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LED rope light?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by suburbiamama, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. suburbiamama

    suburbiamama In the Brooder

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    Has anyone used this for their winter light source? Does the light need to be incandescent or will LED work? Seems like a safe, energy-efficient way to light the coop for the winter...We're down to 1 egg/day w/ 8 hens (though 3 are moulting as well) so time to add a some early-AM light...Thanks!
     

  2. Cluckin'Along

    Cluckin'Along Songster

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    oooh! What a neat Idea!! I'm going to be watching this post for opinions on this one!
     
  3. suburbiamama

    suburbiamama In the Brooder

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    Thanks, one of those middle-of-the-night thoughts that may or may not actually be a good idea [​IMG] I figured it could be a moderate heat source as well...hopefully someone has tried this already, it's getting chilly and dark here in Connecticut!
     
  4. txchickie

    txchickie Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    Texas
    Ohh, what a neat idea! [​IMG] I have some rope lights stuck away with Christmas stuff, I need to go try it out!
     
  5. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    i got some patio table round ball like lights on a wire (ment to be put around the umbrella on a patio set) that I intend to use I figure the 8 little lights would cover more of an area than one regular light. havent put it up yet though...
     
  6. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    Ahhh it will look so pretty!!! What a fun idea.
     
  7. gsim

    gsim Songster

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    Inexpensive under-cabinet lights could be another safe way to do it, using a timer. Also good to have an east-facing window for egg production year-round.
     

  8. huck

    huck In the Brooder

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    I put a little battery powered LED light in the coop... but have been wondering if it'll do the trick or if I need another kinda light. I'll be watching here for more detailed answers....
     
  9. Chicken Rustler

    Chicken Rustler Grabs em n runs

    LED lights WILL NOT give any heat. That is one of the + things about LED. I am not sure if they would be a sufficient light source but I think you need something that produces light that is close to the spectrum of "natural" light, more of a UV type for the most benefit. Just IMHO.
     
  10. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    I would not use a led type light for all of the light but if they are still getting regular daylight I dont think it would hurt for those few lost hours to be filled in with an led. I would not however use one for my chooks in the garage (or ones in a bard or that type of thing) for those animals I use a natural spectrum light like the grow lights to mimic the sun better.
     

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