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When the battery is installed, the unit will start with a test flash, not all bulbs flash at the same time during the test. After a delay the correct flashing pattern will begin.
PLEASE ensure battery has adequate power as older batteries will cause the flash lights to dim (CHECK USE BY DATE ON BOTTOM OF BATTERY WHEN PURCHASING BATTERY)
Powered by a 6 volt torch battery (“Everyday” No 1209 or compatible brand, battery not included) placed into the unit with the 2 terminals making contact through the holes in the top to the power board. Ensure the top and bottom caps are kept hand tightened to keep moisture out.
THERE IS NO “ON/OFF SWITCH”
A light sensor will automatically turn light on and off in accordance with the amount of sunlight. There are varying time delays between flashes. The flashes are timed so as to be random.
When the unit is not required to flash or is being stored, remove the battery. DO NOT LEAVE OLD BATTERIES IN UNIT. Dispose of old battery in the proper manner. Better quality batteries will give longer operation time.
TO ENSURE WATERPROOFING
THE TOP AND BOTTOM CAPS MUST BE KEPT FIRMLY HAND TIGHTENED. Do not over tighten as this will cause the O-ring to be stretched out of shape and position.
When installing battery please ensure the notch of the O-ring is positioned as shown in the above images
PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE THE TOP CAP FROM MAIN BODY
Instructions for Solar Foxlight
The attachment arm can be twisted into place with less than a quarter turn (until it “clicks” into position), with the round side finishing outwards
Visibility is most important. Having the light positioned close to sleeping stock and where it is clearly seen from all directions is ideal. A number of lights may be required for protection from all sides.
Placed on top of a steel fence post is preferred as the post can then be located in the position of the best visibility. It can also be hung from a wire fence or fastened to a wooden pole. It may be tied between two poles or trees without the attachment arm.
It is important to have the light placed high enough so stock can’t reach to damage or dislodge the light. The flash needs to project horizontally from the unit.
To have full operation through the night, this light needs to be positioned so the solar panel receives full sunlight. In shaded or forested areas, the battery version of this light may be more appropriate or a combination of both.
Beneath the rubber cap there is a MICRO USB power port (as on mobile phones) from where the battery can be charged via mains power if needed. It is advisable to have the batteries are fully charged before putting in the field for operation. The batteries can also be fully charged by placing the unit in the sun (needing 2 days if battery is empty). This needs to be done with the switch in the OFF position.
The ON/OFF switch needs to be switched to the ON position before placing the light into the field for operation. By turning the switch to ON position the light won’t flash until the light sensor reacts to a lack of light. To check operation during hours of daylight you need to take the light into a darkened room.
When the light is stored, the switch should be turned to OFF so as not to loose the stored power and to lengthen the battery life.
The rechargeable batteries should be good for 3 years with all year round use. It is recommended to use the light only at the period of likely predation.
A warranty of 12 months is given on product from the date of purchase, provided it is used in accordance with instructions. Foxlights may not prevent all attacks.
POSITION OF LIGHTS
The light can operate on the ground, but must be secured so as not to fall on to its side. The light flash much project from the unit in a horizontal position to maximise effect.
When setting up the lights remember if it can’t be seen by the predator then it will have no effect. Set so as to be visible from the maximum directions possible, or the direction most likely travelled by predator.
Domestic animals spoiled have no fear of lights.
These lights need to be close to, but not right on top of the animal being protected.
For sheep and goat protection it is recommended to concentrate lights on and around campsite areas.
With a hen house, duck pond or other poultry, place lights in positions outside but near sleeping area.
With the correct care the lights will operate for many years.
FOXLIGHTS ARE DESIGNED AS AN AID IN THE DETERRENT OF NIGHT PREDATORS, BUT MAY NOT SUCCEED AGAINST ALL ATTACKS