Sunset Lamp. Design Note 45


Many people leave the outdoor lights switched on as a safety measure while going for a long journey. The light will be on during day time also wasting lot of power and money. So here is a simple solution to avoid this. This circuit lights the premises of your home even if you are not there. It is fully automatic and turns on  Bulbs or CFLs at Sunset and turns off at Sunrise. So no need for daily switching. The circuit can run 250 watts load so many lamps can be connected. It is too compact and costs only Rs. 50 without power supply and the total cost will be around Rs.150. So once it is connected, we need not remember to switch on / off the outdoor lights. It will do its job at the right time.
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