Timer for solar LED dusk/dawn light
I needed a solar recharged, LED light that came on at night.
I purchased a small LED light (rather bright with 6 LEDs) that has a solar cell, photo eye and 3 AA size rechargeable batteries.
Made to clip on the patio umbrella, it is ssmall and light. The solar cell and photo eye are on one piece. The LEDs, batteries and circuts are on another piece. the two pieces are joined by a wire and are hinged together, allowing the unit to clip on the edge of the umbrella.
I plan on removing the hinge and extending the wire to allow a two foot separation.
I need to add a timer to this. Something that will turn off the light about 4 to 5 hours after it comes on.
I assume it will be something that starts when the LEDs are powered up. Though I guess it may be something that is also triggered by an additional photoeye.
Or maybe someone has a better idea?