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Duddy55
02-18-2014, 01:24 PM
Any good ideas for lighting at contests with no electricity and don't have a generator? Was thinking of getting the coleman canopy that has the battery pack led lights built in... Has anyone used this canopy?

Smokin' D
02-18-2014, 01:31 PM
Do not know about that canopy, but head lamps are a must have. Might be all you need if doing all the prep at home prior.

msavard
02-18-2014, 01:33 PM
A good car battery + inverter would power plenty of power to run LED string lights or some other low power-consumption LED light source for a weekend.

RumRunner_1492
02-18-2014, 04:04 PM
As stupid as it sounds the baseball caps with LED lights are awesome. My wife bought me one as a joke and I use it all of the time.

Fishin4bass723
02-18-2014, 06:39 PM
Headlamp shining into a milk jug filled with water works pretty good for lighting and area with soft light.

virginia lawyer
02-18-2014, 07:08 PM
Lights are decent, but would still use a head lamp or the like. They don't give off enough to really see your product inside the pit.

Duddy55
02-18-2014, 07:31 PM
is it worth getting this canopy then,because i liked the fact that these lights would run off of the battery back and i didnt have to search for a power source... but if these lights are pretty bad then i would spend the extra money on it... i understand its not enough to see in my smoker but working around the table and all?

Butt Rubb'n BBQ
02-18-2014, 07:34 PM
I have never been to a contest that didn't have electricity.

DivineSwine-LI
02-18-2014, 07:58 PM
Do it like the cave men!!:boxing:

MarleyMan
02-18-2014, 07:59 PM
Old faithful has never let me down and provides good lumens!

http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-2000006544-Two-Mantle-Propane-Lantern/dp/B0009PUQFU/ref=sr_1_2?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1392775158&sr=1-2&keywords=propane+lantern

virginia lawyer
02-19-2014, 07:45 AM
The canopy lighting is adequate for prep work on a table.

hedge
02-19-2014, 07:50 AM
coleman battery operated lanterns.

fnbish
02-19-2014, 03:28 PM
coleman battery operated lanterns.

These are great. The batteries lasted forever on mine and put out a good bit of light.

dr pearl
02-19-2014, 04:40 PM
Schumacher Instant Power Battery Charger
http://www.batterychargers.com/

BBQ_MAFIA
02-19-2014, 07:48 PM
These work great for us. When there is electric, we use a string of construction lights. But when there isn't, the Coleman does the job.

Old faithful has never let me down and provides good lumens!

http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-2000006544-Two-Mantle-Propane-Lantern/dp/B0009PUQFU/ref=sr_1_2?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1392775158&sr=1-2&keywords=propane+lantern