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Henna
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# Posted: 29 Nov 2018 22:57
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I am looking to buy LED strip Light, for my out house, what are the factors do you think, I should consider before making my purchase. I also want to know, what is the difference between warm white and cool white colors, are they just product names or do these names suggest any product differentiation.
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I narrowed my search between two products, first one is a warm white led strip, with 3000k -36w-12DC and a cool white with 5000k-36w-12DC, I still couldn’t find out how these products are different from each other. My next biggest concern, how can I stick this LED strip into out house walls, I am concerned will it destroy my tiles?. I also want to know how durable these things are, as almost all the so called branded players import their good from China, is their any brand that is more reliable than the rest. What is your opinion on buying the strip lights from Amazon, how is the quality. I am also concerned about the installation charges, I am planning to install it by myself, but I have no previous experience in the same, what do you think would be the cost of installing, if I have to call the electrician, to install it for me. Is their any reputable brand that I should consider first, which is famous for its reliability
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DaveBell
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# Posted: 29 Nov 2018 22:59
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Quoting: Henna
what are the factors do you think, I should consider before making my purchase


LED's are not approved for explosive environments.

Gary O
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# Posted: 30 Nov 2018 01:43
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Quoting: DaveBell
LED's are not approved for explosive environments.

heh heh....good'n

Princelake
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# Posted: 30 Nov 2018 07:11
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The difference between cool and warm lights is the color of the light. Cool white is like bright and white. Warm lights have a more yellow color like a traditional light bulb.

RichInTheUSA
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# Posted: 30 Nov 2018 08:49
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Henna, light strips are very easy to install.... no need to have an electrician do it. Do you have electricity to your outhouse with a 110v outlet? If not, you will have to consider a battery and a switch.

I have rope lights installed on the perimeter of my screened in porch, which I bought from Lowes/Home Depot. I replace them about every 7 years or so, as some of them will go out over time.

Here is an example of one from amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/d/Rope-Lights/6000-6500K-Daylight-Waterproof-Thanksgiving-Incl uded/B073TS4C8W/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1543585450&sr=8-7&keywords=led+rope+lights

Hope this helps.

RichInTheUSA
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# Posted: 30 Nov 2018 08:52
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I see from your prior posts, that you are considering solar to power the lights.

Consider this...

https://www.amazon.com/Aluvee-Decoration-Outdoor-Waterproof-Christmas/dp/B07CWRVV15/r ef=sr_1_1_sspa?s=lamps-light&ie=UTF8&qid=1543585875&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=solar+power ed+string+lights&psc=1

morock
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# Posted: 30 Nov 2018 09:52
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Search "solar shed lights" lots of styles to choose from on amazon.

Borrego
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# Posted: 30 Nov 2018 10:01 - Edited by: Borrego
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Can't believe only a couple of you got it, you guys are slippin'
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toyota_mdt_tech
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# Posted: 30 Nov 2018 10:18
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Quoting: Henna
I narrowed my search between two products, first one is a warm white led strip, with 3000k -36w-12DC and a cool white with 5000k-36w-12DC, I still couldn’t find out how these products are different from each other.


Those are junk, in the explosive environment Dave spoke of, they also corrode from the poor seal from the methane gas and are not only not UL approved, do not meet privy code requirement and you will fail inspection with these.

ICC
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# Posted: 30 Nov 2018 10:30
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Quoting: Borrego
Can't believe only a couple of you got it, you guys are slippin'

it seemed so obvious .....

justinbowser
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# Posted: 30 Nov 2018 15:04
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I have used some of the strip lights for "accent lighting" in our house and for the wattage you get more bang for the Amp with an LED bulb.

rockies
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# Posted: 30 Nov 2018 19:21
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I'm conflicted. Henna's posts are just this side of "Spamalot" but they could be genuine. Maybe she is building the Taj Mahal of outhouses, who knows?

Still, it might spark a discussion about LED lights that actually helps someone.

DaveBell
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# Posted: 1 Dec 2018 10:13
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If you are in your outhouse so long that you need solar and LED's, you should see a doctor.

beachman
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# Posted: 1 Dec 2018 10:32
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Just a thought, but lights in an outhouse might attract more flies. AND, do you really want to see what is in there? What might be best is one of those solar garden or path lights - low, but sufficient light.

RichInTheUSA
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# Posted: 1 Dec 2018 14:55
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I think you all are being a bit too critical (imho). My neighbor has an outhouse, and when you need to get up in the middle of the night... doesn't hurt to have lights.

I agree with Rockies... the topic can be helpful.

Hi Dave... have you been panning for gold lately? I believe it was you who had that hobby... right?

KinAlberta
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# Posted: 1 Dec 2018 14:58 - Edited by: KinAlberta
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Not me, since kids use ours, I’d want as much light as possible in our outhouse. (For the same reasons I’d love to do away with the door handles.)

On several unlit buildings (boathouse, sheds) my plan is to mount solar motion detector security lights with the solar panels mounted on the outside. Might have to point the spotlights upward for indirect light.

skootamattaschmidty
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# Posted: 1 Dec 2018 17:21
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I have several of the solar motion lights around my property and I love them. I have one on the front of my outhouse which lights the way up nicely in the middle of the night. I also have one at the back door of my cabin which is nice when I have to go outside in the dark. I'm very impressed with them.

In my outhouse, I have a single LED light bulb similar to the small halogen style. It is hooked to an old 12v battery that someone was throwing away because it would not start their car anymore. I charged the battery as best I could at the start of the summer. I had light all season long without charging the battery at all during the year. Show's how little power these lights draw.

silverwaterlady
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# Posted: 1 Dec 2018 17:47 - Edited by: silverwaterlady
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We have a solar light in our outhouse. It has a string pull switch. Paid $30 for it six years ago. This summer it finally stopped holding a charge. I forgot to take the battery out for replacement.

We got by on one of the lift out lights from this Coleman lantern. One light lasted about two weeks. This lantern is so cool. One puts about six D batteries in the base. Those batteries charge the removable light panels. It's the best lantern I've had.
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Solar light in outhouse
Solar light in outhouse


Gary O
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# Posted: 1 Dec 2018 23:24
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You guys are kidding, right?...right?

If you have a 200 sf crapper, and like to stroll around in there, well, OK

But if it’s yer basic poophouse, like mine, why the need?




I only go in there when nature’s back door requires it
All other times I mark my territory outside

But

If you really really must have illumination while yer in there, might I suggest a tiny battery powered unit from Harbor Freight
It’s two three bucks, and the bats last years


Even if yer given to reading…


silverwaterlady
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# Posted: 2 Dec 2018 13:42
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I have that light Gary O. It is nice. I got mine for free with one of their coupons years ago. It does put out a lot of light. It's very handy.

We have a light for when we have company and their privacy it is really dark in our outhouse because we don't have a window.

Outerwise we just leave the door open while we are in there.

toyota_mdt_tech
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# Posted: 2 Dec 2018 13:44
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I use a little battery powered tap light. Uses 3 AAA batteries, good for about 2 years.

rockies
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# Posted: 2 Dec 2018 18:43
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