Solar powered motion detector light

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  1. roadless

    roadless Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Does anyone have any experience with them? How is the quality of the light? I thought this might come in handy at our cabin.
     
  2. mightybooboo

    mightybooboo Well-Known Member

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    Been there,done that.Low output,poor quality,failure.

    Unless they have come a long way,answer is no.

    BooBoo
     

  3. SolarGary

    SolarGary Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I've had one for about a year. So far OK. Agree with Boo that the output is on the low side, but its (barely) OK for our use. I can get the brand if you want it?

    If you already have 120VAC there, I suppose that a regular light (or outdoor CF -- is there such a thing?) on a motion detector is not going to spend much time on, and won't use a lot of power?

    Gary
     
  4. mightybooboo

    mightybooboo Well-Known Member

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    I use CF's on my motion lights,but they dont get wet.Work fine.

    BooBoo
     
  5. Jim-mi

    Jim-mi Well-Known Member

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    But not highly recomended to use CF's for motion det.

    Lots of short cycle on-off's will shorten the bulb life.
     
  6. mightybooboo

    mightybooboo Well-Known Member

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    True,glad I get em for a buck or so,Id say they probably last 1/2 as long,good point Jim.

    BooBoo
     
  7. 12vman

    12vman Offgridkindaguy

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    I have a Brinkman motion light. It (Had) a solar panel with a battery (6 volt) but in the winter it didn't work so well. I removed the battery and panel and installed a 6 volt voltage regulator. It now operates from my main house supply..

    The output for one of the bulbs could be used to kick a relay for a larger light..