With the demise of the Bebi company, I no longer have a source for a Bebi Owl Light.
I am experimenting to build a similar light myself, but hit a snag.
Does anybody know about photosensors that switch a light off and on with the light or darkness? I am scouring the net, but have yet to find them for sale
. I suspect if I used the correct terminology I could find them
A one dollar yard light has one built in, along with the light, solar
panel, and battery
or capacitor, and housing, so they cannot be that complex or that expensive.
I suspect they're a diode which is toggled by light. I am hoping for a single
unit to put in series, rather than a complex circuit.
Has anybody got knowledge about this, or even the correct terminology.
I know that what I build will not be USCG approved. I believe that "deck lighting" can be used in conjunction with an anchor
light, covering both bases.
Also, how do you mount a LED in a PVC end cap? Any suggestions on that? I will use a 5 mm LED to avoid heat buildup and big sinks, though the 10mm LEDs are brighter.
Any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated. I have use for several lights, so spending $300 apiece is just not a real alternative, so don't suggest that.