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Message posted by youlbury on 12/12/2013 at 9:49am
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Hi...missing camping already so we will be ready to book in January just to keep our spirits up.

I have had my arm twisted and we have a EHU, I am looking at electric tent lighting does anyone use the below type?

this is just an example below
http://www.amazon.co.uk/White-Rope-Light-Connectable-Lights4fun/dp/B004TGK31C/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1386841682&sr=8-4&keywords=warm+white+rope+light

Do they kick out a reasonable light? without been to full on and cold? thanks in advance.   

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I`d have thought you might struggle with one of those. We have a bulkhead light, it cost about 12 and has about 5m of cable. It gives off a good ammount of light.

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Message posted by youlbury on 12/12/2013 at 12:19pm
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mphigham thanks seen that one too, I still have 2 x 300 and 1 x 150 lumens battery lanterns so i will not be short of light.

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White-ish rope lights do give plenty of light ... I use them on stage as blinders, so they illuminate well.
You'd have to tape them up, or wrap them round things to manage them.
Not seen them used for camping ... though, I bet there are some out there ... or, be a pioneer!

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Cheers Kelper

Interesting that they do illuminate well. On both tents I have Velcro straps that lead from the EHU up to the lantern hook in the middle of the roof so it is possible to keep it tidy.

I think most have an IP44 rating up to IP65 so they will be more than adequate for camping.

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Lidl have some rope lights for about 12. They look like they'll be good for camping.

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I have a bulk head light for when I need lots of light, and White led fairy lights for background/mood lighting.

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Before we went away in August I was wondering around Costco and the wife spotted a 6m rope light , put it up in the awning using cable ties and it gave off a lot of light ,next year i'll get a better way of fixing it up .


Ps. I thought that it would be useless but I was proved wrong (again) :)

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Have a look at this type . SMD led , then there are lots of options you can look at.



This will give you light .. This type is fun , great light, not as bulky when packed up. On some you can adjust lengths etc.

Nb do have this exact one but one like it, along with just white .
My tent was seen from a way away.

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We use 2 white rope lights joined together and its so bright i have fitted it with an in line dimmer switch.
If you go ahead see if you can see the one you are going to buy lit up, some of them are low power and dont give off much light.
Also check to see if you can link multiple lights together


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All great advice thanks all, I think I will go for one and see if I can get it demonstrated before I buy.

Happy New Year

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Quote: Originally posted by youlbury on 12/12/2013
Hi...missing camping already so we will be ready to book in January just to keep our spirits up.

I have had my arm twisted and we have a EHU, I am looking at electric tent lighting does anyone use the below type?

this is just an example below
http://www.amazon.co.uk/White-Rope-Light-Connectable-Lights4fun/dp/B004TGK31C/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1386841682&sr=8-4&keywords=warm+white+rope+light

Do they kick out a reasonable light? without been to full on and cold? thanks in advance.   



Our cub leader's bought something simular for lighting our huge marque and these are brilliant,running off a car battery topped up with a solar panel. Much better than using florsent tubes and a genny. He runs them down the centre of the marque in 1 line and that's plenty for providing enough light for evening activities with the Cubs.

Hubby says these are cool to touch, so are ideal in a smaller tent (smaller comapred to the Cub packs monster of a marque)

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I managed to pick some warm white for 50p per metre, with electric cable for 2.00 with end caps at 10p I have made up a length looks good for 4.10 for a 4m light. I have enough to make another.

Thanks all for the advice.

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Quote: Originally posted by youlbury on 01/3/2014
I managed to pick some warm white for 50p per metre, with electric cable for 2.00 with end caps at 10p I have made up a length looks good for 4.10 for a 4m light. I have enough to make another.

Thanks all for the advice.


got any links did you buy online?


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Quote: Originally posted by robertjp on 02/3/2014
Quote: Originally posted by youlbury on 01/3/2014I managed to pick some warm white for 50p per metre, with electric cable for 2.00 with end caps at 10p I have made up a length looks good for 4.10 for a 4m light. I have enough to make another.

Thanks all for the advice.


got any links did you buy online?





Yes, it was QVS, it was in fact 95p per metre my mistake' link below.

Rope light materials

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Rope light in my concorde L

Gives a brilliant warm glow but does get warm so be careful where you put it!




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