COMMUNITY FORUM

mhcountry

02:35PM | 07/16/06
Member Since: 01/01/05
23 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
Has anyone here come across a light that would be good for an 8x10 shed that has no electricity? I am looking for some type of solar light where the solar panel can be mounted on the outside of the shed and a wire runs the power to the fixture inside the shed. I have seen some lights like this but they are usually spotlights for outdoors. If it had a control switch that would be even better, or motion detector, so that the light would not automatically be on all the time inside the shed once it gets dark.

Thanks!

Billhart

05:43PM | 07/16/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
You will probably not find a product like that.

But if you do a google on -alternate energy solar- you will find suppliers for pannels, chargers, batteries and lights that you could use to put together a system.


mhcountry

07:31AM | 07/19/06
Member Since: 01/01/05
23 lifetime posts
Thanks for the info!

Being a real beginner with regard to anything like that, in your opinion, is it something a new do it yourselfer could accomplish? I had a feeling it might come to something like that because I have not seen a product like this.

Do you know or does anyone else know of any instructions to do something like that....put together a homemade solar light?

Billhart

02:03PM | 07/19/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
I have not worked with any solar equipment.

But I suspect that this will be fairly simple.

Connect the solar panel to the charge control. Connect the charge controller to the battery.

And attach the light fixture to the battery.

As I said do a google for the supplers. It has been a while since I looked at any, but they seemed to be helpful and would answer questions and/or had forums.

Look and see what they have, then see how difficult it would be to connect it together.


doug seibert

07:49PM | 07/19/06
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
a quick search for "solar shed light" yields several turnkey systems for $99 or less.....

Solar Panel w/mount, storage battery and fluorescent light(s)........

"...measure once.....cut twice....throw that one away and cut a new one...."
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Even if you turn off your electronics whenever you're not using them, they continue to use energy until you unplug them. S... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... For some decorative recycling, consider burying old bottles upside down to create edging for your garden beds and walkways... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1