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08-18-2011, 19:29
So, I rent a 10'x20' storage unit that has no electrical outlets.

I have been using a 12volt battery and a suspended headlamp bulb to light it up. It does not last very long due to the bulb's draw.

I would like to know if anyone has any advice for going to 12volt led's for longer/brighter lighting...

The "rope lights" look ok, but don't seem that bright.

What I work up could also make an great hasty home lighting setup when the power goes out.


08-18-2011, 20:11
You could try a coleman popane or dual fuel lantern, personally I'd just use a led headlamp on my head for finding stuff. I've seen led lamps but the ones I saw were for house wiring not battery, I guess you could use a inverter but I'm sure they do make 12 volt led floodlights. Ask at a rv store.

08-18-2011, 21:55
I'm trying to think of lighting you could use elsewhere as well.

What about a couple of the battery-powered lanterns?

08-18-2011, 22:36
Something like this.,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=9fc919c75b8c8a21&biw=1366&bih=604

08-19-2011, 09:57
LEDs draw very little current and are very bright. Google RV LEDs.