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Dumbest Idea Ever? - Photon Light
« on: February 29, 2020, 09:27:45 am »
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I think he might be series...
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sscustom/photon-light

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Re: Dumbest Idea Ever? - Photon Light
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2020, 09:42:36 am »
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Good luck with that !
This single 300W 32V panel facing east towards Auckland city probably gets more from the city lights 20km away than from any photon.
10.30 pm on a fine and clear night:



This single panel provides peaks of some 20A into a pair of paralleled 12V 165AH SLA's without any help from photons !  :horse:
I seriously doubt photons would even manage the quiescent current of the controller.
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Re: Dumbest Idea Ever? - Photon Light
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2020, 10:03:43 am »
Definitely a worthy contender for dumbest idea ever. I can't even decide which flaw to point out first.

However, might turn out to be a serious candidate for "best prank ever born from a bar crawl".
Everybody likes gadgets. Until they try to make them.
 
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Re: Dumbest Idea Ever? - Photon Light
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2020, 10:04:29 am »
Waiting to see the Indiegogo version: Photon Roadlight  :-DD
 

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Re: Dumbest Idea Ever? - Photon Light
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2020, 10:16:26 am »
 "an electrician friend of mine and i were having a few beers"
I think that said it all.
 
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Re: Dumbest Idea Ever? - Photon Light
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2020, 10:51:08 am »
 

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Re: Dumbest Idea Ever? - Photon Light
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2020, 11:23:24 am »
Swiftly canceled by the creator.
 

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Re: Dumbest Idea Ever? - Photon Light
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2020, 11:34:46 am »
Scary thing is that due to the market distortion created by the way the 'feed in tariff' was set up in the UK, it was for a while very much worth pulling a variation on this.

We were allowed 4kW of grid tie inverter and the early installs were paid at a really silly rate for generation. You were also paid even if you used the power internally, but the standard install only had sufficient panels to make 4kW for about 20 minutes once every year or so (Remember, UK, seeing the sun is theoretically possible).

The way to make proper money from that setup? variac, rectifier, and some judicious DC wiring. I had a mate who's solar system was managing 4kW worth of feed in tariff from sunup to sundown.
 
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Re: Dumbest Idea Ever? - Photon Light
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2020, 07:02:48 pm »
Excellent! :-DD

An artifical light to shine on solar panels! Who would have thought? :-DD
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Re: Dumbest Idea Ever? - Photon Light
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2020, 10:55:33 pm »
 

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Re: Dumbest Idea Ever? - Photon Light
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2020, 06:04:28 am »
fools density among communities is always the same since ice age, its just that now we have internet...
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Re: Dumbest Idea Ever? - Photon Light
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2020, 09:10:43 pm »
Look at the date for the funding goal.
This has all the hallmarks of an April Fools prank.
And 3 backers !  :-DD
 

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Re: Dumbest Idea Ever? - Photon Light
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2020, 03:02:57 pm »
Hahahaha well played whoever came up with that  :-DD
 

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Re: Dumbest Idea Ever? - Photon Light
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2020, 03:18:39 pm »
The originator is in NSW so I'm pretty confident that it's a spoof. If they'd been in Queensland or Darwin however...  >:D
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Re: Dumbest Idea Ever? - Photon Light
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2020, 03:47:28 pm »
Surely that idea is just rife with conversion inefficiencies - I have a patented way to avoid all of those and work with 100% efficiency :)

 

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« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2020, 03:55:31 pm »
To be fair the original idea will indeed generate power 100% of the time  :-DD. Just not a lot
 

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« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2020, 04:22:56 pm »
Unfortunately, people come up with these dumbest ideas rather a lot. A random example https://reverzible-hydropower.weebly.com/ The flaw is easy to spot.

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Re: Dumbest Idea Ever? - Photon Light
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2020, 05:01:52 pm »
Surely that idea is just rife with conversion inefficiencies - I have a patented way to avoid all of those and work with 100% efficiency :)


That's just brillant! You even thought of adding power sockets so that I can just plug my toaster oven, my microwave and my dish washer right in!
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Re: Dumbest Idea Ever? - Photon Light
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2020, 05:44:15 pm »
At least look on the Bright side Some electrician made good money on this installation.  :-DD

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« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2020, 05:47:48 pm »
 :palm:  O water doesn't run up Hill ...   !!!!
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Re: Dumbest Idea Ever? - Photon Light
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2020, 06:08:48 pm »
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Unfortunately, people come up with these dumbest ideas rather a lot. A random example https://reverzible-hydropower.weebly.com/ The flaw is easy to spot.
sounds like trawsfynydd,and that seems to work pretty well.
 

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« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2020, 06:59:21 pm »
Surely that idea is just rife with conversion inefficiencies - I have a patented way to avoid all of those and work with 100% efficiency :)


That's just brillant! You even thought of adding power sockets so that I can just plug my toaster oven, my microwave and my dish washer right in!
And there are PHOTONS coming out of that Indicator light! Quick, hang a solar cell over it , you can have free energy.
The inventor must be the one who is commuting to work with that skateboard with a hand brake - you know: brakes, throws weight with line, releases and reels himself forward..repeat until arrival.
It would be PERFECT for our solar system, and with that battery we would have an emergency supply too, but the houseowner does not want the STRAY PHOTONS on his roof! He will charge us to remove them!
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Re: Dumbest Idea Ever? - Photon Light
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2020, 07:04:42 pm »
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sounds like trawsfynydd,and that seems to work pretty well

The diagram is nothing like it. Trawsfynydd doesn't try to use its own power to pump water - it sucks the entire amount off the grid for that, and while it's doing it it isn't generating anything.
 

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Re: Dumbest Idea Ever? - Photon Light
« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2020, 09:05:43 pm »
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Trawsfynydd doesn't try to use its own power to pump water - it sucks the entire amount off the grid for that,
i missed read it,i thought they intended to use the bottom turbine as the pump
 

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« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2020, 11:59:09 pm »
Yeah, I did that the first few times too. Easily done :)
 


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