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Re: Interesting light idea--it's heavy, Man
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Interesting light idea--it's heavy, Man
- From: "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com>
- Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2003 08:09:18 -0700 (PDT)
- In-reply-to: <200308090914.h799EMJ9022997@otter.actwin.com>
Geroge Booth said, in part:
> . . .I was thinking of a daily cycle of light, running
> sunrise to sunset. . .
> I would have a red bulb in the far
> "East" end location.
> the next bulb would be a reddish bulb, 2700K or so. Then
> 4100K then three or so
> 6700K in the middle. Then 4100K, 2700K and maybe a blue
> bulb at the "West" end.
> During the day, the lights would sequence on so the red
> "sunrise" bulb came on
> first, then successive bulbs would light from East to
> West . . . All the lights would be on sometime in the
> morning until late
> afternoon. Then they would sequence off East to West
> until just the
> blue "Moonlight" bulb was on.
> I don't think it would make a difference in plant growth
> but it might look
> cool. And you could always throw in an afternoon
> thunderstorm (half the lights
> off) at 2 PM or so.
You'd need some xenon flashes for the lightning run with
special timers -- maybe build something around the old
workhorse Ne555 analogue chip. And then maybe a felt
covered hammer (from an old piano) striking a cookie sheet
or tin sheet for thunder -- hmmm, and a linear
electromagnetic motor to move the hammer??? maybe go
digital soundtrack--definitely need a subwoofer to get down
And sprinklers -- you'd need sprinklers for rainfall --
that would be easy enough. I don't think there's a way to
make clouds and have them hold together for any length of
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