Solar powered lights?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Moselle, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. Moselle

    Moselle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone successfully used those little outdoor solar lights to give their coop area a bit more light at night? I'm thinking just a few lights around the area would help during those dark winter evenings when we need to check on them. We don't have electricity access anywhere near the coop.
     
  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    Ive tried a few models, all have been to dim to really be effective...IMHO....
     
  3. RoostersCrow

    RoostersCrow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Those solar path lights... pooh!

    You could set up a 12V solar charger and deep cycle to power some 12V lighting, perhaps with a remote control...
     
  4. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    thats too bad. i've been thinking of using them in our new coop.
     
  5. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have a solar powered dusk to dawn light up on the side of our coop. Bought it at Lowe's last year for about $119.00. We had it up on the side of the kid's playgym, and moved it to the new coop.

    It is motion activated, and has a light area of about 15' around. It works well above and beyond what we ever expected. The light stays on for only a few minutes, but if you're out moving around and it blinks out on you, it comes right back on.

    I wish I remembered the brand. It has never given us any trouble, and comes on even when one of the strays is slinking through.

    Em
     
  6. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The solar shed lights work well. They have an independent solar panel and battery setup.
     
  7. Moselle

    Moselle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks - I might look into the shed light and motion activated one. A little pricey, but maybe worth it.
     
  8. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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