Retrofit old post light to solar

bldn10August 29, 2011

I have a typical old steel post w/ Colonial coachlight-looking electric fixture. I'd like to convert it to solar as the power to it doesn't work any longer. I'd prefer to put a solar fixture inside the old fixture if that would work. Anyone done this?



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The issue is going to be mounting the solar panel.

A small one may not produce enough power for anything buy a rather dim light.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2011 at 3:22PM
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Then there is the question of batteries - physical size, location, chemistry used.
If you're into rigging electronics and batteries, there are high energy density Lithium polymer batteries...

    Bookmark   September 5, 2011 at 11:09PM
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