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I saw this in the lane outside our office this morning (yes, I was in at work on Saturday sad,sad,sad). Does this get the prize?

The photo isn't the clearest but the light is above the blue door. It looks like a standard light that people use to light up the front or back garden.

Albert - do you know how much heat these units put out?

I can't wait for it to be used in winter, I recon it'll be a sure fire cure for seasonal affected disorder!!.


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Replied by voyager on topic Re: Most Pointless lighting ever?

Image not found I'm afraid :(

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Replied by michael_murphy on topic Re: Most Pointless lighting ever?

Bit odd. I can cut and paste the image and click the link.

Maybe try
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Replied by albertw on topic Re: Most Pointless lighting ever?

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At least its pointing straight down, probably overkill for such a small lane.
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Replied by phoenix on topic Re: Most Pointless lighting ever?

I have 4 similar lights around my house and all are pointed directly downwards apart from the one nearest the scope which I pulled the bulb out off since the cats kept setting it off. I have all the others set for 10 seconds only except the front door..........there is always a first time that you lock the keys to the house inside the observatory. Padlocks are cheap but waking the wife up at 3am costs BIG TIME.
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Replied by albertw on topic Re: Most Pointless lighting ever?

Albert - do you know how much heat these units put out?


Guessing from the apparent size that's a 500W lamp. Totally overkill for that location. The ILE advise a 150W for security, but given the area it needs to illuminate I think a 18W CFL would do the job. It's ahrd to tell if there is a motion sensor there; even if there is you need to ask you is going to notice; is this on a street where people are walking by?

The current configuration looks like it will be of most benefit to smoking workers in the winter! I have a 500W light like this on a tripod for working in the garage. In winter it provides more than enough light AND heat for me to tinker even when its freezing outside.
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Replied by michael_murphy on topic Re: Most Pointless lighting ever?

is this on a street where people are walking by?


It's a lane at the back of one office by what I think may be the fire escape and the back of our office.

I'll have a closer look to see if there is a motion sensor.
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Most Pointless lighting ever?

Overkill to the max! Problem is, I bet they got it in Aldi/Lidl for next to nothing and went with what their uneducated brain told them to do at the time!

i]offtopic[/iI can't see the image in Michael's first post - is it me or the image location?i]/offtopic[/i
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i]offtopic[/iI can't see the image in Michael's first post - is it me or the image location?i]/offtopic[/i


Google seem to have moved it... fixed again
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i]offtopic[/iI can't see the image in Michael's first post - is it me or the image location?i]/offtopic[/i


Google seem to have moved it... fixed again


Still nothing for me Al. Clicking on Michael's link is no problem, and right-clicking on the broken image and selecting 'View Image' does work. Strange...
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Replied by michael_murphy on topic Re: Most Pointless lighting ever?

i]offtopic[/iI can't see the image in Michael's first post - is it me or the image location?i]/offtopic[/i


Google seem to have moved it... fixed again


Still nothing for me Al. Clicking on Michael's link is no problem, and right-clicking on the broken image and selecting 'View Image' does work. Strange...


I'll think I'll use flickr in future. it seems to be a bit better at this sort of thing.
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