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Old 01-31-2012, 09:32 AM   #1
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Solar lights inside

I know there's a bazillion threads on lighting. Here's a little tip that may save some batteries.

You know those stick-in-the-ground solar lights you put in your yard?
Get a few and take them on your next trip. Put them out in the day and take them in at night. Put them in a old water bottle weighted with sand or pretty marbles or whatever you have around.
Viola', you have light! Enough to see by for all night, if you want.

Just a thought...

Make it a great day!
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:21 AM   #2
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What a great idea!

Thanks.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:05 PM   #3
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Very cool idea indeed!

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Old 01-31-2012, 12:49 PM   #4
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There's a patent waiting to happen. Design some that are ment to be used indoors but charged outside. Great for campers and RVers alike.
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We have a small solar lantern that can be charged by the sun or via hand crank. Can be used outdoors or indoors. An LLBean christmas gift last year.
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I have a crank led lantern. They say crank it so many times and it will give you so many minutes of light. RUBBISH! It wasn't expensive, though, so I can't complain too much.
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I think ours was $25. I've never seen it not produce light. I'll put it in a closet and see how long it takes to go out and how long cranking keeps it going.
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$25 is expensive to me. I got mine from Harbor Freight (the biggest reason to not complain).
You get what you pay for.
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:13 PM   #9
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My buddy in the Texas desert lived in a shipping container for a while and that's what he did for lights except he hung them from the ceiling.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:53 PM   #10
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I don't know how to make a link yet but Ikea sells lamps called Sunnan for $19.99 . They are a desk lamp that comes in lots of different colors and have a solar panel.
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If solar REALLY worked like I think it should, this lamp would never go off! the light above the panel would charge the panel and it be forever energy! It's what mankind has forever looked!
SUNNAN Table lamp - white - IKEA
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:01 AM   #12
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i have collected old oil lamps, the ones that leak i converted over to use those dc powered yard light bulbs. i bet i could take a solar light apart and use that to convert an oil light to solar. might be a fun experiment anyway.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:39 PM   #13
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Hey Mike, thanks for your post on using water/soda bottles to hold the solar lights. That made me think about using them when I'm somewhere where it's concrete or simply very hard dirt where I can't plunge them into the ground.

Hey, I've got a couple of little clips that are made for my awning legs. I guess they came with the awning. Any way, all I needed to do was drill a small hole in the solar light post and screw the awning clip to it. Thanks for getting my gray matter moving.
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This thread reminded me of these video's. Necessity is the mother of invention.

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