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orion f6.3
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No, not the big yellow thing in the sky; The News Paper. Opened yesterdays (borrowed not one I buy :!: ) I see an ad for a solar power PIR security light! Great now they can be left on 24/7 in places where no power exists, you know that dark corner of the neighbours garden where there shed is! now full illuminated all night by every cat and tree around! :cry: :cry: :x :x :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: Orion f6.3
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I wonder what sort of power output they are claiming for this light? I would think a solar powered one would be pretty feeble. The one's I have in my back garden are! They don't give me enough light to set up my equipment with.

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Post by orion f6.3 »

take a look http://www.solarilluminations.co.uk/aca ... ights.html this is more than enough to disrupt a viewing!
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Post by jaycee »

Hmmm... 10 or 20 watts isn't exactly on a par with the 500W or 1000W monsters that most of us have to put up with but I see your point! The less of this sort of thing we have, the better.

My security light (mains powered) in my back garden is a 40W model which gives me enough light to see with when putting the car in the garage etc. and is just about ok for setting up the telescope. It certainly isn't dazzling. Trouble is, people still think that 1000W is needed to deter a burglar or to give enough light to see with when putting rubbish out at night!

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