Comments about StakeLight Tent Stake with LED Light 1
They're definite keepers.In addition to lighting the tent area, these do a GREAT job of making tent stakes and guy lines visible at night. No more 'line paranoia' and cursing when you step out of the tent into the guy wires in the middle of the night.The stakes are V-shaped and don't bend like cheap stakes.The top of each stake has holes for a guy line as well as a hooked head to handle any rope/guy-line need.A FEW TIPSIf you strain to pull the rubber-enclosed lamp off the stake, be easy on it. No need to squeeze it so hard. It should slide off gently. But there's enough resistance to keep its place during use.There are no instructions on the package to insert the 1 AAA battery into each lamp. The web site has a single sentence, but I'd replace it with: 1) Pry the black rubber housing away from the white plastic lamp. 2) Do it gently so you don't unseat the black rectangular, piece within. Both minor tips. But if you only buy one, you don't have a clue which direction the two-toothed piece should point if it pops out (tip: the teeth go toward the stake, not toward the battery). I wanted to take off a star due to this confusion, but the rest of the product is too good.OTHER THOUGHTSLike most real stakes, these are too wide to fit into the small, pencil-sized holes on many tents. Use them like real stakes to tie your guy lines through for strong, solid mounts.They'll run in strobe mode for 24 hours. Always-on mode for 10 hours.The white lamp assembly is completely enclosed in black rubber sealing it from even the worst of rainstorms. The lights are bright enough you probably wouldn't want to point them inward toward your tent. But the light dissipates enough that you won't be illuminating the neighboring campsite when turned outward.Overall - a good buy for illuminated stakes that are also remarkably sturdy.