Hi, I've got an 8x6 garden shed. I'm trying to find some decent cost
effective 12v lights, pref led, to light up the inside at night.
I've looked for a couple of hours and not really found much. Can anyone
recommend anything for me. Thanks in advance.
If it has to be 12v, I would suggest getting a caravan/boat 12v
fluorescent strip light (or two). Low power consumption and ideal for
area illumination. Supplemented by localised LED lights where a brighter
work light is needed.
As an alternative, there are fluorescent camping lights and even hand
torches if a lower light level is required (or a smaller battery/longer
A solar panel plus electronics and battery will power a small
fluorescent lamp overnight, no problem.
I got some for my garden pond.... really good...after the original 60w
halogens I fitted increased by electricity bill by some 10 quid a quarter...
the replacement lamps believe it or not are equivalent to 40W halogens and
use 2W and are warm colour unlike the cold blue you get from cheaper ones.
The ones I got were over 40 quid for 2.... but due to the amount of time
they are on (switched on automatically by darkness) I reckon payback in less
than 18 months.
anyway...this is the site...
I've used Ultraleds for lots of lights - for my boat and sidelights for the
car. They are good
and will exchange faulty items. However, in my experience, if you
get a bulb that flickers just leave it on for some time and iy may well sort
One of my side lights flickered for a week or so and has been no trouble
since, that was a year ago now.
also try searching for superbright leds .com
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