Hi Deryk, have been following your mods and decorating.
We do not like to use batteries either but sometimes find it necessary.
We use rechargeable batteries.
We also have 2 Coleman rechargeable lanterns-they are quite bright.
We also have 2 solar
lanterns that are great because they charge anytime and anywhere during the day.
We also have a small solar
panal that keeps our battery
Just waiting for weather to warm so we can camp somewhere.
Keep posting pictues!