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by remotecamera
Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: brighten 12v light (LED?) over 2 minutes; low voltage trigge
Replies: 15
Views: 7834

On the power limits issue; I am using a relay that actually powers the light. The relay can handle 30amps or some such amount. It works well. I have the lights positioned so one is aimed onto the foreground and the other is aimed directly out to the target area. It might be fine with just one on the...
by remotecamera
Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: brighten 12v light (LED?) over 2 minutes; low voltage trigge
Replies: 15
Views: 7834

Here is a video clip of that hare that ran fast when the light came on. With this, you can get an idea of how much light the camera sees with 110 watts of incandescent light. I can brighten this up a lot in my editing program, but this is the raw footage of my site to give you an idea of how it look...
by remotecamera
Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: brighten 12v light (LED?) over 2 minutes; low voltage trigge
Replies: 15
Views: 7834

This reminds me of another idea. Perhaps you can rig something where the lights come on one after another. So if we have say, 6 LEDs (or 25 or whatever), then the first one might ramp up quickly, but if its only one LED, then it may appear to be pretty dim to the animal. Then at some point (at 50% b...
by remotecamera
Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: brighten 12v light (LED?) over 2 minutes; low voltage trigge
Replies: 15
Views: 7834

Yes, the PIC board supplies a switched 12VDC supply when the sensor is activated. I want to use LED lights instead of the current automobile driving lights. I don’t have the LED lights yet. I was looking at several options of 1-3 watt LEDs in water-tight housings or I could put them into my water-...
by remotecamera
Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: brighten 12v light (LED?) over 2 minutes; low voltage trigge
Replies: 15
Views: 7834

brighten 12v light (LED?) over 2 minutes; low voltage trigge

I wanted to ask you for some direction regarding a project I need help with. I am using a motion-activated video camera system to record wildlife in the wilderness. The animals are fearful of sudden bright light. One solution I heard about is for the light to gradually brighten over a 1-2 minute tim...