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    Default Lighting ideas for the Green House!

    I wasnít sure whether to put this in the chat thread or this one....maybe a mod will move it?

    Iíve been in Wales for a few days, my Mums green house, is well stocked and she spends a lot of time in there.....but it was only when I went to bed I noticed that she still has here FLASHING Xmas lights still up! :

    Just wondering if anyone else hooks up lighting so they can do a bit more when it starts to get dark?
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    i did put up some solar powered leds that I picked up cheap oer the Xmas period - would give me about 25 mins extra light - however Mrs Balers is 'into bats' and immediately searched t'internet to be told that bats find such lighting off-putting.

    I've taken them down - they're now in the man shed to give me 25 mins extra in there...

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    Lovely pic Scarlet, i use two of these

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01D4P77...526670059&sr=1

    Really good .

    sure they were cheaper than that though.
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    Hello

    I have just got my first greenhouse and think it looks great with the solar panel fairy lights in it.

    Interesting theory about the bats, I love watching the bats fly around my garden but I have noticed that recently they have been acting a little strange, flying in circles almost, I'm wondering now if it could be my lights that have put them off 🤔

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    my default answer to pretty much all temporary lighting needs these days is one of those LED portable lamps (the ones that look like an outdoor light on a battery
    (this sort of thing https://www.ledkia.com/uk/buy-portab...SABEgKFa_D_BwE)

    and put a hook up if you want hands free

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackarmy View Post
    Lovely pic Scarlet, i use two of these

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01D4P77...526670059&sr=1

    Really good .

    sure they were cheaper than that though.
    Is the panel inside the greenhouse?

    Had the thought that this could be used inside my polytunnel

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    Mine is on the roof outside, but i have other lights where the panels are inside and they work fine.My gh roof is polycarbon if that helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackarmy View Post
    Mine is on the roof outside, but i have other lights where the panels are inside and they work fine.My gh roof is polycarbon if that helps.
    I have crop bars in the tunnel, so was thinking of hanging the light(s) from them and bolting the panel above (along the central path

    1 at each door?

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