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Re: Interesting light idea--it's heavy, Man

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
below 30Hz.

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

Scott H.

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