Rechargeable Garage Lighting

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Hi,

We have a detached garage. No electric available.

I want to install some ceiling lights. In my son's bedroom we have some rechargeable small strip lights under his bookcase. I wondered if there was anything anyone had come across that is similar but on a bigger scale for use in places such as garages?

I can't seem to find anything (which probably tells it's own story).
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How about looking at 12v lighting and use them off of a car battery that you can charge when needed? Maybe use a solar charger? Look up caravan or solar lighting.
 
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I'm just lazy and wanted a simple fix. The guy that lived here before had a similar set-up to what you mention but it was beyond it's life so I got rid. I do still have the strip lights but have to power them off the world's longest extension cable :)
 
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How long do you want the lights to be used for?
If it's just for a few minutes each time, solar powered floodlights will be ample.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/MEIKEE-Outdoor-Security-Powered-Outside/dp/B07VN41X6T/ref=sr_1_11?keywords=Solar+Floodlight&qid=1642764609&sr=8-11&th=1

The panel can be located outside, with the light inside.

But if it's for hours at a time, you'll need something like Mottie's suggestion.
Either 12v or 240v with an inverter. But I do not know sufficient about power use of LEDs and availability from batteries via an inverter.

Then there's hand-held rechargeable torches/worklights.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rechargeable-LED-Workshop-Torch/s?k=Rechargeable+LED+Workshop+Torch
 
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Probably 15-20 mins at a time. The problem we found with the solar that was there previously is that it never got bright enough outside to charge it. The lights went off after 30 seconds.
 
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You can get some better panels off eBay etc. designed for small boats. If you have low power LED lighting then a 40w panel will be fine.
couple with a small 12v battery and some 1-2w LED 12v lights. It will have plenty of Juice even in winter.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/RECESSED-L...ocphy=9045829&hvtargid=pla-716643075531&psc=1


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/403403924243?hash=item5decbf6313:g:0mQAAOSwyLhhQB~N

alternatively if the garage is a reasonable distance, an extension cable to outside power socket run in ducting is fine. Technically its an appliance so no sparks needed.
 
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We have a detached garage. No electric available.

I want to install some ceiling lights. In my son's bedroom we have some rechargeable small strip lights under his bookcase. I wondered if there was anything anyone had come across that is similar but on a bigger scale for use in places such as garages?

A lot depends upon how long you might need the lights to be able to be on for, when they are turned on. Long enough to park a bike and lock up, or long enough to be able to carry out work in the garage, when it is dark?

12w of lighting, on a 12v battery, will draw 1amp. A 30amp hour leisure battery (for instance) will in theory supply 1amp for 30 hours, in practise better to limit to 20 hours use. 24w = half of those times, but even 24w might not be enough in a dark garage.

Two such batteries, would permit one to be on charge in the house, whilst the other is in use. Or you could look at a solar or wind charging system instead, but a charge controller will be needed.
 
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Probably 15-20 mins at a time. The problem we found with the solar that was there previously is that it never got bright enough outside to charge it. The lights went off after 30 seconds.
Are you sure that was not the timer, rather than the battery/solar capacity?
 
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Probably 15-20 mins at a time. The problem we found with the solar that was there previously is that it never got bright enough outside to charge it. The lights went off after 30 seconds.

For short periods, camping lanterns will be adequate.

I have some with AA batteries in my shed. Cheap to buy and to run. The batteries last a long time, it isn't worth buying rechargeable.

I also have a PIR LED flood with full size batteries, the same applies.

If you can find lamps with the bigger batteries, buy them.
 
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if you have any powertool batteries they may have lighting to fit
i know bosch blue dewalt and ryobi do several
 
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It's not really a work light I'm after, or external security lights. It's for internal. Short periods of time - 20 mins max.
Hence my thinking of rechargeable led rather than battery hooked up to wiring/solar etc.
 
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