When it comes to flounder gigging, knowing how to build your own light can be what separates you from an epic catch of the day. By building your own light, it means that you not only have a choice between what color lights to use, but also the intensity of the brightness and the design of your mount.
For anyone wanting to make a flounder gigging light for their boat, this is a great explanation on how to make a LED flounder gigging light as done by Oznium customer, Ron Nakamoto, using Oznium’s Eclipse™ 12V LED Spot/Flood light as well as Oznium’s Waterproof LED switch. There are many design ideas available to build your own gigging light, this one is great because it offers more comfort than most as well the convenience of a switch.
Ron Nakamoto saw a need for a more efficient flounder gigging light after much trouble with other lights, after much research, trial and error, he was able to make his own.
This light includes an armrest for comfort and a green color LED as he finds it ideal (this is entirely up to you and the type of water you’ll be fishing, different color flounder gigging lights may work for different waters).
There’s the option of adding your own switch for your convenience, and also what you’d need to do if you choose not to add your switch.
This is a summary of the detailed manual explaining how to make a LED flounder gigging light on slideshare.
Be extra careful when working with the switch because of the epoxy filling in the back. Try not to bend or pull the wire causing the epoxy to crack.
Place the mount in and then the nut that was previously removed, screw in the nut as far as possible and use the needle nose pliers to tighten it.
– 2 Inches – To be inserted in the 45 degree angle and PVC adapter
– 2 Foot – The top half of the light
– 3 Foot – The bottom half of the light
– 6 Inches – The handle of the light
Using your 2″ PVC pipe, place cement on the inside of your adapter and then around one end of the 2″ PVC pipe.
For extra protection, it’s recommended that you use additional heat shrink over the whole splice.
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