Are any solar lights bright enough to extend egg laying daylight hours?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Skittleinaustin, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Skittleinaustin

    Skittleinaustin In the Brooder

    Jul 13, 2011
    Mygirls production is shortening along with the days. I have no power to coop soimlooking for a solution that is solar powered to give them a few hours of lighting team or dusk.... All options I've seen are too dimto make a difference. Ideas?
  2. rikithemonk

    rikithemonk Songster

    Apr 19, 2012
    Mont Dora Florida
    You could build a custom solar set up, however it will cost you a bit.

    Harbor freight has a 45 watt solar kit for around $200. Add a 12 volt battery or two and your adding another $100 or so. Then one or two 12 volt flood or area lights and a timer to turn it on and off would be around another $100.

    $400 plus Misc. hardware.

    On the plus side, you would now have the power to run an automatic door down the road.

    Last edited: Oct 30, 2012

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