Reasonably priced LED yard light ('wow')..any others out there?

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…order confirmation came through. Delivery (supposedly) by the 20th.

Please jump in here if you’ve made this (foolish?) leap of faith yourself.

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I’ve not made the foolish jump, but I am curious to hear about this light!

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Flashlights at increasingly efficient levels, much more pleasant tints and at ridiculously low prices (delivered) has been great. To light your entire property at ‘x’ times the current level with similar tints and at almost 1/2 the power consumed for the prices that we’ve been talking about?
Hard to believe.

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Hooked it up and it works. How long with that little heat sinking is anybody’s guess. The tint seems warmer as advertised. 6 LEDS in an array times several rows. I probably won’t last until dark yet it’s pretty bright. Wire leads are of a light gauge.
It’s a crap shoot at best yet obviously not vapor ware. These might be paired with an old (rewired) motion detector light for intermittent use. That amount of light ‘instant on’ would certainly get someone’s attention.

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…I lasted until dark and am impressed. Long throw and wide. Hard to beat for the price if they last.
Ordering one more against my better judgment… Wink

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Lightbringer wrote:
That’s the spirit…

lol..it sure seems to be in this madness of a hobby.

Another use even if it sounds out there: at only 100 watts a pop and used in conjunction with a battery plus repeating/fast acting timer and motion sensor plus trail camera or hard wired security system.. why couldn’t these provide what you needed in a very small/portable package to ‘stun’ for that initial all important photo?

You wouldn’t have anybody’s eyes open initially yet this much light will certainly stop someone in their tracks where they shouldn’t be for whatever purpose you are trying to serve. If they destroy it in anger? You’re out an old garage sale motion light fixture and $26 (camera and even possibly power source mounted discreetly elsewhere).

ymmv (good luck).

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Hi Freedom, I’m keeping a close eye on this thread. Please continue to give us updates.
Thanks

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scotlarock wrote:
Hi Freedom, I’m keeping a close eye on this thread. Please continue to give us updates. Thanks

I wish that I could offer more ‘long term’ info beyond an observation that the original Morris light seems to be still working fine. With my finger finally free from a splint I expect my wife to cancel the cable TV soon motivating me to hoist up that 28’x4“x6” laminated pole with a TV antenna and the previously outlined Westgate product attached.
Some of the accessories that i have purchased for that light have been continually backordered so I would keep my experience in mind if this much more configurable Westgate model is your cup of tea.

Advice for these flat/finned lights: Attach whatever is needed to discourage birds from using those nice nest holding cooling fins as the foundation for their new homes. If anybody has an idea that will look halfway decent (it would be nice to top the light with copper or something that didn’t look jury rigged) I’m all ears.

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