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    Default All in one or kit of parts for Solar Outside lighting

    Looking to light up a metal sign (from behind, narrow space) I mounted at the house with no access to power. Is there a reputable source for a panel, controller, and battery that has features of dusk to dawn, timed on/off, battery protection?

    Iím looking to run up to 500ma, although planned draw is 320ma of LED. And Iíd like it to run for at least 5 hours.

    if batteries are separate, thatís easy to address. But otherwise looking for plug and play and reliable.

    i found a cheap kit on eBay, but quality is very concerning. https://www.ebay.com/itm/10-20X-RGB-...iPqW8KhSfCORcA

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    Default Re: All in one or kit of parts for Solar Outside lighting

    Although this subforum is perfectly appropriate for this topic, it tends to see very little traffic, and thus responses and advice may take a while.

    If OP would prefer that it be moved to Fixed Lighting at any point, please just let staff know.
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    Default Re: All in one or kit of parts for Solar Outside lighting

    Quote Originally Posted by archimedes View Post

    If OP would prefer that it be moved to Fixed Lighting at any point, please just let staff know.
    that would be great, thanks. Wasnít sure which one was the best place.

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    Default Re: All in one or kit of parts for Solar Outside lighting

    Quote Originally Posted by mjulson View Post
    that would be great, thanks. Wasnít sure which one was the best place.
    Ok, moved per OP request.
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    Default Re: All in one or kit of parts for Solar Outside lighting

    Check out DIY Solar Power With Will Prowse on YouTube. Iíve been watching his videos lately and heís got some really good ones. Youíll get up to speed on which components are useful for your project and then you can use whatever LED light you want and have it run for as long as you want.
    Be sure to watch the battery videos, because sizing them is such an important part of putting together a system. Youíll also quickly figure out that price doesnít necessarily correlate to output as closely as you may currently expect.

    Thatís all I can offer, because Iím still learning myself.

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    Default Re: All in one or kit of parts for Solar Outside lighting

    Excellent, thanks for the recommendation, Iíll check it out.

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