LED Shelter lighting

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LED Shelter lighting

Post by taipan821 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:26 pm

working on future preps at the moment. I'm looking at temporary shelter lighting.

At the moment I have a 36W solar blanket, batteries, storage and user interface. Now I'm looking for 12V led rope lights.

ideally I would like to be able to just by the rope light in a roll so I can cut and add the suitable connectors. In addition, any suggestions to being able to mount these rope lights...I'm thinking a mounting system that includes:
- Velcro for securing to posts
- magnets for securing to metal
- suction caps for securing to walls

Still working out the mounting.

So my questions
1. anyone done this before
2. recommended source (No Amazon and US sites please)
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Re: LED Shelter lighting

Post by raptor » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:24 pm

I know you said no amazon but it is the easiest place to find these since that is where I bought them. These are asl not 12 volt but rather USB.

You need a USB battery which can be recharged with your solar blanket.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00 ... UTF8&psc=1

This is a great shelter light about equal to a 15 watt light bulb. Note the hanger.
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00 ... UTF8&psc=1

These are rope lights and a simple fishing line or twine can be used to secure them. They are light weight.
https://smile.amazon.com/VIMLITE-Waterp ... ghts&psc=1


www.dx.com generally has these item.


Are these what you had in mind?

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Re: LED Shelter lighting

Post by mace » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:33 pm

Not quite what you want but theses are nice it comes with its a battery/flashlight and solar panel its called a GigaTent

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Post by springer » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:41 pm

taipan821 wrote:working on future preps at the moment. I'm looking at temporary shelter lighting.

At the moment I have a 36W solar blanket, batteries, storage and user interface. Now I'm looking for 12V led rope lights.

ideally I would like to be able to just by the rope light in a roll so I can cut and add the suitable connectors. In addition, any suggestions to being able to mount these rope lights...I'm thinking a mounting system that includes:
- Velcro for securing to posts
- magnets for securing to metal
- suction caps for securing to walls

Still working out the mounting.

So my questions
1. anyone done this before
2. recommended source (No Amazon and US sites please)
Check out superbrightleds.com. they have what you want.

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Post by Stercutus » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:53 pm

In addition, any suggestions to being able to mount these rope lights...I'm thinking a mounting system that includes:
- Velcro for securing to posts
- magnets for securing to metal
- suction caps for securing to walls
Or....

Zip ties with mounting holes and a few screws. It will allow you to secure it pretty much anywhere.

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Re: LED Shelter lighting

Post by Barnabus » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:49 am

mace wrote:Not quite what you want but theses are nice it comes with its a battery/flashlight and solar panel its called a GigaTent
:? ??? what? where?
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Re: LED Shelter lighting

Post by teotwaki » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:33 pm

Barnabus wrote:
mace wrote:Not quite what you want but theses are nice it comes with its a battery/flashlight and solar panel its called a GigaTent
:? ??? what? where?

Maybe he meant these? http://www.gigatent.com/catalog-category/led-lights/
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Re: LED Shelter lighting

Post by Close_enough » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:01 am

There are a number of USB rechargeable lanterns intended as camping and tent lights. The names I recognize are Thorfire, Nitecore, Streamlight, and Fenix. Fenix offers the greatest battery versatility, but at the highest cost. You can also go old school with UCO candle lanterns. Batteries not required.

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Re: LED Shelter lighting

Post by taipan821 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:59 am

Update

I'm intending to use these and daisy chain them where needed (modular)
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/4X12V-Waterp ... Ciid%253A1

battery is still being thought about, but I also have a 35W solar blanket for charging now
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Re: LED Shelter lighting

Post by Halfapint » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:17 pm

ENO had some string lights that ran for quite a while of 2 AA batteries. I had them and used them for AGES until I left them at a camp, Found them almost a year later and apparently the battery case is sealed.... EXCEPT where the wire goes in to the battery pack. The bottom is molded and sealed and there's an O ring when it screws apart. But nothing where the wire goes in.

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Re: LED Shelter lighting

Post by Apollo-11 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:07 pm

I have quite a bit of experience with the 5050 LED lights. I can highly recommend them. They run natively off 12V. I ran these at Burning Man. One strand will comfortably light up the interior of a small one-room shelter. I put this into a 16' dome with a Reflectix cover (which means it is shiny inside like a mylar blanket).

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Re: LED Shelter lighting

Post by RonnyRonin » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:33 pm

I've had really great luck with the cheap "fairy lights" from china. I can't say I trust them to last all that long, but I bought a AA version and a USB version and so far so good. The AA one was used as closet lighting for a room with few outlets, I bought the USB ones to hang in my SUV when sleeping in the back.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/20-50-100-LED- ... w1KyEtsbQQ

I think a USB string and a 10,000 mAh Anker powercore is about as good as it gets for portable area lighting, I have a few nicer Black Diamond Lanterns and they don't work nearly as well and likely consume more power.
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