Solar lights

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jubylives, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. jubylives

    jubylives Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    Ontario
    I had solar lights in my coop the first year when I didn't have electricity .Now I use them out in the two stall horse shelter.Until we get Electricity out there.... Yes There not very bright but they do the trick when you need some light for counting chickens and cleaning up horse poop .I know I'll find another use for them....
     
  3. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2007
    Florida
    How ironic- We were going to by some from tractor supply this weekend, but it seems they didn't have them in stock. I had come accross them on their website.
     
  4. mychickensrock

    mychickensrock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We actually found some solar powered Christmas lights in Target. My DH installed them inside the coop because the chickens couldn't see to get up on the roost. They add a nice touch [​IMG] The string was like $20. Not bad for a little ambience!
     
  5. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2007
    Florida
    You guys are killing me. I saw those Target lights online. The one by us does not carry them. Every other store the search finds does carry them. These other stores are still all 50 miles away. I'm going to order a few online.
     
  6. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great Idea!!! I'm online looking right now!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bought one!! We are very excited about it... I'll let ya know how it works.
     
  8. jubylives

    jubylives Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Cool. I didn't get a chance to read up on it. Does it have a battery that the solar panel charges? I'm assuming so but not sure.

    Jeremy
     
  9. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL it was like 12 am when I was looking at them but I think there is a rechargeable battery that lasts 2 hours using 10 LEDs or 4 hours using 5 LEDs
     
  10. gottaknit

    gottaknit Out Of The Brooder

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    Would these work for increasing "day length" (and thus egg laying) in the winter? Are they bright enough to fool the chickens' circadian clock? Can they be put on a timer?
     

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