I think Ring do one about the size of 2 matchboxes which I have
seen from time to time in the sheds.
Depending on why you want a small one, there is the type with a
small sensor on a flying lead containing only the light dependant
resistor, and the rest of the electronics in a larger box.
Another type is a small box, about the size of a matchbox, which
mounts inside an appliance with a perspex light pipe an inch or
so long which protrudes to the outside for sensing.
Check out www.roycethompson.com for a full range of photcells designed
for installtion in lanterns.
I think you are looking for a cell called an ER12HN thats small and
will fit in most lanterns only requires a 20mm hole cut in lantern and
sticks through about 5mm.
A question that has been nagging me for a little while...
What happens to the old street lamps? The ones that get felled by wayward
motorists, or simply get too old... Do they get used as donor's, scrapped or
sold to the public? I always thought that they would make good outside
lights around our house...
Well if a lighting column has been involved in a road traffic acident
and removed the steel ones get weighed in,concrete columns are
disposed off. The actual lanterns that are removed usually just get
skipped unless we salvage some parts from them for spares.
If you ask ur local streetlighting depot im sure they would have a few
old lanterns going spare.
I've got this picture in my mind of your front driveway, lined
with lamp columns all bent in different directions. Could be
quite artistic I suppose ;-)
The cast iron gaslamp columns (which doesn't mean they ever
supported a gas lantern) are often sold to specialists who
make up new authentic lanterns to mount on them.
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