Yurt Forum - A Yurt Community About Yurts  

Go Back   Yurt Forum - A Yurt Community About Yurts > Yurt Living
Search Forums
Advanced Search

Lighting In The Yurt

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-26-2012, 05:23 PM   #1
Administrator
 
Jafo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,938
Default Lighting in the yurt

We are still working on the lighting at the yurt. Right now we get most of the light from a couple small lamps that have real small 9 watt CFL's candle bulbs in them. They throw off quite a bit of light and most of the time, that is all we need. I do have a couple other lamps with regular size CFL's that I will also be using once I get the larger inverter. With the yurt being wide open and not divided in any way, a little bit of light goes a long way! Here is a shot of one of the windows with just two of those candle bulbs going:



I still have a bit of work to do though and it is a constant battle when it is a camp. You never seem to have enough time.

Peacefirst likes this.
Jafo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 04:22 PM   #2
Administrator
 
Jafo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,938
Default

An uncle of mine maintains commercial signs in the city he lives in and many of them run on LED lights. Eventually the signs are changed or the lights are replaced. He just sent me a box of the used ones they were going to throw away. I hooked them up to a 12 volt port I have on my battery bank and they work great! These things barely use any power but they light things right up. My lousy camera doesn't show it as good as a better one would bu you will get the idea.

Here they are as I put them up:

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0399.jpg
Views:	226
Size:	85.5 KB
ID:	193

This is where I put them on the ring:

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0413.jpg
Views:	254
Size:	99.8 KB
ID:	194

Hard to show how much it lights everything up, but here you go:

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0415.jpg
Views:	244
Size:	94.9 KB
ID:	195

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0416.jpg
Views:	275
Size:	93.6 KB
ID:	196

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0417.jpg
Views:	237
Size:	77.5 KB
ID:	197

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0439.jpg
Views:	193
Size:	98.3 KB
ID:	198

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0440.jpg
Views:	225
Size:	90.0 KB
ID:	199
Jafo is online now   Reply With Quote
Blue Ridge Yurts
Old 09-23-2012, 04:32 PM   #3
bss
Yurt Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Oregon
Posts: 52
Default

That is cool. I have LED rope lights running all the way around at the top of the khana in my yurt.
bss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 04:32 PM   #4
Administrator
 
Jafo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,938
Default

Would love to see a pic of that!
Jafo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 01:17 PM   #5
Yurt Forum Addict
 
Dan R-M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Southwestern Ohio
Posts: 123
Default

It's good to know people huh? That is one awesome source of light.
Dan R-M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 12:18 PM   #6
bss
Yurt Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Oregon
Posts: 52
Default

Here are a few pictures. It's more ambient light than functional, but has a good feel when you're relaxing reading a book or something. The spot over the door where there isn't any light is the beginning and ends of the rope light. They don't quite go all the way around.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	047.jpg
Views:	294
Size:	95.5 KB
ID:	204   Click image for larger version

Name:	046.jpg
Views:	262
Size:	95.1 KB
ID:	205   Click image for larger version

Name:	045.jpg
Views:	270
Size:	102.3 KB
ID:	206  
Jafo likes this.
bss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 12:29 PM   #7
Administrator
 
Jafo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,938
Default

Now that is cool. How much power you figure they use?
Jafo is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:10 PM.


Yurt Forum | Buying a Yurt | Building a Yurt | Yurt Life | Yurts for Sale | Yurt Glamping | Yurts Pricing Yurt Calculators | Yurt Insurance | Yurt Insulation | Yurt Classifieds

Copyright 2012 - 2017 Jeff Capron Inc.

Yurt Posts Delivered to your Email!

Stay up-to-date with all the new yurt posts to your inbox!

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]