Re: Afraid of the Dark???
I changed to electric lights in my tent years ago. I started with an RV battery, an inverter and a compact fluorescent. I've upgraded to 12v LED strip lights inside of a clear flexible tube. It can't break, lights the entire tent (12x14'), and only uses about 6 watts. The key to long battery life is to not run the battery below 50 percent. I use a twenty watt solar panel mounted on my camper shell or trailer to recharge every day. It works like a charm, and my 10' light string only discharges to about 80% each night. Cabela's sells battery gauges that read in percent for boats and RVS. The nice thing about getting rid of the lanterns is the lights are instant on, silent, odorless, you never run out of fuel, and most importantly, there are no shadows from the base of the lantern.
I love your idea of motion sensors. The first bear I ever saw in the wild was in my tent. First bear I ever shot. Now in NM, they are killing the deer and elk badly, and the environmentalists won't let Game and Fish manage intelligently.