Car bulbs for house lighting

Bredebahn

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Anyone tried buying those solar powered garden lights that sell for around £1 each? I am very tempted when I rebuild to buy and dis-member a few of those to just the solar panel and the white LED as they will be ideal for lighting buildings a distance from any power supply. Tend to be going very cheap at this time of year as well.
 
bobg

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No, but I threw a load of them away last year, without thinking. One of my 'power' clearouts! :rolleyes: Even using the solar cell for battery charging would be good.
 
pugwash

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The only problem is the 'solar' bit. No Sol no jip. :nerd:
Also I have had some of these solar panel powered lights in the garden for about 5 years, the plastic covering the solar panel has gone milky and so they don't charge properly.
I prefer flicking a switch. On / Off :confused:
 
bobg

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That bit is true; one of the reasons I chucked them. I could have course salvaged them and mounted then under glass which is cleanable. Tooooooooooooooo late!!!!
 
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The only problem is the 'solar' bit. No Sol no jip. :nerd:
Also I have had some of these solar panel powered lights in the garden for about 5 years, the plastic covering the solar panel has gone milky and so they don't charge properly.
I prefer flicking a switch. On / Off :confused:
I bought a bunch of 12V garden lighting of the wired kind when the local garden centre had a clear-out at 90% off.
With out door grade 12V transformers in the set. Flip a switch, on/off :)
 
annieshalt

annieshalt

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mathew save your self a load of money and grief, go to your local motor factors, 12v x5watt,
festoon bulbs, 12vx5watt capless bulbs, both aproximately £1.20 a pair, soldering iron £10.00, cabel £4.00 battery charger £12.00. there you go. i have all by buildings and sidings lit up this way, and have had no misshaps for the past 6 years.

its a very simple method and a lot of builders do this....... allan.
 
mike

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mathew save your self a load of money and grief, go to your local motor factors, 12v x5watt,
festoon bulbs, 12vx5watt capless bulbs, both aproximately £1.20 a pair, soldering iron £10.00, cabel £4.00 battery charger £12.00. there you go. i have all by buildings and sidings lit up this way, and have had no misshaps for the past 6 years.

its a very simple method and a lot of builders do this....... allan.
it works for me..
 
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