Monday, August 29, 2011

lighting test...










Did a lighting test today for the payphone...96 solar powered LED's.  Not quite bright enough for me.  I have enough to double it so I think I can set up the permanent installation tomorrow.  Will make a nice lighted marker for when I come home after dark.  96,103,71,0,B

21 comments:

Rita B. said...

and Miss Benita will have a night light when she goes to potty on a new moon.

tffnguy said...

Light pollution in the desert. :) Looks good though.

Ted said...
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robertlor08 said...

Nice touch!

robertlor08 said...

Nice touch on the landscape.

Zole said...

What type of battery are you using to run the led's?
Been with ya since almost day one.

Susie said...

John are you still reading Cousin Nancy's blog???

frakier said...

I can see it on the news now....
"It was night. I was walking through the desert, lost, out of water and figured to be dead by the next morning and then I see this pay phone off in the distance, all lit up."

rj said...

Ted,
The internet used out there is DSL which requires a twisted pair phone line to work. Kind of a chicken or egg dilemma.

MsBelinda said...

It looks great.

deguello said...

Forget the Marfa lights! Just cruise hwy 118 and watch for that mysterious glow to the west.

Rita B. said...

i bet the Mojave phone booth wasn't lit.

LarryLilly said...

I thought you wanted off the grid?

Larry G said...

backsliding for sure here, eh?

:-)

Judd said...

So cool. Is that just a homemade block of light using styrofoam and solar LEDs?
Really like what you're doing out there, thanks for all the good posts!

William Lai said...

I don't know if you know of the Mojave Phone Booth, but I love the solar lighting touch.

http://deuceofclubs.com/moj/mojave.htm

LBH said...

I agree with tffnguy, in this case maybe less is more.
Still pretty damn cool though.

Carlos said...

I'd rig some sort of remote switch to turn off the light when you are home to conserve battery life. You could also have it flash with incoming calls.

Allen Hare said...

It just keeps getting better!

Larry G said...

I still trying to understand why a pay phone...

:-)

Mr_Brown said...

I can't answer for JW on why a pay phone but if I lived out there I would have a pay phone just so people would ask, "why a pay phone?"