Lights using batteries?

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Old 01-15-06, 02:23 AM
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Lights using batteries?

I want to have a string of lights using 75 to 100 watt regular household light bulbs but I want them to operate off of a battery such as a marine deep cycle. Is this possible? If so can you explain to me what I need and how to do it?
 
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Old 01-15-06, 02:54 AM
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You can get 12 vdc incandescent bulbs at electrical supply houses and maybe Grainger. We use them in under water fountain lights for safety reasons.
 
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Old 01-15-06, 04:13 AM
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Low voltage outdoor garden lights are 12 volts and come with a wide variety of shades.
12 volt regular sized bulbs are available as was suggested or you could use an inverter to power up 120 volt bulbs.
Keep in mind that dc to ac inverters are very inefficient and would cause you to have to recharge the battery more often than with 12 volt bulbs.
 
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Thanks for the suggestions. I will look into the garden lightes.
 
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