How to find the Best LEDs for Your Boat by Black OAK LED
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When the sun hits the horizon, let Black Oak LED get you back to shore!

Black Oak LED boat lights are an excellent choice for every fishing vessel. They light up your deck or cabin, aid navigation, make superb work lights and are excellent fish attractors. They offer the most energy-efficient and reliable lighting option possible.

Why Choose LEDs?

High-output, energy-sipping LEDs have made other forms of boat lighting obsolete:

  • High-quality LEDs have a lifespan of 50,000 hours
  • There is no filament to break and LEDs run much cooler than halogen lights
  • A Black Oak LED light bar features a modular design to prevent total lighting failure
  • With an industry-leading IP69K intrusion rating, their lights withstand full immersion up to 3 meters


Will LEDs Attract Fish to My Boat?

LEDs absolutely attract fish at night. They find use above and below the surface of the water and come in a variety of sizes to suit your particular vessel. Two popular choices for submerged fishing lights are the Black Oak 40W M-Series 2-inch LED POD with 10W Cree XM-L2 LEDs or their M-Series 6-inch double-row LED light bar with 5W Osram LEDs that output a stunning 6,600 raw lumens.


What Color Is Best to Use While Fishing?

Night fishermen find that white or green lights work well for attracting bait fish, which attract the predator fish you are hunting. Many fisherman have great success with blue lights too. Use a yellow light for above water lights to reduce the attraction of annoying bugs.

Black Oak LED high-output lights penetrate water extremely well. It is easy to change their color. Simply order one or more of their colored lens covers for their 2-inch PODs or dual-row 6-inch or 10-inch LED boat lights. Experiment to see which color works best for your fishing.


Things to Look for in LED Boat Lights

For fishing vessel lights, you want the most durable, reliable and high-performance LED light you can get. It must have a highly corrosion-resistant coating and an IP69K intrusion rating, which all Black Oak lights carry.

Be sure the light bar maker offers a selection of LED powers of high quality. Cheap import brands typically use low-grade Cree or Osram LEDs that fail within months. Black Oak LED only uses top-bin LEDs backed by high-reliability driver circuitry and integrated heat sinks for long life, high output and energy-efficiency.

Finally, check the manufacturer's warranty. All Black Oak Marine series LED boat lights come with a no-hassle 30-day return guarantee and a limited lifetime warranty.

So what should you do?

For your wakeboard boat, air boat or other fishing boat, LED lights are absolutely the best illumination choice. Black Oak LED PODs and light bars boast quality unequaled by other manufacturers but at far more affordable prices.

Call their lighting experts now at 1-800-348-1278 to find the best fishing lights for your next expedition or visit to peruse their extensive catalog.

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