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Indiechic
17-03-2008, 10:30 PM
At the minute im using a rather dim torch... i have a lead which runs into the shed... could i plug a standard light into it?

xxx

Woodlouse
17-03-2008, 10:35 PM
You could try some of those stick-on lights that you push to switch on and off. ... http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav/nav.jsp?action=detail&fh_secondid=9279924&fh_view_size=6&fh_location=%2f%2fcatalog01%2fen_GB&fh_search=push+light&fh_eds=%c3%9f&fh_refview=search&ts=1205790094202&isSearch=true

If you search the B & Q site for "push light" there are some in other shapes too :D

Tamsin
17-03-2008, 10:37 PM
Is the lead probably wired for outside use or just a cable you've run from the house?

You'd probably want to look under the outdoor section for something that's sealed in case it gets damp.

Tam

Indiechic
17-03-2008, 10:39 PM
its an industrial cable that was in when we moved in...

x

caismeister
17-03-2008, 10:43 PM
solar lights from maplin are good but i mostly use a head torch which leaves both hands free

this is mine

http://www.crazyaboutgadgets.com/detail.asp?ID=146

Indiechic
17-03-2008, 10:44 PM
thing is im not a carrot eater so don't see in the dark very well x

GemmaH
17-03-2008, 10:44 PM
No idea about the cable, but I have one of these that I use for the shed http://www.simplyhike.co.uk/ProductDetails.aspx?StockID=11983

Fab because the light is always where you need it!

GemmaH
17-03-2008, 10:46 PM
solar lights from maplin are good but i mostly use a head torch which leaves both hands free

this is mine

http://www.crazyaboutgadgets.com/detail.asp?ID=146

:lol:, must have posted while I was finding the link to mine!

caismeister
17-03-2008, 10:53 PM
:lol:, must have posted while I was finding the link to mine!

2 good minds :)

bluebunny
17-03-2008, 10:57 PM
Ive got this in my shed its brilliant!
http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?storeId=10001&catalogId=1500001001&langId=-1&searchTerms=9828386

GemmaH
17-03-2008, 10:58 PM
2 good minds :)

Well we have to have something going for us when we're wandering around looking ridiculous with those on our heads :lol:

Steph
18-03-2008, 08:45 AM
I have some battery powered light bulbs, with a pull on switch. They use 4 AA batteries and are excellent. The are shaped like normal bulbs but are plastic. They come with replacement inner bulbs too :) Bought about 10 from the poundshop but betterware have them in for 3.99. Cant describe them any better really :oops: I also have a rechargeable emergency light ;)

elve
18-03-2008, 09:20 AM
You could try some of those stick-on lights that you push to switch on and off. ... http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav/nav.jsp?action=detail&fh_secondid=9279924&fh_view_size=6&fh_location=%2f%2fcatalog01%2fen_GB&fh_search=push+light&fh_eds=%c3%9f&fh_refview=search&ts=1205790094202&isSearch=true

If you search the B & Q site for "push light" there are some in other shapes too :D

I bought some of these for my hutches, but the batteries lasted about a nanosecond :roll: You can get big torches on a mains lead for garage mechanics, or just by one of these camping lanterns http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3400164/Trail/searchtext%3ELANTERN.htm I've got a couple and they're really bright, have a dimmer switch too to save energy - 4 D batteries lasts ages :)

janice
18-03-2008, 09:26 AM
go solar

http://www.britisheco.com/category.aspx?categoryid=125&gclid=CLjEra6flpICFQPR1AodKEqX-g

http://www.kaleidoscope.co.uk/web/main/ProductDisplay.asp?An=0&N=0&Au=P_MasterItem&Nu=P_MasterItem&A=59B213_&cm_mmc=SEM-_-Froogle-_-Garden/Accessories/Garden%20Lights-_-59B213&catreqmedia=W8771&ordermedia=T8071&name=20percent&orderoffercode=KSE5&entry=1&colour=&catno=59B213&suffix=WK5&size=&quantity=1

https://www.heritage-homeandgarden.co.uk/product_info.php?language=en&products_id=3838

http://www.sunshinesolar.co.uk/khxc/gbu0-prodshow/SSL.html

I have not tested any of these to find out the power, obviously the more powerful ones will give you a better light.

mullethead
18-03-2008, 10:11 AM
I used to use torches but i have run a wire in and attached a proper light in which runs into the house and plugs in when i need it,quite simple really

Rick

Doncat5
18-03-2008, 10:59 AM
I use something like this: http://www.haysomlighting.co.uk/item--776-White-Clip-On-Light--776.html

It was really cheap from Wilko and if I need to move it to somewhereto see better, I can, but most of the time its kept clipped to the wood of the shed by the window frame. I have a low energy bulb in mine and it does the job fine. :D

Oh, meant to say, I'm actually thinking about putting some low energy Xmas fairy lights in my new shed, they can be stapled all around the top, away from teeth and they dont blind you either, plus I have loads I bought in the sale and never used!

Deelove
18-03-2008, 01:26 PM
go solar

http://www.britisheco.com/category.aspx?categoryid=125&gclid=CLjEra6flpICFQPR1AodKEqX-g

http://www.kaleidoscope.co.uk/web/main/ProductDisplay.asp?An=0&N=0&Au=P_MasterItem&Nu=P_MasterItem&A=59B213_&cm_mmc=SEM-_-Froogle-_-Garden/Accessories/Garden%20Lights-_-59B213&catreqmedia=W8771&ordermedia=T8071&name=20percent&orderoffercode=KSE5&entry=1&colour=&catno=59B213&suffix=WK5&size=&quantity=1

https://www.heritage-homeandgarden.co.uk/product_info.php?language=en&products_id=3838

http://www.sunshinesolar.co.uk/khxc/gbu0-prodshow/SSL.html

I have not tested any of these to find out the power, obviously the more powerful ones will give you a better light.

We have a solar power light similar to this, it's about the power of a 30 watt bulb, so not super bright but enough to see by.