reccomendations for a tent light please

philipb

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Feb 20, 2016
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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
 

philipb

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Feb 20, 2016
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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
 

baggins

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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.
 

Nice65

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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.
 

Philster

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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
 

FlashPan

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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
 

Klenchblaize

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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
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