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cspot
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# Posted: 27 Sep 2016 20:57
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Ok. Let me start out by saying that we don't live full time at camp. Mainly just make some weekend trips there. Anyway was wanting to get some solar lights, but didn't want to go thru the whole solar panel and battery routine at this point. Right now we have a camper with no electric and hope to build a small off-grid cabin in a year or two.

Anyway my wife picked up one of these lights at REI on sale for $10. https://mpowerd.com/products/luci-original After a little use this summer, we bought another one and I think I got online for around $15. I also see that they have released a new model that lasts even longer. These are very lightweight and we simply use a s-hook to hang them from the vents in the ceiling of the camper. We take them down during the day and put in the window to charge. Now for reading you would need it up close to you, but these provide plenty of light when sitting around talking and playing some board games.

I also just recently picked up one of these outside lights and installed it outside the door. It also works very well so far. It is brighter than what I expected. I think I paid right around $20. https://www.amazon.com/Litom-Outdoor-Activated-Waterproof-Lighting/dp/B01985O9LI

Anyway just wanted to throw these out there. Haven't had for a long time, but they are pretty cheap and simple to use. If I was living full time at camp, I would consider doing something different, but for occasional use these are working out really nice. If they go bad they are easy to replace, and really no worries of someone stealing them.

toyota_mdt_tech
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# Posted: 28 Sep 2016 20:27
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Rockies, a guy is gutting in on your action!

Just some friendly ribbing. I visit a good chunk of all the links posted here as long as they are real cabineers that post them, ie been a member for a while and post count more than 1 deep.

cspot
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# Posted: 28 Sep 2016 21:13
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I could never keep up with Rockies. LOL.

Just posting on something that is working well for us and is cheap. For recreational use it is a cheap way to get solar lights. Also for a newbie to solar there is no confusion about what controller, solar panel, battery etc setup you need.

creeky
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# Posted: 29 Sep 2016 10:13
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We should have a contest to see who has the highest number and the most types.

I have at least 5 types of "big" solar lights. My favorite is a solar lantern that has been installed over the door to the solar shed for 5 years. It was 100 bucks at a big box marked down to 20. I've never figured out why.

I also have two 60 led motion triggered spots. A barn fixture. A smaller version of your litrom. Etc.

They sure are useful for those who don't like tripping around in the dark.

Wilbour
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# Posted: 29 Sep 2016 13:23 - Edited by: Wilbour
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I gots 2 of these:

https://www.lowes.ca/pathway-lighting/sunforce-solar-powered-led-path-light_g2462397. html?searchTerm=solar-shed-light

and 1 of these:

https://www.homehardware.ca/en/rec/index.htm/Outdoor-Living/Seasonal/Outdoor-Furnitur e/Patio-Accessories/Solar-Lanterns/Gazebo-Round-Solar-Light-with-Remote/_/N-ntld2Z1z1 419r/R-I3603009

When you combine them with 3 of these:

http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page.aspx?p=68887&cat=2,40731

You get a lot of light.

Well full disclosure is the one of the two shed lights is in the outhouse and the other is in the loft. The pendant lamp is a little finicky but gives off lots of light

Wilbour
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# Posted: 30 Sep 2016 21:13 - Edited by: Wilbour
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Solar and tea light in action
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outdoorsolarstore
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# Posted: 18 May 2022 02:39
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Solar Christmas Lights: Our solar Christmas lights are beautiful, easy to install, and a cost effective way to decorate your home or business. We have LED string lights, solar window candles, and more! Check out our solar powered Christmas lights today!

JaffH
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# Posted: 18 May 2022 05:12
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Quoting: Wilbour
Solar and tea light in action

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Not that bad

gcrank1
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# Posted: 18 May 2022 12:57
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On Amazon, 'Edison' looking LED light bulbs c/w a hanger wire and self contained. A small solar panel comes with the 'set' (various count to choose from) wire wires to the bulb usb port.
We have a 3-pac, they stay charged (each has an indicator light and a manual switch tho remote switching is available), always ready for use, hang where you want, carry like a flashlight, etc.
Dandy, inexpensive solar lighting.

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