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29/8/2007 at 8:09pm
 Location: Glasgow
 Outfit: Outwell Casagrande
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Looking for a new light for our tent(not EHU) experence in the past, not bright enough to read a book

any advice appreciated

thanks



29/8/2007 at 8:54pm
 Location: North West UK
 Outfit: Vango Orchy 500
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You are looking for a light that is bright enough to read a book?

Well if it is for just reading a book then why not try a headlamp or can I recommend "Krill Lamps". These are like glow-sticks but work on batteries. They last for 50 hours on 2 AA batteries. I have the Extreme 360 version - Cost £21 ish. They give a nice soft glow that you can read a book by, or walk to the loo's in. You can get 180 version which is great for book reading. Find them by googling :)

If you want a nice lamp for just sitting around then I use the Coleman Dual Fuel Mantle Lantern. Runs on petrol, works a treat, gives of 125W of light (so pretty good) just have to be careful using it in the tent.

Hope these help :)

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29/8/2007 at 10:27pm
 Location: Glasgow
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Thanks for the advice, would prefer a nice, bright lamp for sitting around but with batteries/ rechargable any more suggestions?


29/8/2007 at 10:51pm
 Location: North West UK
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UFO lights have been mentioned recently and with some good reviews, especially price wise. Use the search function for UFO lights :)

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29/8/2007 at 11:48pm
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I have always preferred gas lamps, extremely bright and safer than tilley lamps.  They also warm the tent up at night, but don't hang them from a synthetic tent.

 



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31/8/2007 at 10:06am
 Location: Middlesex
 Outfit: Iveco Motorhome + lotsa tents
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I have used all types of lighting in the past 20+ years, I now take a 110Ah leisure battery and use Led lighting, You can't beat it, last forever, safe, no heat to burn or scorch your tent. I buy LED bulbs for boats or caravans and wire them up myself to simple switches. Buy LED bulbs or LED striplighting. They use much less power than anything else.

109 + 99 + 121 or  104  and 96 with 104

 

Easy to wire up and if you want switches built in, try the Halfords range of multi cigarette sockets.

I use the Leisure battery to run my Dab Radio, LCD Tv, DVD player and my Waeco coolfreeze 25 fridge/freezer.. NO UHU needed!!!

Try HERE FOR LEDS 



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31/8/2007 at 12:12pm
 Location: Dunfermline Fife Kendal Cumbria
 Outfit: Lichfield Arapaho 6 DLX (one of 5)
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Coleman Northstar battery lantern.

Although I'm a backpacker I have one of these for my 6-berth and it's superb, ample light and lasts well with a night light for the kids; not that I have any but that's not important!

Would like to give the petrol a bash one day though as swear by it for cooking.



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31/8/2007 at 5:30pm
 Location: South Staffs
 Outfit: Monatna 6
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I have just used a UFO LED light which was from Pound Land I bought it thinking I may as well give it a go for a £1, glad I did, bright enough to light a Montana 6 and also to use in a caravan awning for 6 people to eat under.
No weight to it either so easy to hang in the tent.

Takes 4 X AA batteries

I've just been out and purchased another today.

Stu


31/8/2007 at 6:10pm
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I go with the Camping Gaz lanterns. They run for ages on a £3 can of gas. If you have a leisure battery you could get a 12 volt strip light.



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