Garden Solar Lights

Submitted: Sunday, Aug 19, 2012 at 17:50
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I know and have seen heaps of R/Vs using them to light up their A frames, Awning tie downs,ect
Can you buy them with a switch
if not
What do you do with them whist travelling to the next spot so they are not on all day whist being stored deep in a dark car or van boot.

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Reply By: Member - Judy and Laurie - Sunday, Aug 19, 2012 at 18:22

Sunday, Aug 19, 2012 at 18:22
Hi , I have bought some for our garden a while back and they had switches so I had to turn them on to use them , so if you were travelling I suppose you could turn them off. When buying them just turn them upside down and make sure they do have a switch. cheers Judy
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Reply By: The Explorer - Sunday, Aug 19, 2012 at 18:39

Sunday, Aug 19, 2012 at 18:39

Some have switches ..maybe all (?) ..if no switch take the batteries out.

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Reply By: Member - Josh- Sunday, Aug 19, 2012 at 19:46

Sunday, Aug 19, 2012 at 19:46
If they are solar lights, would you not need to charge them instead of having then hidden away in a dark cupboard??????? (a little tongue in cheek, a little serious).

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Reply By: Jedo_03 - Sunday, Aug 19, 2012 at 21:39

Sunday, Aug 19, 2012 at 21:39
We always travel with el-cheapo $2 solar garden lights and use them around the van, on the Aframe and awning guys as warnings, and just to add a bit of twinkle at night...
All the ones we've ever bought have a switch (look underneath...
However - we never turn them off... When we are travelling, the solars are propped inside the rear window (on the sunny side) and are charged when we arrive - ready for the next twinkle show..
Way to go... Don't put them away in the boot...
We usually chuck away the generic 800mAh batteries they come with and load them with decent rechargeable batts (2500's)...
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Reply By: Bobba - Monday, Aug 20, 2012 at 09:11

Monday, Aug 20, 2012 at 09:11
We would unscrew the top off and place them on the dash while driving to recharge - putting them on a hat or beanie stopped them sliding around. Not all styles would allow you to do this I'd imagine.
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Reply By: "crack-a-tinnie" - Monday, Aug 20, 2012 at 16:21

Monday, Aug 20, 2012 at 16:21
Now there's some "bright" ideas.......... B-) .........
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Reply By: Witi Repartee - Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012 at 11:05

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012 at 11:05
We fitted a multiple rocket launcher type rod holder to our vehicle and put our solar lights in it so they are always fully charged when we arrive at our destination. As I'm getting a bit old and dopey I usually put a line of them from out caravan to the toilet so I don't get lost when I get up for a leak in the early hours.....
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