fbcota wrote:We have used solar garden lights from Harbour Freight and Costco for the past 2 years. They are led solar lights that work ok. About 1/4th of the cheap habour frieght lights died by the end of the week with 1/10th of the costco lights dying by the end of the week.
We used the cheapest ones we could find. I think it was a $1 per light for the cheap cheap ones.
Pros: Emit light, cheap, no maintenance
Cons: Dim, break easily
Tin Halo wrote: you seem determined to generalize my questions and cast me in some sort of less-than-intelligent light. Not sure what's up with that.
Tin Halo wrote:Honestly, Token... you seem determined to generalize my questions and cast me in some sort of less-than-intelligent light. Not sure what's up with that.
CapSmashy wrote:Tin Halo wrote:Honestly, Token... you seem determined to generalize my questions and cast me in some sort of less-than-intelligent light. Not sure what's up with that.
I think he's trying to pull more specifics out of you in relation to what you may be planning.
Or he's being an ass.
He is one of the bitter and jaded crew. I tried to make him happy this year by giving him his very own Sparkle Pony of Happiness to renew his Burning Man spirit, but I'm not sure it worked.
fbcota wrote:I think Token is just hitting on something I have done is the past years. Lighting seems to be an afterthought on most of the projects out there.
Bob wrote:There's nothing like playing twenty questions with artistes who refuse to divulge trivial things such as scale, shape, materials, finishes, purpose, interactive elements, etc.
Token wrote:Sorry Tin, I'm trying to help.
I've got some lighting experiences on playa that may be relevant but I really don't want to post a resume of art I've done in the process.
Several art cars, one major art installation, several smaller art pieces etc. All were lit.
It will really help to know what your vision for lighting is. You don't have to spill the trade secrets but things like back/front lighting, diffused/focused, transmissive/reflective, colors or sequencing, quantity of light and brightness etc. would likely result in some good ideas getting tossed around.
Again, don't mean to be a jackass or insult you.
AntiM wrote:I used eight solar lights on my installment, one for each corner, one on each side. These were my marker lights. I got them at Lowes on clearance; but you've missed the end of summer clearance for the most part. They lasted most of the night. I had backups but I didn't have to use them. the dust can get in them and make the battery connection wonky. I also worried about them being stolen, but it didn't happen.
I had solar spotlights too, but thy didn't last the week. That was my "light up the project" lights, but I ended up with a darkish project at night.
I didn't use solar strings, but I have had very good success with them in other playa applications. Christmas is coming, you can pick them up right after the holidays. I've had the best luck with the ones I got at Target. If these work in your art design, I recommend them.
Halloween is here, you can get interesting solar lights right now.
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