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Underwater boat lights aren’t just a great way to make your boat stand out at the dock. Many fishermen have discovered the added benefit of an underwater lighting installation, which draws fish, such as squid and larger targets that you can easily catch. If you want your wake to look more impressive, or you want to enjoy night swimming with friends and family, here are the top seven underwater boat lights for 2018.

 The top underwater boat lights

1. The Lumitec SeaBlazeX LED underwater light

The SeaBlazeX LED provides a range of color output options in a quality solid bronze finish which will ensure the longevity of your lighting system when compared with other products. Available in a selection of colors – white, blue, green, and white-blue, users can select from either basic light, crossfades, or strobes to take their experience to the next level. Providing up to 4000 lumens, this option is sure to please.

2. Jiawill CREE 60w underwater boat lights

The Jiawill underwater boat lights finished in polished stainless steel, provide you with a long-lasting lighting installation. With shatterproof lenses, the lights are available in your choice of red, green, blue, or white. You can choose to install them on your boat transom or trim tab, providing greater flexibility. While slightly less bright than the Lumitec offering, it provides 2853 lumens across 12 Cree LEDs.

3. AGPtek LED marine underwater light

A waterproof and shockproof design, the AGPtek underwater light is made of chrome plated stainless steel. Available in an impressive blue shade, the light is designed for two uses: either mounted with the wire directly through the transom or flush mounted with a spacer, which secures the light to the transom and then enters the boat above the water line. Composed of five high power 1w Cree LED lamps, these lights provide a full 180° viewing angle.

4. Shadow-caster SCR-24 Round Light

The shadow-caster SCR-24 Round Light is specifically designed to provide quality LED light without having to drill through the hull. Housed in quality bronze, this light features a scratch-resistant lens and is available in a range of single or multi-colored options. With 24 LEDs in a circle formation, one installation provides 7500 lumens.

5. Go Green Fish LED pucks

The Go Green Fish LED pucks are another good choice if it’s important for you to maintain your original hull. The powerful 6000 lumens the LED provides can brighten up to 50 feet of clear water. Housed in stainless steel, these lights have been proven to attract a wide variety of fish. With an output of 6000 lumens, this energy efficient option only draws 6 watts per light.

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6. T-H Marine LED Underwater Lights

Unlike other offerings, T-H Marine LED underwater lights have been designed for use both above and below the water line. A more affordable choice for the budget conscious consumer, the T-H Marine can be installed either through a small hole or on a surface mount. Available in white, blue, or green and housed in stainless steel – this option is also great for trim tabs and T-tops. With six high-intensity LEDs in one fitting, the 180 lumen light is designed to create the appearance of a flood light.

7. Pactrade Marine Bright S.S.316 Underwater Light

Housed in stainless steel, the Pactrade Marine Underwater light provides quality blue luminosity from a surface mounted LED that is best positioned 3” above the bottom of the vessel. Unlike other options, this light is dimmable, allowing you to control the intensity as you please. With a working voltage of 8-30v dc, the wattage of 14.2w, and lumens of 156 leads, you will be sure to enhance your experience on the sea.

Which option will you pick for your next underwater lighting installation? If you’re looking for maximum lumens and long-life quality components, it seems the Lumitec SeaBlazeX comes out on top.

Remember to have a professional service team wire the underwater boat lights as it is not a DIY job!

Shirley Wenger is a professional journalist and editor who has been working in the publishing industry for more than 15 years. She is an award-winning writer and her work has been featured in various publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Time Magazine.

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