2011 - Volume #35, Issue #4, Page #41[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Corner Traffic Signal Light
My son, who is a contractor, removed the light which came equipped with a 400-lb. cement base. I brought the entire unit home on a trailer and used a backhoe to dig a hole, then set the base in the hole and bolted the post on. I removed the original 150-watt bulbs because they use a lot of electricity and replaced them with small 13-watt, energy-saving bulbs. The lights are good and bright and last a long time. There are 2 sets of lights, but I only have one set lit up. It faces the house and road. The unit's "walk" signal is still on but I didn't wire it up. I installed light sensors so that the lights automatically come on at night and go off in the morning. (John Eilers, 2095 E. 350 N., Pana, Ill. 62557 ph 217 562-4021)
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