We didn't want to run electricity out to the barn, so I found a solar LED shed light at Amazon. The reviews on it were great and at the time I ordered it (about two weeks ago) the price was only about $50. It has since more than doubled! (I note that the one currently listed on Amazon is a different seller for the same product. I would definitely recommend it, but wait until MicroSolar, Inc. offers it again - better price.)
It turns on and off by pull chain and has three brightness levels.
|This is on high|
The only problem with the pull chain is that it hangs from the lamp so I can't turn the light on from the doorway. I reckon I'll have to leave a flashlight at the door in case we want to go in when it's pitch dark out.
The Little Barn is mostly shaded, but Dan chose a corner which gets both morning and afternoon sun on which to mount the solar panel.
|It will still charge without full sunlight, just more slowly.|
The panel is adjustable to get the best sun.
|It's both hinged and swiveled.|
You can also see that I've started painting. Dan is working on the last door so I'll be able to show that to you soon. Windows will be after that.