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Postby BigBill » Fri May 04, 2007 1:27 pm

I have a dozen very nice solar lawn lights that I'd like to convert to AC power. The conditions, both solar exposure and temperature here in Wisconsin mean that these things run out of juice before the morning. Sure seems like it shouldn't be rocket science to convert to AC power.I found some LED lights at [url]www.plasmaled.com[/url] which i thought i could use. Any other tips?
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Postby sparx » Fri May 04, 2007 4:51 pm

Not too difficult B.B. if you remember LEDs need a constant current DC supply @ quite low voltage.
So from a catalog I guess you could find a control unit ready made ie Radio shack type or maybe a lighting store,
you could build your own if you know the max. voltage & current reqd. by each light, using a 120v - say 3 volt transformer & a rectifier and current limiting I.C. chip if electronics is your thing....
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