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Swat791
11-16-2007, 10:30 AM
Someone had posted schematics to build a feeder light.
It called for LED brake light, solar panel, 12v battery, diode, small circut board and a relay.

The light comes on at dark and goes off when the sun hits the solar panel.

Has anyone built one and/or have the schematics to one.

Thanks

Wildman
11-16-2007, 10:39 AM
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=93661

Ordered one of these. We will see......

Swat791
11-29-2007, 12:54 AM
I figured it out and built one.

I have a amber LED truck clearance light that will be used to light up the area.

kfd82
11-29-2007, 02:07 AM
Can you post up some directions, pics, schematics on the one you built? I'd like to see it.

huntinfool
11-29-2007, 07:26 AM
I have them if needed.

tx_dropem
11-29-2007, 11:01 AM
wildman let us know how that light works, it looks like it will be good.

Buckrider
12-02-2007, 07:00 PM
I just ordered 2 of the ones Wildman posted about. Thanks Danny

Buckrider
12-13-2007, 12:10 AM
Just got the 2 lights in today. One of the solar panels had a big crack in the face of it and will have to be returned but otherwise they look to be of good quality. I will get the batteries charged and see how the work on a pig hunt next week or so...

Great White Hunter
01-08-2008, 04:44 PM
Buckrider,

Did you ever see how they work?

Burnadell
01-09-2008, 09:31 PM
Also curious to see how the Harbor Freight light worked...

stopper
01-11-2008, 06:44 AM
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=93661

Ordered one of these. We will see......

I bought one also. They are not as bright as most motion detector lights you would place around the house. They do put out plenty of light to see under your feeder, but not to much. The motion detector works up to 180 degrees. You can set the intensity of the motion, and also the lenght of time they stay on. As long as there is motion they will stay on. Works really good for $30. I mounted the light and solar panel on a small piece of plywood. This way I can C clamp it to the square tubing feeder leg. Makes it portable.

Buckrider
01-11-2008, 05:42 PM
Buckrider,

Did you ever see how they work?

No I have not actually used it to hunt the hogs yet. Like Stopper said they are not as bright as the 110 volt units but then these are only 10 watt 6 volt lights. However when you are hunting out in the middle of nowhere in the dark, these will be plenty bright for the task at hand. I also mounted the light to a board to keep it simple to hang in a tree. I will recharge the batteries in between hunts so did not mount solar panel to board. I believe these will prove to be worth the money. Hopefully they will prove to be durable and long lasting. Also I only plan to have mine out for the duration of the weekend I am hunting not for the entire year full time. I think Squirrels will chew the wires if left out for long without shielding.

Tmag
01-12-2008, 03:54 PM
That light went up $10 overnight. Saw it yesterday for 29.99 and today it is 39.99. Supply and demand I guess.

bowhuntertex
01-13-2008, 06:57 PM
Donnie,
Can you post step by step how you built this with pics.

Humper
01-13-2008, 07:27 PM
I use these. http://usalight.com/malibu_solar_landscape_lighting_lz415_c_29_p_2_pr_ 1298.html

Home depot carries them and all I have to do is screw it to the feeder.

jay
01-13-2008, 09:27 PM
I use these. http://usalight.com/malibu_solar_landscape_lighting_lz415_c_29_p_2_pr_ 1298.html

Home depot carries them and all I have to do is screw it to the feeder.

I used them last year. I ended up with 2 on my feeder to get the light I wanted all the way around the feeder.

Swat791
01-15-2008, 06:51 PM
Will,
I can and will as soon as I can.

I'm working on some other LED stuff right now, using ultra bright LEDs, photocells...

JTTMI
02-08-2008, 08:10 AM
Not trying to steal your post, but I to am looking for a wiring diagram or schematics and parts list for LEDS with a solar panel. Any help would be great. Another question: Could the 12 volt landscaping spotlights be wired directly to a 12 volt gel cell with solar panel? (without burning them up)

Thaks for any info.

Hunterdan
08-29-2008, 06:57 AM
There is a Harbor Freight Store in Pasadena if you dont want to pay shipping and live close.