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Solar power sidewalk/driveway lights?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by big pappa b, Jun 11, 2005.

  1. big pappa b

    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    Anyone ever use the solar ones? Debating on buying them vs the hard wired ones.

    Comments???
     
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    solar are great if you want cheap light that dont really work.

    in short they SUCK.

    hard wired one that use mr16 bulb are where its at, they will give you lots of light. i used to work at a company that made landscape lighting out of
    natural rock!

    very cool see it here stoneage lighting

    I personaly made all the lights you see there.

    and we/they( i still am assosated with the owner) now had diy kit made of composit materalys very cool and they actualy look good HERE


    i own a set of outdoor speakers we make too, they sound great and use some of the best speakers in the world, made buy a guy from england we met, you dont know how good rock makes as a speaker box!!!!
    and mine are in polished black granit!!!!!! looks sweet too!!!

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  3. i8yrsuv

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    Hard wire ...dont be lazy !! Plastic sucks outdoors ,the sun always wins ..
     
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    Dude , Those rock ,I have often thought of using Albalonie shells for the reflector tops of yard lighting with copper tubes as the posts .

     
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    solar powered lights..... i'm just thinking that if the sun is down, there is no power....... I'm sure they have batterys that charge with the solar power, but then you have to change the batteries all the time. Eventually, you wake up to go to work, and the lights are out already. Sounds to me like wiring them is the better choice.
     
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    i have used both, the hard wired give off more light and dont use much juice, the solar ones dont give off much light and in the winter only last 4 to 6 hours, how much work do you want to put into it?
     
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    aour composit rock NEVER fade and will always last, oh and all the stuff is patanted so if you think you can get a rock saw out guys.... let me know i'll see you get a letter:D:D:D

    i like the natural one better, i can get moss to grow on the and every thing!:cool1:
     

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