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Gsdknox44
Reg. May 2018
Posted 2018-11-07 9:44 PM (#7412693)
Subject: Arena light ideas



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Like many others I absolutely HATE the time change. It’s dark by the time I get home from work now. Does anyone have somewhat cost friendly ideas for outdoor arena lights? I can have the local electric company come out in light poles but they’re $250 per pole and a monthly fee of $30 a pole so I’m trying to see if there’s another option. What do you all do to ride during the winter when it’s dark outside?
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runnin hard
Reg. Jan 2005
Posted 2018-11-08 12:47 AM (#7412699 - in reply to #7412693)
Subject: RE: Arena light ideas



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I have a dusk to dawn light at the end of my arena and one at the end of my barn (close by) and I pray for moonlight. LOL  Actually the lights cover the arena well enough to ride and see barrels (white).  I figure if I can work in the half light they can really hunt a barrel in the daylight. :-
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FLITASTIC
Reg. Jun 2012
Posted 2018-11-08 9:33 AM (#7412718 - in reply to #7412693)
Subject: RE: Arena light ideas



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I ride with a flashlight sometimes. Or you could always park a car at each end of your arena with lights on. I have even seen this at jackpots!
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want2chase3
Reg. May 2009
Posted 2018-11-08 9:47 AM (#7412721 - in reply to #7412693)
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My arena is right next to the side of my house. We found some inexpensive lights that are easily attached to my house that shine right onto the pen.. they are super bright and 2 get the job done. I think they were about $30 a piece and the replacement bulbs are around $7 for led. Thankfully my hubby is electrical "smart" and hooked them into the switch on the porch.
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JLazyT_perf_horses
Reg. Dec 2010
Posted 2018-11-08 10:39 AM (#7412732 - in reply to #7412693)
Subject: RE: Arena light ideas



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I just rode in the dark for years, used black barrels. Really got my horse waiting on me to know when it was ok to turn lol. We didn't have lights at the last place I boarded so I bought some work lights. The construction kind on the tripod, they're fairly inexpensive. Had a 120x200 arena and I just put 2 up, was enough to see. Just ran extension cords to them & set them inside when done.
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Fun2Run
Reg. Jul 2005
Posted 2018-11-08 11:15 AM (#7412741 - in reply to #7412721)
Subject: RE: Arena light ideas



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want2chase3 - 2018-11-08 9:47 AM

My arena is right next to the side of my house. We found some inexpensive lights that are easily attached to my house that shine right onto the pen.. they are super bright and 2 get the job done. I think they were about $30 a piece and the replacement bulbs are around $7 for led. Thankfully my hubby is electrical "smart" and hooked them into the switch on the porch.

This ^^. Go to Home Depot and get some lights on stands. Attach them to the top of your barn for a temporary fix.
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cooper08
Reg. Apr 2008
Posted 2018-11-08 12:15 PM (#7412760 - in reply to #7412693)
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075RBP7Y7/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o...

We ordered these LED lights. SUPER BRIGHT and they are easy to install. You can put up a pole yourself and mount it. We used 5 for our whole arena.
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Kay-DRacing.
Reg. Jun 2009
Posted 2018-11-08 1:21 PM (#7412772 - in reply to #7412693)
Subject: RE: Arena light ideas



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First thing that came to mind were those lightbars that you are seeing on vehicles now days. They are fairly inexpensive and if you have somewhere to mount them, they'd be perfect! 
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dtools&field-keywords=LIGHTBARS
 
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Dinero10
Reg. Mar 2004
Posted 2018-11-09 9:14 AM (#7412838 - in reply to #7412693)
Subject: RE: Arena light ideas



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 ride in dark - and by the light of the silvery moon.
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MOGirl07
Reg. Feb 2012
Posted 2018-11-09 10:36 AM (#7412858 - in reply to #7412693)
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Because I don't have any electric close enough to my arena, I currently drag out a big spotlight on an extension cord plugged in at the barn and put it away when I'm done. It's a pain in the tush but...all I have right now. Eventually when we change some things around, I'll ask hubs to make my arena bigger and closer to my barn, so he can mount some LED lights up there.
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CYA Ranch
Reg. Feb 2008
Posted 2018-11-10 8:54 AM (#7412930 - in reply to #7412693)
Subject: RE: Arena light ideas


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Someone once posted LED solar lights that they used at their arena.  I haven't had luck finding them. Ideas?  
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Gsdknox44
Reg. May 2018
Posted 2018-11-11 7:55 PM (#7413004 - in reply to #7412693)
Subject: RE: Arena light ideas



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Unfortunately my arena isn’t close enough to my barn to mount a light to it so I’m thinking of either using my headlights or investing in a spotlight and running a few extension cords until I can save enough money to get some lights put up! Thanks for all the ideas
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