I used the cheapo solar lights but they didn't quite cut the mustard really.
So I build my own. I struggle to even spell 'electrics' and are a self confessed dumber than dumbarse but did it so anyone else can.
Just went to the local electronics
shop and brought the bits. A couple of LED's some thingys I'm sure are called 'resistors' (diodes maybe??) and a bit of wire. Sat at kitchen table with soldering iron (burnt a hole in it but Shhh.... she hasn't noticed) a bit of 2mm plywood
to fix all the bits too (hot glue gun) and an empty marmite jar. The 1st one did look a bit bodge but worked damn well. Mark2 is the tidy version. Mk3 is tidy and adjustable. Mk4 could be scary
Currently I just plug
it into a cigarette lighter socket on the boat but working on swapping to a small solar panel. One version had 8 LEDs and sucked a massive 1.2 volts and would blind you if you look straight at it. I added a variable resister so I can turn it up or down, very cool.
Notes: I think they are 'resistors' you need but it may pay to ask in case I got that wrong. Whatever they are you do need to use them with LEDs. I'm sure the shop blokes will be able to tell you.
All in all I found it very easy to do and a bit of fun really. Well worth the effort and now I have an adjustable LED light that I can easily read by and makes a bloody good anchor
I have soooo many LED plans now I'm even frightening myself