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New Clam rope lights?

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I know most of you guys use the Best H.K. leds.

But has anyone tried the new clam rope lights?

I want to get away from the propane lantern in my otter cabin.

I will say that adding the lightbrite reflector from Soderblooms really made a difference on the light output from the lantern, and will always have the lantern along as a backup.

I checked out the web site and they look brighter then last years model. I usually have my headlamp on at night so retieing is not much of an issue.

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I have used the Clam rope lights a few years ago and yes, they worked but there are brighter options out there. For me, it seemed that it took alot of feet of those older lights to do anything.

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I'm just wondering if 2-24cm light strips would be enough light in an otter med cabin? I would like to be able to switch the 2nd strip off if I want it a little darker in the house.

Harvey, you have the 48 cm strips in your house right?

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I have. As Harvey said, I ran into having to use so many feet in order to output a good amount of light. The H.K. lights seem to fit the bill rather well for me.

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Harvey what lights are you using?

If you don't want to say you can e-mail me at wwoznak@hotmail.com

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My dad bought those Clam lights, worst excuse for lights I have ever seen, and to be quite honest, I am a Clam guy and can't believe Clam put their name on them.

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I want to put those Best H.K leds in my Clam Thermal X. Which one should I order? How many should I order? What else do I need to buy?? Thanks for the help.

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You should be fine with two or three 48cm strips. I used just one 48cm strip in an Otter Den, and that was plenty bright for me. You are going to need to pick up some wire to run from the strip to the battery, a couple of female or gator clips, and shrink wrap for all the connections. You may also want to consider adding in a on/off switch.

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Zamboni,

I'm not going to buy the clam lights if they aren't bright enough. I was looking at the clam web site and they said that they were new for this year, brighter then the old ones...

I'm just looking for options to get away from the propane lantern inside my otter. Nothing beats the lantern when fishing on the ice outside the house at night, and the fishbrite reflector is amazing directing light to the ice.

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