June 19, 2011
I installed the flip up light on the front of a wooden runabout. The fixture, when properly installed sits up about 3/16 of an inch from the surface. The flip up mechanism is sturdy and the locking mechanism (open and closed) is very positive. The installation uses a plastic cup that ensures there will be no damage to a retracted light from below (cup has drain tube). Light turns on when flipped up, and off when flipped down. This light is really classy.
April 29, 2013
This is great when new, however, after 5 years, its junk. The housing is great! The electrics are junk. I am freshwater only and the elements inside are of poor quality. The body is outstanding construction! Will replace every 4 yrs in fresh water and 1-2 years near saltwater.
August 31, 2015
this light constantly corrodes, have had to replace the top and inner connections each year, tired of it
May 27, 2013
This light was installed on an 18 foot flats boat. The first one was replaced after 3 months on the boat. The second one stopped working after 9 months of use. I disassembled the light and hard wired the light removing the electronic nonsense that should never have been included. The electronics are only used to turn the light off when in the flipped down position. All connections were then soldered and heat shrinked to avoid any future issues. A product that requires cutting a hole in your boat should be tested and bullet proof. Aqua Signal should have done some field testing.
May 31, 2019
I'm on my third one in 2 years. Because I have limited space I am forced to stay with this light. It is JUNK!!!! DO NOT BUY!!!!!
August 18, 2012
I have a 2008 center console that is kept moored in saltwater. I have just had my 3rd light completely corroded and need a fourth. They were all professionally installed. The last one I kept in the flip up position at the advice of of the marine dealer to try to avoid corrosion. It did not work. Unfortunately, the screw that holds the lens cap also corrodes and easily snaps when attempting to remove. The light looks awesome and is perfect for my boat, but I can't continue to install one a year.