Illuminated wind indicator

CAFC
  • US 8,089,370 B2
  • Filed: 09/08/2009
  • Issued: 01/03/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/07/2005
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A solar lamp comprising:

  • a riser portion;

    a connecting frame connected to said riser portion;

    at least one light source, wherein said at least one light source emits light directed above at least part of said riser portion;

    an at least partially light transmissive lens extending to cover at least part of said at least one light source and wherein light emitted from said at least one light source causes at least part of said lens to illuminate;

    a surround frame attached to said lamp proximate to the intersection of said connecting frame and said riser portion such that some of said light passes through said lens to illuminate at least part of said surround frame from below at least part of said surround frame;

    electrical connections for at least one rechargeable power source, wherein said riser portion positions said connections above a ground surface;

    an activation circuit to provide power to said at least one light source from said at least one rechargeable power source only at low light levels; and

    at least one photovoltaic panel, wherein said at least one photovoltaic panel is electrically connected to said at least one light source via said at least one rechargeable power source, converting solar energy into electrical energy, storing said electrical energy and providing said electrical energy to said at least one light source.

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