Post # 1
I’m desperate to put a string of cafe-style lights up along the 2 porches of our venue so our guests will have some decent (and cute!) lighting out there, but there’s no feasible way to run an extension cord.
Has anyone seen/is it possible to have a battery pack attached to the lights instead of plugging them in to an outlet? I mean, with Christmas lights and such, I thought it would be easy to find, but I’m striking out. Does this even exist? Help, bees!
Post # 3
I am pretty sure they do, but right now you might not be able to find them because they are more of a Christmas thing. The good news? Christmas is only a few weeks away! After the Fourth of July you might start seeing stuff. =)
I found these delightful items at target: http://www.target.com/s/battery+holiday+lights#?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google&CPNG=seasonal&adgroup=christmas+decor1&LNM=Battery holiday lights&MT=broad&LID=20p591397&KID=13b678d5-7acb-e009-432b-00005d7155bd
From Home Depot: http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202945394/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=battery+christmas+lights&storeId=10051
I would go to your local hardware store and explain what you want to do…they would probably know how to fix something up if nothing exists.
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Post # 5
another alternative (although perhaps more expensive) is solar panel LED lanterns, like Soji. I’ve purchase some and can’t wait for them to arrive. I looked at it like an investment, because I’ll be reselling for close to the original price after the wedding.
No cords, easy set up, and they go on by themselves when the sun goes down, and shut off when it gets light.
you just need to set them up and charge them beforehand, like a few days or a week. Once they are set, they last for over 1000 hours.