Found a lighting solution for my small coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Fiwi, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Fiwi

    Fiwi In the Brooder

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    So I thought I'd share. At least I think it's a solution. I just ordered a set of LED Aqua Glow Lights by Hozelock Cyprio. Even though they are meant to be submerged in a pond, they don't have to be so they are perfect for outdoor use. My coop is small, and I'm worried about using a bulb that would produce heat. These LEDs will add light without the heat.

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    This is the small coop I built. BTW, do you think I need a heat source (I live in Maryland)? The main housing and roof has insulation panels.
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    If anyone else is interested, the lights are on sale here for $14.99. A great price! Save 10% more by using the coupon code "blog10"
    http://www.thepondoutlet.com/home/t.../led_aqua_glow_lights_by_hozelock_cyprio.html
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2011
  2. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Songster

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    there is a big divide here on BYC about to heat a coop or not to heat...personally, I feel no need to do so. Mine have always been fine with a good wind block and a draft free roost area. I believe there is a thread from someone in Alaska that does not use heat in their coops, and their birds do fine. Nice lighting solution by the way!
     
  3. goldtopper

    goldtopper Songster

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    I live in MN and I do not heat. Look at chickadees. They don't need no stinkeen heat and they have about 1/100th the body mass of a chicken.
     
  4. gingernutranger

    gingernutranger Songster

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    Thanks for posting this! I have been looking for something looks this for a while!
     
  5. quietlyscheming

    quietlyscheming In the Brooder

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    I was thinking of using fluorescent bulbs but this is a great alternative that I didn't occur to me. Thanks. [​IMG]
     

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