Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Lantern Boat

After looking at how well the sun shone through the skin of my kayak, I got to figuring that the same thing would work in reverse at night. So I placed a couple LED lanterns inside the boat, fore and aft of the cockpit, then took it out on the Bow River after sunset. The effect was quite interesting, a nice soft glow that didn't cast any glare, so I could still see the stars above. Also it fortunately didn't seem to attract as many insects as I would have thought. I think for next time I need more lights, and also need to place them further down the hull.

1 comment:

Zachary Davies said...

Curious what LED lights you used and if they were waterproof enough for your needs. Thanks.