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Ajo209
01-29-2013, 08:14 PM
Anyone have some good creative ideas? Was thinking xmas lights but not sure how to power them with out a generator..

Have you guys had good experiences with solar?

Thanks for any tips :)

bemerritt
01-29-2013, 08:22 PM
We used battery powered christmas lights that we bought off ebay. Worked really well all weekend.

shaggyduck
01-29-2013, 10:34 PM
I was considering this
http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Instant-Canopy-Lighting-System/dp/B004E4CUBK

Drewbles
01-29-2013, 10:52 PM
I was considering this
http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Instant-Canopy-Lighting-System/dp/B004E4CUBK

This looks sweet! Operates on 4 D batteries.

It is would be an investment at $200. Make sure you keep it nice so you use it more than once.

Dustin da DnB Soulja
01-30-2013, 07:16 AM
I got solar christmas lights have have a battery attached, should be good.

http://www.amazon.com/Solar-Powered-White-Christmas-Lights/dp/B000S0RYEW

They are a lot like these.


I was considering this
http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Instant-Canopy-Lighting-System/dp/B004E4CUBK

Lol what a rip, if you know anything about LED lighting you can just do that yourself hahahaha. Funny though that they sell that.

Ajo209
01-30-2013, 10:42 AM
Thanks for the ideas guys, was unaware battery powered xmas lights existed lol. ended up going with these

http://www.amazon.com/Battery-Operated-Outdoor-Functions-Multi-color/dp/B006IB94BG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1359571268&sr=8-3&keywords=battery+powered+christmas+lights

15$ later and I can wrap those guys around my EZ Up

Coldchella
01-30-2013, 11:21 AM
These run on 3 AAA batteries and you can't beat them for $5.75. They are surprisingly bright:

http://www.amazon.com/Green-Lights-Operated-Silver-Wire/dp/B004E2T9ZC/ref=pd_sim_hg_3

triptoinfinity
03-29-2013, 10:26 AM
Bringing this thread back.
Anyone found any good deals as of lately?

scenicworld
03-29-2013, 10:31 AM
I have 2 coleman EZ ups with the LED lighting systems (http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Instant-Canopy-Lighting-System/dp/B004E4CUBK) and about 500' of solar string lights and several japanese solar lanters to provide light and ambience. I also have a coleman lantern (http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-2000001150-LED-Quad-Lantern/dp/B001TS71NG/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1364578165&sr=1-1&keywords=coleman+lantern) to provide light elsewhere in camp and since the panels come off individually they are perfect for those late night trips to the porta potties.

I have a solar set up to recharge all the power packs and batteries that I use to charge during the day so that they
re ready for use every night.

scenicworld
03-29-2013, 10:34 AM
I was considering thisrd night :)

these are great!! get the rechargeable battery packs for them instead of using the d batteries. it pays for itself the third night!!

amyzzz
03-29-2013, 10:39 AM
I have 2 coleman EZ ups with the LED lighting systems (http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Instant-Canopy-Lighting-System/dp/B004E4CUBK) and about 500' of solar string lights and several japanese solar lanters to provide light and ambience. I also have a coleman lantern (http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-2000001150-LED-Quad-Lantern/dp/B001TS71NG/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1364578165&sr=1-1&keywords=coleman+lantern) to provide light elsewhere in camp and since the panels come off individually they are perfect for those late night trips to the porta potties.

I have a solar set up to recharge all the power packs and batteries that I use to charge during the day so that they
re ready for use every night.Beth, do you have a link for where you bought your japanese lanterns? :)

scenicworld
03-29-2013, 10:42 AM
yes, I bought them from amazon.

these aren't very bright and I haven't been impressed with the light inside. it's just too direct and makes more of a spotlight beneath the lantern rather than the ambient lighting I wanted: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004KNFMXS/ref=oh_details_o04_s02_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

but these were much better! they are larger and the lighting is perfect! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0018OKYRQ/ref=oh_details_o06_s02_i02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

scenicworld
03-29-2013, 10:44 AM
also, for those of you that might be interested in the coleman canopy with lights these are the rechargeable packs I was referring to: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00339B0TU/ref=oh_details_o06_s02_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

triptoinfinity
03-29-2013, 10:55 AM
I looked into the coleman canopy w lights mostly for convenience but I can't really shell out $200 when I already have an EZ up. Is my best bet to get LED battery string lights or LED pathway lights? Last year our battery lanterns sucked and we were in the dark.

scenicworld
03-29-2013, 11:03 AM
pathway lights didn't work well at all and they are easy for people can take them pretty easily. string lights provide more light than you would expect, but the white LEDs would be better than multicolored. I have 300' of white and then another 200' of multicolored to mix in. I'd get the solar over battery powered since they aren't much more and they're much more convenience. I just put the panel thingy on top of my canopy and forget about it until monday.

canexplain
03-29-2013, 11:09 AM
I have 2 coleman EZ ups with the LED lighting systems (http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Instant-Canopy-Lighting-System/dp/B004E4CUBK) and about 500' of solar string lights and several japanese solar lanters to provide light and ambience. I also have a coleman lantern (http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-2000001150-LED-Quad-Lantern/dp/B001TS71NG/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1364578165&sr=1-1&keywords=coleman+lantern) to provide light elsewhere in camp and since the panels come off individually they are perfect for those late night trips to the porta potties.

I have a solar set up to recharge all the power packs and batteries that I use to charge during the day so that they
re ready for use every night.

Wow, can I camp with you :) ... I read in the reviews you really are not suppose to use the EZ in the rain. Have you done this? If you can't, that would be a drag to say the least. Not in Coachella usually but ....

Can PF or does anyone know if the floating fire things are OK, inside, camping ? tnx ...

amyzzz
03-29-2013, 11:12 AM
I'm thinking floating fire would be a no-no, Ron.

scenicworld
03-29-2013, 11:19 AM
Wow, can I camp with you :) ... I read in the reviews you really are not suppose to use the EZ in the rain. Have you done this? If you can't, that would be a drag to say the least. Not in Coachella usually but ....

Can PF or does anyone know if the floating fire things are OK, inside, camping ? tnx ...

we're weekend 1, sorry Ron! it did well in the rain we had last year but I haven't used it in extended weather situations. it seems like it would be fine though. it's a pretty nice canvas material.

enginedown
03-29-2013, 11:21 AM
EL wires! I bought 3 of these and they look pretty cool (even though the purple is a lot more blue than pictured) http://www.ebay.com/itm/221153014813?var=520123083419&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

Also just bringing a few LED lanterns for main lighting, EL wires are just for ambiance

PulpOne
03-29-2013, 11:28 AM
http://www.amazon.com/Battery-Operated-Outdoor-Functions-Multi-color/dp/B006IB94BG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1359571268&sr=8-3&keywords=battery+powered+christmas+lights

I have these. They're bright and last a long time. Just hang them around the canopy.

amyzzz
03-29-2013, 11:36 AM
EL wires! I bought 3 of these and they look pretty cool (even though the purple is a lot more blue than pictured) http://www.ebay.com/itm/221153014813?var=520123083419&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

Also just bringing a few LED lanterns for main lighting, EL wires are just for ambianceDo you need to plug the EL wire into anything like some sort of battery pack?

ENluv12
03-29-2013, 11:40 AM
It says in the name that it is battery operated so I would assume you just put batteries in and go.

enginedown
03-29-2013, 11:41 AM
Do you need to plug the EL wire into anything like some sort of battery pack?

Yeah, there's a battery pack for two AAs with a button that switches the light between 4 settings: off, on, slow blink, fast blink. A few of the pictures show the wires with the battery pack.

canexplain
03-29-2013, 12:06 PM
Do you need to plug the EL wire into anything like some sort of battery pack?

ZZZ I would have thought you knew all kinds of info on this subject. The Roo and BMan boards have tons of links and info because it seems Neon is bigger there than Coachella in general .....

amyzzz
03-29-2013, 12:08 PM
I have not used EL wire yet. :) I usually go with glow sticks.

thefirmm111
03-29-2013, 02:18 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Battery-Operated-Outdoor-Functions-Multi-color/dp/B006IB94BG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1359571268&sr=8-3&keywords=battery+powered+christmas+lights

I have these. They're bright and last a long time. Just hang them around the canopy.
What color do you have? And is 1 string of lights efficient enough to light a single campsite or would you recommend 2+?

Riggins33
03-29-2013, 02:37 PM
What color do you have? And is 1 string of lights efficient enough to light a single campsite or would you recommend 2+?

Dude seriously fuck you do you even read what you write. You're such a bitch. Troll