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solar powered street address lighted leds around $10 Answered

I've seen whats out there crap this is quality and cheap looks great can read address on both sides half a block away complete darkness. on a good day of sun it will last dust to dawn. if cloudy maybe half. rains like the dickens all day maybe it might turn on? anybody interested in project. if enough people than will do it. Just a little problem if it wasn't for my disabilaties that gets in my way of working and thinking I would just do it. but it would be worth it. If I do it I will show plenty of pictures and the few things you do to make something that just the solar panel should cost.

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Grey_Wolfe

8 years ago

Sounds like a fun project. I'd be happy to see it.

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caissex2Grey_Wolfe

Reply 8 years ago

Hi I am sorry I had forgotten about posting my disalbilities are getting the best of me. Anyway as soon as I am able to get my brain working long enough I will be glad to show you what I came up with. It is very cool I bought one it cost like $20 something dollars and it was a joke. Now it was the cheapest I found but I have seen some go for well over $100 and still not as good for one what good is something you can't see going both ways on the street. I guess I can give you a quick run down if you buy 10 or more lights that you buy for walkways that you stick in the ground. You take it apart and use the solar panel already there and the guts you have to take the leds out and put wires in their place and if white is what you likHi I am sorry I had forgotten about posting my disalbilities are getting the best of me. Anyway as soon as I am able to get my brain working long enough I will be glad to show you what I came up with. It is very cool I bought one it cost like $20 something dollars and it was a joke. Now it was the cheapest I found but I have seen some go for well over $100 and still not as good for one what good is something you can't see going both ways on the street. I guess I can give you a quick run down if you buy 10 or more lights that you buy for walkways that you stick in the ground. You take it apart and e than they will work but you have to transfer them to the end of wire. They also come with rechargable batteries which are probably not going to charge right because if you get them like me for $2.00 or less they have been sitting for quite awhile. you just take a 12 volt battery and hook positive to positive and negative to negative when you hook the second one you just have to touch it and it may or may not spark. then read the voltage and I promise your voltage will go up. When the batteries sit too long without use it gets a short of sorts and the extra voitage will take care of that. Now you have 3/4 of what you need and so far you got around $200 bucks. The rest is plexiglass or a cheaper clear plastic thats works the same. I got mine at home depot and you just buy pieces that are close to what you need anyway. I used wood for I think looks the best and you can shape it anyway you want . If you hot glue it to the back it works great. Okay I am probably making no sense so I will just give a list.
1. Solar light for lighting walkways 10 -20 or more the more the cheaper.
2.Rechargeable batteries but they come with Solar light
3. Leds but they also come with Solar light.
4. Black construction paper this is what you are going to make your numbers Office Max has different size letters for mail boxs you reuse them.
5. Sheet of white plastic this will be your backing so you can't see inside but will only see the numbers you cut out for you address. Both of these go on each side if you want a 2 sided numbers same with plexiglass.
6. Hot glue gun who doesn't have one if you don't get one.
7. Any scrap pieces of any kind of wood just for your frame.
That's it oh I sorry you have to spray paint it or you better use pressure treated wood. and clear coat it. When I can dig up a couple of ones I have done I will e-mail them it probably be more self explainitory with pictures