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I am not a Green Squad Hippie, but I do like free light. This idea came to light (!) Whilst in one of those "Cheap Shops"

So lets see if it works...................

 

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Circit board frame complete.



All glued into position, with hot melt glue & some tape to cover the wires.



It works, because the circit is light sensitive you have to dim the lights.



Close up.



There is no reason why you could not extend the wires to the solar panel, maybe put them in your fiddle yard.

There is a switch on the circit board, to switch off when not in use.

Total cost, excluding the building £1.00, & a burnt finger. (Hot glue !)
 

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That looks very impressive my friend and a great thought, Well done.

Kind regards

Paul
 

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Very neat,

I may have a use for the idea, but more of that anon.

Regards
 

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Hi

I think that's great, love the way you think very simple and effective. You even get to move the shed and not have to worry about wiring.

Good stuff.

martin
 

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A very good example of thinking outside the box.
How much time does it take to charge the battery? ANd have you found that artificial light sources take longer to charge the battery than sunlight?
Steve
 

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QUOTE (TheBufoon @ 18 Mar 2009, 02:01) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Total cost, excluding the building £1.00, & a burnt finger. (Hot glue !)

Surely the real cost of ALL the bits needed for this idea is closer to £10?
 

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Thanks all for the feedback.
I don't know anything about charging, It just seems to work. because there is a light censer your room have to be dim before the LED come on.

Like I said total cost excluding the building, £1.00, that was for the cheap imported solar garden light from a UK chain store "Poundland", although BVM I can sell you as many lights as you want for £10.00 each !!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I am getting some Metcalf kits for christmas and this is one "bright" idea that works

Happy lighting ..... love the old bus .... it just sets the mood, very dramatically... nice one.
 
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