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Solar or Battery Powered Lighting

We're looking for a highly portable, low-powered bedside light (upcoming night-time feeds ) but can't seem to find anything here -checked Lumimart, Home/DIY places, baby shops but can't find the right type of thing. Ikea used to sell something but sold out and won't be restocking.

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Re: Solar or Battery Powered Lighting

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We're looking for a highly portable, low-powered bedside light (upcoming night-time feeds ) but can't seem to find anything here -checked Lumimart, Home/DIY places, baby shops but can't find the right type of thing. Ikea used to sell something but sold out and won't be restocking.

Any ideas?

Thanks
I've got an idea: get hold of a number of batteries or even better accumulators (rechargeable batteries), connect them in series (+ pole to - pole) and connect the first pole of the first batteries, together with the last one, to a low voltage bulb, or much better, to a set of LED (you can simply use a torch, dismantle it, adapt it etc.

All you will need are some wires, solding gear (you could make do even without!), tape and some other things you'll find out by yourself (a switch, an adjustable rod etc).

I did such things at the age of 8!
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Old 06.08.2011, 16:15
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Re: Solar or Battery Powered Lighting

I have a battery powered LED lantern that is about the size of a large coffee cup. You can adjust it to several levels of brightness. Bought it in OBI so far as I remember in the garden/camping section.
It is also re-chargeable.
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I've got an idea: get hold of a number of batteries or even better accumulators (rechargeable batteries), connect them in series (+ pole to - pole) and connect the first pole of the first batteries, together with the last one, to a low voltage bulb, or much better, to a set of LED (you can simply use a torch, dismantle it, adapt it etc.

All you will need are some wires, solding gear (you could make do even without!), tape and some other things you'll find out by yourself (a switch, an adjustable rod etc).

I did such things at the age of 8!
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I guess you don't know where to buy one then?


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Re: Solar or Battery Powered Lighting

Have you checked regular bedside lamps with a dimmer ? That's what I have and although we don't have babies anymore I can imagine using it as the perfect dimmed light source for nighttime feeding.
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Re: Solar or Battery Powered Lighting

I have bought the following, from Jumbo in the past:

1) battery powered sensor lamp - can stand freely, or (with one screw) be wall mounted. Can be switched to permanently on - but a bit hungry for batteries; but after initial outlay of rechargeable and charger for 4x AA, is no problem.

solar-battery-powered-lighting-maxxima-motion-sensor-light1.jpg
not exactly this, but similar


2) battery powered, push (lamp area) activated.

Again similar, but not same as :

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3) plug-in sensor lamp - 7W bulb - only works whilst movement is present in infra-red area, then turns off after about 30 secs.

not exactly like this:

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4) finally - bedside lamp with energy saving low watt bulb (about 15-25W normal equivalent brightness, available).
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