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Points of light to show you the way.
Driveway lights need to be strung
and dug into the ground. It also
helps when you make them look
and evenly spaced. The solar
powered lights are dimmer and
types of lights can be vandalized
Not so with LaserWay. LaserWay
projects a pattern of points and
onto a driveway or walkway and it is
mounted next to the sensor lights
near your roof. Just aim the device
when you mount it and set the
parameters of where it can project.
The powerful green lasers won't be
drowned out by the headlights.
can even work in conjunction with
the sensor lights in order to spell
greetings or change to a more
dynamic pattern. There are many
styles and patterns to choose from.
Lights buried in snow? LaserWay
can't get buried and reflects really
well off snow.
Possibly, could have category of
Home: Driveway, Home: Exterior or
even Home: Landscape
Courtesy of [lurch] [Shz, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]
||<George Bush I>Hmm, these thousand points of light on the White House driveway give me a speech idea.</George Bush I>
||"Alls I want is a garage with a fricken laser beam on the roof, c'mon throw me a bone here people." //Dr. E//
||What's the capsule life of a decent 632nm laser?
||632.8 nm would give you a red light. Green HeNe lasers operate at 543.5 nm. Tube life is about 10000 operating hours for small-diameter tubes.
A green diode laser would be less expensive than a green HeNe, but still more expensive than a red diode.
||About 5000 hours for a green diode.
I like this idea, especial the part where all your neighbors get blinded when they try to see where the green dots in your driveway are coming from.
||Actually, I figured if the laser were
to only point to the edges of the
driveway the beam would rarely
encounter the windshield of the
car unless you drove in the grass.
Could also have the lasers for the
grass to accompany the music at
Also, you could have the laser at
night on your lawn and put up a
signal that roughly translates as
"Humans Land Here." So far none
||Just remember to avoid playing around the area where the lasers approximate eye level.
||Oooh, I like the idea of driving
through fog and having a laser
show in the driveway. I guess this
should fall under landscape
instead of safety.