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Battery Lighting for Dummies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Hart Jul 8. 15 Replies

Hi, I'm trying to figure out how to light my tent. Many of my local fairs do not guarantee electrical access, so I would like to run the set up from a battery or two. I'm thinking of using 2-3 sets…Continue

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Don Hart replied to Diana Augustine's discussion Battery Lighting for Dummies
"Hi I am not going to point to exact lighting systems. I am an electrician so I am going to speak to the specifics about using batteries to light your display. You will need a few things to do this. 1. Batteries - Many people will suggest that you…"
Jul 8
Tina Hospers replied to Diana Augustine's discussion Battery Lighting for Dummies
"I'm in the same vein - we have 2 Ankers which only do part of the job - we use a lot of lighting for our shadow boxes.  So, we're about to get the Yeti 1000 - expensive, but these things are so easy to use and those of us who are…"
Jul 8
Fletcher Dean replied to Diana Augustine's discussion Battery Lighting for Dummies
"Diana - it isnt as difficult as you might fear. You just need a few things: 1. A deep cell agm marine battery. These are used becase they are built for devices - like trolling motors or lights - that drain them slowly. I bought mine on Amazon. Here…"
Jul 8
Steve Sawusch replied to Diana Augustine's discussion Battery Lighting for Dummies
"I have heard good things about the Yeti battery https://www.goalzero.com/shop/power-stations/goal-zero-yeti-1000-lithium-portable-power-station/. We will probably be upgrading to it when we need to replace our batteries."
Jul 8
Chip Babb replied to Diana Augustine's discussion Battery Lighting for Dummies
"You might also check out the new Ryobi Cable lights they have at Home Depot. For $65 you get 3 bright LED lights that can run off their regular batteries or be plugged into an extension cord. They're the lovely Ryobi green, but I bought 3 sets…"
Jul 8
karen cooper replied to Diana Augustine's discussion Battery Lighting for Dummies
"another option (affordable!!!) from harbor freight:  https://www.harborfreight.com/845-Lumen-Underhood-Rechargeable-Work-Light-63990.html"
Jul 8
Diana Augustine replied to Diana Augustine's discussion Battery Lighting for Dummies
"Thanks!"
Jul 8
Diana Augustine replied to Diana Augustine's discussion Battery Lighting for Dummies
"Thank you so much! This article is very helpful"
Jul 8
S Brian Berkun replied to Diana Augustine's discussion Battery Lighting for Dummies
Jul 8
Brent Coulter replied to Diana Augustine's discussion Battery Lighting for Dummies
"In my opinion the only lights to purchase for a both are from Silicon Light Works.  As Larry Maynard mentioned in an earlier post they are a bit pricey but, again in my opinion, are well worth the extra expense.  No more hauling around…"
Jul 8
Richard L. Sherer replied to Diana Augustine's discussion Battery Lighting for Dummies
"Schumacher rechargeable magnetic tool box work light, The 49.05 one. "
Jul 8
GEORGE NEUBERGER replied to Diana Augustine's discussion Battery Lighting for Dummies
"Start with LED lighting. Most LED lights have a transformer which converts 110 volts AC to 12 volts DC. I've created wooden crates & installed under cabinet LED lighting. When I have a booth without electricity, I splice a cigarette…"
Jul 8
Donna Jo Wallace replied to Diana Augustine's discussion Battery Lighting for Dummies
"If you please, which item are you pointing to? There is a page of options here. I am interested in this post too. Thanks for any help. "
Jul 8
Larry Maynard replied to Diana Augustine's discussion Battery Lighting for Dummies
"I think the only way to light a tent (displays) is using a system from SiliconLightworks.com. I've used them for years and absolutely love them. They are battery powered and will last at least 8 hours. The only downside is, they are fairly…"
Jul 7
Richard L. Sherer replied to Diana Augustine's discussion Battery Lighting for Dummies
"I bought two of these and have used one so far for setup at night. I needed illumnation for shows than run past dusk. Bright, but may alter colors. I can attach them to tent frame and they rotate. Two intensity…"
Jul 7
Diana Augustine posted a discussion

Battery Lighting for Dummies

Hi, I'm trying to figure out how to light my tent. Many of my local fairs do not guarantee electrical access, so I would like to run the set up from a battery or two. I'm thinking of using 2-3 sets of plug-in track lights to light my paintings. I've seen people using marine batteries and inverters and I've seen posts about what people buy, but my understanding of electricity is very limited.Would someone be so kind as to explain to me how this system works? What do I need to power this type of…See More
Jul 6

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At 8:49am on July 19, 2018, Christina L. Towell said…

Hello Diana,

Welcome Newbie!  We're delighted to have you joining our community of artists and artisans and hope you'll find the site informative, inspirational and fun! Thanks so much for signing up and best of luck as you move forward.

At 7:03pm on July 22, 2018, Connie Mettler said…

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