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Old 08-18-2011, 19:29   #1
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Lighting my storage unit question

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.

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Old 08-18-2011, 20:11   #2
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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.
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Old 08-18-2011, 21:55   #3
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I'm trying to think of lighting you could use elsewhere as well.

What about a couple of the battery-powered lanterns?
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Old 08-18-2011, 22:36   #4
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Something like this.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:57   #5
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LEDs draw very little current and are very bright. Google RV LEDs.
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