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Anglepoise Street Lamp

Resident adjustable street lighting
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Ever tried doing any work outside by street light - like replacing the clutch thrust bearing on a crumbling mini-van, or finishing off trimming the ivy round the windows? You start doing it, it gets dark - and you end up wishing that the street light was located at just a slightly different place or angle. The solution to this is adjustable street lighting in the form of large anglepoise lamps.

Anglepoise Street lamps would be coin operated, like a parking meter, allowing you a few hours of access to their simple control panel. This would enable you to swivel them around, bring them closer if needed to fully illuminate your work space. Focusing, intensity, and colour filters would further facilitate emergency lighting, celebrations, street parties etc.

xenzag, Nov 04 2005

The Anglepoise™ lamp http://www.anglepoi...om/type75_range.htm
For those of us that have not ever heard the expression "anglepoise." [bristolz, Nov 04 2005]


       angel is already poised   

       I'd quite like to turn the one outside my bedroom window to a lower angle.
po, Nov 04 2005

       thanks for + and for humanely pointing out typo po -
xenzag, Nov 04 2005

       Can I point one through my neighbour's kitchen window to retaliate for his security light pointing through my kitchen window?
angel, Nov 04 2005

       told you so!
po, Nov 04 2005

       Can we somehow organise them so that as my neighbour comes out of his house, they follow him as if he's a prisoner escaping his jail cell?
Jinbish, Nov 04 2005

       Bun, so long as they're just scaled up versions of the classic spring-loaded anglepoise.
wagster, Nov 04 2005

       Good idea, but what if some criminal buys the lamps off (literally), then mugs people coming down the now-darkened street?
HalfBaker, Oct 04 2007

       The trick would be to prepay/preprogramme, and have all the lights down your street dancing, or have their light follow cars, lean down to 'peer' into buses, that sort of (crazy) thing...
neutrinos_shadow, Oct 04 2007


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