Solar light sign post

  • US 7,585,085 B1
  • Filed: 10/23/2006
  • Issued: 09/08/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/24/2005
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An apparatus, comprising:

  • a photovoltaic cell to collect solar energy and to convert the solar energy into electrical energy, wherein the photovoltaic cell is integrated with a sign post;

    a power storage module coupled to the photovoltaic cell, the power storage module having a rechargeable battery to store at least some of the electrical energy;

    a light source coupled to the power storage module by control circuitry, wherein the light source is at least partially recessed in the sign post; and

    a light source housing to enclose the light source, wherein the light source housing is at least partially recessed in the sign post and has dimensions approximately equal to a lighting aperture in the sign post.

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