Don’t know if this belongs in the Lounge or here, but thought maybe it would get more views in this section. It actually is a garden issue, so I guess it’s okay here.
Was wondering if anyone here has a particular brand of rechargeable outdoor lights that they use for their lawn or garden. I guess they’d have to be solar rechargeable outdoor lights, as it’d be unfeasible to run a cord out to the garden.
I ask so as to use them as some kind of deterrent for varmits, especially deer and rabbits. So it’d probably be best if they were motion detected, as the critters might get used to the lights being on all the time.
I believe you are seeking security lights with built-in motion detectors. Many of them are hardwired. I recommend them that way since battery ownership is a pain in the pocketbook and maintenance schedule.
@richard, I think Bob is referring to path and plant lighting. I’ve thought about adding some, and there are some very affordable options out there. Most of them seem to use AA NiMH batteries that you can replace when needed. There may be better options with Li-Ion batteries, but that would def. increase the cost. I never committed, so I don’t know about actual performance. However, the base build quality of most of the units I’ve seen at home centers has looked acceptable. There’s no wiring install needed for most of them, so you just stick 'em in the ground where needed, and it’s easy to adjust the layout if you need to. Downside is you need to replace the batteries periodically, and they should be brought in for the winter.
I have a solar powered security light I bought at Costco. I works very well. It’s $49 but it was only $29 when I bought it. It doesn’t help with raccoons. They ignore it when it comes on. Maybe they are used to it since motion sensing light are common around here.