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Hog lights? #7540491 06/23/19 05:21 PM
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Anyone use the motion sensored lights that mount to a feeder?

1. Which brand?
2. Is one light enough or get 2?
3. Iíve got good set up I think from about 50-60 yards, are they bright enough for that range?

Iíd prefer a box box store carry it, Cabelas, Academy, Bass Pro

Re: Hog lights? [Re: procraft05] #7540499 06/23/19 05:35 PM
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Harbor Freight has some solar lights that I have been using for a long time now. I mount one by each feeder on a post/tree or whatever is handy. They take just a couple minutes to put up, are solar powered and have motion detectors on them to get brighter when movement is detected. They run about 20 bucks each and I have some up that have lasted for years. Great for hog shooting at night....

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Originally Posted by Old Stony
Harbor Freight has some solar lights that I have been using for a long time now. I mount one by each feeder on a post/tree or whatever is handy. They take just a couple minutes to put up, are solar powered and have motion detectors on them to get brighter when movement is detected. They run about 20 bucks each and I have some up that have lasted for years. Great for hog shooting at night....



Good idea, thanks.

I am assuming thatís white light right?

The white light donít tip them off or send them away?

Re: Hog lights? [Re: procraft05] #7540639 06/23/19 09:38 PM
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They are white lights, and I never see any real reaction from hogs or deer.

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I've also used the Harbor Freight lights with success. I get the 60 LED version as it turns off completely when nothing is there, whereas the smaller ones are always on dimly, then brighten when something comes by. I like the ON/OFF function so I don't have to wonder "Is is brighter now?"

https://www.harborfreight.com/500-lumen-led-solar-security-light-64737.html

HF often has these cheaper with a coupon in my local paper or online. The white light doesn't seem to bother the hogs, they quickly get used to it.


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It is the sudden shadow popping up that scares them I think. I have two stuck to my cave fridge. Kill lights I think. They come on dim and ramp up. One white, one green. They are available.


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I have used the motion sensor solar ones from Northern Tool. I drive fence post in ground slide conduit over with lights mounted on conduit. Usually 2 lights to a feeder. Don't have lights pointed towards you. The LED ones are good.

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Yeah, the animals get used to them coming on. It happens pretty quick and shadows won't be an issue.


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Ok sounds good guys

I will look at Harbor Freight

Thanks

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There are a bunch of solar powered motion lights of all persuasions on Amazon. I was just looking at these today. With Prime I can get them faster than I can plan to get to the store to buy them.
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I use Mr. Beam from Amazon. I have had good durability and battery life with them. I glued some green plastic film over the light so it doesn't interfere too much when I look through my scope.

I do like the ones pernear posted. They weren't around when I made mine. Hmmm. Can my Amazon card take any more hits before it melts or my wife takes it away?

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Originally Posted by pertnear
There are a bunch of solar powered motion lights of all persuasions on Amazon. I was just looking at these today. With Prime I can get them faster than I can plan to get to the store to buy them.
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I bought these had them out for a couple months now. So far so good.

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