LED Squid Light DIY

Discussion in 'Boat Electronics' started by mischief1, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. mischief1

    mischief1 Member

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    I thought I would share some info on how to do it your self LED squid light.

    Parts list:

    • 2" diameter clear PVC pipe 4' long (McMaster Carr 49035K28) $37.00
    • Chemical Resistant Liquid tight cord grip (McMaster Carr 7310K23) $3.47
    • LED Light ULTRA BRIGHT 5 meter roll water resent with adhesive backing ( e-bay) $17.00 5M 5630 SMD Ultra Bright White Waterproof 300 LED Light Lamp Strip 12V DC Party 60 watts Seller Luckyvip
    • 3/4" PVC pipe 4 foot long $2.00
    • 2 PVC pipe reducing couplings 1 1/4" X 3/4" $3.00
    • 1 2" PVC Pipe cap (fill with molten lead 8 OZ) $5.00
    • 1 PVC pipe coupling 2" slip female X 2" thread male $2.00
    • 1 PVC pipe cap female thread $ 2.00 (grind or file the cap top flat)
    • Wire I used a 15' long extension cord $15.00
    • 2 battery clips $ 5.00
    • PVC glue
    Total $91.00

    Wrap the LED light a round the 3/4" PVC pipe make sure you get the ULTRA BRIGHT. Drill a 3/8" hole at the end of the 3/4"pipe to insert the wire through into the ID. install pipe reducing bushing on the 3/4" pipe and slip it into the 2" dia. clear pipe. Install 2' pipe cap that you filled with lead on the end of the 2" pipe. drill a 7/8" hole in the 2" thread pipe cap and install the Chemical Resistant Liquid tight cord grip. Install the wire extension cord through the cord grip. install the 2" threaded coupling on to the 2" clear PVC pipe. Solder the wires together don't forget the heat shrink tubing to cover the connection. Wrap the pipe threads with Teflon tape and install the threaded pipe cap. Install the Battery clips on the other end of the wire.
    There you have it good luck.

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    Last edited: Jul 2, 2014
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    That is awesome, I shop Mc Master Carr all the time. Thanks for taking the time to share
     
  3. MoMo Fish

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    Nice! Thanks for sharing. How well does it work so far?
     
  4. gecsr1

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    Wow what a great job you did on that... and even better sharing the parts and part numbers and where to buy..
     
  5. stuman

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    An inline fuse could prevent shorting your electrical system
     
  6. mischief1

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    I havent had a chance to try it out yet but it is bright as hell and only draws 3 amps
     
  7. MoMo Fish

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    Do you know if this would off a small 9 amp 12 volt battery?
     
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  8. Ali

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    Very cool!
     
  9. Katmandu

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    Thank you for sharing. Looks like I have a new project on the horizon.
     
  10. DoubletroubleII

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    I do not make bait a lot anymore, but I have honestly caught a lot a bait off of a $3 water proof flashlight dangling off one of my cleats.
     
  11. sickcat

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    Very nice work!!

    A fully charged 9 AH battery should run it a little over an hour.
     
  12. Johnlgarrison

    Johnlgarrison The ultimate goal is memories not dreams.

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    That is awesome. We need more posts like this. Thanks for shareing
    The forum heading could be "Cool shit I made in my garage"
     
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    I was thinking the same thing yesterday after seeing this thread as well as Johns Sabiki holder set-up. Might need to ad a DIY section for crafty DIY projects and ideas. Even if it's something I personally might not use, I dig seeing peoples imaginations and ideas with these homemade projects.

    That light is pretty bitchen!!

    The unknown fisherman:p:
     
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    It's called Innovations on another forum. Would be cool here as well for those crafty cheapo's and there admirers.
     
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    hey now!!! I resemble that remark(crafty cheapo)!
     
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    Now that is super slick! Guess what I'm ordering tomorrow......
    :worship:
     
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    Can you post a link to this little Sabiki miracle? These days, as soon as I pull one out of a package I just figure "there goes another 5 bucks....."
     
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    While I built my own submersable squid light a few years ago, today it is cost effective to purchase a good product.

    http://www.fishinglightsetc.com/superbrite.html
     

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