Step 5: Fitting the Cap

As seen in Step 1, the lamp is made for wall mount, so it was necessary to build this (yellow) wooden adapter to tighten the lamp to the cap.

I first made a cardboard model, then sawed the pieces out of scrap plywood.

After assembling with tenons and screws, I applied some wood primer, then several coats of yellow paint.
Or simply use a clear glass bowl. Could even have the panel protected under it. For a little more oomph, a small mirror or two could reflect the sunlight on the panels in poorer lighting conditions.
Any reason you used a colored bowl instead of a white one?
They had only this color on the shelf.
What lamp did you buy and from what supplier?
Model &quot;Liverpool&quot; (probably made in China), from <a href="http://www.ranex-gmbh.de/">Ranex</a> (Germany).<br> <a href="https://www.instructables.com/files/orig/FPZ/ZSW6/GNXX0OFO/FPZZSW6GNXX0OFO.jpg">Full-resolution pic</a>.<br>
IDF supposedly uses solar lights like these along their border fences to be able to see people trying to cross illegally.
He he .. that could be SO easily trolled with an IR-laser. Done that with similar lamps on driveways to houses when I was bored once.
Not sure if they're motion triggered or if they're turned on all night. Haven't been there myself to witness it -my dad was there and was the one who told me.
they also use bulldozers to kill innocent american protestors.
And fellow Norwegian UN peace-keepers in uniform.<br><br>And of course, they decided to use flecette ammunition -forbidden by the Geneva convention.<br><br>But hey -the tank commander was fined $100. Good to know that us sub-humans are worth $100.
Well, the goal of my lamp was not to intimidate potential intruders, but simply to improve visibility and help my mother and others to avoid breaking a leg ...<br><br>Maybe I should add a casing to make it look more friendly.
nice idea.... how much generate the power and solar weight. its sastain the strom... etc..and natural efact ....
ive been wanting to make this instructable for ages. i havnt read it but i can see its the same idea as what i wanted to do. i just have not had the time to make the instructable for it. well done it is an excellant job m8. that clear piece of plastic material is that uv stable otherwise in 2 years that will go faded and yellowish and will block out alot of the suns rays ?
Nice job, and well documented instructable, I don't know if I'd want to make it more &quot;friendly&quot; or not sometimes attracting attention and comment is a good thing.
I want one, but I think I would use aluminum instead of a salad bowl. <br>This is going to sit in the sun, or it wouldn't work. Wouldn't that cause photo degrading of the plastic?
Maybe.. I'll report it in some years.
Very cool!

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