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Old 03-02-2013, 09:27 AM   #1
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Lights for the campsite

Campsite MOD? Not actually for the TT. More of just a lighting idea for the camp spot. Similar to a bucket light I guess. DW thinks I'm nuts. :hihi:

Took an ordinary plastic coffee container, cleaned of the advertising and decals, added a solar LED, and TADA! Accent lighting!

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Outdoor solar light bought from local big box. 5 lumens. $5.

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I made one a few weeks ago and finally picked up a few more lights yesterday to finish out these four.

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The kids love 'em! I can't wait to get them out on the campsite! I'll post some more pictures of them "in use" when we get to go camping.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:32 AM   #2
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Very nice
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:21 AM   #3
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Nice idea, I do not like the solar light posts as the seem to get broken by someone walking into them.

Can I ask what you used for the light source? They look as if they were made for the that exact application.
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How did you attach the lights to the coffe containers?

Nice lights.

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Old 03-02-2013, 11:23 AM   #5
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... waiting for your answers to the other posters. That idea will be used by many, including me.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:09 PM   #6
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I love this idea. Are the lights puck lights?
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:12 PM   #7
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Can I ask what you used for the light source? They look as if they were made for the that exact application.
I got these solar lights at our local Lowes. The website has them listed at $5.98 but I paid $4.98 for them yesterday. There are some a little cheaper but they are also less lumens. On the other hand, there are also some that I looked at around $9 or $10 that are 9.9 lumens. Brighter may look even better? I'm going to try these for awhile and see how we like them before I start making more or different ones.

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How did you attach the lights to the coffe containers?
The lights themselves are held together by 4 screws. I simply used those screws to attach to the coffee can lids after drilling a hole for the bulb to stick thru and I cut out an access hole to be able to get to the battery door without having to disassemble every time.

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Got it, thank you very much Sir.

Very creative.

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What a great trick my 6 year old will love making some of these with me, thanks for a great idea!
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Solar lights at Wal-mart last week $0.98 ea... I bought another 35 for around the house and RV
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