I just moved out to a rural part of the state and my new house is right up against the state forest. It’s great for privacy but it can get a little scary when the local wildlife come traipsing through your backyard. When I bought the house there were flood lights back there but the first time I tested them out, the bulb inside partially melted the housing. So I had to shop around and find a good 300W LED flood light. Obviously I didn’t want a repeat of the melting fiasco and I didn’t want to pay a ton of money for it either. There were so many to choose from and I had no idea what I was doing. After much debate and a fair bit of hemming and hawing I settled on a sturdy looking black model and grabbed 4 of them. I ordered them and got them in the mail in no time and they didn’t cost much was a nice surprise.
It wasn’t very difficult to them installed and next came the big test, would they scare off the deer and and occasional coyote that wandered into my yard after dark? Would my yard be safe enough for my dog again? I waited and by the window and waited and waited. I think the bright lights must have scared off all the animals, so they didn’t even come over out of curiosity. Now I know there’s still a chance that predators will come through, so I probably won’t leave my dog out there overnight but at least I can feel reasonably sure that a large animal isn’t going to ruin any of the things and stuff I have in my yard. I would hate to have to buy a new camper because a bear ruined it.