I just completely refurbished/remodeled my duckboat for this season. I used LED's entirely. I'm a BIG fan of them. However, when it came to deciding on what kind of light application for the front of the boat I was initially really taken by the LED light bars. They look slick. However, RIGID industries wants like $700 for a 20 inch light bar. I'm not saying in any way, shape, or form that they're not worth it. Although, I'll be the first to tell you that's a lot of bones and its just unfathomable for this guy. I looked at the Mud Buddy 5800 lumen light kit with remote option. I really liked them, but again, I couldn't justify dropping $470 for lights and the more I looked at them I didn't know how much I'd like the big bulky housing apparatus sticking off the front of my boat.
So, I searched this DHC forum and gleaned the information that led me to the decision to purchase a set off Ebay. I got a 24" Double row LED spot/flood combo light bar for $120. My thinking was if I get it and its junk well then I'm only out 120 bucks and then I'll get a better set next year when I'm in a better position to afford a higher quality light. When I received my light bar I was pretty impressed. I mounted them up and hardwired them and all my other lights in. To say the least they are BRIGHT! You can turn them on in broad daylight and you can't stand to look at them. I turned them on in my driveway at night and it looked like a crime scene was lit up. I can't imagine how bright they'll be in an pitch black, unobstructed lake this Saturday when season opens.
Just my .02 ~ I hope this helps somebody that is mulling over the same decision I was.