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Posted 12/2/2009 12:34:17 PM


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I have installed solar deck lights around my barn. They are inexpensive. Small and insignificant during the day. But add just enough light at nite that I don't have to cart a flashlight with me, or worry with my light on my hat.
The less I have to keep up with on a cold rainy nite (out feeding late) the better. The best part is that I don't have to turn them off and on.
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Posted 12/2/2009 12:47:57 PM


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my fence charger is solar powered too !
Works great should have gotten it sooner !
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Posted 12/3/2009 5:17:32 PM


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It must be brand-specific, because even when living in Florida where there was plenty of solar power we have back experiences.  The lights were very dim and didn't last long.

We did have solar hot water and that was fantastic!  It required a 120 gallon hot water tank but after the inital cost we only used the electrical power supply on rare occasions.  In 2004 we had 3 hurricanes with extended power outages and never took a cold shower!

M. and D.

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Posted 12/3/2009 9:30:27 PM
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here our sun is just not consistent enough for solar. Local man had a very nice solar fount in his pond, but it was only running half the time.

here some folks heat water with wood since most people burn wood 7 months ish out of the year. Sometimes it's only to take off the chill, but you get the idea.
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Posted 6/13/2010 6:15:47 PM
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Solar lights could be brand specific. I have many of them and really like them. Although I'll have to admit that some have a brighter light than others. I also have a solar powered electric fence around the bees and since the bear never bothers the bees I assume it works fine.

Valerie
Enjoying life with chickens, bees, gardens, flowers and a dear sweet 3 year old fully of curiosity and love!
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Posted 6/20/2010 10:01:45 AM
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funny you speak of bears cuz localy I've been asked why the bears keep take'n off with all solar lights... they bust them up in ppls lawns.
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