Lighting a hexayurt

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Lighting a hexayurt

Postby tink2011 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:15 pm

I have camped in an RV for the last three years but don't have access to one for 2012. I'm thinking of building a yurt. Does anyone have some ideas on lighting? Are they really dark inside even during the daytime? I've seen photos where they look well lit during the day, but can't tell if they have lighting. What's the best way to light a yurt for nighttime use? Thanks!!!
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Re: Lighting a hexayurt

Postby jkisha » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:46 pm

Lots of light comes in through the seems during the day, plus you can add windows.

At night we use battery powered lanterns. We have small ones for the bedside tables and to leave on as a night light in the entry, a few larger ones placed around strategically.
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Re: Lighting a hexayurt

Postby Nipple » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:50 am

The inside is just as reflective as the outside, so it doesn't take much.

(Actually, I hung white sheets all around mine on the walls to help with heat... but the roof dome was plenty reflective.)
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Re: Lighting a hexayurt

Postby Sentient being » Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:54 am

This "technology" may be viable during the day, certainly the price is right.



Maybe an opaque bag with drawstrings at bedtime if it reflects too much moonlight?
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Re: Lighting a hexayurt

Postby lucky420 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:39 am

Hexayurts don't really get that dark at all during the day. I would be surprised if someone needed to light theirs during the day unless they are doing surgery or have Mr. Magoo eyesight... :mrgreen:
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Re: Lighting a hexayurt

Postby jkisha » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:57 am

lucky420 wrote:Hexayurts don't really get that dark at all during the day. I would be surprised if someone needed to light theirs during the day unless they are doing surgery or have Mr. Magoo eyesight... :mrgreen:

Which would be almost everybody over 60. :(
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Re: Lighting a hexayurt

Postby lucky420 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:07 pm

heehee jk, I'm not over 60 but alas I too have the Mr. Magoo eyesight. It has been a source of much merriment among my family :?
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Re: Lighting a hexayurt

Postby tink2011 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:35 pm

Thanks everyone for your input so far. I won't worry about daytime lighting, but I'll look into battery powered lanterns for night! THANKS! The man burns in 220 days!
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Re: Lighting a hexayurt

Postby Dr. Pyro » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:37 pm

Tink, CJ made one that worked great. You might try contacting her.
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Re: Lighting a hexayurt

Postby Dropman » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:10 pm

A gallon of gasoline will do the job just fine. Whoohaa! ;-)
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Re: Lighting a hexayurt

Postby alt12 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:23 pm

tink2011 wrote:I have camped in an RV for the last three years but don't have access to one for 2012. I'm thinking of building a yurt. Does anyone have some ideas on lighting? Are they really dark inside even during the daytime? I've seen photos where they look well lit during the day, but can't tell if they have lighting. What's the best way to light a yurt for nighttime use? Thanks!!!


A 12V car battery + some 12V LED rope lighting ($.75/foot) does the job nicely.... And I can't emphasize how much nicer the lighting is than a lantern (although I bring one as a backup)
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Re: Lighting a hexayurt

Postby MikieCGY » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:12 am

How does one connect the 12V car battery to the LED Lighting? I love the concept.. but I need a DIY video I d love to try this!
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Re: Lighting a hexayurt

Postby Aviax » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:25 pm

I concur on the plenty of light during the day.
At night we use some light pucks taped to the ceiling that run off AA's...
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Re: Lighting a hexayurt

Postby stack » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:54 pm

MikieCGY wrote:How does one connect the 12V car battery to the LED Lighting? I love the concept.. but I need a DIY video I d love to try this!


it requires a little work with the soldering gun and some resisters. I referenced http://led.linear1.org/led.wiz to figure out how to make the string, then you can run straight off the battery.
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Re: Lighting a hexayurt

Postby lucky420 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:07 am

HOw much time do you plan on spending in the yurt at night?
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Re: Lighting a hexayurt

Postby Herring » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:25 pm

I just got solar powered LED string lights for a patio umbrella from Big Lots for my tent. 96 bulbs on 8 strands that spiderweb out from the middle. Sorta like these:

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I'm thinking they'll be perfect for lighting the inside of a shelter.

That plus a couple solar powered lanterns like these:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004B924O ... R5QZEAQRY7
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