Solar security light

Submitted: Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 17:12
ThreadID: 64738 Views:4722 Replies:2 FollowUps:9
This Thread has been Archived
In the Stratco 'Summer catalogue' is a Solar security light for $29.95

Would (possibly) be handy for some guys out bush as a cheap form of camp light
OR
even it's real purpose as a security light during the night to keep your boat/solar system/bikes etc secure ?

Image Could Not Be FoundMainey . . .
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 17:34

Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 17:34
Does it indicate approx length of wire from solar panel and light??

Cheers Kev

ps...........CTEK is working a treat, Thanks for your offline advice
Russell Coight:
He was presented with a difficult decision: push on into the stretching deserts, or return home to his wife.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

AnswerID: 342275

Follow Up By: Maîneÿ (wa) - Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 18:25

Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 18:25
Kev

From solar panel to light is 2.8 mtrs

Mainey . . .
0
FollowupID: 609962

Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 18:27

Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 18:27
That would make it usefull to be set up permanately in a camp site.

Cheers Kev
Russell Coight:
He was presented with a difficult decision: push on into the stretching deserts, or return home to his wife.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 609963

Follow Up By: Maîneÿ (wa) - Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 18:40

Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 18:40
Installation paperwork states the batteries require 3 days of sunshine to fully charge, no problems with that, as it's high 30's here all weekend and next week too.

It has an on off switch so will not drain batteries when packed away.

Light has 9 LED's so will see how they work when it's charged.

Mainey . . .

0
FollowupID: 609968

Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 18:42

Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 18:42
I might have to find one around here and get one as well, I can see a few places that it will come in handy when at home as well as camping.

Cheers Kev
Russell Coight:
He was presented with a difficult decision: push on into the stretching deserts, or return home to his wife.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 609970

Reply By: Maîneÿ (wa) - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 08:19

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 08:19
Turned it on last night, with just a few hours of (West Aussie) sunshine to charge batteries, yes, I was suitably impressed, will now allow it to fully charge and set it up.

I'm fitting it onto a distant stand alone carport, so could not use a conventional 240v security light and looks like this will suit the purpose admirably.

The light and sensor will swivel independently, so sensor can be set to a different direction to the light beam, in my case this allows it to be placed so it picks up movement when I get home and the light will show where the path is to the front door, in future I won't need to leave the front light on when I go out at night, attracting all the 'bugs' to the front door light.

Mainey . . .

AnswerID: 342372

Follow Up By: RV Powerstream P/L - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 14:36

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 14:36
Mainey
Thank you for this thread that is something I need and I hope the Stratco in the Hunter Valley is part of the one you are mentioning as on Monday I will investigate it.
Ian
0
FollowupID: 610125

Follow Up By: Maîneÿ (wa) - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 16:24

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 16:24
The Stratco nominated phone number in the catalogue is [O8] 9455 5111 (West Australia)
and -> www . stratco. com. au

If you can't get one, I will arrange to forward one on to you !

Mainey . . .
0
FollowupID: 610129

Follow Up By: Maîneÿ (wa) - Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 14:17

Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 14:17
Ian,
check out this Solar light at Bunnings:-> Solar Wizard Security Light
product code #4350122 @ $59.95

Found it today, it has a larger battery capacity system (4 x AA's _v_ 3 x AA's in Stratco light) and larger solar panel also so will charge faster in a camping situation.

In my situation where I want a 'security light' it has a much more effective movement senser, so I'm going to use this one.

Mainey . . .
0
FollowupID: 610242

Follow Up By: Maîneÿ (wa) - Monday, Jan 05, 2009 at 21:39

Monday, Jan 05, 2009 at 21:39
returned the Stratco light today because it is NOT waterproof and it will need to be because it is going to be used outside, bought the Bunnings Solar light because it IS waterproof, even stating on the warranty paperwork it IS suitable for yachts and campers (whatever they are)

The difference between the two security lights is amazing, the quality is more evident on the dearer light, like much thicker cable between the solar panel and battery storage box, better lighting lens and more efficient movement censer etc,.

Mainey . . .
0
FollowupID: 610469

Follow Up By: Maîneÿ (wa) - Friday, Jan 09, 2009 at 18:37

Friday, Jan 09, 2009 at 18:37
Image Could Not Be Found
0
FollowupID: 611301

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (14)