Shrimp Light Amperage Tests
We asked an electrical engineer to run amperage tests on all 3 MacDaddy™ shrimp lights and compare the amps against 2 other Central Florida local companies that allegedly cloned the MacDaddy™ 3 lead hybrid shrimp light (2 color, 3 lead clips). MacDaddy™ welcomes anyone to independently to test our lights. We will also permit you to test Gator Tough™ lights and LEDGreenie™ lights. We invite Gator Tough™ and LEDGreenie™ to meet with us and test their lights from the battery clips. Neither light builder has opted to test their products with us.
MacDaddy™ introduced the 2 color hybrid green and white LED shrimp light in Feb 2013. LumaSea Underwater Lighting developed this light in 2011 and did 2 years of testing before releasing this light in 1st quarter 2013.
The others began retailing 8 months and 1 year later after MacDaddy™ hit the market. Every consumer is concerned about amps and watts. Do not be fooled with the propaganda from these other companies who make buoyancy claims. We challenge them to exactly how they tested for buoyancy and want the name of their independent labs that conducted the testing.
We invite LEDgreenie™ and Gator Tough™ to meet us at a an electrical company of their choice to conduct the tests we published below.
Academy Of Shrimping™ believes in consumer awareness.
Below this chart are actual images taken of the test results as they were being defined. We took pictures of every test.
Formula is AMPS times 12 (volts) = Watts. We tested all 5 lights for amps and we calculated the watts.
Lumens are in direct proportion to watts, the more watts the more lumens. The more lumens = the more light.
In the chart below note Gator Tough is ™, LEDGreenie is ™, and MacDaddy is ™
GATOR TOUGH™ – NOT SO TOUGH
Results – Gator Tough™(24.7 watts Actual) – Advertised Total 36 watts (BOTH STRIPS FIRED) (Click to enlarge these thumbnail images)
Gator Tough™ white (75) LED strip tested at 1.16 amps times 12(volts) = 13.9 watts
Gator Tough™ green/white fired off at the same time (150 LEDs) tested at 2.06 amps times 12 (volts) = 24.7 watts, they advertise 36 watts. Buyer click to enlarge image and read amps on meter.
LEDGreenie™ – NOT SO GREEN
Test Results – LEDgreenie™ (25.8 watts Actual) – Advertised Total 43 watts (BOTH STRIPS FIRED) (Click to enlarge these thumbnail images). Buyer awareness. We shook their light and their internal parts rattled. Might just be an issue with the light we bought and does not mean all their lights rattle.
LEDGreenie™ green (60 LED) strip tested at 1.11 amps times 12 (volts) = 13.3 watts
LEDGreenie™ (60 LED) white strip tested at 1.33 amps times 12 (volts) = 16.0 watts
LEDGreenie™ both strips (120 LED) fired off at same time tested at 2.15 amps times 12 (volts) = 25.8 watts and they advertise 0 – 43 watts (0-43 watts, if your using a dimmer). Take note.
MacDaddy™ GW 60/60 – Award Winning Light Series
MacDaddy)™ (60 green led) 1.32 amps times 12 (volts) = 15.8 watts. This is the smallest light we have in the series of green/white hybrid shrimp lights.
MacDaddy™ (60 white led) 1.14 amps times 12 (volts) = 13.7 watts
MacDaddy™ GW 60/60 with both green and white LED (120 LED total) fired off at the same time. The results were 2.23 amps times 12 (volts) = 26.8 watts. This light (smallest in the MacDaddy™ series is STRONGER than the clones which sell for $150.00. THIS light sells for $130 and has custom made LED’s based on specs set forth by engineer. The clones use stock parts out of a catalog.
MacDaddy™ advertises 26 watts at the battery clips, test show 26.8 watts.
MacDaddy™ GW 75/75 – Award Winning Light Series
MacDaddy™ GW 75/75 green strip (75 LEDs) tested at 1.61 amps times 12 (volts) = 19.3 watts. This light is the middle light in the series for $150.00
MacDaddy™ GW 75/75 white strip (75 LEDs) tested at 1.39 amps times 12 (volts) = 16.7 watts
MacDaddy™ GW 75/75 firing both green & white LED strips (150 LEDs) tested at 2.65 amps times 12 (volts) = 31.8 watts. We advertise 31 watts. Award winning light 2014 & 2015.
MacDaddy™ HOG(w) – Award Winning Light Series
MacDaddy™ HOG(w) High Output GREEN and white shrimp light. The green (75 led) tested at 2.52 amps times 12 (volts) = 30.2 watts.
MacDaddy™ HOG(w) High Output GREEN an white shrimp light. Both strips fired off at the same tested 3.45 amps times 12 (volts) = 41.40 watts. MacDaddy™ advertises 41 watts.
Information is power. We want to empower you to make an informed decision based on facts.
This light had proof of concept and other local companies re-designed their existing lights to have the MacDaddy™ features that proved desirable by the consumer.
” I prefer innovators and not imitators. MacDaddy shrimping lights took the LED shrimp light to the next generation of sophistication”, says Capt Lee Noga.