Solar Shed Lights
- Provides light to coops and sheds not accessible by standard 110V power.
- Aids in checking livestock during nighttime chores.
- Light output is similar to that of a 20 watt bulb.
- Solar panel (with bracket), 3 watt, 12V
- Solar panel: 9" x 5-3/4"
- Powerpack, 3.7V 4000mAh lithium battery
- 2-LED bulb lamps, 0.9W 90Lm super brightness (including 13 ft cables with on/off switch)
- Mobile phone charger cable with 10 adapters
- Lights will run about 7 to 14 hours depending on solar charge time
- When attaching bracket to backside of solar panel it helps to think of the two metal plates as a clamp. The trick is to first assemble the clamp loosely with the bolts. Then slide the clamp onto the lip on the back of the solar panel's frame. (The larger plate goes over, the smaller plate slides under.) Position the clamp where it works best for your application and tighten the bolts. Note: The holes on the frame of the solar panel will not be used.
- Mount the solar panel so it is in full sun facing south.
- Mount the power pack to an inside wall to keep it out of the elements. Securely fasten it so it's not dangling.
- Make sure that the solar panel has had adequate time to charge the power pack (normally 6-8 hours of sun exposure).
- Activate switch on power pack; then use the switch on each light cord to turn the lights on/off as needed.
See Assembly Instructions above.
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Marianne A from New York
Waste of money. I bought this and received it in late December 2019. It was too cold to install it so I waited until the fall of 2020 to set it up. It worked well from October 2020 until January 2021 and then stopped working. I initially thought that it was possibly because the days were short and the batteries were not able to charge. I left the system up all summer and sporadically tried turning it on. Never worked. I now believe that the battery pack just won't take a charge. I gleaned the serial number and type off the battery pack to replace it and learned that the replacement batteries cost as much as a new unit! Not good!
Vicki A from Massachusetts
Just installed last week and working well. Limited sun by the hay storage shed, so it took ages to charge the battery, but that’s the fault of the location. Nice and bright in the shed now!
David P from Nebraska
Easy to install and works as advertised.
Sara M from New Hampshire
I live in the northeast and dark comes early in the in fall and Winter here. These make the after-work feeds much easier, plus the occasional need to see what is going on in the barns. I don’t use them often but they have always been reliable enough that I ordered another set for my “baby” barn. Easy to install and you have all the parts you need in this kit.
Doni A from Colorado
I now have six of these lights (I reordered 3 additional ones after seeing how good they were), two mounted in each of two run-in sheds, two that will be used in an eventual third run-in shed.
I’ve mounted each unit’s lamps at either end, hanging from the rafters and attached with small fence staples. The wires are plenty long enough to reach wherever one might want. The brackets for mounting the unit leave a bit to be desired; their installation is not intuitive. There are two ways to turn the lights on: individual switches for each lamp or via the unit’s box — which helps when the lamps are mounted too high to reach the switches. I leave the individual lights on and turn the switch on only when I need the lights to operate.
Each of the 4 units charges easily. The lamps will not suffice for surgery or work necessitating super bright light, but on a dark night, they are very bright. Mine are in 12'x24' spaces; in smaller areas I would imagine they would appear even brighter.