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reccomendations for a tent light please

Discussion in 'Brights, Gizmo's & toys' started by philipb, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. philipb

    philipb Forager

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    I have had quite a few over the years but all have been very cheap

    I now need a new one and before I buy another cheep led thing are there any suggestions for something that works really well
     
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    TeeDee thanks for the link you mention 3 lights in your post. out of the 3 what did you like best
     
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    the local Homebase does have them in stock for just under £13
     
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    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    One of these is very good for a tent lantern.

    Advantage it has is it packs down pretty compactly compare to a rigid body one.
     
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    We have the Black Diamond Voyager in our tipi and it kicks out plenty of light for such a large space. Yet it packs down very small and, with rechargeable batteries, lasts a pretty long time.
     
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    I'm using the one I got as a gift from bushcraftuk when I renewed my membership.
     
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    I keep seeing this thread title and thinking 'my Vango Banshee is fairly light for a large one man tent.' Doh!

    Alpkit lanterns are supposed to be good, but no personal experience.
     
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    I managed to buy an ex display one of these for less than half price. I am pleased with that and I will post a review after I can test it out
     
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    I use Poundland LED christmas lights - take an AA battery and last forever. They put out a really nice amount of light and you can rig them up in many ways. Can't go wrong for a pound!!
     
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    I like those little lights that you can get in go outdoors (and sometimes in Aldi). They look like light bulbs, require just one AA battery and only cost about £4 I find they're plenty bright enough for a small tent and last a decent amount of time on the one battery
     
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    I've bought a couple of these and mightly impressed:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Porta...hash=item41b6110e69:m:m-u_9LnKluNocOcnoc6XU6A

    (mine was cheaper than this so look around).

    Pros:
    Uses a mobile phone type battery and holds charge for very long time (one I bought I left it for 4 months in the box...still had a big charge)
    Micro USB - little solar panel picks up even faded light well or you can use a power bank.
    Good hanging hook.
    Very bright, can also use like a torch
    Very long charging lead

    Cons:
    Not very flat
    Battery is not get-at-able (you can break in to the unit though)
    No charge level indicator
    Solar panel is not waterproof (easy self modification though)

    I cannot remember the charging time but still not a worry I reckon
     
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    quidditys_shore Tenderfoot

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    how big a space is it lighting? because I use a luminaid light which lights up my one man tent fine. bonus is its solar charged & inflatable so packs down tiny.
    got it a few years ago for £17 so just checking for prices now & found Chinese copies for £5.39 on ebay! at that price it's rude not to buy a back up lol

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111991461912
     
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    yes I think I will order one of those
     
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    Klenchblaize Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Interested in your take as I have the green one and although bright and interestingly designed it discharges completely when stored for any length of time.

    K
     

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