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Neighbours security lights

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12 minutes ago, Nicola Hannah Butterfield said:

If they are L.E.D. lights not likely to be very much, something like that might only use 80W's or less.

Yeah there's a certain down-side to these new LED units in that regard, probably part of the reason they sprout like shrooms on buildings everywhere. Worst part will be as they fail, they have a tendency to flash like a strobe which isn't pleasant.

Not had a chance to talk to the neighbour on theirs but if I get no consideration I have a possible option since it is a motion activated one - aim an IR flood at the PIR and blind it 😉 

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3 minutes ago, DaveL59 said:

Yeah there's a certain down-side to these new LED units in that regard, probably part of the reason they sprout like shrooms on buildings everywhere. Worst part will be as they fail, they have a tendency to flash like a strobe which isn't pleasant.

Not had a chance to talk to the neighbour on theirs but if I get no consideration I have a possible option since it is a motion activated one - aim an IR flood at the PIR and blind it 😉 

Does that work? It has occurred to me as a means to trick a neighbour’s solar powered lights into thinking it was daytime. Also are there any environmental issues with flooding the place with IR light? 

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5 minutes ago, Ouroboros said:

Does that work? It has occurred to me as a means to trick a neighbour’s solar powered lights into thinking it was daytime. Also are there any environmental issues with flooding the place with IR light? 

unsure if it'd be effective but it may well do, depending on the IR freq of the flood. Some are 850 and others 950 for cctv use. I'll update if I do need to go this route, I can spare off one to experiment if I need to. I doubt that'd work for solar lights tho as they use an LDR to sense light level.

As to flooding with IR, I already do for the CCTV night vision, only issue perhaps is attracting insects but then maybe that's why the bat visits the area nightly for a snack 🙂 

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7 minutes ago, DaveL59 said:

Yeah there's a certain down-side to these new LED units in that regard, probably part of the reason they sprout like shrooms on buildings everywhere. Worst part will be as they fail, they have a tendency to flash like a strobe which isn't pleasant.

Not had a chance to talk to the neighbour on theirs but if I get no consideration I have a possible option since it is a motion activated one - aim an IR flood at the PIR and blind it 😉 

Tell me about those that fail, We have one lighting the steps down from the main road at the front, one on the side door, one facing the steps into the rear garden (though this is actually turned off 99% of the time), I then have two solar charged ones facing into the garden one on each shed, again these are turned off 99% only being used to pack up of a might on occasions, usually just use a torch, there is also a bulk head light on the top shed only on if needed, but because of where the switch is, I have a habit of leaving it on till I see it shining in the bathroom window when I go upstairs, also a further light at the bottom shed to aid visibility, as this is the darkest part of the garden, not that anything is really dark, and whilst I have an issue with next door re her bathroom window (there is a youngster living there so maybe a reason) and she is happy to turn it off if I ask, it is nothing with what the OP has to contend with, the children's letter published in the local press seems a good idea, also the environmental issue another possible route.

Another annoying one is who can turn on their Xmas lights first in the year, all ready got two on near here.

I have the lights for a reason, the lady I care for share the house with has several health issues, including severe mobility issues.

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That is the neighbours earlier this year (2020) I have moved the scope down the garden where it is shielded from most, but the bathroom, however I might have a plan.

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managed to have a chat with the dad from next door, he's happy to angle the sensor and light away from my garden. I suggested when it's better weather as they've other priorities to get the place finished for moving in and no rush from my side. Lets face it I ain't exactly out trying to observe with the current weather! Hopefully a good result and a happy neighbour 🙂 

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