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    • April 20, 2015 10:18 PM EDT
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      Rotating Lighthouse Light

      David Bodnar designed this lighthouse circuit that gives the illusion of the light rotating with just one halogen bulb. The voltage to the bulb gradually comes on, then real bright, then gradually fades. I thought it was pretty neat and like it a lot.  SHORT video of it.

      https://youtu.be/54zlv3onYao

    • April 20, 2015 10:37 PM EDT
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      That is REALLY cool!

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    • April 21, 2015 10:58 AM EDT

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      Thanks for posting the video, Jerry - as coincidence would have it I was doing a similar video last night --- I revised the circuit and software to give a very realistic lighthouse effect using a 24 LED lighting module.

      More information on the changes are here:

      http://www.trainelectronics.com/artcles/LIGHTHOUSE/NewUnit-2015/index.htm

      The video is here:

      https://youtu.be/T9FrPso5hSU

      It is good to hear that you are enjoying the lighthouse!

      dave

       

      This post was edited by David Bodnar at April 21, 2015 11:00 AM EDT
    • April 21, 2015 2:33 PM EDT
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      I am enjoying it David. I think the Halogen one is a little warmer in color.

    • April 21, 2015 2:36 PM EDT

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      It is, Jerry - I also have warm white (very close in color to incandescent bulbs) LED modules on order -

      The bright white vs warm white is a personal choice - some lighthouses used arc lights that were closer to bright white LEDs, some used various fuels that gave more of a warm white color.

      thanks

      dave

    • April 21, 2015 6:02 PM EDT
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      Last week I purchased a lighthouse from Menards, that has an actual rotating beacon. It's solar powered. The beacon rotates all the time, but the LED only lights up after dark.

       

    • April 21, 2015 7:00 PM EDT
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      Ben, we bought 2 of them from Menards here...   Different outside structures...    One is brick walled, and the other is like all stucco/cement walled...

    • April 21, 2015 7:08 PM EDT
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      I bought two over the last three years. I bought them at Christmas tree shop. cost about 40.00 very nice quality.

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    • April 21, 2015 9:35 PM EDT
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      Well, here in the wilds of Nebraska we don't see stuff like that, so I fixed up the one I had. Happy with how it worked out and it cost less than those.

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