Why lights work for fishing

Blue Leds

Our standard blue led lights come in several sizes. Using a light spectrum of 460-480nm these lights create a deep blue color with the added UV spectrum. The deep royal blue is great for lighting up lures and giving the predator fish an advantage by increasing there vision. What you can expect to see when using the 460nm spectrum is a very active UV effect when up on plane. Due to the blue not being a highly visible color for us(humans) we can’t see the actual light as well as other colors. You can rest assured that the light is there and it’s doing it’s job. If your on the hunt for blue lights to produce a visual effect behind the boat for recreational swimming etc.. I would recomend that you look at mixed bars that include the 35,000 kelvin + the 460nm led. This combo will create a stuning electric blue and will give you the best of both worlds. As you can see in the pictures the 460nm blue is incredibly difficult to film due to the camera being able to see the light with it’s sensor and flooding the image. This is a great example of what we cannot see.

Green Leds

Green has long been hailed as the best color for fishing lights. What I don’t really see much of is manufactures explaining why? It’s all over the internet that green attracts plankton which is one of the first stages of the food chain. Although there’s not much more of an explanation than that? So let me fill in some of the blanks. First let’s look at what colors are mixed in there to create green..? OK, so if we break it down then we can see that the reason this color works isn’t just because of the green. If you have read on our site you probably ran across the areas where I mentioned that the blue spectrum is the main light color that predator fish use to see. As water gets deep there are light colors from the sun that cannot penetrate and so you start to lose colors (read about color loss at depth). The color that reaches the deepest is blue and so fish over time have developed around the blue spectrum. So with that said a green light helps predator fish see. So what about the yellow? Let’s take a look at that,, If you have read about light loss at depth then you will find out that yellow is one of the first colors to go. So why is yellow important? Yellow and orange are the main colors used by plankton to digest food and to generate energy. Have you ever wondered why it’s best to fish at sunrise and sunset? Hmm,, that’s right! That’s when these colors are at there strongest! This means that plankton rise to the surface and all the fish in the ocean know this so they are waiting to take advantage of the food chain.

 

Since the green light has a strong yellow it draws the phytoplankton and starts the food chain. The bait fish also know that yellow light is where food is and so they will check it out and so forth and so on. Using lights for fishing sucessfully requires knowing a little bit about how and why they work. I wrote this to just give you some basics and steer you in the right direction. I hope you found some of this useful.

 

Each Low Profile Light bar is made up of seperate 10w LEDs that are spaced evenly for light distribution across the horizontal plane creating a flood of surface light in the water. Each Led is rate from 600-1100 Lumen each depending on the color. The TB Series light bars range from 1800-5500 manufacture rated lumen output per light bar and 3600-11,000 Lumen per set.

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