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Gareth

Battery Powered Security Lights For Out buildings

I have couple of Mr Beams 360 battery powered LED motion sensor security lights fitted on the garden shed; one above the rear door for when I need to lock and unlock in the dark ... especially in the darker months of autumn & winter, and one fitted on the corner of the shed illuminating the alley way between the veg planter and my out door timber storage racks. They utilise 3 X D cell torch batteries each, and up until this evening they have only been activated when locking up late at night. Oz trapped a a Fox cub under the timber rack tonight, and all though dogs, and cats (and foxes) are not large enough to trip the beams and switch the lights on, I am. This light was invaluable this evening as I removed some of the stacked up reclaimed pallet timbers to allow the fox cub a speedy retreat and escape. So I am going to recommended these lights to my fellow OTGers.

They are easily fixed in place with the two screws supplied and a hole drilling template (so even Bodger could put them up properly). The lights are of an all plastic construction and have a weather proof O ring seal. There is only a single white LED built into the light, but it is guaranteed for 3 years and has a life expectancy of 10,000 hours and 10,000 on/off operations. So they should last for good few years; they are also economical to run, and do give out a large area of white light.

They are perfect for all sheds and out buildings without a power supply and because of the motion sensor and a fixed programmed time of 60 seconds since last detecting movement in the beam, they are ideal for closing and locking the stable door before the horse can bolt.  

Shopping around on the Internet has proven to be useful as I bought mine for £22.99 plus free P&P for the pair, but I have seen them listed on shopping websites for £29.99 plus P&P each (Amazon); I got mine from an ebay buy it now sale listing which has since expired.

A link to the (very expensive) Mr beams Website http://www.mrbeams.co.uk/

And a couple of photos of my Mr Beam 360 lights in position on the shed.



sod

We use solar powered ones and yes they are great
12Bore

Bit pricier, but coming soon to a Lidl near you

http://www.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/xchg/lidl_uk/hs.xsl/index_33639.htm
Gareth

I have just found them listed on ebay for £19.75 plus £1.50 each.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2907532...:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
Border

Have you not got electricty installed in your shed Gareth, as I would have thought an electric light with a motion sensor would be better than a battery light.

I brought a motion sensor light, with pan and tilt facility on flood head unit,  it follows the motion, very handy when taking the dogs out in the winter months as follows the dogs.
Gareth

I haven't got a permanent electricity supply to this shed, and use an extension cable if I need power in there, which is why I purchased the battery powered security lights.
Border

Border wrote:
Have you not got electricty installed in your shed Gareth, as I would have thought an electric light with a motion sensor would be better than a battery light.

I brought a motion sensor light, with pan and tilt facility on flood head unit,  it follows the motion, very handy when taking the dogs out in the winter months as it follows the dogs.

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