1987 - Volume #11, Issue #2, Page #30[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Yard Light Turns On When It Sees VisitorsIf you don't like the idea of leaving a farmyard security light on all night, you'll want to take a look at this new light switch that only comes on when it "sees" the headlights of an approaching car or truck.
R.B. Harris, president of GRH Industries, invented the Iight when he moved into a rural home. "We wanted to be able to light our way to the car at night but we didn't want to have a light on all night or even while we were gone in the evening. There are other auto switches on the market but because they're activated by noise or movement, they can come on accidentally. This switch comes on only when it sees your headlights, or when you flip the switch manually, and then shuts off automatically after 6 min.," says Harris.
The new switch wires into the existing switchbox for your yard or porch light. It's equipped with an electronic eye that installs facing the driveway so that headlights strike it. During the day it "deactivates" itself. Manual switches can be mounted wherever convenient.
"We've had interest from farmers who want to install them around barns and livestock shelters so that when they approach at night with a truck or flash-light, the lights come on automatically,"says Harris.
"Nite-I" sells for $38.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, GRH Industries, Rt. 2, Box 121-A, Elon College, N.C. 27244 (ph 919 584-4460).
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