Illuminated wind indicator

  • US 7,336,157 B2
  • Filed: 12/16/2005
  • Issued: 02/26/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/07/2005
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An illuminated wind indicator, comprising:

  • a housing;

    at least one chime member movably suspended from said housing;

    a pendulum assembly suspended from said housing such that said pendulum assembly and said at least one chime member move relative to each other;

    a first light source situated such that a portion of said pendulum assembly emits light;

    a rechargeable battery connected so as to provide power to said first light source;

    at least one solar panel connected such that said rechargeable battery accumulates charge when said solar panel is exposed to ambient light level of sufficient intensity;

    a control circuit and a light sensor and wherein when said light sensor detects ambient light lower than a predetermined level said control circuit connects said first light source and said rechargeable battery such that said first light source emits light.

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