dimming chicken coop timer

Stuby05

In the Brooder
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Jan 28, 2010
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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??
 

j3707

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Dec 29, 2009
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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!
 

hcppam

Songster
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Apr 30, 2011
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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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ChickenScratchin

Chirping
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Aug 26, 2011
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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!
 

lynniev45

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Jul 1, 2011
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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.
 

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