0mwestonBest Answer 11 years ago A standard CFL will NOT work with 12 volts, you need to either get an inverter or buy specialized lights for your application. These are made to run on 12 volts and they fit in a regular socket - http://www.nolico.com/saveenergy/12_volt_marine_cfl.htmGo to a local home improvement store and buy some standard light sockets like the ones you would find in you home, pick up a switch (regular style switch in a house would work) and wire everything up. Check you positive and negative leads because this is DC current, and your lights will not work if the current is reversed. Your power source can just be a deep cycle battery and if your solar panel only supplies a few hundred milliamps then you do not need a charge controller. A panel this small is fine because you just need to top off the battery after you use it.Once you have your sockets, battery and switch set up, just install the lights and it should work. That was a pretty long explanation, so if you need clarification just ask. Good luck!