What is a bucket light?

A bucket light is a utility bucket which has been converted into a camping light. You won’t believe the many uses or rugged durability of a bucket light.


Why would anyone want a bucket light?
Bucket Lights produce a pleasing, diffuse light that lights up your entire campsite while not offending you or your neighbors with glare. They are lightweight, easy-to-store, easy-to-use, stand up to the elements and look great.  Our bucket lights serve the same purpose as traditional wooden camping signs, but give you more versatility. You can place them anywhere. They do not necessarily have to be hung up. They can sit on the ground or anywhere else. They also light up to create a more eye catching sign after dark, plus they provide your campsite with a pleasing diffuse light. We believe strongly that bucket lights are the safest, most durable, and most interesting campsite light you can buy.


What size are your bucket lights?
Our bucket lights are 2 gallon size. They measure 12″ W x 12″ H. We offer 5 gallon buckets by special request. If you are interested in 5 gallon bucket lights, email sales@campingbucketlights.com or call 1-800-517-5218 for details.



Do you have bucket lights in different colors?
We only sell white bucket lights. We have found that colored buckets do not
produce the same illuminating effect as standard white utility buckets. However,you can change the color as often as you want by using a colored bulb in your bucket light. We suggest 60 watt CFL colored bulbs available at Wal-Mart, Home Depot, home improvement and chain stores everywhere. Colored bulbs come in a variety of colors including red, yellow, green, black and blue. Look at the pics below for examples. Have a different color for each season! If you want to change the color, it’s as simple as changing the bulb.



Do your bucket lights come with a bulb?
Yes, our buckets are shipped with a white 60W equivalent CFL bulb.


Can I use the camping bucket light indoors?
Yes, our bucket light is as safe to use indoors as any lamp.


What if it rains on my camping bucket light?
No worries. Our camping bucket light is designed to be 100% leak proof. You can leave it on during a rain storm, and not a drop of water will find it’s way inside.


How can I contact you?
Call 1-800-517-5218 or email sales@campingbucketlights.com


How quickly do you ship buckets after they are ordered?
Our bucket lights ship within 2 business days.


How much does the Camping Bucket Light cost and how do I order?
A plain white bucket light costs $19.95. Our custom printed bucket lights
cost $29.95. For your convenience and security, we accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Echeck on our secure shopping cart. You can call 1-800-517-5218 to place an order over the phone.



How do I use bucket lights?
You can use our bucket lights in many different ways. Below are just a few examples of how to use your bucket lights. You are limited only by your imagination and creativity.


Our bucket lights weigh less than 1 pound each. You can store multiple bucket lights easily by stacking them with the lids removed. You can even store your string lights, rope lights and traditional awning lights inside the bucket light.



You can hang them anywhere in your yard or campsite easily. You can hang them from hooks, nails, lantern posts, your awning or tree limbs. A lot of people hang them high in tree limbs to provide light for their entire campsite while drawing the insects up to the light and away from their patio.




















You can sit them anywhere around your campsite. Our bucket lights do not get hot to the touch. You can sit them on your picnic table, on top of your awning, on the ground or anywhere else you want light. A lot of people use a series of bucket lights sitting on the ground to outline the perimeter of their campsite. Some people even sit them on the ground under their RV steps. This is a good use for bucket lights if you have dark RV steps.





Another great use for bucket lights is to stack them on top of one another. You can create a lighted totem pole effect using stacked bucket lights. A popular use is stacking red, white and blue bucket lights for the summer holidays.