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To light or not to light?

Thread in 'General Discussion' started by medium187mph, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. medium187mph

    medium187mph The Hen that laid the Golden Legos

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    Closing on a cabin on large wooded acreage early next week.

    Question is to add security lighting or not.

    I’m a little over 800’ to the main road and it’s DARK!

    The cabin has 2 simple lights under the front covered porch and a few on the back. That’s it...

    I’m considering adding some motion LED floodlights on each corner as well as a few other high wattage LED’s between the house and the road on my driveway.

    I’ve got a commercial grade DVR with plenty of 4mp cameras on standby and they work day/night very well. Better then most game cameras.

    Should I light it up or keep it dark? What say the ODT?
     
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    I’m going with light it up. You can always turn existing lights off but you can’t turn lights that aren’t there on. Congratulations on the new purchase!
     
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    4mp cams did you buy them in 2002? Also if those are better than your trail cams you must get plenty of pictures of Sasquatch in the woods. :boink:

    On a serious note I’m with Crippen. Light up everything you can because you can easily flip it off if you don’t need/want it.
     
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    I would light it up.
     
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    medium187mph The Hen that laid the Golden Legos

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    Lol, cameras were free and they work really good so... maybe I can upgrade to a better system later.
     
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    Thanks man, hope all is well!
     
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    Light it up. Congrats and when is the Meet & Greet?
     
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    Have the lights available, but stay dark unless you need them. Put the motion detectors on the NV cameras, not the lights.
     
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    Ha I’m with you there man you can’t beat free and I would use them too instead of buying new ones! Congrats on the new fortress in the woods I’m pretty jealous of that.
     
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    Light it up. They invented switches for a reason!

    Also, I always liked the boogie man switch (master switch in the bedroom). But the lay out of your cabin could make that more hassle than its worth to retrofit.
     
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