Optronics BlueEye Beam
Made Of: Tough plastic case, steel hanging ring, tough sealed-beam replaceable bulb and stretchy cord with 12-volt, water-protected switch
Light Output: 400,000 candle power
Battery Life: Lasts as long as your boat battery
Recharge Time: N/A
Charge Indicator: N/A
Stop Sign Test: Strong return and it illuminated bits of trash at the end of the road — second place.
Squint Test: Oops. The cord won’t reach from the boat, but it's visually crippling.
UFO Hunting Capability: 500 yards away, a heron roosted on a radio tower — we saw him squint.
Likes: This corded 12-volt light is simple and reliable, and because a boater may store it for weeks and need it at a moment, it's very practical.
Not So Much: The cord is too short and confining — it needs to be two or three feet longer. Or, add an extension cord.
Price: $23.99, Defender.com
Warranty: 1 year