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Well, I'm a night person. Which means maintenance is a night time thing : unless I must do it when the sun is out. So it powers its own lights, One of the HF kit lights in the center above supplies light in this photo, and two LED strips on the side with most of the electronics. Yes that is a Tarp from HF that ties to the V Frame; One Side lifted to work, but aids to keep Rain away even though its in a box. I figure less rain and more protection is better. This also keeps the electronics and batteries cooler as there always in shade.