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Old 10-27-2015, 06:39 PM   #1
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LED Lantern / Momentous Event

I did it.
I drilled a hole.
I know some have run wires and installed an overhead LED fixture, but that was more energy than I wanted to expend.
The whole project began when my wife dropped our lantern/flashlight from the top of an eight-foot ladder.
A search on thewirecutter.com turned up the Ultimate Survival Technology 30-day Lantern ( rated best ). It has High, Medium and Low modes and will run for 30 days on Low, using three D cells.
It can sit on the table, or you can take the globe off and hang it upside down. Or at home, my wife can take it up to the attic, if she promises not to drop it. Great for playing cards, inside or out.

Wirecutter review: http://thesweethome.com/reviews/best-led-lantern/
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Old 10-27-2015, 07:12 PM   #2
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Holy light, Batman!
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Old 10-27-2015, 10:27 PM   #4
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Old 10-27-2015, 10:36 PM   #5
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I was worried that the eye-bolt was too long, but the bottom of that shelf is at least an inch thick. Structural beam, methinks.
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Nah, pretty skins on a 3/4 inch frame.
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Took a lot of effort to drill through, but the drill bit was from Canadian Tire.
It swallowed most of the thread on my eye bolt. I was expecting 1/8".
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Nah, pretty skins on a 3/4 inch frame.
It appears to be in the middle of the shelf.
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Now Glenn admit it didn't it feel good to drill a hole in your trailer.

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It appears to be in the middle of the shelf.
Those shelves are hollow core. Solid wood around the perimeter and hollow in the center. On units with a light there they run the wires between the top and bottom layers.

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