....... and being practically minded (at least, I like to think so), I thought the idea had a lot of merit. Looked at the alu that I had and decided it was going to be easier to use some 12 x 2mm flat steel bar, than cut strips of alu. Bent the hooks after drilling a hole so that it could hang on a nail / screw as well. Washed the strips off in phosphoric acid, rinsed, dried and treated with anti-rust before painting.Edge wrote:I have a double row of about six LED's on a piece of aluminium flat bar with a hook bent on the one end, with two stoppers on the one side over which I can then wind about 10 meters of flex cable. I use this as an extension lead for light near the braai fire or light around the camp. It also can be hooked over a tree branch or onto the support of the awning.
Made up a couple 30mm lengths of Bright LED strips (I have stock that I got from Pieter) and glued them to the metal strips.
Walla! Easy 12v camping / utility lights! They are lightweight, don't take up much space and will run for days off a small 8a/h motorised gate battery. (Will put them to the test next weekend.)