Could I use those stick up LED lights in the coop?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 2pinkmom, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. 2pinkmom

    2pinkmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2010
    I need to get a light out in the coops ASAP. They are close to the house, so theoretically I could run an extension cord out to the big one. The small coop is just too small for that, though. A friend of mine installed those stick up LED lights (the kind you can put in closets, etc.) in his horse trailer the other day. It got me thinking that maybe they could work in the coops. Obviously, you would have to turn them on an off manually, but that would be a small disadvantage. Has anyone tried using these? Do you think they would work?
  2. myfester

    myfester Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 8, 2009
    Oxford, PA
    I never thought of those LED stick up lights. I ran a really long extension cord out to my coop. One benefit of the extension cord though, is for the winter, I can hang a brooder lamp in there to keep them a little warmer when it gets extremely cold in there (I use a shed for a coop and can hang it from the rafter).
  3. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2009
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    If all you need is light then sure, a stick up light would work fine.

  4. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 8, 2008
    Fleetwood, PA
    I have 2 really cheap ones in my 4 by 6 bantam tractor. They have one bulb each and put out a surprising amount of light. They run 100 hours on 3 AAA batteries. I turn them on when it is too cloudy for my solar lights to charge.
  5. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

    May 8, 2007
    Quote:That is really useful information. Thanks!
  6. bokboklady

    bokboklady Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 8, 2010
    hi there, yes they do work, i have a double bulb one in my coop as i have no electric wireing laid on in there , i switch it on about an hour before roost time as its a bit dark for them to jump up onto the roost perch, then i turn it off when i go in and lock up for the night, batteries seem to last a fair while.
  7. WonderChicken

    WonderChicken Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 14, 2010
    High Ridge, Missouri
    I just installed a LED Rope Light in my coop that is on a digital timer and I absolutely love it! Weatherproof and bright without heat [​IMG]
  8. 2pinkmom

    2pinkmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2010
    Thanks all - I'm going out tomorrow to get some!
  9. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    I've been wondering the same thing. My current coop can be reached by a long extension cord, but with our winter rains, it's not such a good idea. My new coop under construction would need hundreds of feet of cord going across the yard...I've been thinking of some sort of solar light or battery light. I saw some solar lanterns on Ebay that have 20 LED lights in each one, it was a set of two...I may have to try to get those. [​IMG]
  10. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    I tried the battery operated LED lights, but re-charging the batteries got to be a hassle. So I ran an outdoor extension cord and bought a string of LED C9 Christmas lights at Home Depot for about $8. I'm thinking of plugging in a second string of the same lights so I can see better out there (one strand was plenty enough to boost the egg production in a 10 x 8 shed) as the days get shorter...and I end up collecting eggs after work in the dark.

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