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    • CommentAuthorJamster
    • CommentTimeNov 24th 2015
     
    Hi everyone,

    I'm finishing my man-shed plans and I'd quite like some basic lighting. Too difficult to run a power cable to it so my query is, can anyone:
    Recommend an off-the-shelf lighting kit with PV panels, battery, compatible lighting;
    Pass on any experience if this setup might also extend to a socket for a radio or battery charger?

    I'm not a fan of playing with electricity so the less intervention that's required on my behalf the better. Roof will be broadly S-facing at least...

    Thanks,
    Jamie
    • CommentAuthorJamster
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2015
     
    Bumpy. Is this in the right place?
  1.  
    Not sure if they do off-the-shelf kits, but Wind and Sun (Steve Wade - http://www.windandsun.co.uk/) can probably put together a kit for you.

    Edit: http://www.windandsun.co.uk/information/solutions/off-grid-solutions/small-off-grid-system-kits.aspx#.VlsVhnbhDIU
    • CommentAuthorringi
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2015
     
    Try a caravan dealer.
    • CommentAuthorJamster
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2015
     
    Thanks both.
    • CommentAuthorgyrogear
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2015
     
    http://www.le-jardin-de-catherine.com/equipement-jardin/agencement-de-jardin/panneau-solaire/ecosource-mini-station-d-eclairage-pour-abri-de-jardin.html?xstor=GoogleShopping&utm_source=GoogleShoppingJ&utm_medium=standard&utm_campaign=GoogleShoppingJ&gclid=Cj0KEQiAnJqzBRCW0rGWnKnckOIBEiQA6qDBahzuFPEqE8lEVpWGlPyStcvpRDxzDnqib01JMq3L2WAaAiHI8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds

    sorry if the above is in French (it is...)

    You might be able to fix an English web-search to it ?

    gg
    • CommentAuthorchuckey
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2015
     
    Look through yachty magazines, they use wind powered kit to keep their batteries charged, but they do have some wind, do you? I would stick with solar, the angle of your shed roof is likely to be far too low for for efficient use as a solar collector.
    Frank
  2.  
    http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/indoor-5-LED-Solar-Powered-Panel-Garden-Lamp-Shed-Light-on-off-switch-Free-New-/381284867681?nav=SEARCH

    Here's one from eBay probably more if you search a little.

    Can't say if it is any good or not.

    I have a solar powered led pir floodlight which I bought in Lidl which works very well but probably a little bit too bright for inside the shed! :-)
    • CommentAuthorEd Davies
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2015
     
    No knowledge of these other than what's on the web page but you could consider one from each of these:

    https://www.bimblesolar.com/offgrid/complete-packages:
    https://www.bimblesolar.com/led-lighting/lighting-kits
    • CommentAuthorJamster
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2015
     
    Thanks for the other links the four of you - I will see how we get on. No roof at present and the snow over the weekend didn't get a lot more done!
  3.  
    Actually looking at my Lidl spotlight again, if you were to put a diffuser in front of the leds it would probably work just fine as an internal lamp.
    • CommentAuthorJamster
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2015
     
    Thanks Crispy - it is just a shed so a flood light would probably do me just fine!
    • CommentAuthorringi
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2015
     
    Posted By: JamsterThanks Crispy - it is just a shed so a flood light would probably do me just fine!


    Point it up, and paint the "ceiling" wight.
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