Emergency Solar Lights

Use emergency solar lights for emergency lighting situations around your homestead.
October/November 2013
http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/emergency-solar-lights-zm0z13onzkin.aspx
A solar spotlight can be used to light an entire room (or barn stall) when needed.


Photo By Linda Barker Debolt

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