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Old 03-02-2020, 05:25 PM   #1
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What kind of lighting are you guys using to light your tent areas at contest? Was thinking some LED rope lights zip tied around the tent would work, but wondering if you guys had better ideas.
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Old 03-02-2020, 06:03 PM   #2
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What kind of lighting are you guys using to light your tent areas at contest? Was thinking some LED rope lights zip tied around the tent would work, but wondering if you guys had better ideas.

They aren't as bright as you would think. I would just get a powerful battery powered lantern to hang from your tent plus the rope lights.
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Old 03-02-2020, 07:43 PM   #3
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We string up something similar to these: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Bergen-I...2MPC/304710231

I can't find the exact one we have right now, but they provide plenty of light when turned on.
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Old 03-02-2020, 09:41 PM   #4
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We use about 4-6 of these clamped on the tent frame. Using LED lights with plastic bulbs is best.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Woods-60...0160/204667690
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Old 03-02-2020, 10:38 PM   #5
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I have used rope lights and the clamp-on, and for working at night, clamp-ons are the best.
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Old 03-03-2020, 07:24 AM   #6
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We use about 4-6 of these clamped on the tent frame. Using LED lights with plastic bulbs is best.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Woods-60...0160/204667690
Same here , spend few xtra bucks get LED bulds also makes big difference
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Old 03-03-2020, 07:29 AM   #7
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I use 2 strings of these. Plenty of light. Once bulbs start burning out, I will replace them with LEDs. Got em on sale for 19.99

https://www.harborfreight.com/24-ft-...hts-63483.html
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Old 03-03-2020, 07:48 AM   #8
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Thanks. I'll look into a few of those options.
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Old 03-03-2020, 08:07 AM   #9
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I use the same as Pig Farmer. 2 strings provide quite a bit of light, but I also wish I would've just gotten the led ones from the start mainly bc I've broken a few bulbs.
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im all in on the led rope lights......they are plenty bright enough to work under and not so bright that you feel like you are in a doctors office. they are perfect for us. we actually dig the vibe and mood they create at camp.

only negative for me is that it does take a few minutes to string them up and take them down. but it';s not enough of an issue to cause me to want to change.
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Old 03-03-2020, 09:45 AM   #11
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Try these, best thing going in my opinion
https://www.amazon.com/Vont-Hurrican.../dp/B00NPLSZF8
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Old 03-03-2020, 10:15 AM   #12
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I use 2 strings of these. Plenty of light. Once bulbs start burning out, I will replace them with LEDs. Got em on sale for 19.99

https://www.harborfreight.com/24-ft-...hts-63483.html
We used to use these before we got our trailer. Used them for a couple years and they worked great
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Old 03-03-2020, 01:42 PM   #13
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We use the LED rope lights for ambient lighting and add several LED spot lights for working areas. The LED Spotlights are rechargable.
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Old 03-06-2020, 11:02 AM   #14
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Went with these. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-75...0157/305124389
I found them at a surplus store for $38.
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Old 03-06-2020, 12:04 PM   #15
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I use a LED shop light that I got at Costco. Provides more than enough light for the few things that I do when its dark out under my canopy.
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