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Suggestions for lights while camping

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by canadian.bacon, Feb 24, 2021.

  1. Feb 24, 2021 at 6:12 PM
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    canadian.bacon

    canadian.bacon [OP] H9 halogen is the best led bulb

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    I am planning on getting a battery, probably marine grade, to keep a few lightbars up and running. I can recharge during the day with generator/solar, but the generator will not be always available.
    Any suggestions for decent light bars/bulbs/enclosures for battery powered LED lights? They need to light up a small mosquito tent/local area just to see how much beer I pour in that glass.
     
  2. Feb 25, 2021 at 5:18 AM
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    Overlandcharlie Long way from home

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    .....moon light and firelight after you turn your Coleman lantern off
    That’s what camping is all about - quite , dark , peaceful
    Leave the lights at home and enjoy the dark .
    I use An LED Coleman in the tent when needed and a gas Coleman on low that runs all night I get a good 10 hrs out of that and a 1 lb propane tank
    That’s it - it’s enough light to pee by , cook by and let the critters know you are there
     
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  3. Feb 25, 2021 at 5:41 AM
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    Flash
     
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  4. Feb 25, 2021 at 7:33 AM
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    canadian.bacon [OP] H9 halogen is the best led bulb

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    the propane tank one is not a bad idea. I hate to waste them cylinders though, hence my battery and solar charging

    flash?
     
  5. Feb 25, 2021 at 8:00 AM
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    You can actually refill the 1lb from a 5 lb bottle there’s a hose you can buy for that.
     
  6. Feb 25, 2021 at 8:05 AM
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    LED strip lights powered by cheapo Amazon rechargeable battery packs. 85F2B852-612E-4142-94A4-EBFB47BFC5CC.jpg
     
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    hi jacking thread - what awning is that ?
     
  9. Feb 25, 2021 at 8:52 AM
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  10. Feb 25, 2021 at 9:30 AM
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    Thanks I’m
    In the market - do you like it ? Is it 5 ft ?
     
  11. Feb 25, 2021 at 2:50 PM
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    It’s been great for me. Withstood some gnarly winds a couple months ago. Best price that includes mount and lights for an awning, too. It’s the 2.5m, whatever size that is.
     
  12. Feb 25, 2021 at 3:39 PM
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    Wow that’s almost 7 ft
    I looked online but couldn’t find
    I’ll look again thanks for info
     
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    So after I saw the ironman awning I went and purchased one - the drip light is awesome
    I used a portable battery charger to run it so much for moonlight!

    B04F3AB6-D31F-4C35-B2CD-C548EEFE3553.jpg
     
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  15. Mar 17, 2021 at 1:46 PM
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    canadian.bacon [OP] H9 halogen is the best led bulb

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    not in canada, you cant. we gotta be safe here, not like the crazy americans.
     
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    Hey those are fighting words mate - I’m an Australian- American citizen but Aussie born and bred
    I guess to be expected- ahhh the commonwealth
     
  17. Mar 17, 2021 at 2:31 PM
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    canadian.bacon [OP] H9 halogen is the best led bulb

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    technically illegal, so in case anything is to go wrong, a fire, a small explosion, anything at all, insurance can pretty much deny it all.
     
  18. Mar 17, 2021 at 2:35 PM
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    Fair enough don’t want to break the law. Not illegal here tho.
     
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    I have for extended Camping trips a little 5Lbs refillable propane tank (yes legal in Canada too) that I just hook up with a adapter hose to a Coleman Propane lantern and a Solar rechargeable battery Goal Zero Yeti 1000 that I plug USB powered Goal Zero lamps into. However for the most the Camp Fire and Natural light is the best along with a LED head band light when really need to watch my Pour.... the propane tank is only 8.5 inches diameter by 10.75 inches tall

    5 LBS.jpg
     
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    Great choice and perfect tank size for many users.

    Have been using that size tank for years. Highly recommended and worth the investment if it'll be used often enough.
     
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