We have many seasonal owners in Florida. Some of these owners take their light out while they were gone, but others keep them in the water throughout the year, but have someone keep an eye on the light for them. It is ideal having someone keep an eye on the light while you are out of town. This is just to ensure that the light is on every night. If there is a power surge, or loss of power at your dock while you are gone, the bulb cannot turn on under the water. This does not allow the bulb to clean itself off, so when you return, your bulb will be covered in barnacles or any other aquatic growth. Having a neighbor, or a friend check on it every few days while ensure your fish will keep coming, and your light will be functioning perfectly when you return.

Many of our seasonal customers simply dismount their system and bring them inside. That way, they are packaged safe inside to avoid any problems with hurricanes, thunder storms, surges, and power outages while they are gone. It is definitely possible to keep your light in the water year-round, but one must consider the issues that can occur while no one is at your house to ensure it is still working.


This question actually has multiple answers. To answer this question, you must first decide what light series you interested in, and the amount of light you want to see by your dock. Here at Underwater Fish Light, we have three different series; Natural Green, Vibrant Green, and Caribbean Blue. Each series of light is ideal for different types of water clarity and will emit a different amount of light.

For customers interested in purchasing our Natural Green lights, the ideal water clarity is in between crystal clear and mid-clarity water. The bulbs on these systems are 175-watt bulbs that illuminate a clear/white color. This white color then reflects off the particles in the water, showing a green color on the surface. These small particles attract the bait fish in the area, which in turn attract the predator fish (snook, tarpon northern pike, etc.). Because these lights illuminate white, they do not cut through murky water very well. That is why they are ideal for up to mid-clarity water. In ideal water, the Natural Green series will shine a 10-foot circle on the surface of the water.

Vibrant Green light systems are designed to cut through murky water. The Vibrant Green light systems have 250-watt bulbs which illuminate green, allowing it to cut through murky water and be more successful for customers in rivers, lakes, bayous, and any other location that has dark water. Even though the lights illuminate green, they still reflect off small particles in the water to attract the baitfish and predator fish. This light system will give a 15-foot diameter circle on average in waterways.

The biggest thing to consider before purchasing the Caribbean Blue lights is the water clarity at your dock. For these lights to show the ideal color, the water needs to be crystal clear. If the Caribbean Blue bulb is placed in murky water, it will actually illuminate an amber/yellow color. If your water is murky, there is obviously more dirt and sediment that is in the water. These actually change the color of the light, because the blue light reflects off these particles, creating more of an amber glow rather than the blue most people are expecting. That is why any possible customers must have clear water in order to enjoy the color as intended.

For this question, there is no single answer. It all depends on the light you are interested in. After weighing your options, it all comes down to your personal preference. If you purchase a light that does not meet your expectations, you have 60-days to return the light and upgrade it to one you think will work better. Just give us a call at 855-FISH-LIGHT and we can answer any other questions you might have!


Many people are curious about putting their fish light on a timer. Ever Underwater Fish Light comes equipped with a photocell. This photocell senses the light and automatically turns the system on at dusk and off at dawn. Some customers would still like to place the light on a time to ensure that it does not run all night long. For instance, they might want it to turn off at two o’clock in the morning, rather than at sunrise. This type of timer is possible and can be purchased through our online store. It is simply called a photocell timer. While this timer will turn off your system before dawn, there are some things to consider before placing your system on a time.

These systems were designed to run from dusk to dawn for two reasons. The first, is to ensure the bulbs remain clean. All Underwater Fish Light systems are self-cleaning. These bulbs must come on every night, so they can burn off any kind of aquatic growth on the bulb. If a system is placed on a timer and is only running for a couple hours a night, they might now be burning long enough to clean off all the barnacle growth that has formed during the day while the system is off.

The second reason these lights must come on every night is to build a feeding cycle for the fish. With your light turning on every night, the fish will become accustomed to finding food at your dock every night. These bulbs produce a food source by reflecting off microorganisms in the water that attract bait fish. These baitfish, in turn, attract the predator fish (snook, tarpon, bass, northern pike, etc.). If the light does not come on every night at the same time, the fish will not become accustomed to the feeding cycle, and may not show up as frequently.

Rather than purchasing a photocell timer, some customers will simply put their outlets at their docks on a timer, or a switch they can operate on from inside their house. The problem with connecting the outlet to a switch, is if you forget to turn the light on every night, or if you go out of town with the switch off, the light will not come on, and aquatic growth will develop on the bulb and the light will no longer function as designed. Also, the feeding cycle will not be implemented for the fish, so you will not see the same amount of fish as someone who has their system running every night.

Putting your system on a timer is definitely possible, but there are other things to consider when doing so. As long as your light runs at least 6-8 hours a night, it will remain barnacle free. If you have any questions regarding our photocell timer, please do not hesitate to call us at 855-FISH-LIGHT and speak with anyone on our team.


While fish lights seem to magically attract fish, it is actually a simple, scientific process. Any light under the water, no matter what the color, will attract fish. When lights are placed under the water, they reflect off particles in the water. These tiny little particles enhance a natural food source for bait fish. These bait fish are then attracted to the light. Once the bait fish are attracted, they bring in bigger game fish like snook, tarpon, bass, and many more.

As time goes on, more fish will appear at the light. Most of them will be bigger than the ones that preceded them. These lights do more than just attract fish, they create a natural aquarium in your backyard! The best part about these lights is that they do not harm the fish or any other marine life. They enhance a natural food source for the animals as well as provide countless hours of entertainment for anyone that sees them.

By taking these lights out with you to your favorite nighttime offshore fishing spot, you will not only be able to see the fish around you, but attract almost every fish in that area to your boat. With a portable HID light, you will know just where the fish are and the perfect place to cast.


This question has a simple answer. You should plug your system directly into an outlet. Not into an extension cord. Each system comes with a power cord that is 10ft long. The wires going out to the bulbs range from fifty to one hundred feet long. We designed the systems to be mounted close to a GFI outlet with the bulbs being run out to the desired length. If the system is powered using an extension cord, the GFI plug could become compromised. While being used, extension cords are often laid on the ground leading to the outlet. If the GFI plug on the system is laying on the ground and becomes wet, the plug will no longer function properly. For safety, these plugs are meant to stop working if they become wet. This is to ensure there is no power leading to the system if it is submerged in water.

We are the designer and manufacturer of these lights. Therefore, we can customize systems. If requested, we can make a dock system with a longer power cord leading to the GFI plug. This will avoid the need for an extension cord. Before purchasing our systems, customers must have a GFI approved outlet at their dock. It is NOT to run any cords from the house and run them down to the water. If you have any further questions regarding extended cord lengths, or anything else regarding our systems, please do not hesitate to call us at 855-FISH-LIGHT.