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Old 02-07-2017, 10:09 AM   #1
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I do not have a picture of this lit up on my feeder yet. I will try to get a picture tonight.

But here it is mounted.




I do have a picture of one I mounted on the back of my metal building. They are quite bright.






Can only find these lights in sets of two or four. If you only buy two the lights are $12 each. If you buy for they're roughly eight dollars each.

Here are the links to the lights

https://www.amazon.com/URPOWER-Wirel.../dp/B012ZDE54G

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01GF..._t2_B012ZDE54G





And here is the link to the clear-lay film from Hobby lobby.

http://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hob...rtment/p/59067


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Old 02-07-2017, 06:38 PM   #2
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Not bad for $10 a feeder, gonna put up a 2nd



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Old 02-07-2017, 10:05 PM   #3
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Dang those are bright.
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Old 02-08-2017, 06:15 AM   #4
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Brighter than I expected, for sure
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Old 02-08-2017, 07:47 AM   #5
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Good deals, thanks
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Old 02-08-2017, 07:57 AM   #6
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Good deals, thanks


I thought it was a pretty decent deal.

Hope to start putting it to use soon, but haven't seen hogs at my place much in the last several months.

That's ok, I'm ready now
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Old 02-08-2017, 08:16 AM   #7
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I've actually use those lights for a couple years they do work great one thing to expect is the raccoons are going to bend those lights up and down and eventually the bracket is going to break And unfortunately because the raccoons are standing on top of the light which also is the solar panel they tend to get dirty very easily and then it'll stop recharging definitely have some Windex and some paper towels with you But other than that they've worked great for two years.
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Old 02-08-2017, 08:23 AM   #8
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I've actually use those lights for a couple years they do work great one thing to expect is the raccoons are going to bend those lights up and down and eventually the bracket is going to break And unfortunately because the raccoons are standing on top of the light which also is the solar panel they tend to get dirty very easily and then it'll stop recharging definitely have some Windex and some paper towels with you But other than that they've worked great for two years.


Good to hear

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Old 02-08-2017, 09:16 AM   #9
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great, easy DIY. any input on if it bothers deer/hogs? looking to do the same thing you did. also, does it mess with trail cameras being part dark out and part light?

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Old 02-08-2017, 09:34 AM   #10
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great, easy DIY. any input on if it bothers deer/hogs? looking to do the same thing you did. also, does it mess with trail cameras being part dark out and part light?


According to others, the hogs will get used to the light. Not sure about deer.

Can't answer the trail cam question yet. Someone else can answer or I should have some pics soon
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Old 02-08-2017, 04:48 PM   #11
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No the lights have never messed with my deer or my hogs but you do want to make sure the light is not pointing towards the camera because it will produce some weird pictures
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Old 02-08-2017, 04:52 PM   #12
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Nice setup
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Old 02-08-2017, 05:51 PM   #13
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Old 02-08-2017, 06:12 PM   #14
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just ordered 4! love the green screen!
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Old 02-08-2017, 06:21 PM   #15
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just ordered 4! love the green screen!


With the clear-lay film you can go red also
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Old 02-08-2017, 11:01 PM   #16
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Can the hogs see the red? I always thought they couldn't see red light.
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Old 02-08-2017, 11:11 PM   #17
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Mount it higher and it will light up a bigger area
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Old 02-08-2017, 11:22 PM   #18
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Can the hogs see the red? I always thought they couldn't see red light.


Can't answer that question., a red light over hogs would be new territory for me.

The clear-lay film just includes red sheets in the package, and I realize some people use red for spotlighting
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Old 02-08-2017, 11:23 PM   #19
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Mount it higher and it will light up a bigger area


Yes and no, The higher I mount it the less it reflects on the opposite side of the feeder.


However at $10 per light, two lights on one feeder is not very expensive, and then a higher mount would work better
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Old 02-08-2017, 11:48 PM   #20
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tagging for later
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Old 02-09-2017, 09:13 AM   #21
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thats awesome, any pics of it mounted with the 2nd light? i would be temped to mount all 4 of them to the feeder
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Old 02-09-2017, 09:56 AM   #22
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when I mount my second light, it will be on a different feeder
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Old 02-13-2017, 04:24 PM   #23
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Thanks for the info, rigged mine up this weekend. I put 3 of them on my feeder. There are 4 in the picture but I forgot to turn one of them on, and it takes a tiny little pin to turn them on!

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Old 02-13-2017, 04:39 PM   #24
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Thanks for the info, rigged mine up this weekend. I put 3 of them on my feeder. There are 4 in the picture but I forgot to turn one of them on, and it takes a tiny little pin to turn them on!



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Looks good !!!
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Old 02-13-2017, 09:43 PM   #25
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Not bad for $10 a feeder, gonna put up a 2nd



I like the light. Looks like it works well But man those tpost scare me. Might want to put them at an angle.
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I like the light. Looks like it works well But man those tpost scare me. Might want to put them at an angle.


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Old 02-14-2017, 06:07 AM   #27
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That's cool. Looks like it will work good.



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I like the light. Looks like it works well But man those tpost scare me. Might want to put them at an angle.
Why ? Care to explain ?
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Old 02-14-2017, 06:36 AM   #28
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That's cool. Looks like it will work good.











Why ? Care to explain ?


People are afraid that someone will impale themselves.

I'm not worried
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Old 02-14-2017, 07:58 AM   #29
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Default DIY - 4 Solar, Motion Sensor, Green or Red Feeder Lights (Hogs) for $39

The coons are already used to the light, lol




Sorry for sorry pic. It's a cell phone pic of my video camera screen at nights from 175 yards away

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Old 02-14-2017, 08:57 AM   #30
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That's looks pretty good
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:58 AM   #31
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I hope battery life is better than previous versions.
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:06 AM   #32
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I hope battery life is better than previous versions.


How long is they last?

URPOWER brand?
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:39 AM   #33
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Tagging this so I can order later!
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Old 02-15-2017, 10:32 AM   #34
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same here
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Old 02-16-2017, 06:27 PM   #35
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Now I got deer getting used to it

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Old 02-16-2017, 10:45 PM   #36
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I have been using these for about 3 years now. I keep some at camp, around the cooker, have one on every feeder without the colored film. They are super bright for the money, and the animals get use to them.
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Old 02-17-2017, 06:28 PM   #37
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whats the difference between the metal framed ones you have and the white framed ones on the amazon link?
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Old 02-17-2017, 06:41 PM   #38
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whats the difference between the metal framed ones you have and the white framed ones on the amazon link?


I don't know, the link I posted are the exact ones I bought.

they have an aluminum frame with a plastic light housing
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:10 PM   #39
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Ok thank you sir


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Old 02-17-2017, 08:18 PM   #40
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Old 02-19-2017, 06:33 PM   #41
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Great idea, Thanks for sharing!
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Old 02-19-2017, 06:45 PM   #42
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Sure, you're welcome
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Old 02-19-2017, 10:34 PM   #43
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Are these lights always on or are they motion activated?


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Old 02-19-2017, 10:37 PM   #44
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Are these lights always on or are they motion activated?


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Motion, they stay for 3 seconds
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Old 02-20-2017, 11:01 AM   #46
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looks like it doesnt bother the camera much. any more info on deer getting used to it?
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Old 02-20-2017, 11:51 AM   #47
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I wonder if you leave the light off while you aren't there and turn it on when you are there, say on the weekends, if they would be easily spooked by it? As opposed to leaving it on all the time and the animals becoming used to it.


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Old 02-20-2017, 11:55 AM   #48
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looks like it doesnt bother the camera much. any more info on deer getting used to it?


First time I've had this setup & been able to monitor it.

I have coons, doe, bucks & hogs coming to it.
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I wonder if you leave the light off while you aren't there and turn it on when you are there, say on the weekends, if they would be easily spooked by it? As opposed to leaving it on all the time and the animals becoming used to it.


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Dunno, why would you want to turn it off? It's solar powered
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:25 AM   #50
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Got 4 put together last night and will mount them this weekend. I did end up using red instead of green. Just a little heads up, I had to use 2 layers of red. With just one layer, it was more of a pinkish/white color. Those little dudes are bright! With 2 layers of red film, it is plenty bright to light the area under the feeder.
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