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Should I Buy Underwater Dock Lights?

Have you been considering adding underwater dock lights to your boat dock? There are a number of reasons why adding a little bit of light to your dock might be just the trick you need to up your fishing game.  The following information can help you decide if purchasing underwater dock lights is the right choice for you.

What Are the Benefits of Underwater Dock Lights?

Underwater dock lights can provide a number of benefits to you, as a dock owner, such as:

  • Attracting baitfish. The light from your dock lights will attract minnows and sunfish. The presence of baitfish will likely also attract bigger fish that feed on them. This can make it easier to fish from your dock or to catch bait for your fishing trip out on the boat.
  • Safety lighting for your dock. Having underwater dock lighting can provide an additional level of safety for anyone that is walking around your waterfront property. It is especially helpful if people are unfamiliar with the property.
  • Navigation and visibility marker. Underwater dock lights can be extremely helpful in navigating your way back to your dock when you are night fishing. They help to light up the boarding area, making it safer for night boating.

What Features Should I look For in Underwater Dock Lights? 

Underwater dock lights come in a wide variety of price ranges and offer a variety of features. The best type for you will depend on your specific situation, but the following are some of the things to look for.

  1. Check to make sure your dock lights are made from durable marine-grade waterproof components.
  2. Underwater dock lights are available in sinking versions that you plug in and throw in the water, or you can find floating versions that stay on top of the water.
  3. If you plan on leaving your dock lights underwater for long periods of time, look for High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Lights. These lights are brighter than a regular LED variety and generate enough heat to prohibit barnacle growth. If you choose a LED light, you will need to scrape them to avoid damaging your light.
  4. When choosing a color for your lights, consider the type of water. Green lights are better for freshwater. They produce less glare, and the light travels further. White light can attract bugs, and blue lights tend to do better in saltwater.

Rogue Jet Boats is Your Aluminum Jet Boat Destination 

Now that your dock is ready, you can start shopping for your next jet boat. The experts at Rogue Jet Boats can help you find the perfect boat for your next adventure. Call us today.