Anyone use a solar shed light to extend the light hours?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by stone_family3, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found one at harbor freight for under $30, just wondering if anyone else had used one. Just need to extend the hours about 2 hours to keep egg production up. There is no electric to the coop currently.
     
  2. Big Lake AK

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    This is an interesting concept. Perhaps could be partnered with a photosensor as well as a manual timer.
     
  3. Jakoda

    Jakoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YES,,,but I have been using a string of xmas lights that run off a timer/battery..I got them from QVC who has a huge selection of this type of stuff.

    The timer runs around 6-8 hours so I have it come on around 1 pm here and goes off around 7pm I'm getting eggs all day long:)
     
  4. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm I honestly don't know, I was looking for a cheap and easy fix. I wish I could get the coop wired up completely with solar panels.
    I thought about running some cheap LED Xmas lights out there wired to a small solar panel and battery, but thought this would be easier.
     

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