Tent Push Lights. Any Good Quality Ones?

Submitted: Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 18:57
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You know the ones I mean...you just press the main part and they run on batteries.

I made the mistake of buying a pair of el cheapos at The Reject Shop today. The outer plastic is too opaque and they shed a very dim light.

Has anyone come across an item like this or similar that sheds a good light? I want to hook up a couple on the outside of my Avan so I can see around my camper area without having to use a headlight or torch.
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Reply By: SmokeyD - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 19:48

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 19:48
Hi gh1967,

Don't know if you'll be interested, but I've bought a number of PIR LED lights from Ebay, that are battery powered - these turn on with movement and are fully adjustable.
If you are interested, I'll delve a little further for you - but I know they're not overly expensive.

Cheers Paul.
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Follow Up By: gh1967 - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 19:50

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 19:50
Very interested thanks. Got a link to their description? Are they motion detector lights?

I often have my dog outside my van so he may be setting them off a bit :-)
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Follow Up By: SmokeyD - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 20:00

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 20:00
Hi,

Yep, they are motion detector type - infrared more accurately. You can adjust how sensitive they are, so just need to wave your hand in front of them.
Ebay sell them, ranging from a couple of dollars (Hong Kong) to $15 (Aussie shop) - and they are basically the same unit

I'll try to send a link, haven't done that before. If it doesn't work, just type in PIR led lights in ebay and they stand out.

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Follow Up By: gh1967 - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 20:04

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 20:04
Thanks. How odo you hook them up? Are they attached to your vehicle/camper/van? Do they have velcro or screw-on kits?

I'm trying to cut down on the amount of items I'm lugging around with me, hence the idea of attaching a light to my van so I can cook by it, hitch the van to my car at night etc. and I won't need a torch as much.
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Follow Up By: SmokeyD - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 20:28

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 20:28
The type I own have a magnetic base and also an adhesive tape backing plate - you then simply screw the light onto it. You can also screw them down with the two holes provided.
I find they give a good light, but wont be like a flash light in a sense of a spot light - more a flood type light. They run on 4 x aaa batteries.
You may need the type that have more than 6 LED's if you want a greater area covered.
There are plenty to choosse from anyway.
Cheers.
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Reply By: Wayne's 60 - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 19:49

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 19:49
gh1967,

Can't help with those type of lights and I'm not sure if it is what you are after...... we use the solar powered garden lights for a soft light around the area when we are camping. Be aware that some have a switch to turn the light off when packed away, others need to have the battery removed when in transit, otherwise you end up at camp with no lights.

Cheers,
Wayne & Sally.
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Follow Up By: gh1967 - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 19:52

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 19:52
Hi W & S. I looked at those but they seem very dim unless you have a few?

Can you do anything by them or are they more background light so you can see where you are going? How long do they last for before needing a recharge?
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Follow Up By: Wayne's 60 - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 08:51

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 08:51
It depends on what you are trying to achieve with your lighting. For us the solar work a treat for soft lighting the camp at night, corners of the camper, shower and toilet tents are all easy to see. Other people that we have seen, use them for indicating the position of guy ropes on tents and tarps. As far as charging goes, they sit in the sun and it's all done. If they have not been used for a while, batteries go into the charger overnight and all is well.
Anything greater than this for your lighting needs may have to be serious lighting that is hard wired and switched.

Cheers,
Wayne & Sally.
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Reply By: Mandrake's Solar Power- Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 21:33

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 21:33
What about these ?

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Cheers

Steve
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Reply By: Shaker - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 09:25

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 09:25
If you are talking about the round ones, Osram made the original ones & are quite good.
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