1
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Deck light position

I am in the throws of fitting out my A-frame but am not sure where the best position is for my deck lights. They are mainly going to be used for divers kitting up and not when I am driving. Any ideas?

I have 2 possible positions but don't which will give best lighting against having a face full of light if you look back or up
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Old 30 June 2004, 08:49   #2
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Tue i'd go for the highest position aiming down at the deck, if its low someone will get in the way and block the light, also rather than having it fixed in one position have it swivel mounted so you can kind of aim it a bit better, trying to locate small things in the dark on a moving deck can be awkward.
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Old 30 June 2004, 09:08   #3
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As Mr Rat says, the higher the better. Have you thought about 2 lights? 1 at each end of the horizontal bar at the top of the frame, angled in and down. That way you will not get shadows behind divers, bottles, seats etc.
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Deck Light Mounting

Have to agree overhead everytime - also much less risk of damaging the light with gear etc. Try to get a good quality wide beam spreader light this will give a much wider arc of coverage (more flood than spot).

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A single car type rectangualr fog lamp works great!
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Old 30 June 2004, 13:35   #6
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as you can see from the picture I have 2. Just don't where to put them. Also the brackets have slots to allow them to be swivelled. I was thinking up but concerned about light in my eyes if I turn from the helm to check the divers
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Go for the high position.

I have two lights mounted on my A-Frame and they give good light.
I find at night when underway your better with them off, but they are great when you have to do jobs at night of need to pack things up in the dark.
I have then angled down to shine on the engine cover, which is bright yellow.
Your geet good light but dont get blinded everytime you glance at them.

I use the submersible pond lights from RING.
My reasoning is if they spend their life underwater they should survive on a RIB

But be careful some are only rated for use under water where they get the cooling from the water.

Think mine ar 20W each and give more then ample light.

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I use the submersible pond lights from RING.
My reasoning is if they spend their life underwater they should survive on a RIB

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Thats what I got
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I did buy a Hella deck light to mount on my A frame but didn't fit it. Apart from the strong shadows I was also a bit wary of leaving it on and draining the batteries. So I bought two small LED lights that are meant for footlighting on expensive yachts and fitted them. They light up the boat pretty well for kitting up, last for years cos no filaments and don't use any power so can be left on as long as I want.
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