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Contemplating an upgrade/refurbishment of the solar-powered lighting on the "back forty". (This is Los Angeles so that's in square centimeters.) There's no AC run out there so a number of years ago I installed a solar panel, battery, charge controller, and motion-controlled LED lighting system. It has been working pretty well, but it is showing its age. The battery is/was lead-acid (basically a motorcycle battery) and needs replacing and the LEDs were pretty dim from the get-go. That's what was available at the time so I'm not complaining, but these days it could be done better. I can reuse the panel and (maybe) charge controller, but I'm thinking a new, custom-built LiFePo battery (built out of 18650s or 26650s) and some modern, bright LEDs are definitely in order. Maybe even some RGB lighting if I want to get fancy.