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Old 05-15-2018, 09:19 PM
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Default Shipping container interior lighting?

40' shipping container, no power source close and need interior lighting.
Ordered a kit with 10 square 12v led interior lights from amazon. My plan is to wire five on each side and use alligator clips to attach to a 12v source.
I will use a trolling motor battery or hook to 4wheeler/ranger/truck/tractor as needed.
Anyone have a better suggestion?
The kit is cheap and I have all the additional wire, connectors and alligator clips on hand.

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I'll post pics and results when I get it done.
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There are a bunch of remote control ones that run off small batts (aaa etc).

im sure amazon has them but i got mine at Wal-Mart.

They are very bright and last a long time.
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Originally Posted by rbhankins001 View Post
There are a bunch of remote control ones that run off small batts (aaa etc).

im sure amazon has them but i got mine at Wal-Mart.

They are very bright and last a long time.
Looks like a good solution for most situations. Thanks for the suggestion.
With 10 lights. Want to stay away from small batteries.
Always have a 12v battery with me or easily accessible on a vehicle when I'm there.
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I have a similar project, I’m experimenting with solar
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Please post the finished results when you're done
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There are several sources for solar panels just to keep the battery charged, it's simple and inexpensive. Check out tractor supply.
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There are several sources for solar panels just to keep the battery charged, it's simple and inexpensive. Check out tractor supply.
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There are some fluorescent tube type LED lights and fixtures, they emit a hell of light with a very low power consumption.
Add some solar panels on the roof oth the container, a good solar battery charger and a couple of big batteries and you will have more light than you need.
Installing a 1500 watt inverter brings you also 110V in your container.
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Thanks for the feedback. Would like to keep this simple.
Always have a trolling motor battery or some type of vehicle when I am there. Will use one of those as my power source for the time being.
I will post some pics when I get the lights up and running. Should be within a week or so.
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The gate openers at Tractor Supply have a solar kit that keeps the battery charged. Its a little panel that mounts to a fence post. If it worked it would be a lot easier than lugging batteries around.
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I've installed several of TS gate openers with solar/battery power. Cake install and works well
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Originally Posted by Gullpt View Post
There are several sources for solar panels just to keep the battery charged, it's simple and inexpensive. Check out tractor supply.
Just put a solar battery charger on my dump trailer because there's no power where it's parked. 20W for $60.00
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They sell grow light kits for these containers. Google is your friend.
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Originally Posted by DVR View Post
40' shipping container, no power source close and need interior lighting.
Ordered a kit with 10 square 12v led interior lights from amazon. My plan is to wire five on each side and use alligator clips to attach to a 12v source.
I will use a trolling motor battery or hook to 4wheeler/ranger/truck/tractor as needed.
Anyone have a better suggestion?
The kit is cheap and I have all the additional wire, connectors and alligator clips on hand.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I'll post pics and results when I get it done.
When it's in the container it doesn't need lights.

It just needs to put the lotion on it's skin.
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Not looking to grow anything in the container. It holds general farm use stuff.
Don't need the lights often or for too long. Don't think I will need a dedicated battery or solar charger.
I have all my stuff together and will see how it goes. Plan to wire it up tuesday, Will report back with pics.
If it isn't sufficient I'll try something else
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Worked out pretty well.
Made a long lead with alligator clips. In the pics it’s connected to a motorcycle battery in my Polaris Ranger.
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Worked out pretty well.
Made a long lead with alligator clips. In the pics it’s connected to a motorcycle battery in my Polaris Ranger.
that car is not general farm stuff. Do tell more.
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Originally Posted by DVR View Post

Worked out pretty well.
Made a long lead with alligator clips. In the pics it’s connected to a motorcycle battery in my Polaris Ranger.
That's a funny looking Polaris Ranger. First Gen??

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That's a 1928 Model A Roadster. It was pulled from the back of the container today for the first time in 13 years (by the polaris ranger).
Decision was made to send it to a new home. Container will now be cleaned for the first time since it was delivered.
Lights will be helpful as I clean and reorganize. Installed them while waiting for the new model A caretaker. Had much of the needed stuff on hand. Otherwise, I spent $16.
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Forgot to update. The lights work great.
This is how it looks now-

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