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    Quote Originally Posted by Kooskop View Post
    Dalk het jy reeds joune Henk maar my nuwe een is nou net afgelewer. Dit is toe op die ou einde die remote op die 1ste een wat foutief is. Hier is 2 vinnige fotos wat ek geneem het. Ek gaan hom vannaand weer toets as dit donker is...

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    Default Re: Telescopic Camp Light

    So what is the light output of your new one?
    Presume you ordered from Efficient?


    Quote Originally Posted by Kooskop View Post
    Dalk het jy reeds joune Henk maar my nuwe een is nou net afgelewer. Dit is toe op die ou einde die remote op die 1ste een wat foutief is. Hier is 2 vinnige fotos wat ek geneem het. Ek gaan hom vannaand weer toets as dit donker is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Dold View Post
    So what is the light output of your new one?
    Presume you ordered from Efficient?
    Yes, from Efficient. It also says 800W on the LED but as discussed on this thread, not the actual watts of the LED but more a comparison with an incandescent light. Below are the pictures of the results of the amp test to see what it draws at 100%, 50% and 25% on the remote setting.

    100% = 1.50 amps
    50% = 0.76 amps
    25% = 0.38 amps

    I am very happy with that...
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    Flip hy is bright...
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    ... so there folk here
    that want to travel, often far,
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    in a wild but peacefull setting
    and intently raise a mast
    2, 3 or 5m up in the air etc
    with a 500W or 800W beam etc
    and so likely ruin the ambiance
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    That is impressive!

    We run our LED camplights on low so as not to disturb neighbours but I could see value in these for us as a security light or light for emergencies only.

    How wlil they stand up to the strong winds/rain in the W Cape and elsewhere?




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    Flip hy is bright...
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    We camped in KNP a few weeks back and our neighbors had one. It worked well for them, although they lost their privacy. It was like they were sitting in daylight. The problem for us was not so much the downward beam/ light, but the glare of the light itself. Everytime they moved it, we had to move. I wonder if someone can design a shield for it to eliminate the glare?

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    My feeling is that the fishing rod lights will be quite a bit unstable in strong wind. Have not tested it in strong wind though. In light to moderate wind it sways slightly.

    But in strong wind you can just shorten the rod to make it more stiff and lower to the ground. But then you will obviously lose the advantage of having a flood light and will have a reduced area of illumination.

    I have used it in a light drizel only while switched on and it was'nt affected negatively in any way.

    As I have mentioned, it helps to support the rod by tying it to say a bullbar or towbar or perhaps a vertical tent pole for more stability.
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    So, 1.5A @ 12v = a measly 18Watts.

    Very bright for 18 W though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kooskop View Post
    Flip hy is bright...
    Lyk goed. Hoe lyk hy op 25%?

    Lyk my ons batterye sal maklik 'n aand hou.
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    Imho if I put up a telescopic light, I would angle the light to light up just my area when braaing and eating then kill the light. I like watching and being mesmerized by the fire light. The lower down you bring the light, the less the spread.
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    I accept that we cannot always camp in isolation.

    When in group campsites I enjoy some socialization with neighboring campers. If they light up like a circus tent at night then I am afraid any social intercourse will take a dive.

    Just as noise pollution is intrusive and selfish, so is light pollution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Weakley View Post
    I accept that we cannot always camp in isolation.

    When in group campsites I enjoy some socialization with neighboring campers. If they light up like a circus tent at night then I am afraid any social intercourse will take a dive.

    Just as noise pollution is intrusive and selfish, so is light pollution.
    Agree!

    Now I will have to buy one just to get my hands on a remote

    PS. Do they sell the remote separately!
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    Hi All,

    I was considering the following telescopic camping light:

    https://www.efficientexpress.co.za/s...camping-light/

    I was considering the following battery and needed to confirm if it will suffice, maybe if you can share what battery setups you are using to help with my decision?

    https://www.efficientexpress.co.za/s...-acid-battery/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogaards View Post
    Lyk goed. Hoe lyk hy op 25%?

    Lyk my ons batterye sal maklik 'n aand hou.
    Ek het jou 'n kort video clip gestuur op WA. Op 25% sal jy +- 8 ure kan werk sonder om batterytjie seer te maak...


    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Weakley View Post
    I accept that we cannot always camp in isolation.

    When in group campsites I enjoy some socialization with neighboring campers. If they light up like a circus tent at night then I am afraid any social intercourse will take a dive.

    Just as noise pollution is intrusive and selfish, so is light pollution.
    You are preaching to the converted...I hope... . I and some others have already shared our thoughts on this on this thread even though I do not think this is the place for it. I cannot even remember when last I camped at a place that we did not book out for our small group of 3 - 4 off-road vans. We stick to off the beaten track rustic places where it is just us. Until now I used a 10W LED on a old camera tripod that is only used while we braai and prepare food. Then is is back to headlights or light from the fire. I will not use it where there are other groups and even when it is just us, I doubt I will go over 25% on the light setting. I despise bright light the same way I despise music...ANY music... while camping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by golfgt View Post
    Hi All,

    I was considering the following telescopic camping light:

    https://www.efficientexpress.co.za/s...camping-light/

    I was considering the following battery and needed to confirm if it will suffice, maybe if you can share what battery setups you are using to help with my decision?

    https://www.efficientexpress.co.za/s...-acid-battery/
    That is the same one I bought from Efficient Express. That battery is fine for the application. Just do the calc on the amps (depending on what setting you use) to work out how long you can use it before needing to re-charge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Weakley View Post
    I accept that we cannot always camp in isolation.

    When in group campsites I enjoy some socialization with neighboring campers. If they light up like a circus tent at night then I am afraid any social intercourse will take a dive.

    Just as noise pollution is intrusive and selfish, so is light pollution.
    Or interaction?
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    I made up a camp light similar to the ones ODW sells that uses the same bowl fitting as found in a bathroom. 60w equivalent Led lamp gets diffused by the white bowl. It gives light for braaing and does not blind you or fellow campers. Yes it's about 1 m off the ground but is perfect for immediate camp ground coverage.
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    Default Re: Telescopic Camp Light

    I use a painters extension pole with a detachable 27w LED lamp at the top.
    The power cord is connected to one of the BH plugs with external switches [circled area]
    Attached to the lamp head is a garage remote controller so that I can switch the light on and off remotely.
    When moving I remove the lamp, collapse the pole and secure it alongside the roof rack.

    The lamp is only used in 3 scenarios, all tents in the party are issued with a remote:

    1) Lighting up the area immediately to the ablutions at night to check for late night visitors in camp [especially for the ladies] eg Nxai Pan, Khwai, Khumaga etc
    2) Security if needed.
    3) Pitching camp late in the evening/night if for whatever reason I am late.

    In the pic the lamp was used to light up a function area in Nossob.
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    To be honest, if these flood led lights are used responsibly, ie, during food preparation, and then switched off, I have no problem. In the wilderness areas that area/window becomes very narrow.
    Quote Originally Posted by William Lyon View Post
    We camped in KNP a few weeks back and our neighbors had one. It worked well for them, although they lost their privacy. It was like they were sitting in daylight. The problem for us was not so much the downward beam/ light, but the glare of the light itself. Everytime they moved it, we had to move. I wonder if someone can design a shield for it to eliminate the glare?
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