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Old 11-02-2013, 08:32 PM   #151
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I'm waiting, that's not a conversation I wanna have with the warden
Only illegal if you shoot a deer with help of light. I set mine so it has to be pitch black for it to even come on
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:51 PM   #152
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Only illegal if you shoot a deer with help of light. I set mine so it has to be pitch black for it to even come on
Point well taken...
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:51 PM   #153
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:29 PM   #154
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Well I just got back from a trip up to my lease.
My light worked like a champ. I could see the light come on from my rifle blind that is 150 yards from my feeder. Too bad I missed the pig

Thanks for the idea Lloyd
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:14 PM   #155
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Hope you get em next time. And you are welcome my friend.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:42 PM   #156
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So does it come on at dark and stay on all night or does it only come on when there's motion?
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:08 AM   #157
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Motion

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On 24 hours...
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:46 AM   #158
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Motion

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On 24 hours...
Make sure you turn down the photo eye so it doesn't come on until after legal shooting light for deer.
Motion and set it to stay on for like 4 seconds. Battery will last longer if you plan to sit a while in the evenin
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:08 PM   #159
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I have mine set to only come on when there is movement.
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:49 PM   #160
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Ok this setup makes my setup seem like a kids toy and I bet by the time I bought the 4 little solar yard lights that run constantly, I could have done this and had a better light.
So, its off to the store tomorrow.
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:29 AM   #161
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How bright is everyone's light? I only used one layer of film and it's not as bright as I was hoping for. I'm hoping after it gets a couple full charges they will be brighter.
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:52 AM   #162
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Mine isn't super bright, but will light up the immediate area round my feeder.

I plan to hunt hogs, using a green flashlight and led kill light. The feeder light is just an added bonus for me
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:18 AM   #163
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How bright is everyone's light? I only used one layer of film and it's not as bright as I was hoping for. I'm hoping after it gets a couple full charges they will be brighter.

If you are using the same light as Lloyd and myself the directions that came with the light say to let it charge for 3 days before turning the light on.

My isn't very bright either by it is bright enough to see a pig through my scope and the crosshairs from 150 yards away. In fact I have a light mounted on my rifle and turned it on when I had a pig under my feeder and couldn't tell I turned it on. So with my setup I no longer need a light on any firearm to hunt pigs at night.

I talked to one of the other guys on my lease and he said I could put one at his feeder too. So now I will have two feeders I can hunt after dark.
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:02 AM   #164
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It's bright enough to kill pigs with my bow under my feeder at night. Not blinding by any means but not 300$ either.
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:12 PM   #165
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I will be getting one of these from NT very soon, Thanks for all the tips.
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:10 PM   #166
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Got the last one at Northern at 30 and Beltline yesterday. $39.99
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:20 PM   #167
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Dang Jp. I was headin there tomorrow after work.
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:34 AM   #168
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Got the last one at Northern at 30 and Beltline yesterday. $39.99

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Dang Jp. I was headin there tomorrow after work.

Go to Harbor Freight they have the same light for $36.99
http://www.harborfreight.com/60-led-...ght-69643.html
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Go to Harbor Freight they have the same light for $36.99
http://www.harborfreight.com/60-led-...ght-69643.html
Plus there are some other NT in the DFW area. One in north Plano...
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Old 11-07-2013, 02:47 PM   #170
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Dang Jp. I was headin there tomorrow after work.
Might have more Friday they said. I'm actually thinking of getting another for the house
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Go to Harbor Freight they have the same light for $36.99
http://www.harborfreight.com/60-led-...ght-69643.html
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Plus there are some other NT in the DFW area. One in north Plano...
It was a quick trip on my way to work, besides I'd spend more in gas looking around.
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:43 PM   #171
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Northern shelf empty. Couldn't find em at Harbor Freight(shoulda asked) Will try again tomorrow after work.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:00 AM   #172
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good ideas
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:58 PM   #173
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Northern shelf empty. Couldn't find em at Harbor Freight(shoulda asked) Will try again tomorrow after work.
Cam, I left you one pack of film at the Hobby Lobby on Galloway and Tripp.
You should jump on it.
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:34 PM   #174
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Thanks Jp. Northern in Garland has no lights and say they can't order anymore. They said Lewisville store was closest with 3 in stock. Also said not available on-line. Guess I'll keep looking.
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:57 AM   #175
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costco has them last I checked
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Old 11-10-2013, 06:40 PM   #176
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Texas276 or anyone else who knows can you please tell me what an SLA battery is, what kind and where to get the diode mentioned and explain a little more in depth how to wire it all up. I'm talking about post #108 in this thread. I like the idea of putting the light and game cam on the same post and really like housing the batteries in a box and protecting the wires with flexible conduit. I'm not very gifted with electronics and was hoping Texas276 or someone else would provide a little more instructions.

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Old 11-10-2013, 07:32 PM   #177
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Sla battery is "sealed lead acid"
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:33 PM   #178
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Sealed lead acid
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Old 11-10-2013, 08:30 PM   #179
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Ok, thanks gentlemen Sealed Lead Acid, duhhhhhhh........... I shoulda figured that out. Now if Texas276 or someone else can explain the diode and the wiring a bit more I think I may be able to work this thing out.

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Old 11-11-2013, 07:24 AM   #180
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For those of you having trouble finding this light look what I found, it's on Amazon,

60 led, $36, free shipping

http://www.amazon.com/Sunforce-82156.../dp/B0052SF0LO

And since I was there I looked up the clear ay film...

http://www.amazon.com/Colored-Film-G...d_sim_sbs_hg_7


Hope this helps...
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:02 AM   #181
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Thank you Xbow
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:34 AM   #182
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:35 PM   #183
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OK I got mine tonight and set it up like the instructions say. I turn it on auto and it just stays on. I set the time to min and still light never goes off. So is mine broke or do I need to wait till its fully charged?
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:14 AM   #184
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OK I got mine tonight and set it up like the instructions say. I turn it on auto and it just stays on. I set the time to min and still light never goes off. So is mine broke or do I need to wait till its fully charged?
I think it says to charge 3 days. Also switch could be put in backwards.
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:28 AM   #185
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I tried the switch both ways and no change. The lights are pretty bright so I think the charge is fairly good but haven't put a meter on it yet. Just wanted to know if others were
working right out of the box or if everyone had to fully charge it first.
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:29 AM   #186
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I tried the switch both ways and no change. The lights are pretty bright so I think the charge is fairly good but haven't put a meter on it yet. Just wanted to know if others were
working right out of the box or if everyone had to fully charge it first.
I'm pretty sure I just mounted mine and put it on auto right out of the box
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:35 AM   #187
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Has anyone tried using it without the film to see if the animals will get used to it?
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:51 AM   #188
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This is why I ask...

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...&postcount=235
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:02 AM   #189
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Mark's light works so well i decided to try the concept at my place 1 hr down the road... I used the walmart leds that have their own solar panel and rechargeable batteries... I had them on for a month and all nighttime activity ceased. I went from pigs and deer every night to All that would come in was coons... So i spent 1 weekend shooting coons and then took the lights down. I now use them at camp to light up my walkway and door.

Every place is different, try them at yours and see how it goes.
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:07 AM   #190
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Sure they would but I put mine out during season so I didn't want to chance it. Ill take it off round july
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:14 AM   #191
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Coach W, that is what I am afraid will happen if I do this, because I had it happen when I used a bright flash game camera. I was in the blind about a month after setting the camera up and an entire sounder came towards the feeder to about 25 yards and then froze stock still for nearly a minute. Then they all but tip-toed a circle around the feeder and ran off without a second glance at the corn. In their circle, they came around both sides of the blind so close I could have touched them!
I think if it stays on all night every night it would be easier for the pigs to become accustomed to rather than one that comes on when they trip it on. This is a great idea though and may work better for me with some slight modifications!
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:20 AM   #192
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Personally I want all night activity to stop. I'd rather shoot em in daylight. Pigs went nocturnal so I had to do something. We are overrun withem
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:00 PM   #193
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I picked up the light today and am getting it together regardless.... we'll see when I get it in the field.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:07 AM   #194
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I use a red film on mine and deer, hogs and racoons still come to it.
A buddy on the same lease uses it without the red fild and he still has the same critters coming at night. I think it just depends on the area and animals.
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:46 AM   #195
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Go to Harbor Freight they have the same light for $36.99
http://www.harborfreight.com/60-led-...ght-69643.html
On sale for $30 ! But not sure how long. Stopping in tomorrow to get a few.
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:36 PM   #196
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ttt - lets see some updates on your setups. Great thread
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:55 AM   #197
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Default Put mine up last week...Call it Boss Hog

I put mine up last week as high on a tree as I could get it standing on the bed of my Rhino. Still getting hog pics from time to time..so I'm guessing that the light isn't spooking them too much. I got the light with a 25% off coupon at Harbor Freight..I think it came to just under $30. I used some pvc pipe to shield the solar cell cable from little teeth.


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Old 12-09-2013, 03:42 PM   #198
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ttt - lets see some updates on your setups. Great thread
My night time hasn't changed. All animals still come to feeder. Killed 1 pig under light so far
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:43 PM   #199
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If I thought the pigs would leave, I would put these up one to the acre.
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:00 AM   #200
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If I thought the pigs would leave, I would put these up one to the acre.

I have game pictures with hogs under my feeder and you can see my light is on.
They get use to it and after a while they don't even pay attention to it.
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