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Old     (gpd005)      Join Date: May 2013       07-16-2015, 8:31 AM Reply   
So I've read all the reviews on drain plug lights and I've had lights that I installed on my last boat, but I just hate drilling holes in my new boat. So I started doing a little research and came across a drain plug light made by Diablo Royale Customs. Their website is www.boatpluglight.com and before anyone says anything I'm not associated with them in anyway what so ever. I bought a dual head light for $180 and thought I would be throwing my money away but we were getting ready for a big trip to Norris Lake in Tennessee and I wanted to have something cool for our night rides. Needless to say I was blown away with the quality of the light as well as the ability to light up the water. I have a wake plate with a single cylinder in the middle so the light is partially blocked but it still does an awesome job of lighting up the water. I've attached a few pictures of it so you can see what mine looked like. I know there are a lot of options out there and this may not be the best option for under water lighting, but for me it has worked out great!!!! I did have a small issue but I was able to contact them and they quickly walked me thru the solution and I had them working within ten minutes of having them installed. If you are considering underwater lights I would highly recommend these!
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Old     (slidin_out)      Join Date: Apr 2010       07-16-2015, 8:34 AM Reply   
Freakin' genious, no drilling required stupid easy install
Old     (gpd005)      Join Date: May 2013       07-16-2015, 11:03 AM Reply   
install was two wires and that was it. Very simply, clean, and now worries about any leaks. I'm very happy!
Old     (Pad1Tai)      Join Date: Jan 2013       07-16-2015, 11:24 AM Reply   
They're quite a bit less expensive on ebay dependent the wattage and illumni... what rating are these?
Old     (tjb1080)      Join Date: Jun 2010       07-16-2015, 11:24 AM Reply   
Wow!
I would not have thought a Drain Plug light would look so good.
I got talked into $600 lights with $350 install fee and it looks about the same.
(see below)
Ill try the drain plug light on my next boat for sure.
Thanks for the review!
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Old     (JohnAr)      Join Date: Jun 2010       07-16-2015, 11:38 AM Reply   
Looks good for $180!


I still don't understand how these things are so expensive. Single is $55, double is 3x that, for a T-fitting and a couple elbows? I have some experience with scuba lights, and this is basically just a bare LED grid, voltage regulator, and waterproofing. No reflector, controller, switch, battery housing or battery, yet it costs the same as a complete scuba light? It would be nice if someone did real lumen / lux testing on these things.
Old     (dhill)      Join Date: Aug 2010       07-16-2015, 11:40 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by Pad1Tai View Post
They're quite a bit less expensive on ebay dependent the wattage and illumni... what rating are these?
looks great!!! yes, please let us know exactly which product you purchased.
Old     (CPanner)      Join Date: May 2015       07-16-2015, 12:07 PM Reply   
I haven't bought one of these (yet), but have looked into them quite a bit. If you check out the videos on his site he's done quite a bit of testing against the other drain plug LED's and his are definitely superior.
Old     (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       07-16-2015, 12:08 PM Reply   
It's 40 watts and 1800lumens (900 lumens per light)
Old     (onetogofast)      Join Date: Jun 2012       07-16-2015, 12:09 PM Reply   
Not priced too bad at all!!
Old     (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       07-16-2015, 12:13 PM Reply   
This one is probably MUCH brighter

http://www.ebay.com/itm/50W-4000-LUM...7277c4&vxp=mtr
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       07-16-2015, 12:24 PM Reply   
^ that one looks like its for threaded plug holes. is there another version for 1" rubber plug holes? or am I missing something
Old     (gpd005)      Join Date: May 2013       07-16-2015, 12:30 PM Reply   
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BLUE-DOUBLE-...c1f215&vxp=mtr

This is the exact one I purchased. Looks like a lot of positive reviews and I bet I put five or six hours on them and they worked great for me that trip. They also have a newer light out that looks to be even brighter but I was happy with this one.
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       07-16-2015, 12:38 PM Reply   
is that one threaded too? all the ones I found look like their threaded.

I'm using this for a plug:
http://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-m...gs--P001919323
Old     (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       07-16-2015, 12:40 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by denverd1 View Post
is that one threaded too? all the ones I found look like their threaded.

I'm using this for a plug:
http://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-m...gs--P001919323
What boat do you own that doesn't use a threaded plug?

I would not trust a rubber stopper plug on any closed-bilge boat. They're nice for boston whalers, jon boats, etc... where you can easily access the drain plug, but not on a boat where the drain is not accessible.
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       07-16-2015, 12:43 PM Reply   
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       07-16-2015, 12:46 PM Reply   
actually, its a Sanger v230. The plug clamps down squeezing the rubber to make a good seal. I've lost count of how many times I've pulled it out of the lake and had ZERO water in the bilge so I think I'll be fine.
Old     (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-16-2015, 12:59 PM Reply   
Garon can you take a pic of it installed on the trailer. I think your wake plate is as close to the drain plug as the one on my supra. Is there any problem with it interfering with it?
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       07-16-2015, 1:14 PM Reply   
Quote:
I would not trust a rubber stopper plug on any closed-bilge boat.
I use a rubber one in our center plug location .... the stock brass "T" is really hard to turn with the ballast pump locations.... rear one would scare me a bit though.
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       07-16-2015, 2:06 PM Reply   
close to 50 hours on the plug without issue! I'll check and see if its threaded.
Old     (gpd005)      Join Date: May 2013       07-17-2015, 9:42 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by jonblarc7 View Post
Garon can you take a pic of it installed on the trailer. I think your wake plate is as close to the drain plug as the one on my supra. Is there any problem with it interfering with it?
Yep give me a day or two, we will have the boat out tomorrow and i'll try to grab one then.
Old     (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       07-17-2015, 10:05 AM Reply   
I had a drain plug light I bought off ebay last year. It was only $30. It totally worked and for $30 it was awesome. THere was a big right up on it about last May 2014 or June 2014 with links to the lights if you look back through the forum.
Old     (Cabledog)      Join Date: Dec 2013       07-17-2015, 12:17 PM Reply   
^^^ I bought one of those too. Great for what it is. My wake plate ram blocks it a little but for 30 bucks its almost free.
Old     (gpd005)      Join Date: May 2013       07-20-2015, 11:12 AM Reply   
here a couple of pics installed
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Old     (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-21-2015, 7:12 AM Reply   
Looks good

Thanks that's the exact pic I wanted to see. Looks like it would work with my supra too.
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       07-21-2015, 9:13 AM Reply   
Nacho, my Sanger has a brass threaded inlet but I too use a rubber crank down plug. 420 hours with no problems.
Old     (CALIV210)      Join Date: Jun 2015       07-21-2015, 2:11 PM Reply   
my sanger has the same rubber plug i wish i could find this for the old style plugs
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       07-21-2015, 2:43 PM Reply   
IIRC mine came with a rubber plug. even has the chain hanging out of the drain hole on occasion. didn't get out last wknd so still not sure if I can use this or not!

Thanks guys, I wasn't worried about it but it helps knowing i'm not the only one!
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       08-05-2015, 7:36 AM Reply   
Well i checked last weekend. I DO NOT have a threaded drain plug hole! sucks cause i wanted one of these. May contact seller
Old     (DRCBPL)      Join Date: Sep 2015       03-14-2016, 7:00 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by denverd1 View Post
Well i checked last weekend. I DO NOT have a threaded drain plug hole! sucks cause i wanted one of these. May contact seller
Rubber plug type:

http://boatpluglight.com/products/ty...plug-led-light
Old     (theloungelife)      Join Date: Jun 2012 Location: Salt Lake City, UT       03-16-2016, 12:45 PM Reply   
Does anyone have color preferences? I'm thinking red, but it seems blue is most common. Main use would be for night rides and swimming at night.
Old     (dvsone79)      Join Date: Dec 2012       04-25-2016, 8:34 AM Reply   
I have the single version plug light from boatpluglight.com and am very happy with it. Finally got a pic of it the other day when we were out until sunset. There is still daylight in the pic so I'm thinking it will be even brighter at night.
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Old     (CALIV210)      Join Date: Jun 2015       04-26-2016, 1:23 PM Reply   
I got the single rubber plug version as well I will post a pic once i get it out at night . It seems like good quality and is really right in the pool .

BTW to those that doubt .. there are lots of high end boats still using the rubber plug for the bilge . I wouldnt recommend the lever type though seems like a kid could knock that off too easy swimming around the back of the boat when hanging out .
Old     (beg4wake)      Join Date: Aug 2012       04-27-2016, 6:31 AM Reply   
I installed a green one that I got from the following link for only $30 to go with the 2 blue factory leds on my 08 XStar...contrast was pretty cool. And it was only $30!! I never really got a good night time pic of it, but it looked pretty sweet. Below is a pic a friend had of it before sun down. Trust me, it looked a lot brighter at night!

http://www.wholesalemarine.com/garbo...ApCRoCgQTw_wcB

Old     (ryin)      Join Date: May 2002       04-27-2016, 8:32 AM Reply   
I was thinking of getting the single light version. Any other night pics? Do you think it's worth it for the double version?
Old     (turbojedi)      Join Date: Jun 2013       04-28-2016, 6:11 PM Reply   
Did any of you have to remove the wake plate to get it to screw in ?? They look great..
Old     (mikeab8)      Join Date: Jan 2013       06-08-2016, 6:46 AM Reply   
Has anyone had trouble with the size? The Diablo Royale is a 1/2" NPT and my drain plug is 3/4" straight thread with O-ring. Anyone know where I could go any adapter to get it to fit right? I've been trying to get this to work for too long now
Old     (TomH)      Join Date: Jan 2014       06-08-2016, 7:01 AM Reply   
This adapter should get you there http://www.finditparts.com/products/...cts-h3269x12x8
Old     (dp513)      Join Date: Jul 2011       06-17-2016, 8:28 PM Reply   
Has anyone seen or used an rgb drain plug light?
Old     (turbojedi)      Join Date: Jun 2013       08-11-2016, 10:09 AM Reply   
Has anyone put one on there supra yet??
Old     (CALIV210)      Join Date: Jun 2015       08-11-2016, 2:35 PM Reply   
ok so I have yet to snap a picture of mine but I am not very impressed . Its pretty bright in perfectly clean water like the pool but under the swim deck of my v210 you can hardly see it in most lakes . I know my boat sits a little low in the back but I really did think it would be brighter . My buddy had a dual plug set up on his malibu skier and its brighter then mine but not that much brighter . I cant get my boat into Tahoe to see how it would be in really clear water otherwise Id tell you guys how it works there .

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