Best outdoor lighting products according to redditors

We found 1,228 Reddit comments discussing the best outdoor lighting products. We ranked the 655 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/UzbekNative · 22 pointsr/itookapicture

Depends on the size of your room. I put together a list to the best of my abilities:

Probably start with something like this. They're 3.5m in length, so should be enough for most ceiling to floor installs. Say you're trying to fill a 300 sq.ft at a foot's distance for each, so you'll need at least 280 strings for somewhat even distribution. So that's at least $3500.

Second, you'll probably want some sort of scaffold attached to your ceiling, so that you can have space to run wiring from controller to the various LED strings. 2 feet of triangular photo light scaffolding runs at about $100, so I'm gonna take that. You'll need a conservative 50 of them to cover your 300sq ft ceiling adequately. So that's another conservative $5000.

LED control can be achieved with any computer, a few arduinos, and a few addressable LED controllers. Call this another conservative $1000.

Finally you'll spend a considerable amount (100+ hours) of time figuring out how to control all of this programmatically in a way that makes sense. That expense depends on how valuable your time is.

So I would call it $10k for a basic setup in a 300 sq foot room.

source: I've set up some basic computer controlled LED christmas lights/scenes in my apartment.

edit: for added effect, get about 5000 ping pong balls, and cut holes in them to mount onto the LEDs to diffuse the light.

u/trebor89 · 15 pointsr/lifehacks

If you have one of these jugs, you're probably car camping. Just bring a lantern!

If you're backpacking, these are pretty silly to carry. Buy a luminaid or a luci. If you buy through their sites, you can even donate a lamp to folks in need.

u/zombiecslover · 12 pointsr/DIY

Nice! The Edison bulbs kinda add to the look I thought. Here they are Brightech Ambience Pro Commercial Grade Outdoor Light Strand with Hanging Sockets - 48 Ft Market Cafe Edison Vintage Bistro Weatherproof Strand for Patio Garden Porch Backyard Party Deck Yard – Black

u/thefinn93 · 9 pointsr/BurningMan

Our small camp of 5-6 takes a somewhat different approach. Our lighting is primarily strands of LEDs with build in panel, battery, etc that turn themselves on when it gets dark (such as these). We also have a number of battery powered lanterns (like this). Takes like 10 D cell batteries, which have lasted us 2 burns so far and showing no signs of dying.

I also have a solar system for non-essentials (wifi, phone/radio/camera charging, swamp coolers). I've got a few panels off craigslist (although Amazon is cheaper, as I later discovered, $125 or so for 100W), combined with a deep cycle marine battery or two (from craigslist or Costco) and of course a charge controller (Harbor Frieght, Amazon... idk, mine came with my over priced craigslist panels) worked well for all of that. In 2014 things got kind of last minute, so we ended up using an inverter for AC power, which was extremely silly as everything we were plugging in promptly changed it back to DC, so in 2015 we got a couple of DC-to-DC converters to step the voltage up or down as needed, and never went to AC. A lot of the stuff took 12V DC which was handy.

That's just our setup, idk if it helps or is a terribly good idea...

u/FoferJ · 8 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

Less expensive, easier, and dare I say even better:

u/bentreflection · 8 pointsr/overlanding

this rooftop bag from Amazon. I drove from Los Angeles, through banff, to anchorage (over 5k miles) with it on the roof. It rained everyday of our trip for a month straight and never leaked a drop of water. It's still on my roof and it's rained on us almost every day we've been in ak. Amazing deal.

Also, if you're over landing you need to get an air compressor so you can air down and up if you need. I would also recommend an inverter and an extension cord so you can plug stuff in.

Additionally, I'd invest in some anker cigarette lighter and iPhone charging cables, as well as one of those large extra charge battery packs.

Also this little light is awesome. I use it all the time.

u/mattluttrell · 7 pointsr/landlords

I wouldn't even touch the dispute. That's up for mediation or police.

I would only focus on things possibly related to your property. One might be:

> fruits smashed against the back of her house, back of house being egged several times, and things being thrown at the back of her house in the middle of the night and waking her up, frightening her.

I just put one of these on a rental and it ended some late night vandalism in that area

You can also check your gates and fences to make sure they lock and are secure.

u/srs2000 · 7 pointsr/flashlight

They sell something like that.

It has an 18650 in it and recharges with the sun.

u/poorsoi · 6 pointsr/Parenting

This is a great idea. My boyfriend is out of town a lot, leaving me home alone with our two year old. I was extremely uncomfortable alone at night until we invested in some basic, inexpensive home security devices.

1: Bump-proof your deadbolts. These things are super cheap, easy to use and install. They prevent your deadbolt from turning, so no one can pick or bump the lock.

2: Battery-operated alarms. We went to Home Depot and got tiny little battery-operated alarms for each door. These work by having two pieces (one on the door and one on the jamb) with a magnet in each. When the bond between the magnets breaks, as when the door is opened, it goes off. It has "off", "alarm", and "chime" functions, so it's the same device that a lot off convenience stores use. Cost us $15 for two. They work on windows also. (For the record, the alarm is ridiculously loud.)

3: Motion sensor lights. We put one of these on each side of the house. Battery operated so easy to install. Put them a few feet out of arm's reach if possible, check the batteries so often, good to go.

4: As the previous commenter said, get a dog if you can. Preferably a large one, but even a small dog instills a lot of security. Your son will find the companionship totally invaluable, he'll feel more in control if you give him responsibility of taking care of it, and small dogs are great alarm systems.

I hope this helps!

u/egeek84 · 6 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

For anyone who wants an experience like this at home, I highly recommend getting this

It's probably one of the coolest things I have bought in a long time, literally transforms your living room/bedroom into the night sky

u/Rubcionnnnn · 6 pointsr/Damnthatsinteresting

If you want some chonk LEDs, get some of these chinese ones. They aren't very good if you plan on dimming them, but for max brightness they make a lot of light.

u/jayhawk2112 · 6 pointsr/smarthome

Could you just use regular dumb fairy lights and control them with a Zigbee smart plug?

These are another option, not quite what you have in mind but they work well

u/other_thoughts · 6 pointsr/arduino

See if you can 'enjoy' something from this list.

does a 'strand' count as a string ?
Is a worm a string?
Is this what you mean by string? (careful! there have12v powered sets)
add your own strings (grin)
Here is Adafruit NeoPixel Überguide
I suggest you need to read and understand about how to power the LEDs and power requirements.

Happy Good Friday

u/cloudwalking · 6 pointsr/BurningMan

WS2811 LED Christmas lights

u/ramdaskm · 5 pointsr/gadgets

motion operated light for the bathroom so you or the kids dont pee all over in the middle of the night.

u/Mr_Soju · 5 pointsr/malelivingspace

I have those lights and decided against putting them up in my apartment. Why? Because they are freaking heavy. Seriously heavy and are better strung up if you attached them along a wire strung along. The cord is super thick. They are meant to be outdoors. You see these lights on so many outside patios.

I put these up in my place instead. Warm light, way more manageable to string up, and look good.

u/daversa · 5 pointsr/Portland

You should definitely get a camera. I can't imagine owning a home in inner SE without one. Get motion detecting security lights for your side yard too. I live in a condo now, but I had a bunch of these in my old place and they worked great.

u/smkelly · 5 pointsr/homeassistant

I replaced a floodlight fixture in my backyard and fit it with a HomeSeer HS-FLS100+ Z-Wave Plus Outdoor Floodlight Sensor. Not only does my backyard get lit up with a pair of 1500 lumen bulbs when there is motion, I am also using the lux sensor on it to determine when t turn on "dark mode" lighting in the house.

u/SuperiorRobot · 4 pointsr/guns

I have a few of these in my safe. Simple cheap and effective.

u/cia1120 · 4 pointsr/ElectricForest

Solar lights, like to light your walk way, something like these and some solar lights for your tent (outside) so you can easily spot it. These string lights would look cool on the outside, and would help with lighting your area when its dark.

u/socsa · 4 pointsr/HomeImprovement

For a single light which is used infrequently, have you considered getting a solar powered light? Something like this? That's cheaper than 240' of romex already. You could probably DiY an actual halogen flood light with a solar panel and car battery for less than $150 as well.

u/icecreamman99 · 4 pointsr/restaurateur

I bought these two years ago and ended up replacing the bulbs with LEDs within 6-12 months as the incandescent Edison bulbs went out. Ours are about 3' over our visitors heads and light a patio excellently, with no dimmer. We regularly get comments about how the lights really add to the patio's ambiance. We are a seasonal ice cream shop and I lazily left them out over the winter this year and they still function great.

u/Shreik · 4 pointsr/halloween

They are Sylvania Lightify Gardenspots. They are kinda pricey, but they’ve lasted outside all year round for the past few years. I bought them on sale a few years ago.

u/mack41 · 4 pointsr/malelivingspace

They really do a great job and I love the look

25Ft G40 Globe String Lights with Clear Bulbs,UL listed Backyard Patio Lights,Hanging Indoor/Outdoor String Lights for Bistro Pergola Deckyard Tents Market Cafe Gazebo Porch Letters Party Decor, Black

u/namegoeshere · 3 pointsr/PostCollapse

The only thing that makes me suspicious is the lack of detail on the amount of lumens it puts out, specifics on the type of LED, etc. Apparently they also work as a phone charger.. I don't know where I would get an adapter for my specific phone, but I could always make one if need be.

And this whole 3rd world charity thing.. ok, I can live with that I guess.

I have been playing around with these for a similar usage.

They are one LED lights (no idea what type of LED unfortunately) and typically run off 2 AA batteries that are recharged from the solar panel on top of the light. I've been removing the AA's and wiring in old mobile phone batteries. I then epoxy the lamp + battery onto the inside of a mason jar lid and affix the panel on the outside. So you wind up with a very similar light, just no where near as slick and pretty.

They were handy when the power was out for an extended period though!

u/slrqm · 3 pointsr/arduino

You could look into how solar-powered garden lights work. They charge during the day, and then turn the lights on at night.

u/ambivilant · 3 pointsr/askdrugs

I just bought a water reflection projector off amazon for under $20 and it's the best thing I've purchased all year. I primarily use it to help me sleep but I'm really looking forward to using it while tripping.
It's bright enough to fill a 10'x10' room and gives really nice, subjectively calming, effects. There have even been times where I geeked out watching it as I fell asleep because it's so pretty at times.

Also, there is a special type of paint that absorbs the UV light of laser pointers. It's immensely satisfying to draw with lasers while you're tripping.

u/Mortimer452 · 3 pointsr/homeowners

I've got these things scattered all over my property, they work awesome. Some I've had for 2-3 years and still work great. Stick a nail in the wall, hang it and you're done.

They're not nearly as bright as an actual hardwired motion light, but work well enough for most areas where you'd want one. If you want something brighter, check out this.

u/xpen25x · 3 pointsr/DIY

I'd suggest calling and electrician. They will do it correctly and you won't have any issues. It's not hard to do but it's not easy either. You can get around this by going to home depot or Lowes and buy a solar powdered led light. The solar cell mounts high and recharges a battery. As you approach the light it sense and turns the light on.

u/ziggie216 · 3 pointsr/homedefense

Been happy with it. I dont need to do any wiring and I dont need to deal with batteries.

u/SimonPage · 3 pointsr/DIY

Why not just cannibalize one of those solar powered patio lights? Everything you need is right there -- solar cells, circuitry, the works.

Something like this:

u/mcarterphoto · 3 pointsr/analog

Guessing it's a party vs. something you could add some lights? Your main issue will be light from the fire will be prominent, and it'll make silhouettes of everyone.

Maybe you could string a bunch of party lights over/around the area to get some fill that would balance out with any actual fire. I'd try for a warm or amber color (traditional filament bulbs will read as amber/orange on daylight film, LEDs you'd want a warm white or amber). Filters will just cut your exposure even more, but shooting daylight neg film in this situation will give you a warm look that you can balance out in printing/post to some extent. The lights could give some interesting compositions and bokeh.

If it were me (a guy who likes lighting and has some gear) I'd take a battery-powered manual flash like the cheap-used Vivitar 285, tape an orange gel to it (like a 1/2 CTO), stick a cheap Chinese radio slave on it, and have someone hold it up high and pointed where I wanted it. You'd need a flash meter or a DSLR to suss out the power of the flash. I do this a lot to mix tungsten light with flash in a small rig that doesn't need cables or stands. If you look at the BG of that shot, it's like 1/2 second exposure and has some motion blur, but the flash freezes the subject, which could be a cool look at a party.

If it's just you and a camera, fastest film you can get, shoot wide open, and really brace your body for longer exposure. With practice, you can shoot like 1/15th wide wider lenses. If you want to use your 135, might bring a tripod or monopod.

u/SpoonShiner · 3 pointsr/AmateurRoomPorn

Here they are! I got them from amazon.

Edit: and the ones around the window are from target! They are the globe wondershop ones I think.

u/blackjaquesshellac · 3 pointsr/winkhub
u/AirwolfCS · 3 pointsr/BurningMan

Right - now that you mention it I remember you talking in a thread a few weeks back about making these

I don’t doubt that they’re indestructible. They look it.

Just sayin that these are pretty cheap and I’d be pretty surprised if you could find anything on playa that could damage them.

For example:

ALITOVE WS2811 12mm Diffused Digital RGB LED Pixel Light Individually Addressable Round LED Pixels Module IP68 Waterproof DC 5V 50pcs/set

u/BriscoeWilliams · 3 pointsr/homeautomation

I hae been thinking about adding this to my existing floodlights.

u/nanohawa · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

This one should do the trick, hopefully it doesn't take up too much space:

u/CupOfGamma · 2 pointsr/homesecurity

Depending on which state you're in, I'd say go through a Honeywell retailer and pick up a wireless Lyric system to handle the door/window contacts, glass break sensor, siren, and Yale electronic lock. You can put your indoor cameras on the Honeywell app as well.

I've had a positive experience with Honeywell since the wireless set-up process is simple, and the retailer's customer support should help you out should you have any tech issues or need guidance with the app. Makes it real easy to teach family members to use the apps, even people who are really bad with computers. Plus, whenever you move, it's no big deal. Just toss everything back in the box and install it in the next place.

With monitoring, your retailer or security system supplier might have someone they work with. Main thing to look for is that they're UL-listed and meet all the industry standards. Find out if they protect locations like schools and government buildings, too. That's always a good sign. I don't have any specific monitoring companies I can plug, unfortunately.

My only issue with Honeywell is their new wireless outdoor cameras are untested, so until I get my hands on one and put it through it's paces, I'm not going to recommend it.

I prefer wired exterior lights myself, but if you can also get battery-powered like this one on Amazon for cheap. With lights, there's really no need to get fancy unless you've got a lot of area to cover and you plan on being there on a more permanent basis.

For outdoor cameras you can get something like Amcrest's outdoor option. Decent camera, ticks all the boxes, not too expensive. Put your cameras on BlueIris or iSpy.

Hopefully that gives you a good starting point. Since your home is small, you probably don't need many cameras so that'll help mitigate some costs.

It's tough finding the balance between a cheap security system and a reliable one, but I think the added peace of mind makes it a worthy investment.

u/dracapis · 2 pointsr/Assistance

I'd also recommend buying a motion-activated light: it turns on if it senses movement, which is proven to be efficient in discouraging a good portion of home intruders. Being under a spot-light when you're try to commit a crime can be very intimidating.

There are some that cost under 20£, but try to shop around and see what's best. You're putting cameras in front of the house only, but do you have a back that needs cover, too? This could be a compromise between additional cameras and nothing, or could be in support of cameras.

Since the goal is to stop your abuser from even wanting to come in, you need to make clear and evident that there are cameras on, as a deterrent, so I'd put a sign that says "this house is covered by cameras" or something on the same effect.

There are apps that can work as panic buttons, and alert your contacts in case of emergency, like ICE. In the US there's a cool app called Smart911, that basically makes you register, and when you call 911, the 9-1-1 call takers can view your addresses, medical information, home information, description of pets and vehicles, and emergency contacts. I think you could ask on r/FindAnApp or other subreddits if there's anything similar in UK.

Stay safe OP, cuddle your pets, and know that you're doing a lot to protect yourself!

u/Zaii · 2 pointsr/BurningMan

I used this amazon link

It uses 3 D batteries

u/fatangaboo · 2 pointsr/AskElectronics

Get a solar powered garden light like these. Remove the rechargeable battery and the solar cell. Connect them using a low Vf diode such as the SB140 (thru hole) or the PMEG2010 (surface mount). Attach an LED flasher circuit made with an LM3909 IC, available from eBay. Done

u/inhalexsky · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

If you want friends in your new place, I think you need this. How could anyone deny friendship with someone that owns one? Every night is a party.

u/call_me_cthulhu_ · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I love this and this one is the really expensive version.

If I win I could really use this


EDITED: to fix my link

u/iatehiscat · 2 pointsr/crafts

buy something like this and put the lights into the pots in bunches so they look pretty during the day and night.

u/vanillawafercaper · 2 pointsr/Wishlist

So I saw you said it didn't have to be related to goats, and I'm sure with the responses as well as your own personal searching you've seen almost everything (at least on amazon) goat related. So I looked through your wish list a bit and something that I kept seeing come up were things that were purple. Sometimes when I've got money burning a whole in my pocket and can't decide what to get, I just look up one work like for instance, the word "purple." Well, I looked it up and on amazon you've got options for a purple coffee maker, purple lights, purple butterfly wall art, purple car lights, or even a purple knife set. None of these things may actually interest you, but searching one word like that gives you such a broad range of things that might spark an idea for something similar.

Thanks for the contest and the #15 is also a favorite of mine so I appreciate you adding that as well! :)

u/DrDoofusDuck · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Matney Multicolor Ocean Wave Light Projector, 12 LED, BLUE, RED, GREEN, MULTICOLOR, MP3 iPhone Speaker LED Night Light, Christmas Gift

Don’t know if this is the exact one but looks really similar

u/takeaseatplease · 2 pointsr/MDMA

I haven't used one like that but the last time we rolled we bought this one: Matney Ocean Wave Light Projector, Multicolor For the price it does a nice job but it's pretty chill so I would t use it in the main room you are looking to use unless that's the vibe you are trying to set.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I really liked hanging Christmas/holiday lights in my dorm room. It added some well-needed light and color.

You might also consider a light projector like this one or this one.

u/Psychamele0n · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Awesome! I go to rainymood often! I just added this similar thing to my wishlist! Thanks!

u/pythonion · 2 pointsr/preppers for cell charging.

Couple of these for light:

Also, "practise" being in the dark when it's safe. Don't need a kid freaking out in the middle of a real situation. Give him/her their own light source and show them how to use it.

u/nimbleVaguerant · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

I'd rather pay a little more for one of these. Lighter. Smaller. No batteries. Probably as bright, if not brighter.

u/SunnySouthTexas · 2 pointsr/vandwellers
u/anonymousmousmous · 2 pointsr/Outdoors

If he enjoys camping, he might like a Luci Light

u/TomServoHere · 2 pointsr/DIY

I'd suggest trying to make an existing solar powered system work instead of building one from scratch. I've got this relatively inexpensive solar powered LED spot set up in my shed (motion detection and all) and it works great.

u/feral_hippie · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

These are the exact ones I use. They charge in a few hours and will run for about 8 hours. They're bright enough to let you see your surroundings, and not so bright that they'll hurt your eyes.

u/Unsilent_SoCalipede · 2 pointsr/FeminineNotFeminist

DESK PLANTS!! Make sure their indoor office friendly!

LIGHTS! I have these running across my recticle because it would otherwise be a little too dark for me.

PHOTOS! I have my favorite photo of my fiancé and I on my pinboard. Speaking of which...


u/JrClocker · 2 pointsr/SmartThings

SmartThings Version 3 Hub (I have the Version 2 will have to look around for this one):

GE Z-Wave Plus On/Off Light Switch:

GE Z-Wave Plus Dimmer Switch:

GE Add On Switch (if you have a 3-way or 4-way switch):

ZigBee Motion Sensors:

ZigBee Door Sensors:

ZigBee Leak Sensors:

ZigBee Outlet Plug (you will need to replicate your ZigBee mesh, I use to motion activate lamps, turn lamps on/off at sunset/sunrise, etc.):

Z-Wave Thermostat:

ZigBee RGB Landscape RGB LED Strips:

ZigBee RGB Lightbulbs:

Z-Wave Deadbolt:

Z-Wave Garage Door Opener:

Sonos One Speakers (Great music, and talking through SmartThings):

Amazon Echo Show (for Voice Echo Dot will work just fine too):

That's about all I can think of at the moment.

If you are going to do this, do it in stages. Z-Wave and ZigBee are mesh networks...meaning that the reliability of the network gets much better the more devices you have. Also, with these mesh networks:

  • Battery operated devices DO NOT reinforce the mesh
  • The only devices that reinforce the mesh are devices that are always powered from the mains

    I see so many people complaining about how the Z-Wave or ZigBee devices don't work, when they are relying on too many battery operated devices.

    For Z-Wave devices, choose Z-Wave Plus over's the newest standard, and has much better range.

    In the US, Z-Wave operates in the 900 MHz spectrum and ZigBee in the 2.4 GHz spectrum. Personally, I "prefer" Z-Wave devices as there is a lot of "junk" in the 2.4 GHz spectrum right now. However, the ZigBee devices are operating reliably as I have a strong mesh setup (with non-battery operated devices).

    Two great application for the Leak Sensors:

  • Near your hot water heater (when they go, they always leak)
  • Under your A/C drip pan (if you have central air)

    Great applications for door open/close sensors:

  • Turn closet lights on/off when the door opens or closes
  • Turn on entry and hallway lights when an entry door opens, but only when it's dark (30 minutes before sunset or after sunrise)...turn off 1 minute later
  • Notify me when my gun safe is opened

    Great Application for Motion Sensors

  • Turn on outside ceiling fans (but only if the temp is above 72 degrees)
  • Turn on lamps while motion is active when it's dark

    The motion sensors I linked above are the new ones...the magnetically mount. What's cool is that the magnet is in the sensor, and it's strong enough to attach the sensor to a dry wall screw (no need to mount the adapter bracket).
u/doc4feet · 2 pointsr/Hue

If you are starting from Scratch I would look at Osram lightify garden strips.
They are meant for outside AND you can remove the spikes and screw them directly onto the deck ( they are designed this way)
Another solution is to get outdoor rated lightstrips and connect them with this

It is a ballast that will connect to HUE ecosystem or actually any zigby controller. I use one of these for lightstrips in my kitchen

u/jruben4 · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

There are other addressable LED strips that will work as long as they are WS2811 based and 5V (like these: ).


The ones I linked in my blog were the only ones I could find with that retro bulb look though.

u/empirenine · 2 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

Those LEDs are Alitove brand (on Amazon). They are currently powered by a BlinkyTape control board (on BlinkinLabs.

u/Oldmanriverstaint · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Solar light like this and a convex mirror

u/mcfarlie6996 · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Not exactly sure if this is what you're looking for or if these are any good but I've had this on my wishlist for quite some time just in case I see a need for it.

u/itstherussianmafia · 2 pointsr/Aquariums

ive got two planted + SE on my 24” high tank and i would say it is medium light at best. i have to supplement with flood lights to get it to the higher medium range.

edit: these are the floodlights i purchased and they are a pretty good deal.

u/opeth10657 · 2 pointsr/Tools

I have one of each of these, both have been running for about a year without issues.

The $100 one is extremely bright, worth spending a bit more if you have a large area.

u/bulbasauuuur · 2 pointsr/succulents

I saw your other post and just now this one. I've been looking into bonsai for a little bit now, so I'm glad I caught this post before it got too old.

How exactly does one "become" a bonsai and the other doesn't? Does that just mean you'll keep the bonsai in a smaller pot and give the other one bigger pots all its life? Do trees in bonsai pots get stunted growth or something or what prevents them from growing larger? I've seen images before of plants with roots breaking pots open so it seems like a pot doesn't necessarily limit growth? Although I think it must somewhat in most cases?

I can't keep any plants outside unsupervised or they most likely will get stolen. I saw the light you use and I would love one like that but cannot afford it. I have two of these, one is 50w and one is 20w. I have north west windows (so like, pretty awful). Do you think I would be able to keep a jade tree growing? I have a bunch of other succulents that I started this winter and they are all doing pretty well, including growing props, the only exception is my crassula moonglow has etiolated for some reason. I've moved it's position to see if it can get more light. I keep them in a window as well since I figure every little bit helps, but I don't count on that.

Anyway, what I'm trying to ask is do you think I have favorable conditions at all for a bonsai tree? I wanted jade specifically since it has water needs more aligned with succulents than other bonsai trees.

Thanks any help you can provide. Your jade looks really cute now and I look forward to updates on how it grows and what you do with it!

u/SirEDCaLot · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

If you just want motion activated lights, go to Home Depot or Amazon and buy a cheap motion sensor floodlight. This one looks good. $40 and you're done.

If you want to integrate, that is be able to manually override the light on or off, use the motion sensor to trigger other events, etc, then get a basic 'dumb' floodlight and wire this thing into it. Basically it replaces the motion sensor with a smart z-wave motion sensor so you can remotely control it. It can also be decoupled- make the light NOT go on when motion is detected. That way you have a floodlight and a motion sensor and SmartThings can use them both totally separately from one another.

u/chengjih · 1 pointr/AskNYC

There's this one with 10 LEDs compared to the usual 3:


u/NeedleGuy · 1 pointr/shutupandtakemymoney

Here you go. $6.95 plus free shipping with Amazon Prime.

u/alcogiggles · 1 pointr/astoria
u/djscsi · 1 pointr/DIY

I have a small ~10x10 garden shed and I use a battery operated motion-detecting light from Mr. Beams:

It uses D batteries and is wide enough to light most of the shed when I go in there at night. It has a photocell so it won't turn on during the day. It was not worth running power out to this small shed so this was a perfect solution.

u/lamordnt · 1 pointr/homedefense

Mr Beams MB360 Wireless LED Spotlight with Motion Sensor and Photocell - Weatherproof - Battery Operated - 140 Lumens

I have this one it is great

u/OriginalATX · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

It really depends how often they would be triggered.

advertise 1 yr with 8-10 activations a day...but not sure how long in the real world

u/atlaslugged · 1 pointr/funny

>I really wanna say that even with 100% efficiency that solar panel would not be able to give 240 V AC (guessing that's a European plug) and provide the current for any appliance.

Power output is measured in watts, not volts/current. Watts = Volts x Current. The one in the picture is pretty thick, could fit a decent number of capacitors or rechargeable cells.

>I would actually love these if they were only lights that could take in light during the day for night time lighting.

That you could do today.

u/hacksoncode · 1 pointr/environment

Ok, so fine... great idea... give Africa light. No problem there.

But really? $15?

You can buy a set of 8 solar garden lights for $17.38 on Amazon.

Maybe they aren't too reliable (though the comments aren't all that bad, really), but even if only 1/4 of them last, they're still quite a bit cheaper.

u/xjammersx · 1 pointr/ElectricForest

Knowing that there is no electricity at the campsite.. SOLAR POWER!!

At least thats what we did last year, and it worked great! We had little driveway lights all around our campsite so finding it at night would be easy. They were something like these

And now I've discovered that amazon even has solar powered string lights! How cool would these be at your campsite?:

No electricity? No problem! Nothings a problem when you're in the forest ;) Also not the best video but here I am hula hooping!

u/ChefJoe98136 · 1 pointr/electricians

This forum supposed to be for electricians of the type that do wiring for homes/buildings with outlets for devices. The sidebar also talks about rules for doing things compliant to code. Hacking together a battery tender (what is that 12 v and 2 amps?) to an extension cord isn't really what this place does.

However, couldn't you just get a long extension cable and use some 3m command hooks to run it up from a workbench, along the ceiling, and then dangle it down from the ceiling ? You can use a zip tie or one of those velcro cable ties to wrap the dangling end up in the air when needed.

u/UXyes · 1 pointr/homeautomation

Command strip cord clips: Command Round Cord Clips, Clear, 10-Clips (17017CLR-10ES)

u/mcarrode · 1 pointr/iphone

They also have some that are made for chords, but they're a little more expensive. I'm guessing the ones the OP linked will do just fine though.

u/coffeemaxed · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

Don't get the hooks. You definitely want Command Strip clips. I've ran Ethernet with these lots of times. They are usually available at any office store or Target.

u/Silent-lasagna · 1 pointr/headphones

One thing I have always wanted to try is using a mouse bungie, it sounds kind of dumb but I think it would work well

Amazon link:

edit: my form of cable managment is to attach a command wire loop to my keyboard in the blank spot near the arro keys and just run the cable safely over my keboard, it never gets in they way or hits my keys, BTW I have a G910 fullsized

amazon link:

u/veritanuda · 1 pointr/technology

You could use non destructive cable clips if you want.

u/KoloHickory · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace
u/RooseWayne · 1 pointr/battlestations

More info on the gear:

Main PC:

Mobo : Asus 1155 Z77 Sabertooth board

CPU : i7 3770k

RAM : CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB

Case : Corsair Vengeance C70

Graphics Card : Gigabyte Windforce 980

Monitor : ASUS PB Series PB278Q

Then I have a secondary PC on the right. It is for my G/F but she rarely ever uses it :(. It looks like this
It is another i7-3770k but with a EVGA GTX 670 and 16GB of ram. I also have an almost identical machine going into the living room as an HTPC.

The lighting setup is this

iPad holder

HOTAS Setup : Warthog

Pedals : Saitek combat rudder pedals

Speakers : Logitech z-5500, going 10 years strong

u/blissdancefly · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hallucinogen - Space Pussy

I'm a big fan of this kind of trance because it's the perfect thing to listen to while browsing the internet or reading or working. It's more than just a song, Simon Posford (writer and producer, also known for his work in Shpongle) is an experience that helps me mediate my thoughts and transforms me to another realm.

These flower lights would really help me with an art project I'm working on.

u/watsoned · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

So many decorations. From various posters to lanterns and other light things.

u/ladyaccountant · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You NEED these fairy lights!!! How freaking cute!!!

u/hazelowl · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I love these pretty lights!

Although I was tempted by Pirate Fluxx too, but I already have like three copies of various Fluxx incarnations.

u/saroka · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I really liked these lights.

u/dizzyvonblue · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/XombieJuice · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I can relate in that I enjoy buying for my little one more than I do for myself. That's why this ocean wave light projector would be perfect for you AND your girls! You can all enjoy this together while still technically being able to say you bought it for yourself :) Plus you'll have some extra left over, and the instructions do say "at least one thing for yourself" and if I remember correctly it should be enough for you to get some formula, too :)

u/Grimsrasatoas · 1 pointr/AskMen

Look dude, what you really want for your dorm room, if you don't already have them, is christmas lights. Trust me on this, they're the best low lighting system out there. Alternatively, this ocean wave light thing is fucking rad. Lights off, that thing on, some great chill or psychadelic music, some friends, lie down and just stare at the ceiling. Have enough alcohol or weed in your system also helps the experience. Highly recommend either lights.

u/nessi_saltares · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/Cuicos · 1 pointr/microgrowery

It will surely help a good bit and its a nice project.
I actually meant just that besides the cheap part haha. You can use these(first I found on amazon) 6-6500k and these 2800-3000k chips I believe they use the same drivers and their 20, 30, 50, and 100w versions are all 5x4.5cm and you can run two 100w at 25% and make them last a long time, as well as 2 50w at 50% and so on. Id say 6-6500k has enough red but I get that and the cost thing, I dont know how big the sink is but I guess you have at least15x15cm to work with.

u/copperheadtnp · 1 pointr/arduino

Link is in description of first picture of album. Here too.

u/jmandell42 · 1 pointr/AskElectronics

I appreciate your input, I might have to take you up on that offer! I've been looking at LED options, and the CREE's you linked are my ideal, but I don't want to risk frying a $50 LED while still figuring it out. I found these on Amazon for about $10 a piece, so I think I'll pick up a few of those and start messing around with them and see what I can do.

I also came across this video that is doing exactly what I was aiming for, so there's at least some hope for me! Now to figure out the MOSFET and power supply

And yeah, I'm not looking for perfect color accuracy, I may attempt something with RGB to avoid the phosphor, but even with the phosphor after glow, I don't think it'll be that much of a difference in the final image, but thats something to deal with later on.

u/whynotmakeprojects · 1 pointr/diyelectronics

LOHAS 100W LED Chip Cool White Bulb High Power Energy Saving Lamp Chip

u/WorkoutProblems · 1 pointr/motorcycles

What does the RGBW represent?

Also what there be any benefit or downside of just linking 144 of these

Instead of using the prefab strips?

u/bVector · 1 pointr/NSL
u/Airwarf · 1 pointr/led

Here is the LED

Here is the driver

Any help on keeping these things cool would be appreciated. Is there a better sub reddit for this kind of question?

EDIT: yes the date is not set correctly on the camera.

u/decon727 · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/Ohnouhuhh · 1 pointr/DIY

It's for my stepdad and myself as a project. We enjoy the engineering aspect of it, even though we could probably buy something as good if not better. I had my eye one one of these after watching this video. Clearly 1 won't be as bright as the 10 those guys used, but like I said, we just do it for the fun of the problem solving and engineering.

u/moose2010 · 1 pointr/CampingGear
u/dubyaohohdee · 1 pointr/DIY

Maybe a solar powered motion activated flood light? Couple of them placed strategically could provide some ok light. Plenty of options, I'd check reviews 1st though -

u/Abiien · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I just installed the Sunforce 82080. IT seemed to get great reviews...
A few things i noticed about it the past few days.

  • the light is decent and goes about 15-20 feet pretty well
  • you can adjust the sensitivity (It's touchy... cars driving by were activating mine)
  • Make sure u place the solar panel where it can get the best light its got a long cable for that.
  • it needs sunlight so if you live in seattle it may die quickly. If it goes completely dead you have to turn it off then let it charge for a few days.

    I hope this helps. I did a lot of research because I don't have power routed to where I wanted it (We had our car broken into...)
u/Osorex · 1 pointr/DIY

Got to my computer
[Cable,] (
and Metal loopy thing (prevents cable from rubbing though rubber coating)

Just need eyelets or something to attach it the cable to the posts.

u/camerasandcats · 1 pointr/weddingplanning

Renting is hard to know without knowing what area you are in. I might be able to find some places in SF and Napa/Sonoma.

If you want to go really heavy duty, these will withstand any kind of weather:

But these $20 jobbers should be fine in most weather and you can probably re-sell after the wedding. Also lighter / easier to hang.

u/Camo_Sheep · 1 pointr/DesignMyRoom

I made this so I could visualize it myself. Simple and minimalist, so it seems fairly low maintenance. I like a black painted wood bench (add some pillows for your style), a black metal end table, and simple decor like potted plants and oversized lanterns. I think the curtain helps close in the area and make it look more cozy. I know this style isn't for everyone and may not exactly match your house exterior, but let me know if you like it :)

Similar table:

Cheaper/ different table:

Similar benches:

If you wanna change the light (I like yours though):

Single sheer curtain:



Fun extras:

u/LoomaHome · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

One thing I'd do: Match the outdoor living space to match the indoor living room. It'll look like a natural extension of the living room, making the space feel even bigger. Even if you don't go out there very often, even if the outdoor decor echoes/complements the indoor living room decor, visually-speaking it'll make the space seem huge.

Make the outdoor space look cozy and inviting by hanging up some cafe lights (you can get them on Amazon) and drapes on the ceiling. Get an area rug that can withstand the elements (this one is pretty neutral), some outdoor furniture and potted plants, and suddenly, your living room looks huge, even if you never go out to the balcony :).

u/antikotah · 1 pointr/homeautomation

I bought the hanging bulb sets from Costco that look like THIS.

Note: I'm not recommending that brand from Amazon the look is just similar (maybe the same thing??)

Then I added some LED light strips around my deck which have a cheap remote for different functions. I really dont use anything other than "on" so I never use that remote.

On/Off is controlled through a GE Z wave outdoor plug inside of an outdoor box under my deck.

Nothing fancy, but wife loves it.

u/SquaredCircle84 · 1 pointr/DIY

Rather than the Target brand bulbs, we ordered these commercial grade lights. Hopefully they can stand up to some stronger weather. Thanks for the input.

u/12LetterName · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

If you spend time out there in the evenings/nights, these solar lights are cool. They're best if they're in some plants or ivy. If you had a couple potted plants you can string these around. They don't throw off distracting light, just ambiance.

u/ArizonaLad · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Get lights with their own built-in dimmer:

Many of the LED string lights are not designed to do this.

u/cheesecakemelody · 1 pointr/homeautomation

Oh, sorry! These are the exact lights:

I was using a TP-Link smart outlet (HS100) with them.

u/HereticHierophant · 1 pointr/pagan
u/zwardlaw · 1 pointr/DIY

These will do it. Have them. Remote can set them to auto dim and come back on at different intervals

u/Ron_Fuckin_Swanson · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Dimmable Copper Wire lights

If you are going to have exposed wire string lights, I think you need to go with copper wire.

u/kaizendojo · 1 pointr/homeautomation

I have Osram Lightify Gardenspot strings in front of my house and they give off quite a bit of light. I have them running through my Wink hub, but plan on buying the gateway for finer control. I'm quite happy with them and may be buying more for the backyard.

u/dubbedout · 1 pointr/homeautomation

Have you seen the Lightify Gardenspots?

I’m not sure if these meet your needs or not.

u/ekzoo85 · 1 pointr/smarthome

I have pretty much the same stuff as you, and I feel your pain (a I'm sure others are thinking, "Damn you, that's a lot of stuff"!)

I feel like I've pretty much maxed out and just waiting for the current things to work more fluid.

Anyway, a recent purchase I've made that I didn't see on your list were Osram GardenSpots (they look awesome outside with my lanscaping). (this price is kinda high, I think I paid around $34 for these on sale)

In addition, I picked a couple of these up on ebay, and it works with both Wink and SmartThings.. They are 2-Channel Smart Plugs that basically have two outlets you can control individually for around the same price as the ones that only can control 1. I use it to control a floor fan and desk lamp. The other one is used for a coffee machine and some plug in LED strips.

Finally, I know you have Hue, and I do too, but if you're still in the market for some RGBW's, the same company that sells those smart plugs above has some on their website.

I picked some up off ebay, so maybe they're just out of stock there.

Lastly, let me know if you ever get the Big Ass Fan bc I've been checking those out as well for my 3-seasons room. May pick one up in the spring.

Oh, I forgot, have you heard of Leaksmart? I have it installed and think it's pretty sweet. They need to work on their sensors though as their batteries seem to die quickly (for me at least on Wink).

Good luck!

u/dave9600 · 1 pointr/homeautomation

Have you looked at the Sylvania Garden Spot lights?

u/almosttan · 1 pointr/Hue

these are white only?

u/realshiidoe · 1 pointr/howto

I like the idea of hanging above on the angled part of the roof. I was thinking about something like this

Would these work and how would I affix them to the roof?

u/Dukeronomy · 1 pointr/electrical

ok, this makes more sense to me. G40 is the large vinity style, but I kept finding them called G40s. I have some of these strands of lights. I think it says they're E12 socket bases. I believe i've heard them called candelabra base. I am making some letters for my cousins wedding. I like how the shape of the 2" bulb fits. It is all style though, I have some flexibility.

u/qkzo · 1 pointr/CozyPlaces

These are the ones I got. When I first got them they were extremely bright, a little too much for my preference but after a little while they have dulled down and have been much better.

u/leeloodallas502 · 1 pointr/InteriorDesign

Sounds like a decently large space. I'd start by putting these teak tiles down to make it seem more like a deck- tiles

Then make yourself a cool plant wall. Get some pots and soil and herbs from a local place and grow stuff. Even if you don't have much sun there's options for some greenery.

Hang some cool outdoor lights like these: lights

Finally, give yourself some seating with either a cafe style table and chairs, a small outdoor couch, or a couple of outdoor rocking chairs with a small side table.

  1. table option

  2. sofa

  3. rockers
u/Joe_Alcohol · 1 pointr/DIY

Here's a link to the string lights that I bought from Amazon. I've been really happy with them. I used 2 strands at 25' each and had to take out about 8 of them and tuck the extra string into the last pole. They're bright enough to sit out there with just them on at night yet they're not overpowering.

u/legorig · 1 pointr/lightingdesign

Here is something along the lines of what you're looking for


Your best bet might be to just surf amazon for a bit. They have tons of this kind of stuff.

u/WestonP · 1 pointr/homesecurity

My setup is 3 timed lights (dusk to dawn) attached around the front of the house to cover the porch and driveway, a RAB motion flood light on the back door, and then I've been using various solar lights to fill in other areas. It all works together pretty well to light up my house on my very dark street, and it looks good too.

Some of the solar lights are just the garden type, lining the plants in the front yard and a couple of solar spot lights pointed up at a tree I have. They're not too bright and are primarily for aesthetics, but still contribute to adding more ambient lighting around the outside of the house.

The other solar lights are intended for security and convenience... I've been using a bunch of these motion-activated solar lights for the past 9 months with good results:

I put them in dark areas that are outside the reach of my normal lighting... some dark corners in the back, and a really dark side on the front of the house. Although I've tried to put them in areas that get a good amount of direct sunlight for part of the day, I have 3 in areas that are in varying degrees of shade, and they have been doing just fine anyway. Being motion-activated, they don't use much power through the night, so they probably don't need to charge much during the day.

Ultimately, home break-ins tend to happen during the day when people are at work, rather than at night when residents and neighbors are likely to be home. My main concern for lighting at night is to deter car break-ins in my driveway, and have a lot of lighting (and some cameras) over there for that.

u/DonaldDoesDallas · 1 pointr/Austin

Yep, I can recommend these guys. There might be cheaper ones, but these work really well.

u/blackiechan99 · 1 pointr/raspberry_pi

> WS2811 LED

I am planning on powering it with an external power supply i bought, but again, confused on the wiring of all of it w/ the power supply

u/TheWittyScreenName · 1 pointr/videos

these were the lights we used

u/Hype_man_SFW · 1 pointr/DIY

Do you want/need the ability to change the colors? I feel like adding color changing with mobile control is a bit overkill here. A simple backing board with LEDs hardwired, an on/off button or switch, and a small cord to plug it into the wall would be enough. Even if you want to use an Arduino I'd still suggest plugging in into a wall instead of batteries, especially if you include some form of mobile link.


Edit: if you are not good with circuits I would suggest starting with something like this, a power supply ( the 5V one they suggest will work) , and an Arduino with a library that works with the WS2811. Plug the lights into holes on a firm thin board behind the planets and light them up or flash them with the arduino. If you don't like the big bulbs and can solder you could also just glue these to the board.

If you get that going then add the mobile control, or don't, later.

u/spyWspy · 1 pointr/FindItOnAmazon

ALITOVE WS2811 12mm Diffused Digital RGB LED Pixel Light Individually Addressable Round LED Pixels Module IP68 Waterproof DC 5V 50pcs/set

If you don’t know how to drive the lights, get a micro:bit. And look up tutorials for micro:bit and neopixel.

u/the_real_xuth · 1 pointr/BurningMan

Here's my initial write-up on it. I'm using 12mm "pixels" (no endorsement, just first link I found on amazon) but I'm using a ws2801 version. For power, I'm now using four 3A power supplies, each with a battery pack of six shitty 18650 cells in parallel which means I basically don't have to worry about running out of battery in an evening out but I've got more size/weight in battery than I would have if I had built my battery pack out of better cells.

u/smrfkilr · 1 pointr/raspberry_pi

You can possibly use these., they are similar to what you have shown. I am just getting back into RPi, and arduino. I bought a string of these last christmas and they are pretty cool. They use the libraries that Adafruit has for the 2811 and another library but I can't remember it off the top of my head and I have to start from scratch I think I may have been using arduino for this, but Pi may work too?

u/servercobra · 1 pointr/StrangerThings

The lights are individually addressable, so when they're hooked up to an Arduino, you can set each light to blink individually, be a different color, etc. I used this Arduino library and these lights.

u/biking4jesus · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement
u/theaveragegay · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

>These Lights on Amazon have been pretty solid. I've had them for about 8 months now and they work great. I have two in the front yard. I like that they have one setting that remains dim at all times and when it senses motion it goes fully bright. The only thing is they need full direct sun to get a good charge and will last through the entire night. The motion sensor is pretty responsive too.

u/BVO120 · 1 pointr/DIY

I bought one of these solar lights to light my driveway, and I'm pretty pleased with it. Not super crazy bright, but I only needed enough light to get to my car without tripping.

u/Karukiiz · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

Purchasing just the chip components can be a hassle as you need to buy a power supply, heatsink, and solder them. It can make for a fun DIY project though. I recommend pre-built COB lights like this:


You can save money by purchasing lights that aren't specifically marketed for plants. They work similarly, as all LEDs are full spectrum. Just pay attention to the K rating - 6500k is optimal for veg growth, and has more blue wavelengths. Personally, these are what I'm using. One light can grow multiple plants:

A 2-pack of 100W LED floodlights is $56 and combined will work just as well as a $100 grow light... (This is forbidden knowledge)


Masterblend is fine and can be subbed out for Maxibloom. They're both designed for maximum flowering, which cannabis and tomato growers love. They aren't geared for the veg stage of pepper growth, which is why I add 1/4 tsp of calcium nitrate and 1/8 tsp Epsom salts per gallon of solution. This covers the nutrients that Masterblend lacks, so your plants will definitely love you for it.


Good luck, fellow hydro grower!

u/ILikePlayingDressUp · 1 pointr/shrooms

Really, any 6500k bulb would work.
I have this one and hang it from the ceiling of my grow room.

u/whosthetroll · 1 pointr/Aquariums

Here is a 2 pack for $41. Here is the listing for the individual units.

u/Fyrel · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

You'd have to find a stand, but this style of light on Amazon tends to be really good for the price. I have a different one that's out of stock now, but I've dropped it more than a couple times onto concrete from about head height and it's still going strong.

If you want a flashlight, the Thunite T10 is pretty fantastic for the price.

u/AcetylenePotatoGun · 1 pointr/Aquariums

This is the light.

u/tomgabriele · 1 pointr/SmartThings

I think this is what you're looking for. I don't have it, but I plan to soon. Outdoor, hard wired, and can directly control lights in addition to reporting motion to your smart system.

u/ash1300ad · 1 pointr/SmartThings

Is this the one you are talking about?

u/Kairus00 · 1 pointr/homeautomation

Maybe the Homeseer z-wave flood motion sensor could work for you? Do you have any voice assistants? You could trigger it through that? Or a z-wave button perhaps?

u/newtolou · 0 pointsr/homeautomation

I bought two Lightify Gardenspot sets. I am able to connect the LEDs end to end, leaving me with an extra power supply/controller for me to cannibalize.

The power supply shows a rating of 5V 2500mA. The instructions look like I can throw up to 14W on it.

Using these LEDs it looks like I could power about 1.5 meters, enough to backlight my tv.

I would like to cut off the special connectors they use and use this controller elsewhere. In my mind, I can't think of a reason that it wouldn't work, but I figured I'd ask.

Edit - wrong length at first