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Solar Fox Light


Solar Fox Light

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Deters meat-eating predators through the night

Fox Lights tend to pay for themselves. If it saves just one or two lambs, a Fox Light has covered its cost. When Fox Lights save dozens or hundreds of lambs from catastrophic losses from predators, the owners are well in front, year after year. So are the lambs. Fox Lights can make the difference between farmers being financially viable or not in some regions.

The most common use of Fox Lights is to save helpless new-born lambs and vulnerable ewes while giving birth from vicious meat-eating predators. Place Fox Lights in the paddock at least a week before lambing starts and at least two weeks after the last lamb is born so they can run away by that age, where the sheep camp at night as this is where they are most vulnerable.

The adult fox jaw can open wide enough to carry off more than one lamb at a time. The mother fox takes her young out to teach them how to kill which is when farmers wake up to find many dead lambs in the paddock (or dead chooks in the pen). Male foxes can take one or more lambs (or chooks) at a time and bury them near their den for later, then come back through the same night to take more. They tend to come back until they take the lot. Farmers may never know how many lambs have been taken, especially when there are twins.

Various farmers using Fox Lights who have ewes with a few lambing seasons of being protected by Fox Lights observed that these ewes can have a tendency to want to camp near the Fox Lights. After lambing is over, bring the Fox Lights in and disconnect the top from the base until next season, unless you have other uses for the Fox Lights.

Discounts apply for multiple Fox Light purchases in the one order. Customers with BAS/GST returns may claim 10% back as vermin control on this product purchase. Please retain your emailed tax invoice.


Designed in Australia and used to protect lambs and ewes from fox attack, Fox Lights have also been successful by protecting other vulnerable animal species including goats, calves, piglets, chickens, geese and ducks. Fox Lights have been used in chook houses, aviaries, lambing and calving paddocks, farrowing pens and around dams for native animal protection from various meat-eating, nocturnal feral predators, including wild cats, wild dogs, dingoes and their cross breds who are out there in large numbers hunting for food every day. Some people have used Fox Lights around camp sites in the bush.

Large commercial crops including lucerne, oats and rice have been protected from invasion by wild ducks and kangaroos through the night. One customer purchased 30 Fox Lights to save his 400 acre rice crop near the Murray River from being trashed by wild ducks, same as his neighbours had already done.

Possum, bats and pigeons have been deterred from entering dark roof cavities when Fox Lights are activated inside the roof space.

Wild animals, especially smart, brazen and cunning foxes, have very strong survival instincts and can be spooked by the varying Fox Light lighting sequence in the dark. They generally avoid areas where they sense a potential threat and where they may become the prey instead of the predator. Their instinct is to get out of there. Fox Lights can deter various meat-eating predators and the flighty wild animals.

Overseas, these versatile Fox Lights are used to deter elephants from raiding crops and plantations as well as deterring wolves and snow leopards from attacking livestock.

Fox Lights are not intended to replace other animal protection procedures but can enhance the effectiveness of existing techniques.


For native animal conservation, Fox Lights have been used to protect Fairy Penguins, rare ducks and endangered Bilbies in their natural environment from being killed by various feral night predators. Australia has close to the world record of species extinction with 38 native species wiped out since the introduction of feral animals. Native animals have no mechanism evolved over many centuries to protect themselves from the introduction of these relatively recently introduced ferals. 


The solar Fox Light model does not need batteries to be purchased. The solar panel or its inbuilt micro-USB connection power it for night use.

The Fox Light works automatically through the night. It turns itself on when the light drops off at night. It turns itself off when the sun comes up. You do not have to be there for it to work as a predator deterrent.

The nine bright, energy-efficient LED lights on top of the Fox Light mix up the colours, direction and sequence of computerized lights so that it looks like a human being is walking around waving a torch in the dark.


Connect the base to the top by screwing it in place with a quarter turn. Slide the assembled Fox Light onto a star picket, at about chest height, where an adult would typically be waving a torch around in the night. Foxes with their strong survival instincts think the flashing light is a human being and instinctively stay away from the light, especially if they have been spotlighted by shooters before.

Positioning of the light is important. Avoid placing the Fox Light behind a tree or other obstacle that blocks it from the view of the predator. You want the predator to see the light from a kilometer or more away, before it gets on top of the livestock. Also position it where sunlight will fall onto the solar panel on the top to recharge the inbuilt battery. You can have multiple star pickets and rotate the location of the Fox Lights around from time to time to keep the predators guessing.

For lambing ewes, place the Fox Light where sheep camp and sleep at night. For chooks and aviaries, place the light outside, near where they sleep, in view of the predators.

As a general rule, less lights are needed on flat, open ground with no trees compared to where there are hills and trees as obstacles, then more Fox Lights are required for visibility.

A transistor radio under a waterproof cover, tuned into a talk-back program like the ABC with the sound of a human voice, placed near the Fox Light day and night, is a good combination as a deterrent. If you have a rogue fox that does not take notice of the Fox Light, especially those that live in towns and are used to seeing lights, this combination can have a more powerful deterrent effect.


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