Emergency Solar Lights

Use emergency solar lights for emergency lighting situations around your homestead.
By Linda Barker Debolt
October/November 2013

A solar spotlight can be used to light an entire room (or barn stall) when needed.
Photo By Linda Barker Debolt


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Our Nubian and Boer goats had their kids in early January. We seldom have more than one nanny delivering at a time, but this year we had two nannies delivering kids simultaneously on several occasions. One time happened to be at night in 18-degree-Fahrenheit weather!

The barn has no electricity, so we relied on battery-operated flashlights during these births, but, after several hours of use, the flashlights began to dim. My husband asked me to get our solar-powered spotlights from the front yard, and he positioned them along the wall in the barn. These lights illuminated the pen well and could be turned to high, low or off as needed. (These are not the $4 yard lights that do no more than outline a walkway.) When I bought the solar lights at the end of the previous summer, they were two to a box and had been marked down from $50 to $30.

Linda Barker Debolt
Shumway, Illinois








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TEELM
9/28/2013 1:13:02 PM
JANH, You can find similar lights at Harbor Freight which probably has a store in your area or online, online Amazon.com has similar ones. Watch for light output if listed there can be a big difference.

JANH
9/27/2013 11:40:44 AM
Linda, please--what exactly am I looking for when Internet searching for those lights? "Emergency Solar Lights" gave me a plenty of hits, but I have not found the lights you describe. Thanks, Hearthstone - www.ModelEarth.Org .








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