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Old 09-11-2013, 12:08 PM   #101
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Post pics when ur done "hacking" the light
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:00 AM   #102
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thanks for posting this lloyd i put one up on my feeder and it works great so far i have only stuck a couple corn thieves but i could see them clear as day.
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:27 PM   #103
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$39.00 at northern (in store) bought 3 friday
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Old 09-14-2013, 06:41 PM   #104
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Great idea...I am going to try it out! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:00 AM   #105
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Solar lights on sell at walmart..... $1.79
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:23 AM   #106
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Solar lights on sell at walmart..... $1.79
You will have to buy a hundred of them to equal amount of light
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:56 AM   #107
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:57 AM   #108
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Default My set up.

Here is what I did....

I ran the 12V solar panel that came with the LED light (yes, it is 12V solar cell, but the internal battery is 6V) to a small SLA battery and then to the light. I put a diode inline with the (+) so the batterey wouldn't feed power to the solar cell and drain the battery it when there wasn't sun. The constant 12V feed into the light makes it brighter.

I put a camera on the same 4X4 and ran a 6V solar cell to a 6V battery in the box and ran that to a plug to the external power feed of the light.

I put a red filter on the light. A buddy has the same light on the same lease and took the filter off and the hogs still came and didn't run off when the plain white came on.

I put the batteries in a $12 conduit box I bought form Home Depot and ran the 3/8" flex conduit to everything. I sealed everything up with silcone and reinforce the attachment points the the solar cell, LED light and the camera with silicone. Hopelully it holds. I also used some of the little hold down for the flex conduit to keep it all inplace. The camera and the light should work for a while without having to do anything to them.



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Old 09-25-2013, 04:10 PM   #109
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:11 PM   #110
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Old 10-05-2013, 06:43 AM   #111
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Default 57$ easy hog light

Just stuck a hog ! The light didnt even phase them. It's been runnin for a while now. Will look for it after hunt.
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:17 AM   #112
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Just stuck a hog ! The light didnt even phase them. It's been runnin for a while now. Will look for it after hunt.
Pics?
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:16 PM   #113
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Pass thru and bloody arrow. No pig yet
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:39 PM   #114
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No pig. Sad face
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Old 10-05-2013, 06:44 PM   #115
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Where did you hit? Find blood trail at all?
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:49 PM   #116
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Think I hit low chest. Outside ribcage. Lotsa fat juice and little blood.
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:31 PM   #117
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:28 PM   #118
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The DIY section rocks. I too made one of the cool lights but used coupons and sales to get mine at Harbor Freight for ~$25. Mounted it as shown and put it up on my new double barrel pig feeder. It may be hard to see, but this pen is square and I couldn't keep the hogs in the trap after the game slammed shut. So, I cut short lengths of hog panel and wired them in the corners. Now it is more of a stop sign shape.



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Old 10-09-2013, 01:35 PM   #119
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Anyone else have 120 volts at their feeders?!
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:11 PM   #120
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:32 AM   #121
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Nice thread, think I will check into making one for my feeder...
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:51 AM   #122
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" Let there be LIGHT !!"
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:51 AM   #123
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Just finished mine Going to put mine up this weekend.
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:50 AM   #124
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The light works.
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:56 AM   #125
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Ok, so I found a 25% off coupon online for HF and purchased the 60 led model. These are easy to find on google...

I won't be using it until after season, but so far I am only in for around $40. This is gonna rock for hogs...
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:51 PM   #126
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I was thinking of getting one of those myself. I have a couple of other cheaper DIY set ups I am trying out right now.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:57 PM   #127
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Anyone got any shots of how the sun force light looks on the feeder?
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:34 PM   #128
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:50 PM   #129
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Nice set up...

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Old 10-21-2013, 11:54 PM   #130
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I keep coming back to look at this and it makes me want to make one more each time.
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:01 AM   #131
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Nice set up...

Night pic?
This one is bad @$$
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:05 AM   #132
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:41 PM   #133
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Got my clear lay film from hobby lobby today. Light is in route
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:02 PM   #134
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Mine works great!...I mounted it on pvc that slides over a tpost.. split it in two with a coupler so I can move it to alternate site. I have two other posts at two other feeders, in case I want to hunt those areas. Hogs haven't even noticed the difference. Thanks for cool idea!
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:02 AM   #135
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:02 PM   #136
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:20 PM   #137
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I'm running 2 of these lights on the same feeder with the red repair tape used for fixing tail lights, they are fairly bright but I plan to replace the tape with Red Saran wrap I bought at Hobby Lobby.

I couldn't find the red clear lay at Hobby Lobby either and I went to two locations.

The Red Seran wrap should be perfect from what I can tell.

It's lighter than the taillight tape and not near as thick so it should be a lot more translucent.

Otherwise the lights work perfect! Just wish I had a chance to hunt them already!!!
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:36 PM   #138
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How long have you had this set up?
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:01 AM   #139
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Mine has been out since July I think. But I never noticed anything being nervous because of them.
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:58 PM   #140
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How long have you had this set up?
I got one of these lights this morning and going to get it mounted up and placed on my pig pipe next time I go out to the lease.
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:00 PM   #141
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Where did you get that mount for your camera?
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:05 PM   #142
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It's an old security camera mount. I have two of them somewhere
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:17 AM   #143
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I need to get me a couple of those mounts. thanks

I prefer the lights on my pig pipes to be up higher so I am going to mount this one 10-12 ft up on a pole.
I got it all mounted on some wood and tested it out. Now I just need to get it out to the lease.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:12 PM   #144
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Ok mine is in and prepped for the feeder.

Not gonna use it until after deer season so it's mounted on a shed of mine for now...





I will try to get my dog out there in the dark for a pic...
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:39 AM   #145
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Xbow
That looks great

I found a ton of those camera bases on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...+m%2Caps%2C174
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That looks great

I found a ton of those camera bases on Amazon
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:00 PM   #147
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I picked mine up yesterday from Harbor Frieght. Had a 25% off coupon. Hope to get it set up soon. Will only turn it on while I am hunting over it. Nothing like a $35 feeder light! Thanks for the great DIY.
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:43 PM   #148
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BT

just leave it on all the time. It wont hurt anything and that is why there is a solar panel.
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:34 PM   #149
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I want to put one of these out soon... Any concerns about putting one out during deer rifle season? Anyone ever had to convince a warden or lease board that it was just for hogs?
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:07 PM   #150
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I want to put one of these out soon... Any concerns about putting one out during deer rifle season? Anyone ever had to convince a warden or lease board that it was just for hogs?
I'm waiting, that's not a conversation I wanna have with the warden
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