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#6921402 - 10/15/17 04:37 PM Feeder Light for Hogs
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Registered: 06/13/10
Posts: 4876
Loc: Breckenridge Tx
Which light do you guys recommend? Looking for one that is reliable but won't break the bank (if that's possible). Probably looking to buy 2 or 3.
Thanks for any info.
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#6921616 - 10/15/17 08:04 PM Re: Feeder Light for Hogs [Re: Stompy]
QuackerJacks Offline
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Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 261
We have the Wildgame Innovation solar lights on our feeders. For $30 they work great. Shot two hogs last night and there was very little moonlight.


Edited by QuackerJacks (10/15/17 08:05 PM)

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#6921705 - 10/15/17 08:51 PM Re: Feeder Light for Hogs [Re: Stompy]
SouthWestIron Offline
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Registered: 10/25/11
Posts: 2387
Loc: Texas
Been nothing but satisfied with this one.

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#6921736 - 10/15/17 09:07 PM Re: Feeder Light for Hogs [Re: Stompy]
DEERSTRANGLER Offline
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Registered: 11/17/08
Posts: 604
Loc: Azle TX
Iíve got the Illuminator on one of mine and also use the cheap solar lights from harbor freight. I think the illuminator is brighter and the color scheme is easy to see in normal optics. Veteran owned and designed.

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#6921832 - 10/15/17 10:41 PM Re: Feeder Light for Hogs [Re: Stompy]
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Registered: 08/31/05
Posts: 16799
Loc: North Texas
At a couple stands I have been using inexpensive solar powered IR sensor security lights with something like 150 to 200 LEDs purchased off ebay. I made sure I get ones that use replaceable rechargeable AAs as the power source and replaced the cheap chinese ones in the light with name brand ones. They are very bright and can be triggered multiple times all night after a sunny day.

A new light I have been trying found on ebay and bought off amazon is a solar street light I bought for under $60. Search for 600X light on those sites. It has three settings 750-200-100 lumen brightness and published lasts 2-7-12 hours, but I am getting over 4 hours on the 750 setting after a sunny day. Testing the 200 setting it was still on in the mornings. It comes on a dark and stays on. I mounted it on a tall metal pole with an inside diameter wide enough to slip over a T post, so I can put it anywhere I can drive in a T post. If I want to adjust it, I just lift the pole off the T post and lay it down. The LED housing is made of all metal and glass, not plastic. So far I really like this one.
https://www.amazon.com/Light-Brightness-Streetlight-U-Bracket-Diameter/dp/B01DG9EB60





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#6921995 - 10/16/17 07:26 AM Re: Feeder Light for Hogs [Re: Stompy]
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Registered: 09/20/09
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John, are those white lights or red/green.. Thanks for the feedback!
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#6922653 - 10/16/17 04:00 PM Re: Feeder Light for Hogs [Re: T Bone]
Sniper John Offline
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Registered: 08/31/05
Posts: 16799
Loc: North Texas
White. Game camera pictures don't show any less or more hogs at night between when light mounted or not. One feeder at camp only feeds at night and has a security light visible from camp when triggered. It also has a driveway sensor. Have walked up on it many times when triggered. Hogs or anything else could care less with that light being white and they don't see us walking up from above and behind it. Have not used the street light enough to see if it matters, but I don't see why it would since it is on every night rather than triggered on. It lights up the whole area around the feeder, not just the feeder. No staining to see at all at 100 yards.



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#6922958 - 10/16/17 08:40 PM Re: Feeder Light for Hogs [Re: Stompy]
KK30RAR Offline
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Registered: 08/15/17
Posts: 135
Loc: Arlington
This is the solar street light i been considering is white light if you put it up at a established feeder short time I donít believe hogs will think twice about coming in . The only question is paying 112$ for one or buy direct form china and getting three for that much . When i lived in Michigan we use to keep a monster feed pile under a old vapor light and it was covered up with deer every night there was no game cameras back in the 80,s so it was a good way to see what was in the area.
https://www.amazon.com/Waterproof-Securi...;qid=1508204756


Edited by Sniper John (10/17/17 08:08 PM)
Edit Reason: Fixed your link.

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#6924197 - 10/17/17 08:06 PM Re: Feeder Light for Hogs [Re: Stompy]
Sniper John Offline
gumshoe

Registered: 08/31/05
Posts: 16799
Loc: North Texas
The one in your link says up to 1500 lumens, but does not say what the dimmed lumen is. The brand that I posted has a larger one than my 600x that I think works in the same way as but it is 165 lumen and IR triggers to full brightness 1300 lumen. Only $75.
https://www.amazon.com/Light-Adjustment-Sunlight-Exposure-Diameter/dp/B01GX3SZQS

I considered it, but the 600x is I am trying out is already almost too bright for my purpose and it is stays full brightness, There is no IR sensor like those. Those bigger ones also have the solar charger fixed on the back of the light. That has been a problem limited my mounting location with the IR security lights I am using now. The 600x I went with has the Solar charger and LED Light as separate units so I can mount it with the solar charger pointing towards the sun, but mount the light in any direction I want if need be. The connector between them screwed together with an O ring so I don't see the connector as an issue.
https://www.amazon.com/Light-Brightness-Streetlight-U-Bracket-Diameter/dp/B01DG9EB60


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#6924262 - 10/17/17 09:18 PM Re: Feeder Light for Hogs [Re: Stompy]
KK30RAR Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/15/17
Posts: 135
Loc: Arlington
Well if full brightness 1500 lumens it last 8-10 hours dimmed mode 35 hours on full charge should be somewhere around 450 lumens on dim mode but who knows how they test these things also how high up can you put this and the motion sensor still works. The all in one unit will work where i need this to go. Thereís way to many types of these things also a lot of questions. I have a bunch of 10 15 20 watt solar panels some programmable controllers and some metal weather proof boxes already. May just buy a high amp 12v battery and some green led lights and build my own.
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#6924376 - 10/18/17 12:52 AM Re: Feeder Light for Hogs [Re: Stompy]
bowbuilder1971 Offline
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Registered: 12/16/12
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I have the Sniper Hog Lights Exterminator II feeder light set up and love it. But they cost a bit of money. They have red/green/white and IR lights for them and they come with a remote. Definitely worth every penny!




Edited by bowbuilder1971 (10/18/17 12:55 AM)

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#6924475 - 10/18/17 07:19 AM Re: Feeder Light for Hogs [Re: Stompy]
Aggieman775 Offline
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Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 721
Loc: Pittsburg, TX
We use the moultire lights. They are green and mount to the bottom of the feeder and work pretty well
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#6928731 - 10/22/17 09:54 AM Re: Feeder Light for Hogs [Re: Stompy]
huntwest Offline
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Registered: 09/17/10
Posts: 2285
Loc: Albany
I just place a feeder under our security light!

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