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03-09-2002, 06:05 AM
I was wondering if you could give me some advice on how to make a light that I can hook to my feeder for hunting hogs at night. I am in the process of building a game camera(like the ones on your site) but I have not purchased a camera yet. The light runs off of 12v and just needs to come on at dark and stay on till sunrise, I guess just a photocell??? I figured that you could think of how to make one pretty easy since your a LOT more experienced in this electrical home-made field than myself. I have posted threads on multiple sites including this one and I haven't received any return threads that have what I'm looking for. I'm by no means whining(ok I'm whining) but I would really like to build one of these on my own cause the ones they sale in San Antonio are around $200.. I'm just a poor redneck Firefighter and thats a little out of my budget...Thanks for any input or advice..
ps. the one that I've seen on the market has a green flourecent bulb and I think it has low watts and draws very little. Just enough light to light up 8' or so around the feeder. I plan on using a Car battery and a solar panel to charge the battery each night. Thanks again..Adios'
03-10-2002, 08:55 PM
Thanks for posting the link for the other home made stuff "site" on the net. I didn't see anything on what I was wanting to do with the light that attaches to my deer feeder for night time hog hunting. I guess I'm on my own with this one. Thanks for the input. Adios'
03-11-2002, 06:12 AM
I don't know if this would work but could you use a regular 12V camper incandescent bulb with one of those dusk-to-dawn things that screw in between the bulb and the socket? Will they work on12V or do they require 110V? I use a clamp on type flood light with a 12V-25W bulb in it, cut the 110V plug off and attach alligator clamps and voila.
I've got your feeling. I posted pretty much the same question and the only reply was about a garden hallway light.
That does not work! is to weak. What we need is somebody who has put together a 12 V solar pannel, transistor and 12V rechargeable batteries, and the strongest LED's that wont drain the batteries. this along with a light sensor for night time.
I will keep trying and tanks for the input
03-12-2002, 06:27 PM
Check out Feed Lights (http://www.ultramaticfeeders.com)
Ultramatic has a nice setup that I saw at the Shot Show.
Might work for you.
Thanks, thats exactly what we need. any ideas on what type of led's are those, even further how to put it together
thanks again jvmd
03-13-2002, 08:14 PM
I am not sure what the type of lights it has, but it come pretty much pre assembled.
Call Karl hartman at ultrmatic he'll give you all the info you need.
1-877-428-4637 toll free.
03-17-2002, 04:28 AM
Hey Hank, I have about 10 NIB photocell circuits that I bought with the same idea in mind, the only problem is you will need to use a solar panel for the batteries I was using which were 7 amp 12v gel cells. If you are going to do that, let me know. Since I am just up the road from you, we can probably work something out.
03-17-2002, 02:12 PM
Sorry HogginHank I didn't see this post until now.
Sounds like shrtcirkt has a good light for you.
Donnie Yost from the game camera forum made a hog feeder light last year. Here is the email he sent me about his feeder light.
"I built a hog feeder light using the regent/cooper motion sensor light fixture, and just rewired it for 12 volts dc using the 9 volt relay from radio shack. I am powering the light rather than the camera and solinoid. It works great although it only stays on for 2 minutes or so each time it is tripped. I used a 12 volt 5 amp/hr. battery and it only has avoltage drop .02 volts for the 2 minutes it is on, then voltage goes back to where it was. I think this will last a long time and if desired, a solar panel is very easy to add! Just cover up the photo-cell for night time running only. The hog feeder lights are proving to be very popular here! Thanks again for making this available to everyone!! "
Donnie's email is email@example.com
Give him a shout and I'm sure he can explain it better how he has his set up.
03-18-2002, 08:44 PM
Thanks for the info folks. I have been real busy working extra shifts at the hospital and the Fire Station also..I'll get in touch with ya' kellyg, send me an e-mail with your phone # or pager or something and we will get together and figure something out. Also thanks spectr17, this site is really informative and I have learned a few things that I have been able to pass on to other folks since I am the moderator of the hog hunting section on another website. Thanks again for all that passed on great helpful info...Adios'
03-22-2002, 06:21 PM
Try cabelas .com If you dont have a catalog if you do in the spring master cat 2002 on page 377 (k) solar charger for 6v and 12v $34.99 The bat is $26.99 You supply the lite and the sensor .Hope this helps.
03-23-2002, 12:59 PM
Thanks woodsman. I have a side business from the Fire Dept. in which I build deer feeders , tree stands and hog traps so luckily I have multiple solar panels and batteries. Thanks for your input though. I'll have one built one of the days..
03-26-2002, 06:44 PM
Thanks to this message board I will be meeting up with kellyg on Saturday to buy some stuff from him that will get me well on the way to having a NIGHT HOG LIGHT...Can't wait till Saturday kelly...Adios'
03-08-2004, 02:50 PM
bringing this back up from years gone by....
from the camera page there is good information on how to convert the motion det lights to 12 vdc to use as camera remotes. okay......
one of the thing i have done is follow the convertion for a ms-20 that used 12 vdc. not the one that jon worked out to convert it to 9 vdc low power usage stuff. sorry jon. from this you need to put on your thinking cap.....
i use a 12vdc lawn and garden battery to power the ms-20 that inturn powers the two RED trailer lights that are mounted on spring clamps. now you should be getting the ideal.
use this for hog or coon hunting. please DO NOT use this to poach!
03-08-2004, 04:15 PM
Just in case anyone cares I have used this with sucess.
Lasts about 8~10 hours per night.
Takes a while for them to get used to it though.
Sorry I never saw this before http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-bag-on-head.gif
hog light (http://www.intermatic.com/images/fact_sheets/LZ10006.pdf)
Got it at Lowes for 40 bucks.
03-08-2004, 04:43 PM
If you want a circuit to turn it on at dark and off at daylight, the atached link has a pretty simple circuit, would not cost more than a few dollars to put it together.
03-10-2004, 11:22 AM
I wish I knew how to read electronic plans
03-10-2004, 01:01 PM
Camp.. I am with you!! Tinhorn is always posting some really neat schematics in the game cam section, but I never really understand what they are.. Can't really read them..... http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-oops-yellow.gif
04-01-2004, 07:56 AM
I have a solar powered flood light that came with a motion detector. I purchased it at Home Depot. I don't remember what it cost, but it was less than $100. If you are interested, e-mail me and I'll get you the info.
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