Well a Year Later and 20 of the .4 amp LED are Now hot and running 9 of the .3 LED are up. On two Marine RV Batteries and two NT 60 watt kits. I have hit 100 percent on Lights now. I am now into the Hard stuff Icebox and freezer next with swamp cooler. I think I can pull it off with the tiger claw 1500-2000 watt inverter,

But for now Yah hooo the lights alone were a milestone

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Comment by No One on May 9, 2013 at 11:46pm

Would you mind taking some photos of the Lights themselves so I can get I idea of Lumens and they way they look. And did you run them AC or DC? I am shooting for more like emergency lights, however always forever must expand! Where did you get the .3? .4 LEDs at??? Are the amps on DC? or amps on AC? curious because if its .3 or .4 on AC, that is "3" amps or "4" amps DC drain regardless. Unless you ran DC lights at .3 or .4? Would love to know more info as this is my eventual same goal.  That's impressive and did you go with a full blown setup or a starter setup? I have more of a starter setup and I sure I could run that if I was to find the correct lighting and fixtures (hence my interest ), perhaps with one more kit. I have 2 -45 Watt Harbor Freight Kits, 30 Amp CC, Combiner, 750 Watt / 1500 Mod Sine Inverter, 4-110AH deep cycle batteries. I got a few photos of my Starter Setup on one of my post, most recently actually too. Anyway would appreciate any more Detail info.

Thanks a lot. Got me excited to know more


Ryan Romero

Comment by No One on May 10, 2013 at 2:26am

Got the : 

001-1000 Ceiling Light, 4.5 in 4.5" x 0.51" tall $24.95

 Wanted the 001-1010 But it wouldn't let me add it to the cart AND was on sale 14.95! dang!

So the next big question, What Gauge wire do you use to run all those Lights?

Comment by dave simmon on May 10, 2013 at 8:11am

Ryan Welcome

I use Cheap 14 Gauge Romex 14/2 romex

All lights 2 TVs and one VCR are on two 12 volt RV Marine Batteries. I used two 60 Watt Northern tool kits. I should have went with three HF 45 watt kits. I would have gotten out with less out of pocket and Have had a spare parts.HF kits at 139.00 are a steal. All lights Are DC. The TVs and VCR are also. I did have to use a lap top DC adapter to kick the 32 inch tv up to 19 volt 2.8 amp usage.

170-112 Gets 510 Lumens 12 volt Sucks UP only .47 Amps

They work great.

But now even better and Unfortunately for the same price the 170-112CW give more light 600 Lumens and still suck up only .47

Grrr. Live and learn.

The Pan Cake lights I went with for closets and the front and back porch. They call them ceiling and under cabinet lights. But they are great for Porch Lights. I will send photos this hurts ( I just looks at their web site and they are on sale for Model 001-1010 14.99) I just bought 3  more as I am typing. they Use 0.33 amps and produce 408 Lumens.  .

Now in Learning I have Cooked two. The fault is Mine and not the Light. I am Color Blind and I pay the price for it. But I have to learn.

There is room in the 001-1010 for a Pull chain. When you get it you will see what I am talking about. I will try to send a photo soon. We have also Made bases for them out of wood frames from Hobby lobby. Pull chains from Walmart were 2.47 each.

If I can help with any advice I will. I am low tech now so I gotta go buy a camera. Good luck


Comment by Kraig Whiting on May 15, 2013 at 12:34pm

Dave,  you cooked two?  Not sure what you mean about being color blind.  The boards have polarity correction/protection built in.  However, did you say you were using interior lights in exterior applications?  If so, I would recommend 1) spraying the board with conformal coating to protect from humidity and water and 2) apply RTV adhesive in suitable places to seal the light.

Kraig Whiting

Comment by No One on May 15, 2013 at 2:18pm

Thanks Kraig, leaving for two weeks tonight, but when I return if all goes well I will be ordering a 25/30 lights when I return.

Comment by dave simmon on May 15, 2013 at 2:19pm

Kraig Long time customer here. Hey No offense on the frying the lights it my learning curve.I was making attempts to not use them as intended. If you check the site I am a Big advocate for the light you guys make. Not to be cooked alone. I have paid the price with an Inverter also. Nice to see you on the web site.

Comment by dave simmon on May 15, 2013 at 2:22pm

Hey Kraig I have the Pan Cakes lights outside now and they are fine, been there over a month, The thicker ones take a walmart pull chain easy

Comment by Kraig Whiting on May 16, 2013 at 6:57am

Dave,  do you have a picture of how you added the pull chain?

Comment by dave simmon on May 20, 2013 at 12:22pm

Kraig & Ryan

Here are some photos as to how I pulled this off. Fixtures were found at Goodwill stores and garage sales and out of other folks trash. I gutted most of them and added the switches and reflective Duct tape.

Kraig, thanks for honoring the warranty. But when you see these pic you will see how I smoked ton of them. My fault, nothing wrong with your product. I am not an electrician and do not advise anyone to try this. But here they are.

Comment by dave simmon on May 28, 2013 at 5:11pm

Well the HF 5000/10000 i tried to use was a disaster. The first one seemed to be an open box item. Hooked it up 1/0 AGW wire and tride to run an Evap. It tripped the internal breaker and shut down. It would run a washer with a hell of a Klunk when the washer turned off. Would not run a dryer at all.

The Old HF 2000/4000 inverter I have will run the washer and the dryer together and it dont break a sweat doing it.

Well I hauled the HF 5000/10000 back to the store and got a unopened box one since they were now in stock and got a lecture from the manager about using a large gauge wire ok I listened then drove the back home. Proud and hooked the new 5000/10000 up and it was the same as the one I took back. Same klunk. Same unable to run the washer and dryer together. I thought it must be Me. I hooked back up the HF 2000/4000 Washer and dryer both worked. No Klunk with the washer at all.

Now looking at other Mod Sine wave inverters. Searching for an older HF 2000/4000 if I can find one.


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