dimming chicken coop timer

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Stuby05, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Stuby05

    Stuby05 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am looking for a timer or some device to put on my fluorescent light that will turn it on at a set time, then dim the lights then shut off. Anyone know if this is possible??
     
  2. j3707

    j3707 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No doubt it's possible, but I've never heard of such a contraption...and dimming fluorescent lights can be tricky.

    If you can live without the dimming, your project just got really simple!
     
  3. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    I get a cheep solar light (non tapering works best) cut the appropriate sized hole on the sunny side of the coop, take the stake off, put it in.It's not bright, bright but it stays on for about 5-6 hr. dimming as it gos works for me.
     
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  4. ChickenScratchin

    ChickenScratchin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's a great idea. I've been trying to figure out what my lighting system will be for winter, and that just might do it. Thanks!
     
  5. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome. [​IMG]
     
  6. lynniev45

    lynniev45 Out Of The Brooder

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    The cheap solar light you're talking about...is it the kind you get for lighting up your walkway? It sounds like a good idea. Just trying to make sure I understand what you're referring to.
     
  7. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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