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Old 11-12-2020, 08:44 PM   #1
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New Solar motion-activated lights

Iíve just added these to the side walls of my coach:




ENGREPO Solar Wall Lights Outdoor, 104 LED Motion Sensor Security Lights IP65 Waterproof for Yard, Garage, Garden, Patio, Deck. Black.(2 per Pack)

They are amazing!!!!
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Old 11-12-2020, 09:40 PM   #2
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Finally.....

They are small and not very expensive- 4 for $50

Super bright!!!!
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Old 11-12-2020, 09:52 PM   #3
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They are great tools. I used them inside and out. I have one at each entrance doors for safety and security reasons. They will last several days on a full charge if they don't stay on all night. However, I don't have them permanent mounted. That was a good price, you can find them TSC and HF Tools. Ebay, will have good deals on set of 6.
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Old 11-14-2020, 07:47 PM   #4
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These little lights really light things up....

They stay on 30 seconds and then off and activate from about 25í-30í away....

Pretty amazing really....
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How did both of you mount them for permanent and temporary use?
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New Solar motion-activated lights

Mounted them with a small screw....
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Old 11-15-2020, 05:26 PM   #7
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Those will mount with Velcro hook and loop adhesive backed tape. Hook tape on the trailer, then loop tape on the light... remove when on hwy...
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They will and I thought about doing that but....

- real pain in rear to have to climb onto top of coach or get out ladder to attach/remove them

- might possibly forget to remove them and have them blow off somewhere down the road

Small screw hole is easily sealed if I ever decide to fully remove them.... Iíll simply screw a small black screw into the hole and seal it with clear sealant
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Thanks to Ernest917 and rsdata for your information. I'd agree climbing up and down could be a pain but thanks.
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Old 11-16-2020, 02:05 PM   #10
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Iíve just added these to the side walls of my coach:




ENGREPO Solar Wall Lights Outdoor, 104 LED Motion Sensor Security Lights IP65 Waterproof for Yard, Garage, Garden, Patio, Deck. Black.(2 per Pack)

They are amazing!!!!

Great recommendation. We boondock in bear and mountain lion country, so these would be great "scare" lights, and they will supplement my flashlight when walking the dogs after dark. We are also often surrounded by herds of elk, and walking out the door and finding one's self face to face with a bull elk is an experience to avoid at all costs!! Wonderful!!
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The Velcro attachment idea is also terrific. Going where we go, things need to be pretty clean going in, or branches will rip things off. Stowing the lights until we're setup allows for boondocking...and high efficiency charging on a table in the sun. A couple minutes on a step ladder, and they'd be up...and tested.
Love it!
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My order's on its way.
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Old 11-17-2020, 09:47 PM   #13
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Great..... Iím super pleased with mine...

Itís amazing how those little lights can provide such a large area of coverage...
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Nice.. here is link to 4 for $26...

https://www.amazon.com/ENGREPO-Light...07215219&psc=1
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I got a 4 pack delivered on Nov 17. The first one I took out did not light so I figured I had to charge it. After a couple of days in the sun I tried it again... NO LUCK. Today I finally got around to looking at the other 3. None of them lit out of the box. Being a tinkerer. I took out the 6 screws to see what was inside. I found an 18650 cell. I measured it at 3.8 volts. I put it back into the holder and instantly the light worked. I then did that same thing to the other 3 and now all work. Took out cell, measured voltage and replaced and all worked. Not sure why but I'm glad I don't have to send them back.
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Iím really pleased with mine..
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Old 11-29-2020, 02:39 PM   #17
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What do you do if driving at night to prevent lights from coming on and bothering other drivers?
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I got a 4 pack delivered on Nov 17. The first one I took out did not light so I figured I had to charge it. After a couple of days in the sun I tried it again... NO LUCK. Today I finally got around to looking at the other 3. None of them lit out of the box. Being a tinkerer. I took out the 6 screws to see what was inside. I found an 18650 cell. I measured it at 3.8 volts. I put it back into the holder and instantly the light worked. I then did that same thing to the other 3 and now all work. Took out cell, measured voltage and replaced and all worked. Not sure why but I'm glad I don't have to send them back.
Many of those lights have a clear plastic pull tab between the end of the battery and the holder for shipping.

You likely missed it sticking out to be removed.
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What do you do if driving at night to prevent lights from coming on and bothering other drivers?
I was thinking the same thing. I can see driving down the highway and those coming on would blind more than one person. There must be an on/off switch easily accessible.
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First option - no night driving - havenít done that in years..,.

Second option - tape bag over lights
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