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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Night Lights

I am trying to figure out lighting for a new camp that I take ownership of later this month. The camp will run on a generator and I do not wish to let it run all night. the cabin is two story with the 2nd floor being all open for beds. I am looking for battery lights for the stairs and one for the outhouse. I have done some web search and I came across MR. Beams lights. They are LED and run off of (4) AA batteries. Anyone with experience with Mr. Beams? Any other better lights on the market?

I want to make sure the lights are lit for the kids and wife. Don't want anyone falling down the stairs.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-15-2012, 02:43 PM
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Re: Night Lights

why not put some solar light in and run some power off solar power for just a few hundred dollars you can build you own solar panels that could easily run a few lights and maybe even a rec.or two.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-15-2012, 03:07 PM
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Re: Night Lights

There are solar powered, motion detector lights with remote solar collectors.

Wire the stairwell for 12v DC lights like in an RV, keep a car battery or deep cycle marine battery in a closet for a power source and let the generator charge the battery through a converter. Some of the RV lighting fixtures even taken the cheap auto tail light bulbs.

Then there are also those cheap battery operated "tap it" lights too. Some of them actually turn themselves off after a preset time to conserve batteries.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-15-2012, 03:39 PM
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Re: Night Lights

You can get a solar charger for 12v "car" battery. Amish around here use them to charge batterys for their fencers and lights on their buggies.

Wire the camp for 12v RV lighting.

Some generators hav 12v terminals already built into the unit. I have 2 generators with that feature.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-16-2012, 10:02 AM
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Re: Night Lights

I would try the solar lights or gas lights. Gas lights are nice in the fall to take out the chill and dampness.

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