Lighting Suggestions Please

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by enggass, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have any idea of what I could use for battery operated lighting? Something with a timer control... What are you all doing that don't have a power source near the coop and are lighting for egg production?
     
  2. mongoose

    mongoose Out Of The Brooder

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    I put a battery operated LED light in there, but couldn't figure out how to get it on a timer. I will be following this thread!
    FWIW, I don't know that the light I chose puts out enough light....June hatch, 2/5 laying. At least the days are getting longer? Oy!
     
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  3. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    RMo2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought an LED light set at Walmart-- they are tap-light style. There are two in a pack, and the set comes with a remote with a 100 foot range. It has worked out well for us. No timer, but it saves me from going out in the cold every time!
     
  5. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I saw something like that at Lowe's, but the problem is I am not home before it starts getting dark so I need something to go on before I get there.
     
  6. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    You can use a landscape spotlight set, with a remote solar panel. It is dusk to dawn operation, so your light would go on at dark. In the winter it will barely last the 4-5 hours that you need it on, but it works. No worry about the light going off abruptly and scaring the chickens, as it will fade like the sun. Mine is a 3 light set and was purchased at Lowes for $30. Might need more than one set if your coop is bigger.
     
  7. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. So it goes on at dark and will last 4-5 hrs? What, does it just lose juice after that? Do you have a link you could post?
    Thanks,
    Steve
     

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